cakes

CITRUS PUDDING CAKE

MAKES 8 SERVINGS Traditionally made with lemon juice, try substituting equal amounts of Meyer lemon or tangerine juice for a subtle change in flavor. 4 eggs, separated2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons room temperature butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons tangerine zest Pinch of salt ½ …

CHOCOLATE CHIP POUND CAKE

MAKES 12 SERVINGS 1 cup margarine or butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, separated 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup chocolate chips ¾ cup chopped nuts (optional) Confectioner’s sugar (enough for dusting) In large bowl, cream …

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

MAKES 10 SERVINGS 1/3 cup shortening (such as Crisco)1¾ cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour ¼ cup baking cocoa powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon extract — vanilla, chocolate or coffee flavor Preheat oven to …

RECIPE: Eclair Cake

MAKES 24 SERVINGS 1 box graham crackers2 small boxes instant French vanilla pudding (see Note) 3 to 3½ cups milk 1 (8- to 9-ounce) tub Cool Whip 1 can chocolate fudge ready-to- spread frosting On bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan, layer graham crackers (do not crush crackers; …

Red Velvet Cake

MAKES 16 SERVINGS 1¼ cups vegetable oil1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs, room temperature 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2½ cups flour 1¾ cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon fine salt 1 tablespoon high-fat cocoa powder …

Lemonade Picnic Cake

MAKES 16 SERVINGS 2½ cups flour2½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter 1¾ cups sugar 3 eggs, room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla Zest of 3 lemons 2 teaspoons lemon extract (optional, see Note) 1¼ cups whole milk Preheat oven to 350 …

Iced Coffee Bundt Cake

MAKES 14 SERVINGS CAKE Nonstick cooking spray2¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1¼ cups granulated sugar ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups light …

FROZEN LEMONADE CUPCAKES

MAKES 18 SERVINGS 1 frozen reduced-fat or fat-free pound cake1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk 1 (6-ounce) container (about 2/3 cup) frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, partially thawed1 (12-ounce) tub frozen light whipped topping, thawed Grated lemon peel (optional) Line 18 muffin cups with …

LEMON BLISS CAKE

MAKES 12 SERVINGS 1 cup unsalted butter (see Note)2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup milk Finely grated rind of 2 lemons or ¾ teaspoon lemon oil GLAZE 1/3 cup freshly squeezed …