White Mountain Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting




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White Mountain Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
I’m a little behind this month so thankfully I found this recipe that I had never posted this past summer. This recipe is for White Mountain Cake. This cake is very special for me for two reasons. Firstly, this cake recipe comes from a long time family friend who passed away a few years ago. His name was John but everyone called him Jack. He suffered from a stroke when I was a teenager and I’d go to visit him in the nursing home often. I’d always sneak in a coffee and donuts. The stroke had left him unable to speak correctly. He has slurred speech and his words were hard to make out. But, if I played a Christmas song for him he would sing it without missing a beat! I still remember how his eyes would light up when I came into his room. I also remember him telling me how he was ready to go home. I knew that he meant his eternal home and not his earthly home. He was ready to be with Jesus. He would always point upwards when he told me this. It makes me a little teary eyed just thinking about it. As much as I miss him, I’m glad he is home with Jesus, and with no more pain and suffering. He’s probably also eating lots of this cake.
The second reason this cake means so much to me is that I got the icing recipe from my Aunt Sherry. My aunt is one of the hardest working women that I know. It’s something that I never told her, but I have always admired that about her. She is also one of the most fun people that I know! She always knows how to have a good time and knows how to throw an awesome party! What I love most about her is her laugh. It’s hard for me to make this cake without hearing her burst into laughter! She has such a throaty, hearty laugh and it’s so contagious! And she’s absolutely beautiful. In fact, years ago she was chosen to in Woman’s World magazine for a makeover. I didn’t think she could get any prettier than she already was, but her makeover was stunning! The magazine did an amazing job.
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One slice of this cake will leave your taste buds begging for more! This cake leaves the most amazing aftertaste and will have your taste buds begging for me! The cream cheese added to the recipe cuts some of the sweetness, which makes it a perfect combination! You do want to make sure to cream your sugar and butter.  This is a very important step! If you don’t it will leave your cake very flat. Trust me, I learned this the hard way! You can also substitute the cherry filling for another type of berry filling such as blueberries or strawberries! Whichever berries you choose, you’re going to love this cake!





White Mountain cake & cupcakes Recipe & Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting =)

 

white mountain cup cakes

I’m not quite sure where this recipe came from originally but it was somehow passed to my family from a very good friend, the type of friend you consider family. His name was Jack, he was the sweetest man you would ever know. He loved kids, the more rotten of a kid you were the funnier he thought it was, that was just the kind of guy he was. He loved to laugh and hadn’t a care in the world or so it seemed. Years ago Jack suffered from a stroke, he could no longer walk or talk and was placed in a nursing home. This broke my heart, it’s tough seeing bad things happen to good people. I used to take him a Dunkin Donuts coffee and a chocolate iced donut, his favorite! I would sit there and watch him devour his O so good donut and slurp down his coffee… he didn’t have to say thank you, the look in his eyes said it all. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t talk, he just wanted someone to be there, a familiar face. Jack also had a love for music, O’ how he loved to sing, and he could! He knew every word of every song and sang it beautifully. Isn’t it funny how he could not talk but could sing every verse to jingle bells? I think music made him feel alive and like there was still hope. Sadly Jack passed away in the nursing home, but he will always have a special place in my heart till we meet again in heaven.

 

White Mountain cake

 

Ingredients:

2 Cups sugar

1/2 Cup shortening

1 Cup cold water

2 Cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla

4 egg whites

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl add sugar and shortening, using a hand mixer cream together. Next add water,flour,baking powder,vanilla and egg whites. Using hand mixer mix everything together until well blended. Pour batter into a greased  13 X 9 cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

 

Cup Cakes:

Do everything the same as above except this time line a cup cake pan with cup cake papers and put about 1/4 of a cup ( I used a cup cake scoop) into each cup cake paper. This should make about 18 cup cakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Peanut Butter fudge frosting:

*This recipe is very similar to moms icing recipe.

Ingredients:

2 egg whites

4 Tbsp. Flour

1 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 pound 10 X sugar

2-4 Tbsp milk ( start with 2 Tbsp. and add more if needed, never any more than 4 Tbsp)

 

 Directions:

In  a medium size mixing bowl add all ingredients, mix well using a hand mixer.

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