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Death by Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

1 chocolate cake mix
1 small tub of Cool Whip
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 can of caramel topping
Heath bars (crushed)

Directions:

1. Bake the cake per the box instructions in a bundt pan. Place the cake on a large platter.

2. When the cake is done and while still hot, poke holes with a fork.

3. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the hot cake - it will soak in. Cool.

4. Pour caramel topping over top of cake and spread Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle with the crushed Heath bars.

 

 

Rum Cake Recipe

Rum Cake


This rum cake recipe is made with the famous Bacardi rum. It's a crowd pleaser when you want something extra special for dessert. Top with whipped cream and berries or fruit slices for an elegant touch when serving.

Bacardi Rum Cake

Ingredients:


For the cake:

1 cup chopped pecans - substitute with chopped walnuts if preferred
Jell-o instant vanilla pudding - 4 serving pack
1 18.5 ounce box yellow cake mix (make sure the ingredients does not contain 'pudding' in it)
4 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup oil - vegetable or corn
1/2 cup dark Bacardi rum


For the glaze:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup dark Bacardi rum

 

Directions:

1. Mix all the other ingredients of the cake except the pecans or walnuts, and mix in blender for couple of minutes.

2. Grease a bundt pan.

3. Spread the pecans/walnuts at the bottom of pan. Pour the blended cake mixture over this.

4. Heat oven to 325 degrees F and bake the cake for 1 hour.

5. Just before cake is ready take prepare the glaze.

6. Take a pan and place on medium heat. Put in and melt the butter.

7. Put in the water and sugar. Allow to boil till sugar melts.

8. Turn off the heat and stir in the rum. The rum can release very hot vapor. Please be careful.

9. Once cake is ready, very gently pierce the entire cake using a fork.

10. Keep the cake on a big plate and pour the warm glaze slowly over it, allowing it to seep into the cake.

11. Let the cake stand for at least a couple of hours. There is no need to refrigerate this cake, but it will taste better chilled.

 

 

 

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe


Chocolate and banana, the perfect blend! This cake recipe will be the hit of any gathering and gives even Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream a run for it's money for favorite dessert!

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted

 

Directions:

Cake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square pan.

2. At medium speed of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and sour cream.

4. Combine the flour, baking soda and chocolate. Add to butter mixture alternately with the mashed banana, stirring just until dry ingredients are incorporated.

5. Pour into prepared pan, and bake for about 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on rack.


Frosting Directions:

1. Beat the softened butter until fluffy.

2. Gradually add the confectioners sugar and melted chocolate, beating until smooth.

3. Spread evenly over cooled cake.

 

 

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Dump Cake


Dump cake is popular and this variation takes it to a whole new level. Our pumpkin dump cake recipe is filled with moist pumpkin, aromatic spices and the wonderful texture of pecans in the mix. It's always a hit.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Ingredients:

4 eggs, beaten
2 cups cooked pumpkin
1 1/2 cups sugar
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 sticks melted butter

 

Directions:

1. Mix first 8 ingredients together. Pour into a 13x9 inch pan.

2. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture.

3. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the cake mix, then pour melted butter evenly over the cake mix.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour (or until lightly browned around edges). Serve with Cool Whip on top.

 

 

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll Cake


This pumpkin roll recipe is the original moist pumpkin cake filled with a creamy, delicious filling and rolled so it looks as good as it tastes. The smell of pumpkin and spices as this bakes is one of those aromas that create memories, a smell that identifies a particular occasion or feeling it produces.

Pumpkin roll is the perfect substitute for pumpkin pie as a dessert and for cake when you want something special. A 1/4 teaspoon of allspice can be added to the pumpkin roll recipe if you prefer more of a spiced flavor, without overwhelming the pumpkin taste. Allow enough time for cooling and refrigeration, the wait is worth it!

Pumpkin Roll

Ingredients:


Cake Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
powdered sugar (needed for a towel, to keep the cake from sticking)


Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for topping

 

 Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and lemon juice.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well blended.

4. Spray a 10 1/2" by 15" non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the cookie sheet, spread evenly.

5. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Prepare a clean kitchen towel by sprinkling heavily with powdered sugar.

7. After baking, turn the cookie sheet onto the towel, the cake should slide out onto the towel. Starting at one end, roll up the cake into the towel. Cool 30-40 minutes.

8. For the filling, stir together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and butter. Mix well.

9. After the roll has cooled, unroll it and spread the filling evenly. Roll back up without the towel. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until filling is firm.

10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

 

 

Angel Food Cake Recipe

Angel Food Cake Recipe


This is a very moist and very light, fluffy angel food cake.  Angel Food is a great dessert if you're on a diet because it's made with egg whites and no fats added in like butter or cooking oil.  Egg whites contain only about 25% of the calories in an egg, and none of the fat.  You can enjoy a piece of angel food cake, and stay in line with most diets.  Angel food cake is perfect topped with strawberries or strawberry jam and whipped cream for a beautiful dessert.

Angel Food Cake

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups egg whites (12)
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup  granulated sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:

1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Mix powdered sugar and flour; set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until foamy.

3. Beat in granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, with mixer on high, add vanilla, almond extract and salt with the last of sugar.

4. Beat until stiff and glossy meringue forms. Do not under-beat.

5. Sprinkle sugar-flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, over meringue, folding in just until sugar-flour mixture disappears. Push batter into ungreased angel food cake pan (tube pan), 10x4 inches. Cut gently through batter with metal spatula.

6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cracks feel dry and top springs back when touched lightly. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heat resistant funnel or bottle.

7. Let hang about 2 hours or until cake is completely cool. Loosen sides with knife or long spatula and remove from pan.

 

 

Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Cake Recipe


This is a delicious pumpkin cake recipe that gives you a wonderful alternative to the same old pumpkin pie at holiday dinners. Moist and warmly spiced, the pumpkin flavor shines through and is perfect frosted with cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients:

1 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 can pumpkin (15-oz)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

 

Directions:

1. Mix the dry ingredients (except the sugar) together and set aside.

2. Cream sugar and shortening; add the eggs. Add this to the dry mixture and cream well.

3. Add pumpkin and vanilla; Mix well.

4. Pour into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.

5. Bake about 90 min at 350 degrees F.

6. Cream cheese frosting may be added, but this pumpkin cake is moist and keeps well for several days without any topping.

 

 

 

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe

Better Than Sex Cake


This wonderfully rich better than sex cake will clear up any doubts you may have about a cake being better than sex. This one, with it's rich flavor, is a sure winner!

Trivia note - when this recipe fist hit the streets, it was supposedly named: "The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford". My how things have changed...The cake is wonderful however.

Better Than Sex Cake

Ingredients:

1 (18.5 oz) package yellow cake mix (do not use the pudding in the mix type)
2/3 cup sugar
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 (6 oz.) package vanilla pudding mix
1 tub non-dairy whipped topping
flaked or shredded coconut

 

Directions:

1. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan, bake the cake according to package directions.

2. Put holes into the top of the cake (use toothpicks or wooden skewers)

3. Mix pineapple and sugar then pour over cake.

4. Cook the pudding according to the package directions and pour over cake. Chill in refrigerator.

5. Spread whipped topping over cake and sprinkle coconut on top.

6. Keep refrigerated.

 

 

Yellow Cake Recipe

Yellow Cake Recipe


This yellow cake recipe is a simply delicious made from scratch cake that can be frosted with almost any flavor frosting. It is the perfect dessert after a home cooked meal.

Yellow Cake

Ingredients:

1/3 cup softened shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk

 

Directions:

1. Cream softened shortening and butter. Add the eggs to the mixture, mix well.

2. Sift together all dry ingredients and add to the creamy mixture. Stir in milk and vanilla.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F in two 9 inch round cake pans for 25 to 30 minutes.

3. Frost with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe below).  

 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:

3/4 cups baking cocoa
2-2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
6 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
5 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. Combine cocoa and sugar in a bowl.

2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the cocoa/sugar mixture in a medium bowl.

3. Add the remaining cocoa/sugar mixture alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency.

4. Blend in vanilla. Makes 2 cups.

 

 

 

7-Up Cake

Ingredients:

3/4 pound butter
6 cups flour, divided
5 eggs
2 tablespoons lemon extract
3/4 cup 7Up

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine butter and 3 cups flour.

2. Add eggs, one at a time, followed by remaining flour and lemon extract.

3. Fold in 7Up. Pour into a well-greased bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.

 

 

Lemon Cake Recipe

Lemon Cake


This is a moist and rich lemon cake recipethat combines the tart taste of lemon with the traditionally sweet taste of cake.

Frost with lemon buttercream frosting for a fresh, tangy treat.

Lemon Cake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

2. In a mixer, cream the butter then add the sugar, beating well.

3. Reduce speed to medium and add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.

5.  Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in the lemon rind.

6. Pour batter into prepared cake pans, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick or cake tester.

7. Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely before frosting.

 


Lemon Buttercream Frosting:


Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1-pound box (3-3/4 cups) confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
5 to 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

Directions:

1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.

2.  Add the egg yolk, beating well, and gradually beat in the sugar with the lemon juice until desired spreading consistency is reached.

3. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake layers.

 

 

 

Dump Cake Recipe

Dump Cake


The name may sound unappealing, but this very moist and very easy dump cake is also known as an easy way to make delicious cobbler. Dump cake gets it's name because all you do is dump the ingredients into one bowl, mix and bake, and you have a delicious cake! The easy preparation time makes dump cake a great recipe to make with younger kids.

Dump Cake

Ingredients:

1 package yellow cake mix, non-pudding type
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 sticks butter, melted
Coconut (optional)
Pecans, crushed (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Spread the pie filling into a large pan, then spoon the pineapple on top.

2. Evenly sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pineapple. Pour melted butter on top of the cake mix.

3. Sprinkle nuts and coconut on top of everything. (optional)

4. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven for 1 hour.

 

 

Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake Recipe


This is an oldie but goodie, a tasty apple cake recipe filled with the flavor of apples for when pie isn't what you want and cake seems too sweet. It's the perfect blend of fruit and dessert in one cake.

Apple Cake

Ingredients:

6 apples (chopped, peeled and cored)
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
5 Tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a tube pan.

2. Combine apples with cinnamon and sugar, coating well. Set aside.

3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Combine this mixture with the dry ingredients, then add eggs, one at a time. Mix well.

5. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top.

6. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

 

 

Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake


This is a light and moist strawberry cake recipe sure to delight the strawberry lovers for dessert. The strawberry cream cheese frosting is perfect, not too sweet yet not too bland for the strawberry flavor of the cake. It can be frosted with chocolate fudge frosting instead of the cream cheese frosting, for those who love chocolate covered strawberries in cake form.

Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:

1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
Garnish: sliced fresh strawberries

 

Strawberry Cake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 round 9-inch cake pans.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

3. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

5. Spread Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.

 


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
7 cups confectioners' sugar

 

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Beat in 1/4 cup strawberry puree, reserving remaining for another use. Beat in extract.

3. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.

 

 

 

Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee Cake Recipe


Every great cup of coffee deserves a moist slab of coffee cake to go with it. Whether for breakfast or an afternoon refueling, this recipe is buttery and absolutely delicious!

Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
4 ounces butter, cold, cut in pieces
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.

2. Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl; cut in butter until the mixture coarse crumbs form. Take out 1 cup of crumbs and put aside.

3. Combine egg, buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla, whisk until smooth; stir into the remaining crumbs in bowl. Spread in the prepared baking pan.

4. Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over the batter. Bake for 30 minutes.

 

 

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