I love this! Fast, easy, simple. It is not overly sweet or heavy like most cake frostings. My co-worker asks for a bowl of just this frosting for her birthday. She dips vanilla wafers or Oreo cookies into it.
I just tried this cake for the first time at funeral in Chicago. After the first bite, I went in search of the cook and talked her out of the recipe. All those different extracts may sound strange, but trust me it is wonderful! At the bottom I have included Six Flavor Pound Cake and Seven Flavor Pound Cake variations. Also, you can make a 5 flavor cake with a 6 flavor glaze or any other combination.
This recipe goes back over 20 years, I like the simplicity of this recipe and for a one bowl cupcake they are pretty darn good, 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract may be used in place of the vanilla, using butter in place of shortening will alter the texture it is best to only use shortening --- if you don't have paper liners grease the tins generously or see my recipe#78579
This bisquick coffee cake recipe is one of my favorites. It used to be on the back of the Bisquick box, but they replaced it a few years ago. I'm posting it here not only to share it, but as a backup in case I lose my recipe card :)
I can't believe I'm sharing this family recipe. It's the signature Jansen Family Recipe and no family gathering is complete without it. I'm submitting it for a request for recipes and ideas for a sleep-over/birthday party event. It's from my Mom, it's old, I have no idea where it came from. No need to drag out the mix-master for this, just a bowl and a pot is all you need.
At Fourth of July cookouts or Christmas family and church get-togethers, I am always asked to bring this. This is even what my daughter asks me to prepare as her birthday cake. Simple to prepare but elegant tasting. I have tried versions with regular chocolate frosting but this is so much better. I hope you enjoy this recipe.
This recipe was first published in the January 1945 issue of Gourmet magazine as Nun's Lemon Layer Cake. This is the updated and improved version. I hope you enjoy it as we do. It is a very special cake indeed.