Friday Treat - Cake and Punch

Quick Caramel Cake
2 cups cake flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
Let all ingredients stand at room temperature 45 minutes before use. To sifted flour, add baking powder, salt, sugar; sift again into large mixer bowl. Add shortening, milk, vanilla. Beat 2 minutes with mixer at low speed. Add unbeaten eggs and beat 1 minute longer. Pour into 8 1/2 x 13 1/2- inch pan. Set aside. Topping: 2 egg whites, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Clean mixer beaters, and beat egg whites till stiff but not dry. Gradually add brown sugar; beat well. Spread atop cake; sprinkle with nuts and bake on center rack in 350 degree F oven 35 minutes. Makes 1 cake.
Ice Tea Punch
2 TB loose tea
2 cups boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
12 oz. cold ginger ale
Pour boiling water over tea and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain tea into pitcher. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Pour in juices and chill. To serve, pour over ice in punch bowl and add ginger ale. Makes 10 cups.

Wonderful treat for company on Sunday or anytime. Your family and guests will thank you!


  1. Did you mean 2 Cups cake flour for the carmel cake? I thought that's what you meant but just checking.

  2. Thanks Lynn!!! I need your eagle eyes...

  3. They both seem simple enough but I think my first choice is going to be to try the caramel cake