Rhubarb Cake

This is a light cake that would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 egg 1 cup sour soy milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh rhubarb 1/2 cup…

Ponderosa Cake

Adapted from UBC’s website. I used to love grabbing a piece of Ponderosa cake on my way between classes when I was doing my undergrad at UBC. The story goes that this marriage between chocolate chip banana bread and coffee cake was invented due to a banana surplus on campus and the instant hit was…

Fresh Apple Cake

This apple cake is moist and delicious. I’ve finished it with a brown sugar frosting in the photo. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup oil 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups apples, pared and choppled 1/2 cup soy milk…

Oatmeal Raisin Cake

I don’t know what I was expecting when I decided to try this recipe  – it’s coffee cake’s oaty cousin. This would be a great afternoon cake if you have company coming to visit. Cake Ingredients 1 cup quick oats 1 cup boiling water 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 2/3 cup oil 2 eggs…

Darlene’s Fruitcake

Darlene was a good friend of Grandma Donna. Of my grandma’s few fruit cake recipes, I chose to try this one first because it required the fewest ingredients and had the shortest baking time. I like that’s it’s lighter and less fussy than traditional fruit cake, something I would enjoy for breakfast with a cup…

Date and Orange Cake

Grandma Donna had three somewhat different recipes for this cake in her recipe book which makes me think she must have really liked this cake. I have created a sort of mash-up of her recipes. Ingredients 1 cup dates, cut small 1 tbsp orange rind, zested 1 cup boiling water 3 eggs, separated 1 1/2…