We don’t eat a lot of treats around our house. Think of me as the calorie police. I watch that sort of thing pretty closely. But I also am a strong believer in celebrating – so when my birthday rolled around this month I wanted to bake something SWEET.
A Sunbonnet Cake sounded just right! This recipe is found in my book, A Wedding for Julia. Julia’s dream is to open a café, but she finds more obstacles in her path than she would have ever imagined. I love this sweet story of God’s grace and mercy in the dark hours of our life, and I’m also fond of the recipe for Sunbonnet Cake.
It seems I’m writing books about food and drinks lately. My latest, Murder Simply Brewed , is about a young Amish girl who becomes the manager of a coffee shop after the previous manager dies unexpectedly. Hannah’s life is soon complicated by mystery, unexpected friendships and a blossoming romance.
A freshly baked cake and a cup of coffee. That sounds like a perfect way to celebrate to me. I hope and pray that you enjoy the recipe and the stories.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup milk or water
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon rind, grated
4 egg whites, beaten
Cream together the butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch with the water or milk and then add to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and grated lemon rind, and then fold in the beaten egg whites.
Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake at 350 degree for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.