Mama Shirley Desserts
Desserts are always wonderful, but there’s something about Mama Shirley’s desserts that add just the right amount of homemade goodness that makes them phenomenal.
Looking over the Mama Shirley’s dessert section on the Moms Who Think web site is sure to make your mouth water. The variety and selection mean there is something for everyone.
Chocolate lovers will go gaga over the Midnight Velvet Deep Chocolate Cake, the Fudgilicious Tunnel Cake, the Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake and the Milk Chocolate Pound Cake.
If your tastes are a bit fruitier, you will enjoy the Blueberry Buckle, Banana Brown Betty and the Lemon Cloud Pie.
And if you just want straight up sweetness, you can try the Old Time Creamy Puff Pudding, the Pig and Whistle Cake or the Red Velvet Cake.
All recipes are easy to follow providing all the ingredients you will need and step by step directions that will set you up for success.
But the best part will be seeing the look in your family’s eyes when you set these delectable desserts on the table. You can tell them it’s all thanks to their Mama Shirley!
Apple Fritters RecipePublished:
Southern Apple Fritter Recipe Ingredients: Vegetable oil 3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1 cup milk 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 cups finely chopped Golden Delicious apples 1/4 cup orange juice 2 teaspoons grated orange zest […]Read more »
Deep South Chocolate Pecan Pie RecipeUpdated:
Deep South Chocolate Pecan Pie Ingredients: Pastry for a 1-crust pie2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate3 Tablespoons butter1 cup light corn syrup¾ cup white sugar3 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 cup coarsely chopped pecans½ cup heavy cream, whipped Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with […]Read more »
Pumpkin Pie Bars RecipeUpdated:
Pumpkin Pie Bars Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup rolled oats 2 eggs ¾ cup white sugar 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Directions: 1. […]Read more »
Forget Me Not Cookies RecipeUpdated:
Forget Me Not Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 2 egg whites½ cup sugar1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1 cup finely chopped walnuts½ teaspoon vanilla Makes 36 cookies Directions: 1. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Line two 14 inch by 16 inch baking sheets with parchment […]Read more »
Blondies Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter, melted 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda Pinch of salt 1 cup of all-purpose flour Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter and flour an […]Read more »
Ladies Club Orange Chiffon Cake RecipeUpdated:
Ladie’s Club Orange Chiffon Cake Recipe Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups cake flour1 ½ cups sugar3 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt5 egg yolks½ cup vegetable oil¾ cup fresh orange juice1 Tablespoon orange zest½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup egg whites½ teaspoon cream of tartarOrange Butter Frosting (recipe below) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 […]Read more »
Old Time Creamy Puff Pudding RecipeUpdated:
Old Time Creamy Puff Pudding Ingredients: ¼ cup butter½ cup sugar1 teaspoon lemon rind; grated2 egg yolks3 Tablespoons lemon juice2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour¼ cup Grape Nuts cereal1 cup milk2 egg whites Directions: 1. Thoroughly cream butter with sugar and lemon rind. 2. Add egg yolks; beat until light and fluffy. 3. Blend in lemon juice, […]Read more »
Pig and Whistle Cake RecipeUpdated:
Pig and Whistle Cake Ingredients: Cake: ½ cup butter½ cup half and half2 large eggs1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1 ½ cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder Topping: 1 cup packed brown sugar3 Tablespoons half and half¼ cup butter, melted½ cup chopped walnuts Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for baking. […]Read more »
Midnight Velvet Deep Chocolate Cake RecipeUpdated:
Midnight Velvet Chocolate Cake Recipe This is from the recipe box of a time gone by, when dessert (especially a homemade chocolate cake) was the highlight of the meal. Every mom had her special chocolate cake recipe, served on special occasions as the highlight of the meal This recipe is dark and decadent, and when […]Read more »
Spiced Pumpkin Flan RecipeUpdated:
Spiced Pumpkin Flan A twist on traditional flan, this pumpkin flan recipe is bursting with warm fragrant spices. A wonderfully creamy alternative to pumpkin pie, this Latina favorite can be the star of your fall dessert table. Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups plus 1 Tablespoon sugar ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup pumpkin purée […]Read more »
Fudgilicious Tunnel Cake RecipeUpdated:
Fudgilicious Tunnel Cake Ingredients: Cake: 1 ¾ cups sugar 1 ¾ cups butter, softened 6 eggs 2 cups powdered sugar 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa 2 cups chopped walnuts Chocolate Glazed Topping: ¾ cup powdered sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa 4 to 6 teaspoons milk Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 […]Read more »
Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake RecipeUpdated:
Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake Ingredients: Frosting: 2 (3-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup butter, softened ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon peppermint extract 6 cups powdered sugar ¼ cup hot water 4 oz. (4 squares) semisweet chocolate, melted Cake: ¼ cup butter, softened 3 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda […]Read more »
Banana Brown Betty RecipeUpdated:
Banana Brown Betty Ingredients: Crumb Mixture: 2 ½ cups finely crushed chocolate cookie crumbs (Oreos with filling removed work well) ⅓ cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Filling Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk2 large eggs½ cup sugar2 Tablespoons cornstarch2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 ripe bananas, sliced into […]Read more »
Blueberry Buckle RecipeUpdated:
Blueberry Buckle Ingredients: For Streusel: ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar2 Tablespoons sifted flour⅛ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon cinnamon⅛ teaspoon nutmeg3 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½ inch dice½ cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped For Buckle: 1 ¾ cups plus 2 Tablespoons sifted flour2 cups fresh blueberries2 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg½ […]Read more »
Lemon Cloud Pie RecipeUpdated:
Lemon Cloud Pie Ingredients: 1 9-inch pie crust, baked 1 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup water ⅓ cup lemon juice2 egg yolks, slightly beaten4 ounces cream cheese, softened, cubed1 teaspoon lemon zest Topping: ½ cup whipping cream, whipped Directions: 1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. 2. Stir in water, lemon juice, […]Read more »
Mamas Best Cheesecake RecipeUpdated:
Mama’s Best Cheesecake Ingredients: ½ Tablespoon butter, room temperatureFinely grated zest of 1 lemon3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 ¾ cups sugar4 eggs⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs (for after cake is baked) Directions: 1. Move oven rack to lowest position in oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees […]Read more »
Red Velvet Cake RecipeUpdated:
When we think of cake flavors, chocolate and vanilla are the most common. But those of us who like to deviate from the norm may want to experiment a bit. That’s where red velvet cake comes in. Red velvet cake was believed to have originated during Victorian times. During that time, cakes were often referred […]Read more »
PTA Bake Sale Coconut Cake RecipeUpdated:
PTA Bake Sale Coconut Cake Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup sifted cake flour2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder¾ teaspoon salt½ cup butter1 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons sugar2 eggs⅔ cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla⅔ cup coconutCoconut Frosting (recipe below) Directions: 1. Sift together the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the butter. 2. Gradually add sugar; cream […]Read more »
Mama Shirleys Dessert RecipesUpdated:
Mama Shirley’s Dessert Recipes Homemade desserts stand out as one of the things that always taste better than store-bought. Mama Shirley loved baking more than cooking, and had a treasure trove of dessert recipes she would use for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions…or quite often for no reason at all. These are the […]Read more »
Shoefly Pie RecipeUpdated:
Shoefly Pie Ingredients: For Streusel: ¼ cup sugar1 cup flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ginger¼ cup cold butter, cut into ½ inch dice Pastry for single crust pie, chilled (see recipe below) For Filling: ½ cup molasses½ teaspoon baking soda½ cup water, heated to just under a boil Makes 8 slices Directions: […]Read more »
Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies RecipeUpdated:
Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies are a hometown favorite, with chocolate being the original cake flavor. Our recipe for the chocolate cake confection filled with homemade vanilla cream filling tastes like they came fresh from the ovens at the Amish Farmer’s market! Ingredients: Cookie Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 2 cups white sugar […]Read more »
Milk Chocolate Pound Cake RecipeUpdated:
Milk Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Ingredients: For Cake: 2 ½ cups flour1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened to room temperature1 ½ cups sugar4 large eggs8 oz. milk chocolate, chopped and melted½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup2 teaspoons rum1 cup buttermilk1 cup toasted pecans, chopped For Frosting: 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, siftedPinch of salt½ cup […]Read more »
Chocolate Butterscotch Pie RecipeUpdated:
Chocolate Butterscotch Pie Recipe Ingredients: ¾ cup brown sugar, packed⅓ cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt2 ½ cup milk6 Tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate flavored syrup2 egg yolks, well beaten2 Tablespoons butter½ teaspoon vanilla1 (9 inch) baked pie shell Directions: 1. Thoroughly combine sugar, flour and salt. 2. Stir in milk, chocolate syrup and beaten egg yolks. Cook […]Read more »
Coconut Pie RecipeUpdated:
Creamy Smooth Coconut Pie Ingredients: Unbaked 9 inch pie shell¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature1 cup sugar1/3 cup buttermilk2 large eggs¼ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla½ package (3 ½ – 4 oz) shredded, sweetened coconut Makes 8 servings Directions: 1. Place the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. […]Read more »