This is a traditional fresh plum cake, thought to have originated in the town of Augsburg, Germany. It is made with fresh Italian prune plums which are at their peak in late summer. Perfect for the afternoon coffee hour. Serve at room temperature, with a dollop of fresh whipped cream!
Recipe from Cottage Life magazine, April/May 1998. It won first prize in a contest. A tasty combination of rhubarb, raspberries, blueberries or cherries. Vary the fruits according to seasons such as strawberries, apples, peaches, plums, pears, blackberries. I used recipe #78579 to grease the pan.
You'll love this perfect chocolicious little pound cake. It really fits the bill when you're having a chocolate attack and don't need a full size cake. Serve it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce... yum! This doubles very nicely when you need a little more but still don't need a big dessert. When doubling, don't double the baking soda, just leave it at 1/8 teaspoon.
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.
This is a super easy recipe for when you want something impressive for Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. For the pancake mix, use a brand such as Aunt Jemima that is made with milk and eggs. It will ensure that the texture is nice and fluffy. This is wonderful served with maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.
I never seem to have butter softened to the right temperature when I want to make coffee cake, so I finally asked my mom for her recipe, and it doesn't require any softened butter, just oil, so it is a breeze to make. It is easy to get the consistency of the crumb topping just right. You could substitute other types of nuts if you wanted.
Awesome flavors!!! If you are a strawberry lover, this one is for you! A rich creamy texture to enjoy. The nuts are optional, but does add to flavor combination. If used, chopped pecans are recommended.
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!
These cakes are baked in preserving jars and can be stored up to two weeks. The freshness of lime and cream cheese is accompanied by the nutty notes of almonds. But the best is, that you can make the cakes in advance. You can take them with you for a picnic. And if you like you can eat them directly out of the glass. The cakes are moist with almost the consistency of cheese cakes. Use your favorite cream cheese. The recipe is calculated for 4 servings, but you can easily make more. The baking is calculated for preserving jars with a volume of slightly more than one cup.
I make this gooey unbelievable cake several times a month. My son-in-law, who I lovingly call "Booger" says it's " bangin' " ! I have had people ask me to make a whole cake just for them after they have tried a piece! Even the batter is delicious!!
This is my favorite frosting because: 1) you don't have to mess around with powdered sugar or electric beaters, 2) the fat content is relatively low, 3) it is fast and virtually foolproof, thanks to the cornstarch, 4) it has a beautiful satiny texture and rich dark color, 5) it tastes great. I found it in a charming cookbook entitled "British Columbia Heritage Cookbook" by Mary Evans-Atkinson (Whitecap Books, Vancouver, 1984).