Birthday Cake for Birds


2 cups enriched white flour
3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup chopped apples
3/4 cup minced raisins,
other dried fruit or nuts
3 eggs with shells
3/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cinnamon and sugar

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 8"-9" baking pan. Mash eggshells with back of spoon until powder.Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat 3 minutes on high. Gently stir in fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

This recipe has a very high sugar content. You may want to use less sugar and omit butter.


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