Introducing another Sister to Cookerati. Desiree is the sister that’s right between Deb and me in pecking order. She was trying out one of my grandmother’s recipes and shared it with us today. I told her I’d like to give her a guest post on Cookerati since it’s a special recipe. It was really perfect timing for me since I am trying to sort out the contest results , going through all the entries, and also because I decided to wait until the very last minute to re-jam my Christmas gifts that didn’t jam properly earlier. Procrastination is not a good thing. Thanks Desiree.
The cake has a heavier consistency than you would expect. It was good. Jon and I liked it. Matt said it was OK but he likes my apple cake better. (Note: Matt is a pie person, …Diana
It’s apple season and I have had such a craving for an Apple (Cinnamon Coffee) Crumb Cake. It doesn’t help that I have all of these apples that my husband and I are planning on canning sitting around the house calling to me. Psst, psst, you want it, you know you doooooo. Well, I caved. I hit the books looking for a simple cake that I could put together quickly for a nice evening snack. This is one of the times it would be nice to have kids hanging around. I’ve got apple cake and I’m eating it, and eating it. This is my type of cake, not too sweet, a little bit of apple, moist and delicious. Love it. Warm is better, and if you have vanilla ice cream, dollop it on top. I don’t have any, but I just keep snacking on it. I found this recipe in my Best of Cooking Light Kitchen Secrets for Quick and Easy Meals from Sept 2008. I guess this is the reason I keep magazines I like around for a while.
I made this snack that I found in Legends in the Kitchen Recipe Book by Mrs. Howard Keel and Linda F. Radke, the other night when my son had his friend over. They devoured it. While the directions say to serve warm, I can attest that it’s delicious refrigerated also. It has a light lemony taste and is very custardy with a light cake layer top. This dessert takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and get into the oven. The baking takes another 45-50 minutes, but then it’s done. I am thinking of making this for Easter. It’s a nice light dessert to follow the Easter Buffet.
by Mrs. Howard Keel and Linda F. Radke
- 3 tbs Butter
Wow, does this look delicious? If you’re looking for something new to serve for your Christmas dessert, you would make a big impression with this dessert. My family has always loved ice cream cakes – Baked Alaska is a fantastic twist .
- Nonstick vegetable oil spray
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sifted cake flour (sifted, then measured)
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled
- 2 quarts ice cream, softened (flavor of your choice)
- 1 quart sorbet, softened (flavor of your choice)
- 6 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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