I have written this one as pear, Roquefort and rosemary, but you can use any fruit based filling you want. Your only limitation is your imagination.
Apples, cinnamon, cloves, sugar
Blueberries, lemon juice, sugar
Mangos, lime juice
You can just arrange the cold fruit, sprinkle with sugar, spice, juice,etc and cook.
You could even use a plain or 5" fluted cutter and make individual ones.
This is a very moist upside-down cake that can be served warm or at room temp. When left to sit for a while, the pineapple juices permeate the cake and make it even more delicious! Dark rum gives it really good flavor.
Not your Grandma's holiday door stop. This blend of tropical friuts and a golden ginger-spiced batter make for a lighter and very delicious holiday treat. Use any combination of dried fruits you like, but one-quarter of the fruit mixture should be candied ginger for the right taste. Also, if you prefer to "brandy" the fruitcake--place on a large square of cheesecloth, brush generously with additional spiced rum and wrap before sealing in foil. Brush with additional rum every couple of days for two weeks before serving. This recipe makes 2 regular or 4 mini loaves.
This is a pretty fancy cake if you ask me. Make it for something special, when you want to impress. It is really very good. Out of the ordinary, fabulous in the summertime. The mango curd needs to be made ahead of time, the night before.
I just received this recipe in an email. I know what you're thinking because I did too...... one cup of olive oil? Being a lover of cornbread of any kind...and Ameretto : ) ...I just had to save the recipe to give it a try someday. To quote the description they gave......."This delicious cake has a hint of orange and a slightly crunchy texture from cornmeal, is moist without being greasy...". Cook time is 40-50 minutes.
I traditionally used to make this for dessert on Easter Sunday, but I have had so many requests for it at all times during the year. It is a guaranteed hit no matter when it is served. Just be prepared for a bit of work. You don't get a cake this wonderful by taking shortcuts! (While this looks similar to another recipe posted here, it diverges in many aspects.) Also, this cake needs to be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated overnight, which is not reflected in the prep time.
OK now what to do with those leftover rutabagas? Rutabagas are a popular veggie here and mashed rutabagas or a mashed rutabaga and carrot mixture often appear at family dinners. Sometimes there is a little left over and here is a way to use them up. This is a recipe that was put out by the local veggie marketing board a number of years ago.
I found this recipe in one of my grandmother's old cookbooks in her own handwriting. She had copied it from somewhere but I don't know where she got it. It was stuck in the back of the book in a pile of other recipes. It sounds kind of strange but it is SO GOOD! We like it at family holiday dinners and birthdays. I love cooked rutabagas but never thought of using them in a cake! Once I tried it, we all loved it!
This was made by a friend of mine who is in a recipe club and everyone loved it!! If you like mounds bar candy, you will love this cake!! Read all of the recipe before you start, it does take a while to make but OH MY GOD, it's worth it!!
Recipe by Tom Douglas. The icing for this cake is not a classic fondant, but an almost transparent powdered sugar glaze flecked with rosemary leaves and lemon zest. The rosemary is blanched first, to remove some of its pungency. For a less dressy cake, you could omit the fondant. Simply brush the cake with the lemon syrup and serve with sliced fresh figs or small bunches of grapes.