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Honey Angel Cake


Cooking time: 45 mins.
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 9-nin. ring mold or tube pan, saucepan
Oven temperature: 250°F, increasing to 325-350°F.
Oven position: center

For 8-9 servings you need:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour or 7 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
5 3gg whites
scant 1/2 cup clear honey
pinch salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Boiled white icing:
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
2 egg whites
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

sprigs of holly

1. Sift the flour or flour and cornstarch 5 times, add the sugar and sift again.

2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add the honey, salt, cream of tartar, whisk again until stiff-but not dry.

3. Add vanilla extract, then hold in the flour carefully, a spoonful at a time.

4. Put mixture into ungreased pan, and bake for 35 minutes at the lower temperature, then 10 minutes at the higher one. Test to see if cooked by pressing gently.

5. Leave in pan- inverted over a wire rack, do not try to remove cake from pan while hot.

6. To make the icing, stir sugar and water over steady heat until sugar has dissolved boil until a soft ball, when tested in cold water (238°F), remove from heat and pour steadily onto stiffly whisked egg whites, add vanilla extract. pour over cake and lift in peaks with a knife, when firm decorate with candles and holly.

TO STORE: This cake will keep for several days.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

Igloo Cake


Cooking time: 45 mins.
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, 1 to 1 1/2 quart ovenproof bowl
Oven temperature: 350-375°F.
Oven position: center

For 8-10 servings you need:
2 medium cooking apples
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
grated ring and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder

Butter frosting:
1 cup butter
3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
juice of lemon
3-4 oz. chocolate buttons
2 marshmallows
1 dessert apple
little lemon juice

1. Peel and core applies and cook with sugar, water, and lemon juice to a thick purée, sieve of beat hard.

2. Cream butter and sugar until soft and light and add grated lemon rind.

3. Beat eggs and lemon juice and beat gradually into butter mixture, adding a little flour if mixture starts to curdle.

4. Stir in rest of sifted flour and apple purée, put into greased ovenproof bowl, and bake until firm to the touch. Cool on wire rack.

5. Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar well, then add lemon juice.

6. Stand cake on cake board on flat plate. Spread little butter frosting over the board to look like snow and cover cake with the remainder.

7. Press chocolate buttons on top, then marshmallows to look like a chimney, make steps of apple kept white by dipping in lemon juice.

TO SERVE: Put piece of cotton onto chimney and stand figures and animals around.

TO STORE: Keeps for 2-3 days only in an airtight container.

Printed in Canada @copy; Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Jeweled Fruitcake Miniatures


1 package (8 ounces) dried apricots, cup up
1 package (8 ounces) pitted dates, cut up
2 1/2 cups Brazil nuts, chopped
1 cup drained red and green maraschino cherries, cut into halves
1/2 pound red and green candied pineapple, cut up (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup Gold Medal flour*
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Heat oven to 325°. Place paper nut cups or miniature paper baking cups on baking sheet. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each cup.

Bake about 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. If cakes become too dark, cover with aluminum foil last 10 minutes of baking. Cook completely. Wrap securely in plastic wrap or aluminum foil; store in refrigerator.

About 3 1/2 dozen fruitcakes

*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.

Little Loaves: Heat oven to 325°. Line 6 miniature loaf pans, 4 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches, with aluminum foil; grease. Divide batter among pans; spread evenly. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. 6 fruitcakes.

© Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.