Battery Park Stout Cake
Jul01

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 (5ml) baking soda 1/2 tsp (3ml) salt 1/3 cup (80ml) sour cream 1 egg Simmer the stout and butter over medium-low heat. When the butter has...

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Our Family Christmas Cake
Dec19

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 we were doing wrong as we whipped up the first-ever successful batch. Recipes are like that…the really good ones anyway. The experts...

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Prairie Spice Cake
Aug20

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 mL) canola oil  2 eggs  1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract  2/3 cup (150 mL) honey  1 1/2 cups lentil puree*  1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins  1/2 cup (125...

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Lentil Banana Carrot Cake
May01

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) walnuts, chopped (optional) 1 cup (250 mL) carrots, finely grated Preheat oven to 180º C (350º F). In a mixing bowl combine lentil purée,...

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Chocolate Lentil Cake
Mar01

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, well beaten 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil 1 Tbsp (15 mL) almond extract 1 2/3 cups (400 mL) boiling water Directions In a small saucepan,...

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