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Charlie Chaplin Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jan 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:59 PM
Subject: Charlie Chaplin cake


I am looking for a recipe I once used for Charlie Chaplin cake. It's actually 
a cake/pudding dessert that is very good for feeding a crowd since you scoop 
the dessert into bowls directly from the pan. It involved using chocolate pudding, 
angel food cake torn into bits, and Cool Whip. I would appreciate knowing the 
proportions fo each. I hope you can find it! It's very versatile!

Thank you for your effort.


Hello Jan,

Sorry, I cannot find any recipe called "Charlie Chaplin Cake". However, below are recipes similar to your description.


2103 Update: Found the first recipe below on a message board.

Charlie Chaplin Cake


Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces, Boil chocolate pudding and milk until thick,remove from heat cool. 
Dissolve knox gelatin in 1 c.water and add that to the pudding along with the coffee. place 1 layer of cake & 
pour pudding over cake just about 1-1/2 cups or so slightly covering, your going to layer the cake & pudding 
until up to top of 13x9 pan, after all layered put the tub of whip topping over the cake, put in fridge about 
1 hr & enjoy. 
Heavenly  Hash  Cake

1 angel food cake
1 family size box chocolate pudding
1 lg. bowl Cool Whip
Chopped nuts

Break angel food cake in pieces.  Place in long pan.  Prepare pudding mix according 
to directions on box.  Cool slightly, pour over angel food cake.  Cool.  Spread Cool 
Whip on top.  Sprinkle with nuts. Store in refrigerator. 
Chocolate  Pudding  Angel  Cake

1 box chocolate pudding mix
1 angel food cake
1 container Cool Whip

Take the chocolate pudding and following directions on box to make pudding. Take your 
cake dish or casserole dish and break the angel food cake into small pieces.  Pour the 
pudding over the angel food; stir.  Put in refrigerator to chill.  Top it all with Cool 
Whip when ready to serve.
Snow  Tunnel  Cake

1 Duncan Hines deluxe angel food cake mix
1 (12 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 1/2 c. milk
1 (4 1/2 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding

Bake cake as directed.  Cool.  Slice 1 inch layer off top.  Gently hollow out a 
trench 1 1/2 inch wide, 2 inches deep in cake.  Tear cake from trench into small 
pieces.  Combine milk and pudding.  Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.  Fold cake 
pieces and 1 3/4 cup Cool Whip into pudding.  Fill trench with pudding mixture. 
Replace top of cake. Spread remaining Cool Whip over sides and top. Cool until set. 

Habanero Chili

----- Original Message ----- 
From: stuart 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:39 PM
Subject: recipie search for habanero chili

Six or seven years ago I bought a couple of Habanero pepper plants online and 
when I received them I also received a short phamplet style cook book with recipies 
for the peppers. I have lost the cook book and there was a chili recipie that had 
ground beef, four habaneros split in half with the seeds and the membrane taken out. 
It also had cumin, beans, stewed tomatoes and other ingrediants that I can not remember. 
I was a very good chili and I would really like to have the recipie again but I have 
not been able to find it anywhere.

Thanks for your help.


Hello Stuart,

Sorry, I had no success locating that exact recipe. See below for one that may be similar. Easy to use 4 habaneros instead of two if you want.


Habanero Chili

1 lb lean ground beef 
1 (8 ounce) cans kidney beans 
1 (8 ounce) cans tomatoes 
1 cup water 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 red bell pepper, diced 
1 large onion, diced 
2 garlic cloves, crushed 
2 habanero peppers, chopped 
1 tablespoon achiote powder 
1 teaspoon black pepper 
1 pinch cumin 

1. Brown meat in olive oil. 
2. Stir in onions, garlic, habaneros and bell pepper. 
3. Add achiote powder, pepper and cumin. Mix well. 
4. Add beans and tomatoes and season with salt. 
5. Add water and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Mapleine Peanut Butter Fudge

----- Original Message ----- 
From: jo 
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2010 9:49 PM
Subject: no cook peanut butter/maple fudge

When my kids were small (about 45 years ago) I often made them a no cook peanut 
butter fudge flavored with Mapleine. It was truly no cook. All the "no cook" 
recipes I have been able to find on the internet call for some of the ingredients 
to me mixed and melted on the stove, then mixed with the other ingredients. My 
recipe used all ingredients right out of the package. As nearly as I can remember 
the ingredients were: peanut butter, powdered sugar, Mapleine flavoring, and I 
believe it had powdered milk also. It didn't have to be refrigerated to make it 
harden because it had enough dry ingredients to make it firm. It took a lot of 
mixing by hand to make it really smooth. Then it was cut into squares and each 
square was topped with a maraschino cherry (which may or may not have been in the 
recipe). It was a really delicious candy. Recently I found some Mapleine flavoring, 
and have been looking for that recipe ever since. I don't know where I got the recipe.
I hope you can help me find it. Thanks.

Hi Jo,

Sorry, I had no success finding a recipe fitting your description. I'll post the request on the site. Maybe a reader can help.


A Particular Pear Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Erin 
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:45 PM
Subject: recipe request

Thank you for your web site and the work you do on it.

I'm looking for a recipe I had and lost due to computer crash years ago. 
It is a Pear Pie recipe.  And though I have searched for the recipe, 
I have not been sucessful.  The unusual parts of this recipe is that you 
steep the quartered or 8thed peeled pears in strawberry nectar.  This turns 
them a very attractive pink color and was pictured on the recipe when I 
originally found it.  So the pears are steeped and "colored" by the strawberry 
nectar and baked in a pie, but there is no full pie shell top on it, rather 
a crumble type top.  I would appreciate it if you could find this recipe for 
me again.

Thanks a lot,


Hi Erin,

Sorry, I had no success in locating this recipe. I will post it on the site in case a reader has it, but since it's been requested on Chowhound for 10 months with no replies, I don't have much hope.


Corral Bars

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Vicky 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 10:42 PM
Subject: Recipe request

I would like the recipe for a bar from Johnson's Bakery in Waterloo, Iowa. 
They're called Corral Bars.  There is a filling that appears to be brown 
sugar with nuts and is surrounded by pastry with a drizzle of powdered sugar 
on top.  My name is Vicky .
Thank you.

Hello Vicky,

Is it "corral bars" as you put it, or "coral bars" as this person spells it?

Taste of Home

Johnson's Bakery has a website, but I could not find any bars like that on their product lists. If I missed them, let me know. See:

Johnson's Bakery Waterloo

Sorry, I could not locate a recipe spelled either way. These bars are likely a creation of that bakery, and they don't give out the recipe for them. Apparently no one has created a copycat recipe. I don't have much hope of success here, since a request for this recipe has been posted on Taste of Home's forum for three years with no success.


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