Cakes

Classic Butter Frosting

January 27, 2011

Classic Butter Frosting INGREDIENTS ½ Cup Softened Butter 16 Ounces Confectioners’ Sugar 6 Tablespoons Cream 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth and blended.  Beat in additional cream as needed for easy spreading consistency. ...

Peach Ginger Cake

January 27, 2011

Peach Ginger Cake INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Salt ½ Cup Softened Butter 1 ¼ Cups Sugar 3 Large Eggs 1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 Pint Ciao Bella Peach Ginger Sorbet Frost With Classic Butter Frosting Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease and...

Angel Food Cake

January 17, 2011

Angel Food Cake INGREDIENTS 12 Egg Whites 1 ½ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1 ½ Cups Sugar – Divided 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ½ Teaspoon Almond Extract 1 Cup Sifted Cake Flour ¼ Teaspoon Salt You Can Either Top With Fruit or Frost Preheat oven to 375° F.  You...

Streusel Coffee Cake

January 14, 2011

Streusel Coffee Cake INGREDIENTS Topping: ½ Cup Brown Sugar ¼ Cup Sifted Unbleached Flour ¼ Cup Butter (Room Temperature) 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Cake: 1 ½ Cups Sifted Unbleached Flour 2 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Beaten Egg ¾ Cup Sugar 1/3 Cup Buttermilk (or Sour Milk) 1...

Epiphany Cake

December 21, 2010

Epiphany Cake This cake goes by a few names: Epiphany Cake, King’s Cake or Christ Cake.  There are many traditions surrounding Epiphany.  One very popular tradition involves hiding small items in the cake.  On the night before the feast of Epiphany, a special cake would be served with three beans...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

December 17, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS 12 Ounces Chopped Bittersweet Chocolate 1 ½ Sticks Butter ¼ Teaspoon Salt 6 Large Eggs at Room Temperature 1 ½ Cups Sugar Powdered Sugar for Dusting Preheat oven to 325° F.  Grease and flour 9 x 2 inch cake pan.  Put chocolate, butter and salt in...

Boston Cream Pie

December 17, 2010

Boston Cream Pie INGREDIENTS ½ Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Sugar 3 Large Eggs 3 Large Egg Yolks 1 Tablespoon Vanilla 1 ¼ Cup Cake Flour 1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder ¼ Teaspoon Salt ½ Cup Milk Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Glaze Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line the bottom of...

Victoria’s Rum Cake

December 15, 2010

Victoria’s Rum Cake INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Cake Flour ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter 3 Cups Sugar 9 Large Eggs 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla ¼ Cup Rum Preheat oven to 325° F.  Grease and flour a bundt pan.  Mix together flour and baking powder and set aside.  In...

Sour Cream Pound Cake

December 14, 2010

Sour Cream Pound Cake INGREDIENTS ½ Cup Butter 4 Eggs ½ Cup Sour Cream 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour ¼ Teaspoons Baking Powder 1/8 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Cup Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and set aside.  I...

Italian Cheesecake

December 11, 2010

Italian Cheesecake INGREDIENTS 3 ½ Cups Ricotta Cheese ¼ Cup Unbleached Flour Pinch of Salt 1 Grated Lemon Rind 1 Grated Orange Rind 1 Tablespoon Vanilla 4 Beaten Eggs 1 Cup Sugar Mix all ingredients and place in a 9 inch spring form pan.  Bake in pre-heated oven of 350°...

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