Apple Cake

1-1/3 c. unsifted flour
2½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 c. softened margarine
½ c. Egg Beaters or 2 large eggs
½ tsp. vanilla
½ c. skim milk
½ c. dark seedless raisins
4 c. sliced, pared apples

Combine flour, baking pwder and asalt; set aside.

Blend together ¼ c. sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

Cream margarine and remaining ½ c. sugar until light.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Beating on low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Fold in raisins.

Turn batter into a greased 8X8X2 inch pan.

Arrange apple slices on batter in rows.

Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. 

Bake at 375ºF about 1 hour.

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Peanut Butter Candy

2 c. sugar
2/3 c. milk
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. marshmallow whip
1 tsp. vanilla

Boil milk and sugar until a soft ball forms in cold water. (235ºF)  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, marshmallow whip and vanilla.  Pour into buttered dish until cool.

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Applesauce Cake

1½ c. apple sauce
1 c. butter
2 c. white sugar
3 eggs
4 c. flour
2 c. raisins
1 c. nuts
1 c. crushed pineapple
4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar, add apple sauce and beat.  Add eggs and flour, continue beating, add pineapple and rest of ingredients.  Mix well and bake in a tube pan at 350ºF.

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Oatmeal Cake

1¼ c. boiling water
1 c. rolled oats
½ c. butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt

Pour wter over oats and let stand 20 minutes.  Cream butter and sugars together.  Add well beaten eggs.  Add dry ingredients and beat well.  Bake in 10″ X 10″ pan for 35 minutes at 350ºF.

1 c. brown sugar
4 Tbsp. white sugar
1 box Angle Flake coconut (I think this means 7 oz. or 2-2/3 c.)
½ c cream or evaporated milk

Mix all ingredients together and ice cake while hot.  Place under broiler for one or 2 minutes.

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Wacky Cake

1½ c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar
6 Tbsp. salad oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cold water.

Sift dry ingredients in ungreased baking pan 9″ X 9″.

Punch 3 holes in dry ingredients – one large, one medium and one small.  Pour salad oil in large hole, vinegar in medium hole and vanilla in small hole.

Pour water over all ingredients and beat smooth with a fork.

Bake 25 minutes at 350ºF.  Add favorite icing.

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Pumpkin Pie

1¾ c. cooked pumpkin
1½ c. milk
2 eggs
2/3 c. brown sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves (unless you are making it for Chuck in which case you leave this out.)
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together beating with a mixer.  Pour into baked or unbaked pie shell.

Bake 40-45 minutes at 400ºF.

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Scalloped Oysters

1 pint oysters
2 c. cracker crumbs
½ c. melted butter
½ tsp. salt
dash ground black pepper
¾ c. cream

¼ c. oyster liquor
¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Drain oysters, saving the liquor.  Combine crumbs, butter, salt and pepper.  Spread ½ the buttered crumbs in a greased 8X14 pan.  Cover with half the oysters. Using another third of the crumbs, spread a second layer, cover with remaining oysters.  Combine cream, oyster liquor and Worcestershire sauce.  Pour over oysters.  Top with the last of crumbs,  Bake in moderate oven (350ºF) 40 minutes.

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