Fruitcake Made Yummy! Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit Recipe

Fruit Cake

Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit

Contributed by Sara Tetreault

“This is my favorite, go-to cake recipe. Why do I love it?  Simple, easy ingredients that I always have on hand. After dinner as a dessert, or at a coffee-klatch in the morning with friends, it’s always a hit.  My kids call it “breakfast dessert” and they love it, too.  The best part is that you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the cake just before baking it.  It makes the top a little crunchy and very tasty.” ~ Sarah

Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 45 minutes. Serves 8.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery butter
  • 3/4 cup Alter Eco sugar
  • 1/2 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2+ cups Woodstock frozen fruit
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon and Alter Eco Sugar for topping before baking

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer.
  3. Add yogurt, egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
  4. Mix until smooth.
  5. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture.
  7. Stir gently batter into a batter.
  8. Stir in fruit.
  9. Place in greased 8 inch square cake pan.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  11. Bake 50 minutes, until lightly browned and firm in center

Notes

These also make wonderful muffins. Follow same directions but place in muffin pan and bake about 20 minutes.

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About Sara Tetreault

Sara Tetreault is a wife, mom, home cook, chicken keeper, city dweller, and home swapper. She says she will  trade just about anything – except husbands! Stunning and warm, you must check out her blog: http://gogingham.com. Thanks, Sara!

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No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies


No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are easy and fun to make, and the gem-like colors of the fruit preserves make them great for holiday celebrations. Use a variety of Mediterranean Organics Fruit Preserves to create a rainbow of colors and fruity flavors. Makes about 2 dozen.

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup pitted dates
  • 3 cups Country Choice Organic Old Fashioned Oats (aka quick oats)
  • 1 ½ cup Woodstock Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Woodstock Farms Shredded Coconut
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup Mediterranean Organics Preserves

Method

  1. Place dates into a medium bowl, cover with hot water and set aside to let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid, and then drain dates well.
  3. In a food processor, pulse oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.
  5. Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.
  6. Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done.
  7. Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.
  8. Spoon a bit of fruit preserves into each indentation.
  9. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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Turkey Stuffing Recipe – Fruity, Aromatic & Elegant

Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Elegant Turkey Stuffing

For many, the stuffing is the best part of the Thanksgiving feast. This fruity, aromatic recipe will have your guests making yummy sounds throughout the meal. Serves 18. Prep time: 25 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Clover Stornetta Butter
  • 3 medium celery stalks (with leaves), chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  • 9 cups soft Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread cubes (15 slices)
  • ½ cup Woodstock Farms Dried Cranberries, Blueberries, or Cherries
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh or 1 ½ tsp. dried sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Method

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a 10-inch skillet.
  2. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring frequently, until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in about 1/3 of the bread cubes.
  4. Place in large bowl, add remaining bread cubes and ingredients, and toss.
  5. Stuff turkey just before roasting.

To bake stuffing outside of the turkey, place in greased 3-quart casserole or 13” x 9” x 2” rectangular baking dish, cover, and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes. Then, uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.The brands of ingredients are suggested based on the availability of free printable grocery coupons on www.CommonKindness.com. CommonKindness coupon purchases generate needed funds for your favorite nonprofit organizations. Join the movement today.

Caramel Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe

Caramel Pecan Coffee Cake

Nothing  warms up a brisk autumnal morning like a cup of hot coffee and a slice of warm coffee cake. My love of both caramel and pecans makes this  my favorite coffee cake recipe. Makes eight servings. Prep time is 20 minutes. Bake times is 25 minutes

Ingredients

Batter

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Alter Eco Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 2 tbsp. Clover Stornetta butter, melted

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup Alter Eco Cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground Saigon cinnamon

Caramel Pecan Topping

  • 1/3 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Clover Stornetta butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Method

  1. Do not preheat oven.
  2. Mix Batter ingredients in a greased 9 ½ inch deep dish pie plate.
  3. Combine Cinnamon Sugar Topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Stir together corn syrup, brown sugar and butter in a small bowl.
  5. Add pecans and mix well.
  6. Top batter evenly with cinnamon sugar topping.
  7. Spoon the Caramel Pecan Topping evenly over the batter.
  8. Place in a COLD oven, set temperature to 350°F, and bake 25 minutes, until lightly browned and firm in center.
  9. Cool slightly and serve warm with love and gratitude.

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