This is another terrific recipe from one of the cookbooks my wonderful friend and swap partner Tammie sent to me in the February 2009 Cookbook Swap. The book is called "The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook" and it features wonderful recipes as well as a lot of information on fruit and vegetables as well as organic farming. Its great!
The Cake itself has a wonderful crunchy yet doughy crust and a tasty filling. Its easy to make and quite quick, too.
I used frozen rhubarb and thats why I had quite a lot of juices in the dish, but if using fresh that should be no problem at all.
We used to make this to take for parties, it's a very good sweet and rich cake. If you wanted to make it fancy put it in two round pans and make it a layer cake with icing in the middle and on the sides, use whole pecans and place around the sides, top with pineapple rings with strawberries sitting in the middles.
Wow this is the best, reserve it for special occasions though because it's definitely going to your hips. I make the medium chocolate on this one but here's the cocoa ratio. Use 1/3 cup for light flavor, 1/2 cup for medium, and 3/4 cup for dark. You can leave out the chocolate altogether or change the extracts for different flavors.
My husband loves pound cake, and I am ever in search of the perfect recipe. This is one of my favorites - moist with a verycrusty top. The recipe calls for a 10X4 inch loaf pan, but I bake it in a dark angel food pan.
While it takes slightly longer to prepare this recipe than a box mix, the resulting moist, delicious cake makes it VERY worth the little extra time. I consider this 'perfect' chocolate cake. This cake is excellent with both with Recipe #261024 and Recipe #208959 (the dark flavor version). (I use Recipe #95416 when I'm decorating the cake.) I love how the leftovers are still moist even a day or two later. (I store my loosely covered with plastic wrap.)
My father adores this cake with Recipe #261024 on it. For his birthday, Father's Day etc. I make him cupcakes with the icing on them and individually wrap them. He keeps them in his freezer for when he wants "a piece of cake". He claims they are as good as when they are fresh.
(Even though it isn't where I got the recipe from so I can't vouch for it, reviewers have said it is the recipe on the Hershey's cocoa can. I would recommend using their Special Dark Cocoa if possible.)
My Grandmother has been using this for years! For those of you who love to bake a quick 2 layer cake, this filling is a must & goes great with fruit too!
**NOTE** I recently used this filling for my son's 4th Birthday Cake (Pictured the Krabby Patty Cake in the photos) I used Jello's Brand Banana Cream Pudding and instead of adding 1 tsp of the Vanilla extr. I used 1 tsp of Coconut Extract. I put sliced Strawberries on top of that and it truly was a great tropical type of flavor! I also did the bottom tier with reg. Choco. Pudding and then sliced bananas on that. You can truly use so many types of Flavors. I did like the Banana w.Coconut flavor though! Yum!
I didn't know if anyone has posted these or not so I thought I would. These make great birthday party cupcakes. These are so easy to make and something that both kids and adults love. I like it because there is no worry of a kid eating the paper around the cupcake, they can just eat the cone, and it is much cleaner than cupcakes, as the crumbs are still in the cone, not in the paper wrapper or on the floor! Make sure to use flat bottem ice cream cones, not the rounded sugar cones or they won't sit up right to be baked. You can use any flavor of cake mix. I usually make two different flavors of cupcakes to choose from. I recently brought these to a potluck and they were the hit of the party! Enjoy!
Having a Luau party? Then this is a must but, you'll want to make this throughout the year. The smell alone will get your significant other to release their grip on the remote, the kids will drift out of their bedrooms and the neighbors might come knocking. I dare to say, this might even be an aphrodisiac! It's great alone but if you're adventurous, slice some strawberries on it or drizzle chocolate syrup over it and top it with some whipped cream.
While traditional afternoon tea is only a memory in most households, the tea cake deserves to be remembered. It's excellent served with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or milk. This version combines fragrant lemon peel, with generous wedges of Hawaiian fresh pineapple and buttery streusel crumbs. A light sprinkle of powdered sugar over the cooled cake adds a finishing touch. Serve warm for a special treat at any time of the day. From the newspaper.
Over the years I've grown tired of the somewhat dry carrot cakes and the cream cheese frosting, so when the original of this recipe came to my attention I was intrigued with it. From time to time I reworked it, finally settling on this current version. One of the things I like about it is that with a little imagination, this cake can also be made into a Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake!