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Blueberry Cake

1 cup margarine – cream
2 cups sugar – beat until fluffy
3 eggs – add 1 at a time, beat well

Sift together:
3 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp mace
Add alternately with:
½ cup milk
Coat 2 cups blueberries with 2 tbsp flour & 2 tbsp sugar. Fold into batter.
Double recipe makes 3 large loaves. Bake 70-80 min @ 350.

Frosting

1 lb butter (or shortening for white icing)
1 large bag icing sugar
Flavouring
Add enough milk while beating until smooth & good consistency for spreading.

Lunar Rhubarb Cake

Cream together:
½ cup butter
1 ½ cup sugar

Beat in:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Sift together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
½ tsp salt

Add sifted ingredients alternately with:
1 cup milk or cream & 1 Tbsp vinegar

Mix cake batter & add:

2 cups chopped rhubarb
Tossed with 1 tbsp flour.

Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with topping.

Topping:
¼ cup butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar

Bake 45 min @ 350.

Fudge Icing

Boil 6 minutes:
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk

Cool & add 1 tsp vanilla. Thicken with icing sugar (not too much). Beat until smooth.

Apple Sauce Cake

½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
Cream together & then add:
1 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
Mix & then add:
1 tbsp cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cloves
2 ¼ cups flour

Dredge 1 cup raisins with ¼ cup flour. Add to batter. Pour into greased 9×9 pan. Bake 45 min @ 350.

Sponge Cake

Sift together:
¾ cup flour
¼ cup cornstarch
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
½ cup hot water
½ tsp vanilla

In small bowl, beat egg whites. Add ¼ cup sugar.
Beat yolks & remaining sugar in separate large bowl. Beat well. Add ½ cup hot water & then the flour mixture. Add vanilla.
Fold in egg whites.

Powder 9×9 pan with cornstarch. Bake 30 min @ 350. Stand upside down for 1 hour in pan to cool.

Very good for strawberry shortcake or tiramisu (see desserts)

A Dribble Icing

1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup milk
¼ cup butter

Combine in saucepan. Bring to boil for 2 ½ min. Stir it a little after removing from heat (do not beat). Dribble over cake while it & the cake are still warm. A few chopped nuts may be sprinkled over the icing.

Wacky Cake

1 ½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
5 tbsp oil
1 cup warm water

Measure dry ingredients is bowl. Add vanilla, vinegar & oil. Over this pour warm water and mix well. Recipe is for 8’x8′ pan. Bake 30 min @ 350. Cool in pan.

Double recipe for bundt pan.

Gingerbread

1 egg
½ cup molasses
½ cup melted butter
2 tsp soda (sifted with flour)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 cup flour
1 cup boiling water (add last)

Bake in well greased & floured 9×9 pan @ 375. Serve with brown sugar sauce.

Brown Sugar Sauce:

Mix together:
2 ¼ cup brown sugar
4 cups boiling water
Mix separately:
5 tsp + cornstarch
1 tsp salt
½ cup cold water.

Combine above mixtures. Cook until thick. Remove form heat & add:
5 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

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