Tuesday, June 26, 2007

preheat your oven...

In honor of our recent comments/discussion on the 1965 "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cook Book" and in anticipation of the upcoming holiday, I present page 135: Drum Cake for the Fourth of July!

I know everyone is going to whip up this little creation, so I'll type out the recipe in case the print is too small in the picture:

"Bake cake batter in round layer pans as directed on 1 package of our devils food cake mix. Prepare frosting as directed on 1 package of our fluffy white frosting mix. Frost cooled cake. On sides of cake, press into frosting at angles striped peppermint candy sticks. Place a big red maraschino cherry at ends of sticks. If you like, cross two candy stricks on top of cake for drumsticks."

Somehow the maraschino cherries on the candy sticks sound a little weird to me now... But, hey, the cake looks pretty dang festive, so that's all that really matters.

9 comments:

marie said...

Can I use my EasyBake oven? Amazing what a lightbulb can do (wonder if I can upgrade to a twisty bulb???)

Diane said...

My sister got the EasyBake over.

Actually, I can feel myself gaining weight just looking at the picture. Time to walk the dog again.

Diane said...

oops, oven. Maybe I'm a little jealous.

Jan said...

That wonderfully coifed Betty Crocker/Mom of long ago--what a cake! Thanks for the memories. . . .

mompriest said...

I love the lookd of this cake. Maybe I'd use a strawberry flavored candycanes, or cherry flavored, if they still had the white stripes. Hum...going to a 4th of July party, wonder if I can bring dessert?

I have my moms Betty Crocker from 40 years ago. But I tend to use Joy of Cooking...

Diane said...

if you're a Minnesotan, you have to use Betty (at least sometimes)

Barbara B. said...

Yep, love that Betty! (My hubby and I toured the Betty Crocker test kitchens on our honeymoon in Minneapolis waaaay back in 1980!)

Diane said...

ooh, does that bring back memories.

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