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Country Kitchen: Desserts should appeal to citrus lovers

by Brenda Sparks

Here are a pair of dessert recipes with a citrus twist. Both recipes are by Iris Keplinger, and they were published in a cookbook compiled by the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center in the 1980s.

ORANGE CAKE
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can mandarin oranges, do not drain
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil

Icing:
1 large Cool Whip
1 box French vanilla instant pudding
1 cup pineapple chunks, drained

Mix together cake mix, oranges, eggs and oil. Beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Bake in 3 layers at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool. Mix all icing ingredients together and spread between, on top and on sides of layers. Keep refrigerated. Cake will freeze well.

CREAMY LEMON
CHEESE CAKE
1 box Duncan Hines Pudding Recipe Lemon Cake Mix
Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil

Set aside 1 cup dry cake mix. Combine remaining cake mix with 1 egg and oil. Press in bottom of greased 13 – by – 9 – inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine reserved cake mix, 2 eggs and remaining ingredients. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.

Spread over cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool.

Until next week, here’s some Food for thought: He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Proverbs 20:19