Talking to Spirit - Seth's No Fail - No Fall Lemon Mango Cake - 2/28/93
Mix 2 cups flour
1˝ cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
˝ cup Crisco
1 cup milk
1˝ tsp vanilla
Mix for half a minute on low and then 3 minutes on high with your electric mixer (or by hand about 150 strokes). Add the juice of one lemon and rind and one peeled chopped mango. Add more water if too thick. Bake at 350° F in a 9x13 inch pan for 45 minutes or 2 round layers for 30 to 35 minutes. Grease and flour the pans before you put the batter in. Frost with icing.
Icing: 1 stick butter (softened) and 1 box confectioners sugar. Juice of one lemon and water for desired consistency. Sprinkle top of iced cake with lemon rind.
This particular recipe deserves a bit of comment. It was the first time I'd ever channeled a recipe. Somebody in my husband's office had given us some mangos and our neighbor Phil had given us a number of lemons. Being the untutored cook I was I'd actually never eaten a mango and had not done much more with lemons than make lemonade.
So, there I am talking to Seth. Remember that I started channeling on February 12, 1993. This recipe was channeled 16 days later. Still in the early days of channeling and still a raw novice at it, I asked Seth via the Ouija board, "Do you know anything about cooking?" He responded in the affirmative going on to explain that he'd once applied for a position as head pastry chef with Louis the Fourteenth in France. Blew me away. I'd never heard anything about that from what Jane Roberts had to channel. But, stranger things have happened. Anyway, whether it's true or not (always….always keep a cautionary eye on the information you channel in the early novice days…it just ain't always true) the recipe turned out well and it really didn't fall. The actual channeling process of getting the recipe was pretty intense, too. Picture me in the kitchen trying to talk to Seth via the Ouija Board. I still couldn't "hear" well in those days…it was mostly coming via the board and what verbal info I got was very much like you were sticking your fingers in and out of your ears a lot…it just didn't all get to me. In any case, the recipe turned out well and if you happen to try it I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.