Cakes/ Cupcakes and Muffins
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
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
Mom really doesnt measure the fruit and nuts, shes pretty liberal with the coconut. She usually uses Granny Smith Apples, says 4 medium grated ones work out about right. Dont 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!
I couldn't call it the original name 'cause the kids wouldn't eat if
when they knew it was healthy
My sister in law was my Mids 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
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°
Bring to boil:
Add at once while hot to powdered sugar mixture. Ice cake while still
hot, right out of the oven.
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