Birthday Coconut Cake

Oven temperature: 375°F. (moderately hot)

Baking time: 25-30 min

Yield: two 9″ round layers

Sift …2¼ cups sifted cake flour, 1½ cups sugar, 2½ teaspoons double acting baking powder

1 teaspoon salt into mixing bowl

Add …¾ cup Homogenized Spry, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon orange extract, ½ teaspoon almond extract, 1 unbeaten egg

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …¼ cup milk, 2 unbeaten eggs

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Pour …into 2 round 9″ Sprycoated layer pans 1½″ deep.

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans.

Spread …Best Seven-Minute Frosting between layers, sprinkle with ¼ cup coconut, and spread remaining frosting on sides and top of cake.

Pat …1 cup coconut onto sides of cake

Write …Happy Birthday across top of cake with pink frosting. Place pink candles in holders around rim of cake.

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Fudge Frosted Layer Cake

Oven temperature: 375°F. (moderately hot)

Baking time: 25-35 min.

Yield: 2 square or round 8″ layers

Sift …2 cups sifted cake flour, 1⅓ cups sugar, 2½ teaspoons double acting baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt into mixing bowl

Add …½ cup Homogenized Spry

Combine …1 cup less 2 tablespoons milk, 1½ teaspoons vanilla

Add …⅔ of combined milk and vanilla

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …remaining milk and vanilla, 2 unbeaten eggs

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Pour …into 2 square 8″x8″x2″ Spry-coated pans or 2 round 8″ pans 1¼″ deep

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans.

Spread …Chocolate Fudge Frosting between layers and on top and sides.

Serve …with walnut halves.5

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Marble Cake Supreme

Oven temperature: 375°F. (moderately hot)

Baking time: 60-70 min.

Yield: 1 large tube cake

Sift …2¾ cups sifted cake flour, 1¾ cups sugar, 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder, 1½ teaspoons salt into mixing bowl

Add …1 cup Homogenized Spry, ¾ cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 unbeaten egg

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …2 unbeaten eggs, 1 unbeaten egg yolk

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Put …⅓ of batter in a smaller mixing bowl

Add …¾ teaspoon cinnamon, ¹/₁₆ teaspoon cloves, ⅜ teaspoon allspice, ⅜ teaspoon nutmeg, ¾ tablespoon cocoa to ⅓ of batter

Spoon …both batters alternately by tablespoonfuls into Spry-coated 8½″ tube pan

Run …spatula through batters several times to marble

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans.

Spread …Lemon cream Icing on sides and top.

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Spicy Prune Whip Cake

Oven temperature: 360°F. (moderate)

Baking time: 30-35 min.

Yield: two 8″ round layers

Sift …2 cups sifted cake flour, 1⅓ cups sugar, 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder, ¼ teaspoon soda, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon salt into mixing bowl

Add …½ cup Homogenized Spry, ½ cup unsweetened prune juice, ¼ cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …¼ cup milk, 2 unbeaten eggs

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Pour …into 2 Sprycoated 8″ round layer pans 1½″ deep

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans.

Spread …Prune Whip Frosting between layers and on sides and top.

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Chocolate Rapture Cake

Oven temperature: 350°F. (moderate)

Baking time: 25-30 min.

Yield: 2 round 9″ layers

Sift …1¾ cups sifted cake flour, 1½ cups sugar, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon double acting baking powder, ¾ teaspoon soda into mixing bowl

Add …½ cup Homogenized Spry, 3 ounces melted chocolate, 1 cup thick sour milk or buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …2 unbeaten eggs

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Stir in …1 cup cut-fine coconut

Pour …into 2 round 9″ Sprycoated layer pans 1¼″ deep

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans,

Spread … Frosting between layers and on top and sides.

Dribble …melted and cooled mixture of ½ oz. chocolate and ½ teaspoon Spry around rim of cake, letting a few “ribbons” trickle down sides.2

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