April 20, 2007

Eat Cake

I just finished a book I can recommend; "Eat Cake" by Jeanne Ray. It is a light-hearted, easy, enjoyable read.
There are a few minor "PG" references, but otherwise it's totally clean. You may borrow my copy if you like.

As for cake, here is one of my favorite (and most requested) recipes, so you can make and eat some cake of your own.

Poppy Seed Cake
3 eggs
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/8 c. canola oil
1 1/2 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 tsp. butter flavor
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, sugar, milk, oil, seeds and extracts. Add dry ingredients and combine. Pour into large bundt pan (filling only 2/3 full) and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Prepare glaze (recipe below) while the cake is baking. When baking is complete, remove and let cool 5 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack. Immediately pour on glaze, covering entire cake well. *HINT: Place a cookie sheet under the cooling rack while you pour glaze so that you can catch the excess that drips off the cake and add it back on.

3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. butter flavor

Combine and stir until sugar dissolves.

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