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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Lemon Butter Layer Cake ~
2 cups flour
2 1/4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 cup butter
1 t lemon extract
1 1/4 cup sugar
6 eggs, unbeaten
~Lemon Cream Filling~
4 oz lemon pudding and pie mix
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups water
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup walnuts or almonds
Preheat oven to 325F.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream
butter with extract. Gradually add sugar, creaming
well, 5 to 8 minutes. (The more you beat the better
the cake.) Blend in eggs, one at a time; beat 1
minute after each. Add the dry ingredients; blend
thoroughly. Turn into 9 or 10 inch tube pan, greased
on bottom. Bake for 55 - 60 minutes until cake springs
back when touched lightly in center. Do not invert.
Cool. Cut cake horizontally to make 4 layers. Stack
layers, spreading Filling and sprinkling 2 tablespoons
Nut Crunch on each layer and on top.
Lemon Cream Filling: Prepare lemon pudding and pie
filling mix using sugar and water. Cool to lukewarm.
Cream butter. Gradually add filling, beating well.
Nut Crunch: Heat sugar in small skillet until sugar
melts and is golden brown. Stir in walnuts or almonds
Spread on greased cookie sheet; cool. Crush fine. (To
crush nut mixture, place between sheets of waxed
paper and crush with hammer or rolling pin.
For gift giving place cake on a decorative holiday plate.
Give with a basket containing favorite tea mixture, tea
infuser, and teacup or coffee mug. Embellish basket with
greenery and ribbon. Add gift tag and recipe card.
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