Saturday, January 19, 2008

Grandmother White's Strawberry Cake

submitted by Dara Singleton

This is a three layer cake - you will need 3 - 8" round cake pans.

White Cake Mix
Strawberry Jello Pkg (dissolve in 1/2 cup of hot water)
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 cup of well drained strawberries (I use frozen strawberries that are completely thawed and drained)

Combine all ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Bake @ 350 degrees until tooth pick comes out clean. It will vary oven to oven, but it is generally a few minutes less than the cake mix directions since it is three layers. - This is a moist cake!

Icing: 1/2 cup of real butter at room temperature
1 box or 4 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of strawberries - well drained

Cool the cake WELL before icing!

Notes: for some reason this delicious cake seems to say I love you very well! I love to make this at Valentines Day for my Honey!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dara's Snickerdoodles

submitted by Dara Singleton

Preheat oven to 400 degrees & Bake for 8-10 minutes.

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups sifted flour
2 t. cream of tarter
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
cinnamon and sugar mixture

Blend together shortening, sugar + eggs. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake - for 8-10 minutes at 400. Remove to cooling racks right away for crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside cookies! YUM!