I-used-what-i-had Cake Recipe

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Billie Neal


This recipe comes from a 1968 recipe book titled,"Favorite Recipes From Church of GOD Ladies". Each of the recipes has the ladies' name and home town and I will include this with the recipe and if you know or are related to this person, I would really like to know. The recipes I post from this cookbook are ones I have tried and really like or are unusual due to ingredients or possibly due to the number of recipes with the same name but are different in some way. I hope you enjoy.
I know some the recipes are really lacking in some or all areas, but I am posting them as they are in the cookbook


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  • CAKE:

  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1 bottle
    regular box mixed fruit jell-o
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • ICING:

  • 8
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 qt
  • 2 c
    fresh coconut
  • 2 c

How to Make I-USED-WHAT-I-HAD Cake


  1. CAKE:

    Cream shortening, sugars and syrup untilo well blended;
  2. Add Jell-O. Blend well.
  3. Add eggs; beat well.
  4. Sift baking powder into flour;
  5. Add slowly to creamed mixture. Blend well; add vanilla.
  6. Pour into large rectangular pan.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 hour running knife around edge of pan after cake rises to make cake fall around edge so that it will be level. Line pan with aluminum foil, if desired. Leave cake in pan; pour icing over evenly.
  8. ICING:

    Blend ingredients well.

    Rene Mae House
    Conroe Church of God LWWB
    Conroe, Texas
  9. ****If anyone figures out how this should be, please let me know.****

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Course/Dish: Cakes
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