Sister Sister Sunday Takes the Cake

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May 22, 2011

Each Sunday my sister Ashlie and I co-write a blog post about our favorite things and host a linky party called Sister Sister Sunday. We live 2,000 miles apart (she is in Michigan and I am in California) so Sister Sister Sunday is a great way for us to keep in touch every week and stay connected.   Each week our theme changes so make sure to visit us every Sunday to check out what we are into next.

Last Week’s Favorite

Each Sunday we host a “Linky Party” so all of you can share your favorite things with us.  Thank you all for linking up last week, we have so much fun checking out your posts and reading about your families.   Our favorite post from last week’s party came from Joy over at Joy of Desserts.  She shared a recipe for a tasty strawberry smoothie, doesn’t it look delish!  


Now on to Sister Sister Sunday
Ashlie’s Recipe

My friend Dawn mentioned this recipe last summer and I have been itching to make it ever since. When my sister said that she would like to share a cake recipe for this week’s Sister Sister I thought it would be a great time to finally try this light and tasty cake! It is super easy to make and I love that it is guilt-free by being low fat.
Decked Out Angel Food Cake

Ingredients
1 Angel Food Cake Mix prepared according to directions (or feel free to skip this step and buy a store bought one!)
1 Large Container of thawed Cool Whip
Fresh Berries of your choice

Directions
Once your cake is done and cooled.  Cut the cake in half horizontally with a serrated knife.  Scoop the bottom layer out slightly saving the scooped cake to be later mixed with your cool whip and berry mixture.  

Mix half of your thawed Cool Whip with some freshly cut up berries and scooped out cake. 
I used strawberries but this cake would be excellent with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or all!

Finish but re-applying your top half of the Angel Food Cake.  Frost with remainder of Cool Whip and top with berries.

Serve with a drizzle of chocolate if desired. Enjoy!

This cake was a bit hit with my family and I am sure it will be with yours! 

  
Mandy’s Recipe

The rich caramel frosting on this cake is so gooey and sweet, it’s hard to believe the recipe is from Cooking Light.  I tried it because I had everything on hand and a craving for something sweet, gotta love that!  If you are looking for something special give this a try, I served it warm with french vanilla ice cream and my family loved it.

Gooey Caramel Cake

Ingredients
Cake: 
Cooking spray 
1 tablespoon cake flour 
1 cup packed light brown sugar 
7 tablespoons butter, softened 
1/2 cup egg substitute 
2 cups cake flour (about 8 ounces) 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 cup fat-free milk 

Frosting:
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 
3 tablespoons butter 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


 
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray (I used 9 inch pans because that is what I had so my cakes are a bit thin); line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Lightly coat wax paper with cooking spray; dust pans with 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.

Place 1 cup light brown sugar and 7 tablespoons butter in a large mixing bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 3 minutes or until well blended. Add egg substitute to sugar mixture; beat well. Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Spoon batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Remove wax paper; discard. Cool cakes completely on wire rack.

To prepare frosting, combine 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly.

Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

We are always looking for guest bloggers, it is really fun and easy.  You don’t have to have a blog to be a guest blogger, if you are interested please send me an email at kuzakscloset@gmail.com.

Now let’s party! Please link up to our Sister Sister party.  Show us what your favorites things are right now and inspire us for next week.  We are always looking for new favorite recipes, clothing, cosmetics, DIY projects and much much more.  We will feature our favorite next week!  Don’t forget to take our button to spread the word about Sister Sister Sunday.

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