Poka Dot Bunt Cake

Easy to make poka dot bunt cake made from 2 cake mixes using cake pop pans for the poka dots.  The colorful dot are from a white cake batter divided between small bowls and dyed with different food colors.  Then baked pops are added to the bundt cake and baked inside the cake.  It makes…

Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Mini Cakes

Mint chocolate chip cake is made from white cake mix, mint extract, and grated semi sweet chocolate. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box add mint extract and the grated chocolate just before pouring baking pans.  A few drops of green food coloring is optional. I have collected many baking mold…

Maryann Cake With Fresh Strawberries (Strawberry Short Cake)

Wonderful luscious cake filled with strawberries  is baked in a Maryann heart shaped pan to hold fruit or custard.  It can also be baked in Duncan Hines tiara dessert pan. The strawberries that fill the cake shell is covered with a sparkling glaze and served with whipped cream or ice cream.  Very easy to make….

How To Bake Cake Pops

How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans.  These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips.   Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them. I found a set of cake pop pans this fall…

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is made from sour cream, and fresh lemon juice.  The moist lemon cake is glazed with a lemon syrup. The Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan makes it extra festive.  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The…

Banana Upside Down Cake

I spent time looking for a recipe for this cake that was inexpensive to make and that did require anything out of the ordinary pantry.  I like this one because it is made in a iron skillet.  Actually any skillet would work that have oven safe handle.

Banana Walnut Blondies

The food bank gives out very ripe bananas.  I am always looking for ways to use them up.  In the past the food bank has had shelled walnuts but usually the nuts have absorbed unwanted flavors from being stored.  Normally I can’t use them because they taste so bad and even toasting don’t remove the…

Banana Bundt Cake with Penuche Frosting

Quick and easy fun bundt cake to make using up ripe bananas.  What makes it so easy is that it is made from a yellow cake mix.  I was a little intimidated with the idea of making a cooked frosting but it turned out not to be that hard.  It actually went fast.  You just…

Cake Spice Blend Recipe

A couple of Christmases ago, I was shopping in a discount grocery.  I ran across a small bottle of cake spice. That was it’s name just “cake spice.”  I looked at the ingredients on the bottle to see what was in it.  This was different then what I expected so I bought the little dollar…

Apple Upside Down Cake

What can you make with just two apples?  How about a apple upside down cake.  This cake is from an old fashion heirloom recipe.  It is simple no fuss comfort food from a few simple ingredients that is from your pantry.  The cake is baked in a 9 or 10 inch skillet so no special…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Delicious Pecan Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake has a bad reputation as being dry and heavy like a brick.  I found this delicious recipe many years ago on the back of a cake mix.  I have adjusted it to taste like a fruit cake that my family fell in love with from a local market.  It was a southern pecan…