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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White Chocolate Pound Cake

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P1110327Candied pecans (optional)

  • 10-12 whole pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsps. water

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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3/4 cup flour

3 tbsps cake flour

3 tbsps ground almonds

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 stick soft butter (1/2 cup)

2 large eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

scant 1/2 cup sour cream

Whisk flours, almonds, baking powder and salt.  In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat in dry ingredients, alternating with the sour cream

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Danish “Ladder” Coffee Cake

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Using one half of your danish dough recipe, roll the dough to approx 12×17.  Place on a piece or parchment paper (or silicone mat).  Mark the dough in thirds.  On the two outside thirds, cut approx 1″ “tabs” all the way down.  Remove the top two and the bottom two.

Place your filling down the center third.  Fold over the top and bottom tabs and then working down, fold the tabs over the filling, gently pressing down to seal.

Cover and set aside for 1 to 1-1/2 hours to rise.

Brush with egg wash.  Bake in 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Remove and cool.  Make a simple confectioners sugar icing and ice the coffee cake.

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