Chocolate Nougat Cake

History: From Betty Crocker’s 1950 Picture Cook Book Time and Effort: Medium- the cake requires separating the eggs and beating the whites to a meringue, but other than that it’s pretty much just mix and stir. The frosting requires a candy thermometer, but it’s not difficult. It only took me a few minutes to make…
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Dutch Cocoa Cream Cake

History: One of 15 variations of chocolate cake in Betty Crocker’s 1950 picture edition. Time and Effort: This cake is time-consuming and has many steps including splitting 2 layers into 4. I had difficulty getting that done evenly. Other than splitting the layers, nothing was difficult, and all the ingredients are very basic. Worthy of…
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Fool’s Dessert

History: A “fool” is a very old dessert dating back hundreds of years. This recipe was taken from: A fine dessert by Emily Jenkins (Picture book) Time and Effort: Quick and easy provided you have an electric beater. A young child could learn to make this dessert. Worth adding to your Repertoire: Absolutely! While visiting…
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Strawberry Cream Pie

Cream pies were once standard fare in the American kitchen. The varieties of cream pies were endless. The popular banana cream and coconut cream pies are still commonly found wherever you can find a cafe or diner with a pie case. Count me a fan. I like the plain vanilla cream with its variations, and…
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