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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Coffee Cake Recipes, Easy Donut Recipe

   Our Recipe of the Month to Try.

Prune Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe

   Ingredients required
3/4 cup dried apricots
3/4 cup dried prunes
2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
two eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sugar Cinnamon Mixture
2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat fat 350 degrees

Instructions for Prune Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe

   Combined brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, at medium speed beat shortening with granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed beat in flour, baking powder and salt, (which has been sifted together), (three additions) alternately with milk and vanilla (two editions) beating until just combined. With rubber scraper, gently fold in prunes and apricots. Turn 1/3 of the batter into 9 inch tube pan lightly greased and floured, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture, then with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Repeat layering twice. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts. Bake 55 minutes or until done. Let cool on wire rack about 25 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm. Serves 12.

List of Coffee Cake Donuts Recipes

Quickie Doughnuts
Raised Doughnuts
Roxy Do-nuts
Christmas Coffee Cake
Crumb Coffee Cake
Fresh Corn Fritters
Funnel Cakes
Prune & Apricot Coffee Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Blueberry Tea Cake

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup