Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ CITRUS PUDDING CAKE ]]> Lead story image

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 cup tangerine juice 2 cups milk 4 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place a 9x13-inch bake pan inside. Add 1/2 inch of water to the pan in the oven. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside. Using the same mixer, beat sugar and butter until well-mixed, … ]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:58:00 -0600 <![CDATA[ CHOCOLATE CHIP POUND CAKE ]]> Lead story image

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 margarine or butter and sugar. Add yolks, one at a time and beating after each addition, to margarine-sugar mixture. Add vanilla to milk. Combine flour and baking powder; add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with milk. Beat egg whites until stiff; using spatula, carefully fold stiff egg whites into batter. Fold in chocolate chips … ]]> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:02:47 -0600 <![CDATA[ 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 375 degrees. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Place shortening into bowl of electric mixer and beat 1 minute until creamy. Measure flour and sift. Add cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar and sift together three more times. Combine milk and extract. With mixer running, add flour mixture slowly, then add milk mixture, mixing until … ]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:02:37 -0600 <![CDATA[ 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; instead, cut corners of whole crackers to fit into pan corners). Make pudding with milk; add Cool Whip. Place half of pudding mixture on top of graham crackers. Top pudding with second layer of graham crackers, then add rest of pudding mixture and final top layer of graham crackers. Soften frosting in microwave for 30 … ]]> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:01:05 -0600 <![CDATA[ Red Velvet Cake ]]> Lead story image

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 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using electric mixer, combine oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. In separate bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. With mixer on low, add dry ingredients to wet mixture ½ cup at a time. Do this slowly so … ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:41:55 -0600 <![CDATA[ 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 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside. Beat butter with electric mixer until soft, about 2 minutes. Slowly add sugar and beat on medium speed until mixture is fluffy, about 2 minutes. Crack eggs into separate bowl and add to batter 1 at a time, beating on medium speed for an additional … ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:41:55 -0600 <![CDATA[ Iced Coffee Bundt Cake ]]> Lead story image

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 sour cream CRUMB LAYER ½ cup packed brown sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut   into small pieces ½ cup chopped pecans ICING ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon liquid   coffee creamer (any flavor) For cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Adjust oven rack to lowest … ]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:16:39 -0600 <![CDATA[ FROZEN LEMONADE CUPCAKES ]]> Lead story image

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 paper liners. Cut pound cake into 18 slices. Using 1¾-inch round cookie cutter (or appropriate size to fit into paper liners), cut slices into rounds, discarding cake scraps for another use. Place cake rounds into paper liners. In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and lemonade or limeade concentrate; stir well. Stir large spoonful of … ]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:37:28 -0600 <![CDATA[ LEMON BLISS CAKE ]]> Lead story image

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 lemon juice¾ cup sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease (10-inch) tube pan or 9- to 10-cup Bundt pan. Beat together butter, sugar and salt, first until combined and then until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking powder, then add flour alternately with milk, starting and … ]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:37:28 -0600