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Celebration Cakes


Grease and flour 2 round layer pans, 9 x 1 1/2 inches
Bake as directed on package…… 1 package of our lemon cake mix
Prepare as directed on package….1 package of our lemon fluff frosting mix

Cook cake layers completely, fill and frost them.
Shake in tightly covered jar….. about 3/4 cup flaked coconut, few drops green food color

Sprinkle coconut on top of cake to make a grass nest. Fill nest with candy Easter eggs and jelly beans.


Grease and flour 1 square pan, 8x8x2 inches, and 1 round layer pan, 8×1 1/2 inches.

Prepare as directed on package…. 1 package of our white cake mix

Divide the batter between the square and round pans. Bake square pan 25 to 30 minutes, round pan 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.

Place square layer on tray. Cut round layer in half. Place cut edge of each half against the top sides of the square to make a heart shape. Frost with your favorite frosting and decorate with red cinnamon hearts.

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Cherry Berries On A Cloud

3 egg whites (1/3 to 1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Cherry-Berry Topping (below)

Heat oven to 275°. Cover baking sheet with heavy brown paper; draw outline of hear, 9 inches across greatest width, on paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar. 1 tablespoon at a time; continue eating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat! Spoon meringue into outline on paper, building up side.

Bake 1 1/2 hours. Turn off oven; leave meringue in oven with door closed 1 hour. Remove from oven; finish cooling away from draft.

Blend cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and the vanilla. In chilled bowl, beat cream until stiff. Gently fold whipped cream and marshmallows into cream cheese mixture. Pile into meringue shell. Cover; chill at least 12 hours. Just before serving, top with Cherry-Berry topping; cut into wedges. 6 to 8 servings.

Cherry-Berry Topping. Stir together 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling. 1 teaspoon lemon juice and, if desired, 2 cups sliced strawberries or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen strawberries, thawed.

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Easy Valentine Strudels

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dairy sour cream
3 tablespoons butter or margarine,melted
Cherry Filling (below)
Pink Glaze (below)

Cut butter into flour and salt with pastry blender. Stir in sour cream until a soft dough forms. Wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350°. Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll 1 part dough into rectangle, 15 x 10 inches, on lightly floured cloth covered board. (Refrigerate remaining dough.)

Brush butter lengthwise over about 2/3 of rectangle. Gently spread 1/3 of the Cherry Filling over butter. Roll up tightly beginning with fruit side. Place on greased baking sheet, brining ends together to make a heart shape as pictures. Repeat with remaining 2 parts of dough.

Bake until light golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; drizzle with Pink Glaze. 3 Strudels.

*Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.

Cherry Filling

Mix 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves, 1/4 cup orange marmalade, 2 cups thinly sliced almonds and 1 cup golden raisins.

Pink Glaze

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon butter of margarine, softened, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and 1 drop red food color.

©1976 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.