USNA Parent Cookbook ~ Inspiration for Care Packages & Family

Cakes/ Cupcakes and Muffins
Grammie’s Pound Cake    
Nutty Apple Muffins    
Surprise Carrot Cake    
Toni Muller’s Texas Cake    
     


Grammie’s Pound Cake

My mother always had some of this for our Mid to either take back to USNA from home visits and always made sure to send some with me on treks north. One 21st company Mid would shine shoes for it.

1 ½ cups butter or margarine
3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream or 8 oz. Cream cheese
3 cups flour
6 eggs
Flavoring of your choice, approximately 1 Tbsp.
Pre-heat oven to 325°
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. Add flour alternately with sour cream or cream cheese, mix until well blended. Pour into greased and floured bundt or tube pan, bake at 325° for 1 hour.

Terrie Morrell
Columbia, SC
Caitlin 2005, NROTC at University of SC
Courtney 2007, NROTC at University of SC


Nutty Apple Muffins

These were lifesavers during my daughter's Plebe year. It's my mom's recipe. They mail well and every time either my mother or myself headed north there was always a fresh batch packed in the car. 12th company and 21st company really enjoyed them.

¾ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 eggs
½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Soda
1 cup chopped apples
½ cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut
Flavoring of your choice, approximately 1 tsp.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes till test done in middle

Mom really doesn’t measure the fruit and nuts, she’s pretty liberal with the coconut. She usually uses Granny Smith Apples, says 4 medium grated ones work out about right. Don’t peel them. She varies the fruit, uses peaches, banana, sometimes adds craisins or raisins and poppy seed. She also adds cinnamon or nutmeg and will vary the flavor extract between vanilla, sometimes almond. She also says a double batch is just as easy to make. Enjoy!

Terrie Morrell
Columbia, SC
Caitlin 2005, NROTC at University of SC
Courtney 2007, NROTC at University of SC


Surprise (Carrot) Cake

I couldn't call it the original name 'cause the kids wouldn't eat if when they knew it was healthy

2 eggs 2/3c oil
1c sugar 1t cinnamon
1/2 t salt 1c shredded carrots
1 1/2 c flour 1/2 c minced walnuts
1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda

Beat oil and eggs, then sugar, then the rest. Can be hand mixed in one bowl 350 for approx 1 hr

Jo Oliver
John USNA '97


Toni Muller’s Texas Cake

My sister in law was my Mid’s sponsor and usually she had one of these on the counter for Saturday liberty. A big plate was usually taken back to Bancroft to share with company mates.

2 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. Baking soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 small container sour cream

Boil:
2 sticks margarine
1 cup water
4 Tbsp. Cocoa

In a large bowl mix the first 6 ingredients. Bring to boil next 3 ingredients and add at once to flour mixture. Cream well and pour into greased cookie sheet size pan (15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1-inch). Bake 20 minutes (no more) at 350°

Icing:
Mix 1 box powdered sugar, 1 tsp. Vanilla and 1 cup chopped nuts

Bring to boil:
1 stick margarine, 6 Tbsp. Milk and 4 Tbsp. Cocoa

Add at once while hot to powdered sugar mixture. Ice cake while still hot, right out of the oven.
Terrie Morrell
Columbia, SC
Caitlin 2005, NROTC at University of SC
Courtney 2007, NROTC at University of SC


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