Fairy Godmother Cake
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweet butter, room temperature
8 ounces almond paste
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
butter and almond paste together, and blend in sugar until
evenly mixed. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Blend in Grand Marnier
and almond extract. In another bowl, sift flour and baking
powder together, then fold dry ingredients into the wet batter.
Pour cake batter into a 9-inch greased and floured cake pan.
Bake about 35-40 minutes at 350°F (cake should be firm on top).
Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn cake out of the
pan and on to a cake rack to finish cooling. The cake may be
dusted with powdered sugar or served plain with a Raspberry
Combine 1 quart fresh berries or 12 ounces frozen berries and 3
tablespoons of Grand Marnier. Puree in a food processor, then
strain to remove seeds. Sweeten with sugar if necessary.
Note: This cake serves 8 or 9 (it's very rich).
Hobgoblin's Mud Pie
12 ounces chocolate fudge sauce
1 9" graham cracker pie crust
1 1/2 pints orange sherbet
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
a rubber spatula, spread the chocolate fudge sauce evenly over
the pie crust. Set it in the freezer to harden. Remove the
sherbet from the freezer to soften. In a medium bowl, combine
the sherbet and the chips with a large spoon. Remove the crust
from the freezer. Spoon the sherbet mixture on the crust. Smooth
the top with spatula. Return to the freezer until ready to serve.
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup water, hot
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup light molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
an 8" x 12" x 2" pan with the 2 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle
the brown sugar evenly over the butter. Peel, core and slice
apples. Arrange apples slices over the sugar mixture. Sprinkle
nuts over all. Place pan on the bottom shelf of oven and let
apples cook while mixing the other ingredients. Cream together
butter and sugar, add egg and molasses and mix well. Sift dry
ingredients and stir in to creamed mixture. Put in hot water and
mix to a thin batter. Remove pan from oven and pour batter over
apples. Return to oven and bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and loosen cake around edges. Let stand five
minutes and turn out on to serving tray. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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