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Random Recipe Monday – Grapefruit cake November 6, 2007

Filed under: Baking,Vintage Recipes — LotusMama @ 5:17 am
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Ok, this one really is random. It is from my 1940s cake recipe book and I’ve never tried it or even thought about using grapefruit in a cake. But, I must adhere to the laws of fate that give me a random recipe, so here ’tis:

3 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
1 c shortening
3 tbsps grated grapefruit rind
2 1/2 c sugar
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
3/4 c grapefruit juice

Sift flour, salt, soda and baking powder together. Cream shortening with grapefruit rind and sugar until fluffy. Add whole eggs and yolk, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each is added. Add sifted dry ingredients and juice alternately in small amounts, beating well after each addition. Pour into greased pans and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 30 to 35 minutes. Make 3 (9 inch) layers.

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2 Responses to “Random Recipe Monday – Grapefruit cake”

  1. Seattle Coffee Girl Says:

    Hmmm…with what type of frosting would you imagine one would frost a grapefruit cake?

  2. Kimberly Ann Says:

    I like cream cheese frosting on anything, so I’d try that.


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