Orange party girl cake

Orange Party Girl Cake
1 stick sweet butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
Grated zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Orange Glaze (see below)
Orange-tinted coconut, optional
Cream butter; gradually add sugar. Beat in 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time. Add orange zest. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter alternately with orange juice. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into batter. Pour into 9 inch layer cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until cake shrinks from side of pan (20 to 25 minutes. Also test with toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes in pan; turn out onto rack and while still warm, pour on Orange Glaze.
Orange Glaze
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
In saucepan, simmer ingredients until syrupy. If desired, sprinkle coconut over cake for added appeal.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Kahlua Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Kahlua Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
1 (11.2 ounce) package no-bake cheesecake mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup kahlua
1/2 cup milk
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
Prepare crumb crust, in a 9 inch pie plate, using crumb packet from cheesecake mix, sugar and melted butter or margarine, as directed on package. In a large mixing bowl, stir together cheesecake filling packet from mix, 3/4 cup pie filling, kahlua and milk. Stir in melted chocolate, mixing well until mixture thickens. Spoon mixture into prepared crust. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving time. When firm, spread remaining pie filling over top.

Spice apple cupcakes

Spice Apple Cupcakes
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup apples, finely chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream together margarine and sugar; blend well. Add egg and beat until light (2 minutes). Combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to creamed mixture. Fold in apples. Fill 12 large greased muffin cups half full. Mix together brown sugar, nuts and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Butterscotch cake

Butterscotch Cake
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Frosting:
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Chopped almonds
Grease 8 inch round layer pan. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder alternately with milk. Turn into pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. Turn onto cooling rack. When cooled, top with Frosting. To make Frosting, place brown sugar, milk, salt and butter in a saucepan; stir over low heat until mixture boils. Cook without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. While still just warm, stir in powdered sugar. Beat well and add extra, if necessary, to spreading consistency. Spread almonds on baking sheet; brown lightly under broiler. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Arrange almonds around edge of frosted cake.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Apple cake

Apple Cake
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups apples, finely chopped
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Whipped cream, optional
Mix together eggs, sugar and oil. Add vanilla, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and flour; mix well. Then add apples. Pour into a greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until done. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Hot fudge pudding cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
1 cup buttermilk baking mix
1 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 2/3 cups hot tap water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine baking mix, 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla. Spread in an 8 inch square pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cocoa and 1/2 cup sugar. Pour hot water over top. Do not stir! Bake for 40 minutes, or until top is firm. Pudding will form on bottom.

Roman apple cake

Roman Apple Cake
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups apples, diced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream together 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and margarine; add eggs and beat. In a separate bowl, add baking soda to sour milk; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and salt. Alternately add milk and dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Fold in apples. Pour into a 9 by 13 inch cake pan. Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, nuts and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

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