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Coca Cola Cake

Also known as: Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake or Texas Sheet Cake

Recipe Source: Unknown — this recipe has been around for many years, I found this recipe on Facebook.

Ingredients:

Cake:
1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablesppon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting:

In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it’s still warm. Enjoy!

Note: I’ll likely use sweet milk instead of buttermilk, because I think that is how my mother always made this cake and hers was always so delicious!

Laurie Colwin’s Gingerbread

Recipe Source: Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin, care of Marisa McClellan of Slashfood.com

Directions: (all parenthetical notes belong to Colwin)

1. Cream one stick of sweet butter with 1/2 cup of light or dark brown sugar. Beat until fluffy and add 1/2 cup of molasses.
2. Beat in two eggs.
3. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and one very generous tablespoon of ground ginger (this can be adjusted to taste, but I like it very gingery). Add one teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice.
4. Add two teaspoons of lemon brandy. If you don’t have any, use plain vanilla extract. Lemon extract will not do. Then add 1/2 cup of buttermilk (or milk with a little yogurt beaten into it) and turn batter into a buttered tin.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for between twenty and thirty minutes (check after twenty minutes have passed). Test with a broom straw and cool on a rack.

Marisa’s notes:

I used a fairly shallow 9 inch round cake pan and had a mess all over my oven. I think next time, I will use a deeper, square 9 x 9 pan. Also, in my oven, which runs fairly true to temperature, this cake took nearly an hour to bake. I don’t know if that had something to do with my choice in baking vessel, but don’t be discouraged if it takes far longer than her instructions indicate.

Michael’s Favorite Brownies

Recipe Source: andreasrecipes.com

Ingredients:

3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup melted butter, divided
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In the mixing bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda. Add 1/3 cup melted butter and the boiling water and stir on low until the mixture thickens.

Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup melter butter. Mix until smooth.

Add the flour, vanilla, and salt, and mix completely. Stir in nuts or chips, if desired.

Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies pull away from the sides of the pan, but watch them carefully after 30 minutes to make sure they don’t over bake. Cool completely in the pan. Cut into bars.

Variations:

To spice up the brownies, add one of the following to the dry ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons espresso powder (or good instant coffee, ground with a mortar & pestle)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne

Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Recipe Source: Jules @ everydaymommy.net

“This is a decadent cake that looks a little funny but tastes delicious.”

Cake:

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
4 eggs
1 package butter cake mix
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 325º. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.

Combine 3/4 cup peanut butter and softened butter. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Beat on medium until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and poke holes in warm cake with end of wooden spoon. Prepare chocolate icing and pour it over warm cake.

Chocolate Icing:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract

In sauce pan melt butter over medium low and add cocoa. Stir with whisk. Add powdered sugar and cream. Stir to remove lumps. When smooth add vanilla and let simmer for about a minute. Pour warm icing over warm cake.

Lemonade Cake

Recipe Source: Patty Silva

Ingredients:

1 (3 ounce) package lemon flavored gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3/4 cup white sugar

Cake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

Dissolve lemon gelatin the boiling water. Set aside.

Combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix well and add gelatin mixture then beat for 5 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. While cake is still warm and in the pan, puncture cake with the tines of a fork. Then pour lemonade glaze over cake. Let cake cool completely before removing from pan.

Lemonade Glaze Directions:

Combine the thawed frozen lemonade with the white sugar and mix thoroughly.

Irish Tea Cake

Recipe Source: Cindy / Allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 50 Min

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. If the batter is too stiff, a tablespoon or two of milk may be added. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners’ sugar right before serving.

Original recipe yield: 1 – 9 inch round cake

Alabama Coca Cola Cake

Recipe Source: Lisa M. Brown / Albertville, AL

Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup margarine
1 cup cola
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten

Icing:

4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup margarine
6 tablespoons cola
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a 16 x 11-inch pan. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. In a saucepan, combine the margarine, cola, and cocoa powder, and stir until boiling. Remove from the heat, and stir into the flour mixture. Add the marshmallows, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs, and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the center is set.

While the cake is baking, prepare the icing. Measure the confectioners’ sugar into a mixing bowl. Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add the cola and cocoa, and stir until boiling. Remove from heat, and pour over the confectioners’ sugar. Add the vanilla, and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the pecans, and pour over the hot cake.

Bran Muffins

Recipe Source: Betty Meyer / Delaware, OH

Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water
2 cups raisins
5 teaspoons baking soda

Combine above ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

1 cup margarine or butter (2 sticks or 16 tablespoons)
2 cups sugar
1 quart buttermilk
5 and 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup chopped nuts
4 cups all-bran cereal
2 cups 40-percent bran flakes
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine. Combine beaten eggs with buttermilk in a separate container. Mix together flour, cereals, salt and nuts in another bowl. Alternately add dry and wet ingredients to creamed mixture until just moistened. Stir in raisin mixture last. When ready to bake, fill greased muffin tins three-quarters full and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Yields four dozen muffins.

Tip: For a smaller batch, reduce recipe by half.

Benne Cookies/Wafers

Recipe Source: www.co.beaufort.sc.us / Harriott Simons Marshall’s recipe in Charleston Receipts, collected by the Junior League of Charleston (1950), as adjusted by Paul W. Murphey of Richland Center, Wisconsin (September 1999) and web administrator Dennis Adams.

About:

Benne cakes are a food from West Africa introduced to this area by slaves. “Benne” means sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are eaten for good luck. Wafers and cookies made from benne are now a part of Kwanzaa (“first fruit” in Swahili), the African-American family festival that lasts from December 26 through January 1.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup sesame seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
(OPTIONAL: Add just a “jot” of sesame oil to the butter and sugar while creaming the mixture.)

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar together and mix with other ingredients in the order given. Drop with a teaspoon onto a well-greased cookie pan, far enough apart to allow spreading while baking. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 7-10 minutes. (Yield: 7 dozen.)

Classic Pecan Pie

Recipe Source: bluegatco.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Total Prep Time 20 min.

Ingredients:

3 Eggs
1½ cup Roasted Pecans
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Corn Syrup
2 tbl melted Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch Pie Shell

Directions:

Beat eggs with a wire whisk or fork. Add butter, syrup, sugar and vanilla; mix well. Chop 1 1/4 Cup Pecans and Stir in. Pour into Pie Crust. Arrange rest of whole pecans on top of pie.

Bake at 350° for 50-55 min.

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