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Happiness Tree Cake; Christmas Pudding Cake

December 10, 2012

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Cooking time:
Cake 50 mins. pudding cake 1 1/2 hours
Preparation time: 40 mins. each recipe
Main cooking utensils: cake 1 1/2 pint oven proof bowl, pudding cake 3-pint oven-proof bowl
Oven temperature: 325-350°F.

Happiness tree cake:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour sifted with 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder

butter icing (see stage 2) marshmallow frosting (see stage 2)
36 marshmallows

Christmas pudding cake:
double above ingredients
butter icing (see stage 2)
50 marshmallows

1. Cream margarine and sugar until soft and light. Gradually beat in eggs, fold in sifted flour and baking powder. Bake in center of oven for time and temperature given.

2. Happiness tree cake. Slice off rounded end of cake so it will stand upright. Cover with butter icing made by mixing 1/4 cup butter, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar. Fill the top of the cake with marshmallow frosting made by melting 2-oz. marshmallows in 1 tablespoon milk. Allow to cool, fold in 1 stiffly whisked egg white and 1 tablespoon sugar.

3. To decorate, press marshmallows all around the sides of the cake. Put a small tree branch in the top and hang with Christmas ornaments.

4. Christmas pudding cake. Coat with butter icing made as stage 2 above, cover with halved marshmallows and decorate with a spring of mistletoe.

TO VARY: These cakes may be flavored with lemon rind.

TO STORE: For a short time only.


Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

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