Vegan Spice Cake

From King Arthur Flour

INGREDIENTS:

1 3/4 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup grated carrots, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped apples, or nuts

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Measure all the dry ingredients into an 8″ or 9″ round or square cake pan; if you use an 8″ pan, make sure it’s at least 2″ deep.
  3. Blend the ingredients together thoroughly with a fork or whisk and scoop out two holes, or indentations.
  4. Pour the vanilla into the first hole and the vegetable oil into the second.
  5. Take the tomato juice and pour it directly over everything in the pan.
  6. Stir everything together with your fork until they are well blended.
  7. Stir in the fruit/nuts of your choice.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove it from the oven, and serve right from the pan.
  11. Yield: 9 servings.

Jules Destrooper Almond Thins

Danish name: Brunkager

INGREDIENTS:

250 g butter
250 g brown sugar
125 g light syrup (made from cane sugar or palm sugar or golden syrup)
500 g all purpose flour
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
150 g whole almonds
25 g pistachios (unsalted)
2 tsp baker’s ammonia (this is what makes the cookies crunchy)(King Arthur Flour sells it)
1 tbsp cold water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In sauce pan over medium heat, add butter, syrup and brown sugar. Heat until 70 C (160 F). Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix spices and flour. Add almonds and pistachios.
  3. In small bowl, dissolve ammonia into cold water.
  4. Pour butter mix and ammonia mix into bowl with flour mix.
  5. Pour batter into 8 x 8 brownie pan (pyrex) lined with parchment paper.
  6. Cover pan with parchment paper.
  7. Leave the pan, with the batter, on your kitchen table for the next day. (Remember, Denmark is a cold country, so doing this in a hot or humid climate might not work so well – in that case, leave it in an unheated oven).
  8. The batter should the next day be a solid dough. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 5-6 logs and then into thin slices.
  9. Bake at 180 C (360 F) for 8 – 12 min.
  10. Let cookies cool completely.
  11. Store in airtight jar.
  12. Enjoy!

Prince of Wales Spice Cake

Makes one two-layer cake

Cake batter Ingredients

1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening (I used butter)
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ Tbsp molasses (NOT blackstrap)
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp ground cloves
¾ tsp nutmeg
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups sour milk

Sea-foam icing Ingredients

½ cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 Tbsp hot water
2 Tbsp strong coffee
¼ tsp cream of tartar
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp almond extract
¼ tsp baking powder

http://lostrecipesfound.com/recipe/prince-of-wales-spice-cake-sea-foam-frosting/

Chocolate Potato Cake

Ingredients:

2 c white sugar

1 c butter

1 c hot mashed potatoes

1 c chopped walnuts

1/2 c sweet milk

2 c flour

4 eggs well beaten

5 tsp melted chocolate

1 tbsp cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg

2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

Bake in layers and use marshmallow filling.