Battery Park Stout Cake

This great cake comes from the kitchens of Dartmouth’s  Battery Park where they brew one of the main ingredients…stout!   1/2 cup (125ml) local stout (dark ale)* 1/2 cup (125ml) unsalted butter 1/3 cup (80ml) cocoa powder 1 cup (250ml) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250ml) white sugar 1 tsp...

Our Family Christmas Cake

This light fruit cake recipe has been in our family for decades. Every year, a month or so before Christmas, my mother made it perfectly till the time, about 12 years ago, that she decided the kitchen was no longer her friend. So one autumn we gave her a stool beside the counter and asked her what...

Prairie Spice Cake

1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats   1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour or multigrain flour  1/4 cup (60 mL) barley flour  1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt  1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon  1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda   1/4 cup (60 mL) flax   2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder  1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax  1/2 cup (125...

Lentil Banana Carrot Cake

1½ cups (375 mL) lentil purée ¾ cup (175 mL) canola oil ½ cup (125 mL) mashed banana 1½ cups (175 mL) brown sugar, packed 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla 1 egg 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1 tsp (5 mL) ground allspice ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ½ cup (125 mL)...

Chocolate Lentil Cake

½cup (125 mL) dry split red lentils, rinsed 1½ cup (375 mL) water ¾ cup (175 mL) quick-cooking oatmeal ¾ cup (175 mL) sugar ¾ cup (175 mL) brown sugar, packed 1¾ cup (425 mL) all purpose flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 1 tsp (5 mL) salt 3.9 oz (100 g) packaged instant chocolate pudding 2 eggs,...

Lentil Cheesecake

Pecan Crumb Crust: ½ cup (125 mL) graham crumbs 1/3 cup (75 mL) pecans, finely chopped 2 Tbsp (30 mL) margarine, melted 2 Tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar Spiced Lentil Filling: 16 oz (500 g) low-fat cream cheese ¼ cup (60 mL) brown sugar ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 cup (250 mL) green lentil...

Cinnamon Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There is only one carrot cake in our family – my Mom’s recipe! It’s so popular that our former babysitter used it as her wedding cake. It uses self-rising flour, a mixture of cake & pastry flour, baking powder and salt. • 2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar • 2 cups (500 mL) self-rising flour • 2...

Lemon Cheesecake

• 1 pkg (250 g) light cream cheese, softened • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla • 3 eggs • 1 container (454 g) extra smooth light ricotta cheese • 1 cup (250 mL) fat-free sour cream • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely grated lemon rind • 2 tbsp (30...