Desserts, Cake

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Carrot Cake Recipe
Course: Dessert
  • 4 eggs
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cup flour
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 lb box powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Carrot Cake Directions:
  1. Combine sugar, baking powder, flour, cinnamon and baking soda in a bowl. Add in the eggs and oil.
  2. Mix until just blended and then add the carrots and pecans.
  3. Bake at 375 to 400º F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.

Frosting Directions:
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth, add sugar and vanilla and blend well. Spread on cooled cake.


Pineapple Muerbetig Cake
Course: Dessert
Author: from Kathleen, from Cel
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T corn starch
  • 2 eggs beaten well
  1. Mix well, put into coffee cake tin

  2. Bake at 350º about 20 minutes

  1. Cook eggs until thick

  2. Add pineapple

  1. Use whipped cream on top


3 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Author: Kathe Skasa
  • 1 Coffee Mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour that's plain flour, not self-rising
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips optional
  • Small splash of vanilla
  1. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
  2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips (if usinand vanilla, and mix again.
  5. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
  6. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
  7. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
  8. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)
Recipe Notes

October 2008


Moist, Tender Spice Cake
Course: Dessert
  • 2 1/2 cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened until easily spreadable
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a metal or disposable foil 9-by-13-inch pan. Whisk dry ingredients and spices in a large bowl. Mix milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a 2-cup measuring cup.
  2. Beat softened butter into dry ingredients, first on low, then medium, until mixture forms pebble-sized pieces. Add about 1/3 of the milk mixture and beat on low until smooth. Add remaining milk mixture in two stages; beat on medium speed until batter is just smooth. Add the sugar; beat until just incorporated, about 30 seconds. Pour batter into cake pan.
  3. Bake until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the cake's center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the pan perimeter and turn cake onto rack. Let cool.
Recipe Notes

May 2009


Spiced Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
This is the cake you want on a cool Sunday evening in October, after you’ve just finished eating your first beef stew of the season. It’s full of the flavors everyone craves once the mercury dips below 50 degrees—brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. The swath of spiced cream cheese frosting is as easy to make as it is delicious.
Course: Dessert
For cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup walnuts optional, see Tips, toasted , cooled, and chopped
For frosting
  • 5 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Make cake:
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  2. Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in applesauce. At low speed, mix in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in walnuts (if using).
  3. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake until golden-brown and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake to loosen, then invert onto a plate. Reinvert cake onto a rack to cool completely.
Make frosting:
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy. Sift confectioners sugar and cinnamon over cream cheese mixture, then beat at medium speed until incorporated.
  2. Spread frosting over top of cooled cake.
Recipe Notes

October 2009


Strawberry Shortcake
Course: Dessert
Servings: 9
Strawberries and whipping cream:
  • 3 baskets of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Whipping cream
  • Vanilla
Biscuits from scratch:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Remove the stems from the strawberries. Slice into thin (1/4" to 1/8") slices. Put into a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of sugar (depending on how sweet the strawberries are to begin with) and mix into the strawberries. Set aside at room temperature to macerate (which means that the sugar will soften the strawberries and help release their juices).
  2. After the strawberries have been sitting for 20 minutes or so, take a potato masher and mash them a little. Not too much, just enough to get more juice out of them.
  3. Whip the cream, adding a drop or two of vanilla and a teaspoon of sugar.
  4. To serve, break up one biscuit per person into big pieces into a bowl. Ladle strawberries over the biscuit. Add a dolop of whipped cream.
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Toss with a fork to combine. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a fork until the largest pieces of butter are the size of peas. (Or pulse several times in a food processor.) Combine the cream and vanilla in a liquid measure. Make a well in the center of the flour and and pour the cream mixture into the well. Mix with a fork until the dough is evenly moistened and just combined; it should look shaggy and still fel a little dry. Gently knead by hand five or six times to create a loose ball.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat it into an 8-inch square, 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat, cover with plastic and chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Heat the oven to 425ºF. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Cut the dough into 9 even squares and spread them about 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet. Bake until the biscuits are medium golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

April 2007


Zucchini Pineapple Cake
Course: Dessert
Beat until light and fluffy
  • 1 C oil
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C flour , sifted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C Zucchini (2 large or 3 small)
  • 1 C crushed pineapple , drained
  • ½ C nuts
  • ½ C raisins
  1. Mix all together.
  2. Fold in nuts.
  3. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans or 1 9x13” pan.
  4. Bake 9x13 pan at 350° 30-35 minutes, the 2 loaf pans for 1 hour


Rose’s Zucchini Cake Frosting
  • 1 C milk
  • 3 T cake flour
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Add milk gradually to flour in saucepan, stirring to avoid lumps.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick.
  3. Cool thoroughly.
  4. Cream sugar, butter and vanilla in bowl until fluffy.
  5. Blend mixture into cooled milk mixture.
Recipe Notes

June 2004