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Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

Ingredients

FILLING:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

CAKE:
1-1/4 cups canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
4 cups finely shredded carrots
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

FROSTING:
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in cream; add butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until the butter is melted; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Cool and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts.

Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Spread filling between cake layers. Frost the sides and top of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Recipe found here: Carrot Layer Cake

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Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

Ingredients
2 cups canned pumpkin
1-1/3 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup canola oil
1-1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions
n a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar, milk, eggs, orange juice, oil, maple flavoring and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flours, flaxseed, orange peel, baking powder, cornstarch, poppy seeds, pie spice, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended.

Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar, orange peel and enough juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 14 servings.

Recipe found here: Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

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White Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients
4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup water
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

CHOCOLATE ORANGE SAUCE:
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine white chocolate and water; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in white chocolate mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the whipping cream, sugar, semisweet chocolate and 2 tablespoon butter over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat. Stir in the orange peel, orange juice, vanilla and remaining butter. Serve warm with cake. Yield: 16 servings.

TO MAKE AHEAD: Cake and chocolate sauce can be prepared a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate sauce. Store cake in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container at room temperature. Reheat sauce over low when ready to serve.

Recipe found here: White Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

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Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

BUTTER SAUCE:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a gre
ased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.

For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.

Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

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Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

Ingredients
3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 Eggland’s Best® Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.

In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.

Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.

Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Dutch Apple Cake

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Sunshine Sponge Cake

Sunshine Sponge Cake

Ingredients
9 eggs, separated
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon minced fresh lemon verbena leaves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
LEMON BUTTER FROSTING:
4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
Daisies and additional lemon verbena leaves, optional

Directions
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks on high until thickened and lemon-colored. Add water, lemon verbena and vanilla. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar. Beat for 4-5 minutes or until mixture doubles in volume.

Combine flour and baking powder; sprinkle 1/4 cupful over batter and fold in until combined. Repeat with remaining flour mixture; set aside.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert the pan; cool completely. Run a knife around sides of pan and remove cake to a serving plate.

In a bowl, cream 2 cups sugar, butter, lemon juice and extracts. Slowly add remaining sugar. If needed, beat in a small amount of water until the frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cake.

Garnish with daisies and lemon verbena if desired. Yield: 14 servings.

Editor’s Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.

Recipe found here: Sunshine Sponge Cake

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Raspberry Apple Cake

Raspberry Apple Cake

Ingredients
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove cake. Spread with jam and top with pie filling. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over filling. Combine the sour cream, vanilla and remaining sugar; spread over top.

Bake 10 minutes longer or until topping is set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Raspberry Apple Cake

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