We're getting creative now. Versitile layered punch bowl cake recipe, make a specialty cake for any occasion. You can substitute any fruit such as blueberries or raspberries. Be creative, punch bowl cake is great for summer outings. I find it's best if made the night before and refrigerated. Recipe by ELAINE THOMAS.
Layer bottom of punch bowl
with yellow cake crumbles (baked),
or fresh angel food cake pieces.
Just cover the bottom, do not pile up.
2nd Layer- Layer vanilla pudding mixed as on box.
3rd Layer- Layer thinly sliced bananas on next.
4th Layer- Then layer crushed drained pineapple.
5th Layer- Layer fresh strawberries.
6th Layer- One layer of Cool Whip
Repeat these layers until the bowl is full, ending with the cool whip on top.
You can substitute any fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, etc.
Be creative, punch bowl cake is great for summer outings. I find it's best if made the night before and refrigerated.
For Christmas you can put little fake pine trees and small deer on top (from Marzapan).
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Pan Type ~ Punch Bowl
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!
Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.
You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.
Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.
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