Category Archives for Cake and Frosting

Pear Cake Recipe Using Fresh Pears

Pear cake in a cast iron skillet

We are not big pear eaters. I hardly ever buy them, so a pear cake recipe, using fresh pears non-the-less, may surprise you. There’s a bit of a story here that also illustrates a couple of frugal living principles perfectly. Hang in there with me and we’ll get to the cake recipe shortly. Doesn’t that […]

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Homemade Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

A tasty homemade buttermilk pound cake topped with powdered sugar..

It all started around Thanksgiving. Each year I buy a half-gallon of buttermilk to make the biscuits and cornbread that go into my homemade cornbread dressing. The rest of the year I use regular milk in those recipes, but for Thanksgiving and Christmas I “splurge” on some buttermilk. It tastes richer I think and it’s […]

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Carrot Cake Poke Cake Recipe

I love a nice slice of traditional carrot cake and will grab it for dessert if we are out for dinner somewhere (which doesn’t happen very often). For some reason it’s not something I bake on a regular basis. I don’t know why. Instead, when I really have to have some carrot cake, I started […]

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Hamburger Cake – April Fool’s Day Recipe

This cake is so much fun to make. It’s great for April Fool’s Day, but also makes for a fun birthday cake for a little boy (or silly husband). Have fun with it. Ingredients: 1 chocolate cake mix 1 white cake mix Brown paste food coloring Yellow paste food coloring 3/4 cup chocolate frosting, prepared […]

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Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This is such a simple recipe, but “oh-so-yummy”. It took my daughter and I about 10 minutes to put together. The hardest part was waiting for the cake to finish baking. About 10 minutes into the hour bake-time the house started to smell amazing. We had planned to make this for dessert after dinner, but […]

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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Mix a yellow or white cake according to box directions. Put into a 9×13 cake pan. Pour 4 cups of rhubarb cut into small pieces over cake. Put 3/4 cup sugar and one pint of whipping cream on top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes, testing to make sure is […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

One of my favorite treats and desserts this time of the year is strawberry shortcake made with  fresh berries. I get them from a local produce stand. 3 cups fresh strawberries 1/2-1 cup sugar Pound cake Whipped topping or whipped cream Slice the strawberries into a bowl and add the sugar. I like to start […]

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Pound Cake Recipe

There isn’t much I like better than a nice slice of pound cake. In fact, I’ve been asking for this for many birthdays over the past few years. Give it a try. Serve it as is or top it with a little fruit, whipped cream or ice cream. Perfect Pound Cake Recipe     1 cup […]

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 Tb cinnamon 1 cup butter, softened 1 ts salt 1 ts baking soda 1 ts vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk (see below if you don’t have buttermilk) Get out a large bowl and a small bowl. In the large bowl, mix flour, […]

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