Chocolate Ribbon Pie

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Ingrients & Directions


4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese;
-softened
2 tb Sugar
1 tb Milk
1 8-oz tub Cool Whip?; thawed
-& divided
1 6-oz or 9 in prepared
-chocolate flavored crumb
-crust
2 c Cold milk
2 pk (4 oz) JELL-O Chocolate
-Flavor Instant Pudding &
-Pie Filling

Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in large bowl until
smooth. Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread on bottom
of crust.

Pour 2 cups milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire
whisk 2 minutes. (Mixture will be thick.) Pour over cream cheese
layer.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Just before serving, spread
remaining whipped topping over pudding layer. Garnish with shaved
chocolate or chocolate curls.


Yields
8 servings

Jimmy Carter Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


-CRUST-
2/3 c Dry roasted peanuts; chopped
1 c Flour
1 Stick margarine

-FIRST LAYER-
1/3 c Peanut butter
1 c Powdered sugar
8 oz Cream cheese
1 c Cool Whip

-SECOND LAYER-
1 sm Instant chocolate pudding
1 sm Instant vanilla pudding
2 3/4 c Milk
1 c Cool Whip

TOPPING
Chopped peanuts
Hershey bar; shaved

Blend flour and margarine; add peanuts. Press into a greased 9 x 13-inch
pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool.

Cream peanut butter and cheese. Add sugar. Blend in Cool Whip and spread
over crust.

Mix pudding mixes with milk and mix well. Spread over first layer. Top with
Cool Whip. Shred Hershey bar and chopped peanuts on top for garnish.

Yields
12 Servings

Jim’s Cake Suprise

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Ingrients & Directions


1 Box yellow cake mix
1 Pint heavy whipping cream
3 Bananas
2 Packs banana instant pudding
1/4 c Bailey’s Irish Cream
– or more to taste
1/4 c Powdered sugar
1 Can Pillsbury prepared
-butterscotch cake topping

Prepare pudding in advance and let cool in refrigerator. Make cake in jelly
roll pan according to directions on box, using parchment paper on the
bottom of the pan to keep it from sticking. Let cool. Slice cake in half
lengthwise. In mixing bowl, add whipping cream and whip till thick. Add
powdered sugar and Bailey’s, whip just a bit more. In the whipping bowl,
mix together the whipped cream with the banana pudding. Spread this mixture
over the top of one of the cake halves. Top with sliced bananas. Heat the
butterscotch topping in microwave to make it spread easier. Cover the top
of this with the warm topping. Serve immediately.


Yields
8 Servings

Jello Rainbow Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


1 pk White cake mix
2 pk Jello (3 oz) any flavor
2 c Boiling water
1 pk Cool whip, thawed (8 oz)

Bake cake mix as directed on package. Remove from pans to cool. Rewash
pans and put cakes back in them when the cakes are completely cooled. It is
best to use 2 8-9″ round cake pans but you can use an oblong pan if you
want. After cakes have been place back into pans (top side up), prick them
with utility fork at 1/2″ intervals. Meanwhile, dissolve each flavor
separately in 1 cup boiling water. Carefully pour one flavor gelatin over
each cake layer (if using oblong pan you must use the same flavors for the
2 pks).
Chill 3-4 hours. Dip one cake pan in warm water for 10 sseconds, then
unmold cake layer onto serving plate. Top with about 1 c. cool whip. Unmold
second cake layer and carefully place on first layer. Frost with remaining
topping. Chill. Great moist’n fruity cake especially for those who like a
light, refreshing cake that is not too sweet.

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Yields
10 Servings

Jello Flavored Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


1 1/2 c Granulated sugar
2 c Cake flour
2 ts Baking powder
1 pk (3 ounces) jello
3/4 c Milk
2/3 c Oil
2 tb Lemon extract
4 Eggs separted

Contributed to the echo by: Janice Norman Jello Flavored Cake In one mixing
bowl sift 1-1/4 cups of the sugar, flour, baking powder and gelatin
together. In another bowl, combine milk, oil and lemon extract.

Beat the liquids into the dry ingredients until batter is smooth. Beat egg
yolks in one at a time into the batter. Whip egg whites until stiff but not
dry with 1/4 cup of sugar. Fold the egg whites lightly but thoroughly into
the batter.

Grease ring pan with vegetable shortening and dust with flour. Spoon batter
into pan and bake at 325 F. 40 to 50 minutes until cake springs to the
touch. Turn out immediately onto a wire rack.

Decorate with a thin icing and trim with what ever you want.

Note: I used strawberry jello and extract and decorated after drizzling
icing on top with fresh strawberries cut in half. I also have used orange
jello. Decorate with candied orange slices. I also found that 40 minutes
was too long to bake this cake in my oven.

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Yields
1 Servings

Jello Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


1 pk Strawberry jello 4 serv
1 pk Cake mix-white NOT yellow

TOPPING
1 Envelope dream whip mix
1 sm Package ins.van.pudding mix
1 1/2 c Cold milk
1 ts Vanilla

Dissolve jello in 3/4 c boiling water. Add 1/2c cold water and set aside at
room temp.

Mix and bake cake as directed in 9 x 13 pan. Cool 20-25 mins. Poke holes in
cake with end of wooden spoon, about 1 1/2 inches apart. With cup, slowly
pour jello mixture into holes.

Refrigerate cake and prepare topping. In chilled bowl, blend whipped
topping mix, pudding, cold milk and vanilla til stiff, 3-8 minutes.

Immediately frost cake. Store in frig and serve chilled.

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Yields
24 Servings

Italian Lemon Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions


1 1/3 c Part-skim ricotta cheese
4 oz Neufchatel or light cream
-cheese
1/3 c Sugar
2 Eggs; separated
1/2 c Low-fat milk
1/4 c White all-purpose flour
2 tb Lemon juice
2 ts Grated lemon rind
1 ts Vanilla extract
4 Sheets phyllo pastry
1 1/2 tb Unsalted butter or margarine
-melted

APRICOT SPREAD
3 oz Dried apricots; roughly
-chopped
1/2 c Unsweetened apple juice

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Generously coat a 9″ pie plate with
vegetable cooking spray.

2. In a food processor or blender process the cheeses, sugar, egg
yolks, milk, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla until
smooth. In a bowl whip the egg whites until stiff and gently fold
into the mixture.

3. Place the 4 sheets of phyllo pastry into the prepared pan,
crisscrossing them on the bottom and brushing each lightly with some
of the butter or margarine. Trim the overhanging pastry leaving a 2″
border all around.

(There’s an illustration that I can’t really reproduce here that
shows how to place the phyllo leaves. Basically, the bottom 2 are
crossed and then one is placed horizontal and the other vertical.)

4. Place the filling in the pan, roll the outer edges of the
overlapping pastry toward the filling, tucking it in and rolling it
to create a rim. Brush the edges lightly with the remaining butter or
margarine.

5. Place the pan on a cookie sheet, put in the center of the oven.
Place a baking pan with 2″ of water on the lower rack of the oven.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and
allow to cool on a rack. Chill for 6 hours or overnight.

6. Top with the apricot spread, if desired, and serve the pie
chilled, cut into wedges.

*This pie can be baked without the crust as a pudding.

200 calories per serving

APRICOT SPREAD

1. In a small saucepan bring the apricots and juice to a boil, cover,
reduce heat, and simmer very slowly for 45 minutes, or until smooth
and softened, stirring occasionally.

2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then process in a food
processor or blender until smooth.

3. Place in a covered container and chill for 4 to 6 hours or
overnight. Serve chilled.

*Other dried fruits such as peaches or prunes can be substituted for
the apricots.

This can be used as a fruit spread on toast, a topping on pies or as a
natural low-sugar flavoring for plain yogurt.

281 calories per cup; 18 per tablespoon

from Make It Easy, Make It Light by Laurie Burrows Grad typed by
Tiffany Hall-Graham

Yields
10 Servings

Italian Chocolate Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


1/3 c Hazelnuts
1 1/2 c Sugar
8 oz Unsweetened chocolate
6 Eggs
3 Egg yolks
1/2 ts Honey
1/4 lb Butter
1 ts Vanilla
3/4 c Flour; sifted plus
3/4 c Cake flour (or use 1-1/2
-cups regular flour minus
-1-1/2 tbsp)
6 tb Heavy cream
1 tb Apricot jam
7 oz Sweetened chocolate
3 tb Maraschino liqueur
2 tb Brandy
Butter for greasing and
-flour for dusting the cake
-pan

From: viv@tauon.ph.unimelb.edu.au (Viviane Buzzi)

Subject: Dolce Torino/Torta Gianduja (Italian Chocolate Cake) Date: 14 Oct
1995 06:57:35 -0600
Hi there…..here is a recipe for a classic Italian chocolate cake from the
Piemonte region, famous for it’s chocolate and hazelnuts, especially
combined! Hope you like it, Viviane Buzzi viv@physics.unimelb.edu.au

DOLCE TORINO/TORTA GIANDUJA; Source: “Regional Italian Cooking” by
Valentina Harris, Serves: 8.

Toast the hazelnuts in the oven and remove the outer skins. Melt 1 Tbsp of
the sugar in a small saucepan and add the toasted hazelnuts to it. Process
or pound this combination to a smooth hazelnut paste.

Melt 3oz/85g of the unsweetened chocolate and set aside. Whisk together the
6 eggs, 3 egg yolks, and all but 1 Tbsp of the remaining sugar until foamy
and thick. Do this with the bowl standing over a saucepan full of warm
water; don’t allow the water to get any more than body temperature, or the
cake will be spoiled. Add the honey, remove from the heat, and continue to
beat until completely cool and thickened.

Place the butter, melted chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut paste in another
bowl over a pan full of hot water or in the top of a double boiler and stir
until smoothly mixed together.

Sift the flour and cake flour into the egg, sugar and honey mixture and
fold in very carefully and gently. Then fold in the chocolate-hazelnut
mixture. Pour this into two buttered and floured 9-inch/23cm cake pans and
place in a preheated 190C/375F oven. Bake for about 40 minutes. When the
cakes are done, lift out of the oven and turn out onto a clean cloth, where
they can be left to cool. Put the remaining 5oz/140g unsweetened chocolate
in a bowl over a pan of hot water or in the top of a double boiler, add the
cream, and stir until smooth.

As soon as it begins to boil, remove from the heat and pour into a bowl to
cool, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming on the top.

Put the apricot jam in a small saucepan and add the remaining 1 Tbsp sugar.
Stir over low heat until melted, then set aside in a warm place.

Melt the sweetened chocolate and also set aside in a warm place.

Whip the cream and chocolate mixture until stiff. Place the cooled cakes on
a serving platter with a sheet of wax paper underneath.

Slice off the hard crust. Mix the liqueur with the brandy and paint half of
it all over one of the cakes. Spread three-quarters of the chocolate cream
over the same cake, then put the other cake on top, so that the two form a
single cake. Paint the top of the cake with the remaining liqueur, then
coat the cake completely with apricot jam. Spread with the sweetened
chocolate and decorate with the remaining chocolate cream. Remove the wax
paper before serving.

Do not put the cake in the refrigerator, but keep it in a cool place until
ready to serve.

This cake is traditionally baked in a round pan and has “Gianduja” or
“Gianduia” written across it with melted chocolate.

Viviane’s Note: If you cannot get unsweetened chocolate, substitute
bittersweet chocolate and reduce the amount of sugar. I would maybe use
about 3/4 cup of sugar (half the suggested amount) but it depends on how
sweet you like it to be.

REC.FOOD.RECIPES ARCHIVES

/CAKES

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Yields
8 Servings

Irish Whiskey Oat Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


–CAKE–
1/2 Cu Irish whiskey
1 c Rolled oats
1/2 c Dried currants; or raisins
1 1/3 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1/2 ts Allspice
1 1/4 c Granulated sugar
1 1/2 c Packed light brown sugar
2/3 Cu solid vegetable
-shortening
2 lg Eggs
1 tb Molasses
2 ts Vanilla

TOPPING
1 c Whipped cream
2 tb Confectioner’s sugar
2 ts Irish whiskey
1 ts Vanilla extract
Springform pan; (9-inch)

Description: The simple become sublime when oats are soaked in a lavish
amount of Irish whiskey before using them in this currant-studded cake.
Water can be used in place of the whiskey although both the texture and the
taste will be different.

Preparation: 30 min; stand 20 min; cook 45 mins. Make one 9-inch cake.

1. For cake, put whiskey, oats and currants in a bowl; let stand 20
minutes. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and allspice; set aside. Heat
oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

2. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and shortening in large bowl of an
electric mixer on high speed until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs,
one at 3 time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in oat mixture molasses
and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients.

3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Loosen cake
from sides of pan; remove sides.

4. For topping, whip cream in small bowl of electric mixer until it holds
soft peaks. Add confectioners’ sugar, whiskey and vanilla and mix to
combine. Serve cake warm or at room temperature, sprinkled with
confectioners’ sugar and topped with whipped cream.

see menu with irish theme


Yields
8 Servings

Irish Coffee Cake

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Ingrients & Directions


–CAKE–
4 oz Butter; at room temperature
4 oz Granulated sugar
2 Eggs
4 oz Self-raising flour
2 tb Coffee essence**

-IRISH COFFEE SYRUP-
150 ml Strong black coffee
4 oz Sugar; (for coffee syrup)
4 tb Irish whiskey

-ICING-
150 ml Heavy whipping cream
Confectioners’sugar to taste
1 tb Whiskey; or to taste
Chopped nuts Or grated
-chocolate

**This is a concentrated, liquid coffee easily found in Ireland, but
probably not in the States. I would dissolve 2 T of a good instant coffee
(Taster’s Choice or something similar) in an equivalent amount of water,
and use that. Instructions: Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan (preferably
a springform cheesecake pan). Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs,
adding a little flour and beating well after each addition. Stir in the
coffee essence, and mix thoroughly. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan,
and bake for 35-40 minutes until springy to the touch. Turn out and cool on
a wire rack.

To make the Irish coffee syrup, put the coffee and sugar into a small pan
and bring up to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Then boil for 1
minute. Remove from heat and add the whiskey. . Wash and dry the pan the
cake was baked in, and return the cooled cake to it: then pour the hot
coffee syrup all over it. Leave in a cool place for several hours, then
turn out. Whip the cream until it’s thick, sweeten slightly with

confectioners’ sugar, and add whiskey to taste. Spread the cake with the
whipped cream and chill for an hour before sprinkling with chopped nuts or
grated chocolate.

Yield: 4


Yields
1 Servings