Winbeckler's French Vanilla Sour Cream Cake
1 c. Crisco solid shortening
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. vegetable oil
Mix ingredients together on medium speed until blended.
Store in refrigerator to maintain consistency.
Use a pastry brush to coat inside of cake pans.
Below are many delicious ways to use cake scraps you may have from leveling, cut-out cakes, or cake sculpture.
Snowballs-- On slow mixer speed, mix white cake scraps (or angle food) and vanilla with buttercream icing (about 1/2 cake and 1/2 icing). Form into balls and roll in coconut.
Lemon Balls--On slow mixer speed, mix white or yellow cake, lemon,flavoring, and buttercream icing. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar or coconut.
Rum Balls--On slow mixer speed, mix chocolate cake, rum flavoring, and chocolate buttercream icing. Add nuts if desired. Form into balls and roll in cocoa or shaved chocolate.
Candy Coated Balls--Any of the recipes above may be altered by adding chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, nuts, candied fruits, flavors, etc. Form into balls and freeze for 10-15 minutes. Dip into candy coating (white, pastels, or chocolate flavored). These candies would make a wonderful addition to any candy assortment.
Easy Layered Dessert (Trifle)--In seperate serving dishes or a 9" x 13" cake pan, layer cake scraps, pudding, and whipped cream.
You can also add mini marshmallows and/or sliced fruit.
As a Side Decoration for Cakes--Crumble cake scraps into a 9" x 13" cake pan. Hold a freshly iced cake over the cake crumb container. By handfuls, apply cake crumbs to the side of the cake. You can also use crumbs as "sand" for a beach-themed cake.
As a Cake Filling-- Use the snowball, lemon ball, or rum ball recipe with slightlyless cake (about 1/3 cake to 2/3 icing). Add nuts, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, fruit, raisins, flavors, etc. Thin with water if necessary.before filling cake.
Cheese Bars-- Spray a 9" x 13" serving dish with non-stick vegetable coating, crumble cake scraps into dish and flatten. Mix together 8 oz. softened cream cheese and a small can of crushed pineapple (drained). Spread mixture on top of cake crumbs. Top with a layer of whipped cream and and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.