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makeover-rum-cake

Makeover Rum Cake

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup dark rum
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs

GLAZE:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons dark rum

Directions
Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour; add pecans. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, rum, oil, applesauce and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 40-45 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 saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Makeover Rum Cake

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black-walnut-pound-cake

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup chopped black walnuts

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour and baking powder; add alternately to creamed mixture with milk and extracts, beating on low speed just until combined. Fold in nuts.

Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; spread over cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Black Walnut Pound Cake

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Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Ingredients
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
4 individual round sponge cakes
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine pineapple and caramel topping. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Place sponge cakes on dessert plates. Top each with a scoop of ice cream and 1/4 cup pineapple sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings

Recipe found here: Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

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Boston Cream Angel Cake

Boston Cream Angel Cake

Ingredients
2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold milk, divided
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Split cake into three horizontal layers; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of the pudding. Repeat layers. Replace cake top. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat hot fudge topping; stir in remaining milk. Drizzle over cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Boston Cream Angel Cake

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Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Ingredients
1 loaf (16 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1 cup chocolate fudge frosting

Directions
Cut cake horizontally into four layers. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, milk and almonds.

Place bottom layer on a serving plate; top with half of the coconut mixture, one cake layer and 1/2 cup frosting.

Repeat layers. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

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William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg

CAKE:
1-3/4 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

PRALINE ICING:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; beat in egg.

For cake, in a large bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in apples, carrots and pecans.
Transfer half of the batter to prepared pan; layer with cream cheese mixture, then remaining batter. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For icing, in a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Notes: To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans. To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Recipe found here: William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake

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cherry cake

Cherry Cake (British)

Ingredients
1 cup glacé cherries
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup softened butter, plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup sugar
1 lemon, finely grated zest only
1/4 cup ground almonds
3 large free-range eggs

For the decoration
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 lemon, juice only
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
5 glacé cherries, quartered

Directions
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm/9in bundt tin or savarin mould with butter.

Cut the cherries into quarters. Set aside five of the quartered cherries for the decoration later. Put the rest of the quartered cherries in a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well then dry thoroughly on kitchen paper and toss in two tablespoons of the flour.

Measure all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for two minutes to mix thoroughly. Lightly fold in the cherries. Turn into the prepared tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar together with the lemon juice to a thick paste. Drizzle over the cooled cake using the back of a spoon, sprinkle over the toasted almonds and reserved cherries.

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