Chocolate Chip Espresso Angel Food Cake

  • 1-⅓ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsps. Instant espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Pout all 3 in bowl and whisk to aerate and blend.  Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, put

  • 12 egg whites (about 1-¾ cups) – reserve yolks for another use

Whip the whites until forthy, then slowly add

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Blend in at medium speed.  Then increase speed to high and slowly add

  • 1-¾ cups sugar

Continue to beat until stiff peaks.

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Lemon Pudding Cakes

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Lemon Pudding Cake_1.11.1Lemon Curd:

  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs – save the whites for later use in this recipe
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 stick (2 oz) cold butter diced

Combine sugar and zest – then add the eggs and yolks,  lemon juice, lime juice.  Whisk together well. Continue reading

Caramelized Asian Pear Cake

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Asian Pears CakeGrease and flour a 12 or 15 cup bundt pan.

In a small fry pan, put 1-1/2 tbsps butter and 1/3 cup sugar and 2-3 Asian Pears, peeled, cored and diced large. (NOTE:  You can use regular pears or apples)

Cook over medium high heat until the mixture boils.  Keep it boiling until it begins to turn a light tan color.  At this point, stir in 1 tbsp. heavy cream.  Stir well. Continue reading

Banana Ripple Cake

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P1110296Grease and flour a large (13″ x 4-1/2″) loaf pan Place a piece of parchment in bottom of pan and grease and flour that, too.

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate bits
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs – separated
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 medium)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries (drained, rinsed and dried)
  • 1/2 cup  mini chocolate bits – optional

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