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Orange Chiffon Cake from Burlapkitchen.com

Thanks to our friend Emily over at Burlap Kitchen for sharing her Grandmothers famous Orange Chiffon Cake. It’s a classic recipe that dates back to the 1940s and we think is worthy of a comeback!
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Ingredients:

2 1/4 Cups flour (sifted)
1 1/2 Cups sugar
3 Teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup oil
7 egg yolks
3 medium oranges (for the zest and juice)
3/4 Cup orange juice or water Juice 3 oranges in a 3/4 measuring cup, then add water till you get 3/4 cups of liquid
2 teaspoons vanilla
7 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter (beat egg whites and cream of tarter together on high speed for 4 minutes)
2 teaspoons orange zest ( fold into egg whites)

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Zest and juice oranges and set aside. In a mixing bowl add dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well. In a separate bowl add wet ingredients: oil, egg yolks, juice and water, vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until it looks like cake batter. In a third bowl add egg whites and cream of tartar, beat on high for 4 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Gently add the egg white mixture to the bowl of batter. Pour batter into a greased angel food cake pan or chiffon pan ( do NOT use a bundt cake pan, trust me!). Take center rack out of oven and position the other oven rack two up from the bottom. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes. Let cake cool for 10-15 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the cake from the edges of the pan and carefully turn out onto a tea cloth. Let cake cool completely. Ice cake and enjoy.

Thick Glaze:

Ingredients:

1 orange (zest and juice)
3 cups 10 X Sugar (powdered sugar, icing sugar)
1/2 stick butter (room temp.)
2 tablespoons juice from orange (may be just under 2 tablespoons, if so add milk to make a full 2 Tablespoons
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preparation Instructions:

In a mixing bowl add 10x sugar, butter, juice from orange, milk, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer and beat until smooth. Fold in orange zest, saving a little to sprinkle on top of the cake.

“Better-than-sex” cake

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min, plus cake cooling time.

Ingredients

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 cup 35% whipping cream
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup toffee pieces
1 cup desiccated coconut flakes

Preparation Instructions

1. Cook chocolate cake in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan according to package directions. Let cool completely.
2. Whip cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Spread whipped cream over top of cooled chocolate cake. Top with toffee pieces and coconut flakes.

Honey Apple Cake

With Rosh Hashanah coming up, I turned to our friend Norene Gilletz from Gourmania.com for a great holiday recipe. She suggested her Apple Honey cake from “The NEW Food Processor Bible” (whitecap books). You won’t be disappointed by this recipe – it’s a moist and delicious treat that’s perfect any time!
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Ingredients

3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 medium apples, peeled and cut in chunks
3 eggs plus 2 egg whites (or 4 eggs)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup liquid honey
3/4 cup cold tea
1/4 cup brandy

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Steel Blade: Process flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger for 10 seconds, until blended. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Process apples until finely minced, 8 to 10 seconds. Measure 1 cup firmly packed and set aside.
Process eggs and egg whites, sugar, oil and honey for 2 to 3 minutes, until light. Do not insert pusher in feed tube. Add dry ingredients to batter alternately with tea and brandy. Process with quick on/off pulses, just until blended. Do not over-process. Add apples and process with quick on/off pulses, just until mixed.

Pour batter into sprayed 12-cup fluted tube pan (Bundt pan). Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until cake tests done. A wooden skewer inserted into the center should come out dry. If necessary, cover top of cake with foil to prevent over-browning. Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes. Carefully loosen with a flexible spatula; invert cake onto a serving plate.
Yield: 15 servings. Freezes well.
Note: If you don’t have a large processor, add beaten egg mixture to dry ingredients in mixing bowl alternately with tea and brandy. Mix with a wooden spoon until blended, about 45 seconds. Stir in apples.
Additional Comments: If you don’t have brandy on hand, you can substitute Grand Marnier, orange juice or peach brandy. Apple juice can replace half of the tea for a delicious taste.

Decadent molten chocolate cake

I grew up knowing this cake as Flourless Chocolate Cake, so was amused as an adult to learn that it actually does have flour in it! It’s a rich, thick cake that’s almost like a brownie, delicious served with custard sauce, raspberries, whipped cream, or just plain.
A glass of bubbly is always nice on the side too!
Decadent chocolate cake

Ingredients

6 oz good quality baking chocolate (dark, not milk)
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 320. Grease and flour an 8 or 9″ pan.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Add butter and stir until melted. Beat egg yolks with sugar until soft ribbon forms. Add to chocolate mix and stir. Add flour and mix.
Beat egg whites until smooth. Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.
Bake 40 minutes, or until just set.

Lady baltimore cake

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

CAKE:
3 c. Swans Down Cake Flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. butter or shortening
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs whites, stiffly beaten

Preparation instructions

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift together three times. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add flour, alternately with liquid, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Add flavoring; fold in egg whites. Bake in two greased 9-inch layer pans in 375° oven for 20 minutes. (double recipe makes three 10 inch layers)

Spread lady Baltimore filling between layers and frosting on top:
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring quickly to a boil, stirring only ntil sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly, without stirring, until a small amount of syrup forms a soft ball in cold water, or spins in fine stream over egg whites, beating constantly. Add vanilla. Continue beating with a rotary egg beater 10-15 minutes, or until frosting is cool and of right consistency to spread. Use wooden spoon when too stiff for beater. For filling add enough frosting to fruit and nuts to make a filling that will spread easily. Spread between layers. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Mississippi mudcake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 sticks butter
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. bkg powder.

Icing

1/3 c. cocoa
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
6 T milk
Cream butter, add cocoa and sugar alternately with milk until reach desired consistency.

Preparation instructions

Melt butter with cocoa. Beat the eggs and add the sugar, salt, vanilla. Beat till fluffy. Add cocoa and butter. Then add flour and bkg powder and nuts.
Grease and flour 9 x 13″ pan. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove and add bag of mini marshmallows. Put back in oven until melted and puffy. Cool and then ice.

Submitted by: Diane B

Coffee cake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 1/2 c. flour
3 t. bkg powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Preparation instructions

Mix together flour, bkg powder, salt and sugar. Then add the shortening and to that add 1 egg, milk and vanilla till it’s a smooth batter. Pour 1/2 batter into a floured cake tin. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the streusel filling. Top with remaining batter and then the other half of streusel.

Streusel Filling

1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. flour
2 t. cinnamon
2 T melted butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Bake coffee cake 20-30 minutes 350 degree oven.

Submitted by: Diane B

Apple cake

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of salt
4 c. raw apples, diced
1/2 c. walnuts

TOPPING:
1 scant c. brown sugar (do not pack down)
1/4 c. soft butter
2 T. flour

Preparation instructions

Mix together and put into a greased 9 X 13-inch pan. Combine topping ingredients and put on top of batter. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Submitted by: Joyce K

White fruit cake

by Heather M.’s book, Boxford, MA

Ingredients

1 lb. butter
2 c. sugar
9 eggs
6 c. flour
4 oz. candied pineapple
4 oz cherries (or 8 oz. mixed candied fruit)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. chopped nuts
1 pkg. chopped dates
1 lb. white raisins
2 oz. brandy

Preparation instructions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Mix butter and sugar for 20 mintues at high speed. Add one egg and a little flour at at time until all is incorporated. Sprinkle some of the flour over the fruit. Add the rest of the ingredients to the batter. Stir well. Grease a 10 inch tube pan and line wiht wax paper. Pour batter in and bake for 3 hours.

Decorate top of cake before you put in oven with cherries and almonds, making a flower pattern.

Submitted by: Heather M