Recipe of the day. Peanut butter cake

Peanut Butter Cake
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter. Sift in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add peanut butter and 2/3 cup milk. Mix until flour is moistened. Beat with mixer on low for 2 minutes, or 300 vigorous strokes by hand. Add 1/3 cup milk, eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into 2 (9 inch) layer pans, lined on the bottom with waxed paper. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and frost with frosting of your choice.


Recipe of the day. springtime fancy cake

Springtime Fancy Cake
1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
Orange Filling:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Springtime Frosting (see below)
Bake cake according to package directions; cool. In saucepan, mix cornstarch and sugar; add milk; cook until thick. Beat together egg yolks and salt; add to cornstarch mixture; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients; remove from heat; cool. Spread between layers of cooled cake.
Springtime Frosting:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon milk
Mix all ingredients; frost top and sides of cake. Decorate top with orange and lemon rind curls, if desired.


Recipe of the day. Merry makings eggnog cake

Merry Makings Eggnog Cake
12 ounces (about 2 cups) pitted prunes, quartered
1/4 cup Jamaican rum or orange juice
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 cup sour cream
5 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
Whole pitted prunes
Colored sugars
Candied cherries
Powdered sugar
Nutmeg Cream:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In small bowl, toss prunes with rum; set aside and let stand for 15 minutes. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, sour cream and rum drained from prunes. With mixer on medium speed, beat until smooth, about 3 minutes, until mixture is thick. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition. Toss quartered prunes with remaining 1/4 cup flour; fold, with walnuts, into batter to blend thoroughly. Spoon into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until top is browned and springy to touch. Cool on rack for 15 minutes, before turning out of pan onto rack to cool completely. Garnish with prunes rolled in colored sugar and topped with cherries. Dust with powdered sugar. Slice to serve. Top with Nutmeg Cream.
For Nutmeg Cream, beat whipping cream to form soft peaks. Beat in powdered sugar and nutmeg. Fold in sour cream. Chill. Serve over sliced cake.
Makes 14 to 16 servings.


Recipe of the day. Red regal chocolate cake

Red Regal Chocolate Cake
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 squares (2 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons red food coloring
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add to shortening in bowl; mix well. Add 1 cup buttermilk and vanilla. Beat with mixer on medium for 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk and food coloring; beat for 2 minutes more. Por into 2 (9 inch) greased and floured cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.


#what if prompt 8-14-2018

Todays whatif prompt over at what if we all cared is: apple recipes.

All-American Apple Souffle

4 large apples

1 (20 ounce) can Dole Pineapple Slices, in syrup

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

3/4 teaspoon



teaspoons cardamom


teaspoon lime juice


tablespoons finely chopped almonds


2 cup whipping cream

Pare, core and slice apples. Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Cook apples and 1

/2 cup pineapple syrup until soft. Sprinkle gelatin over remaining syrup and let stand 5 minutes. Stir into hot apple sauce until dissolved. Put apple mixture through food mill or puree in blender. Stir in spices, lime juice and almonds. Chill until mixture mounds on spoon. Whip cream and fold in. Stand pineapple slices around sides of 1 1/2 quart souffle dish. Pour in apple sauce mixture and chill until firm. Garnish with remaining pineapple slices and additional apple slices, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Recipe of the day. Holiday plum cake

Holiday Plum Cake
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup milk
2 cups plum jelly
1 cup strawberry preserves
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Fresh, frozen or canned plums
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and cornstarch. Add dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Mix jelly, preserves, coconut, almonds and almond extract; add to batter. Fold in egg whites; mix thoroughly. Pour into butter and floured fluted tube pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes; cool. Slice plums in half; place decoratively around top edge of cake.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.


Recipe of the day. Lemon fruit cake

Lemon Fruit Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups butter
6 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 ounces lemon extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1 cup candied pineapple
1 cup maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter for several minutes. Beat in eggs. Then add baking soda, lemon extract and flour; blend well. Fold in fruit and chopped pecans; pour into a well-greased cake pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.