Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday's Recipes: Homemade Cakes

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do -- can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. ~Barbara Sher

Today I have some cake recipes from a 1968 Cake Cookbook from Favorite Recipes Press. Any of these would be lovely for a Valentine's party or dinner!

Apple Tart Cake

3 c. sugar
8 tbsp.flour
5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups finely chopped tart apples
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix sugar, flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside. Beat eggs until they are lemon colored. Add eggs, pecans, apples and vanilla to dry ingredients; mix well. Pour the batter in greased 9x12 inch loaf pan. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cake rises, then falls; makes its own crust. Makes 8-12 servings.

Blackberry Jam Cake

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
1/2 c. sour cream
1 cup blackberry jam

Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs; beat well. Combine flour, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Alternating sour cream and combined dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture. Add jam; pour into a loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Remove cake from oven; cool on wire rack. Makes 12 servings.

Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 cup nuts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. butter, melted
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly. Pour into 9 inch square pan.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. cocoa
dash of salt
1 1/2 c. hot water

Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. Makes 4 servings.

Party Coffee Cake

1/2 lb. butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cup sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp.soda
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, then sifted dry ingredients. Add flavorings. Put half of the batter in well greased 8x12 inch pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 mixture of 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Add rest of butter and top with rest of sugar mixture.Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 20 servings.

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