Cakes and Pies Recipes

Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup Buttermilk Biscuit Mix Topping: 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Fresh fruit, optional Directions In a bowl, beat cream cheese […]

New York Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 13 cup melted margarine or butter 4- 8 ounce cream cheeese, softened 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk 2 tablespoons flour 4 eggs 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup ( 8 ounces) sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 300°. Mix Cracker crumbs, […]

New York-Style Cheesecake

Ingredients 5 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 eggs, room temperature 2 egg yolks, room temperature 1/4 cup whipping cream Crumb crust: 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (56 to 60 wafers) 2 egg whites, lightly […]

Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Assorted jams, warmed Directions In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press gently onto the bottom of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. In another small […]

Bit ‘o Blue Cheesecake

Ingredients 1/2 cup finely crushed water crackers, about 16 2 packages (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 package (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese 6 eggs 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Spinach leaves, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Evenly coat an 8- or 9-inch springform pan with spray. Set pan on […]

Buckeye Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 (8×8-inch pan size) package brownie mix 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 (10 oz) package peanut butter chips, melted 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare brownie […]

Cherry Tomato Cheesecake

Ingredients Cooking spray 1/2 cup cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 2 packages ( 8 oz) lower-fat cream cheese, softened 4 eggs 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 […]

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust: 1 1/2 cups biscotti cookie crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules Filling: 3 cups (12 oz) ricotta cheese 1 cup (4 oz) Mascarpone cheese 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 4 eggs 1 tablespoon brandy, optional 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 […]

Frozen Raspberry Layer Cake

Ingredients 2 (10 3/4 oz) frozen pound cakes, crusts removed, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick slices 3 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened 4 cups raspberry sorbet, slightly softened 1 pint fresh raspberries, rinsed and picked over 3 tablespoons raspberry-flavored liqueur Directions Prepare the pan: Trace and cut out a 9-inch circle from parchment paper and fit […]

Pa’s Pound Cake

Ingredients Cream cheese (8 oz), room temperature 1 cup oleo, room temperature 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 eggs 3 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract Directions Beat cream cheese, oleo, butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, alternately […]

Easy Bunny Cake

Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 2 containers (1 pound each) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting Neon purple and/or pink food color Construction paper (inedible) 2 small marshmallows, cut in half, flattened 2 small jelly beans, cut in half […]

Pecan-Filled Carrot Cake

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups corn oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 4 cups carrots, grated (about a 1-pound bag) 1 cup raisins 1 cup pecans, chopped Filling: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 […]

Deep Dark Berry Basket Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Hershey cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons raspberry wine 1 cup boiling water Filling: 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ingredients 19 ice cream sandwiches 1 (16 oz) can chocolate syrup 3/4 cup peanut butter 1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 cup salted peanuts Directions Pour the chocolate syrup into a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave 2 minutes on high. Do not allow to boil. Stir peanut butter into hot chocolate […]

Lemon Cake

Ingredients 1 package (18 1/4 oz) white cake mix 1 package (3 oz) lemon gelatin 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 4 egg whites 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon lemon extract 4 drops yellow food coloring, optional Lemon Glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectioners? sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice Directions In […]

Fuzzy Navel Cake

Ingredients Mix together: 1 yellow cake mix 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 package (6 serving size) instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 3/4 cup peach schnapps 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 teaspoon orange extract Icing: 1/4 cup peach schnapps 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 cup powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a bundt pan. […]

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Ingredients 1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 egg whites 2 (6 oz) containers strawberry yogurt 1 (4 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed Red food color, if desired Directions Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Beat cake mix (dry), water, […]

Angel Food Cake

Ingredients Sift: 1 3/4 cups 10x sugar 1 cup cake flour Beat Till Foamy: 1 2/3 cups egg white (12-14 eggs) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar Add: 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Beat till stiff peaks form, while slowly adding 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar. Gently fold egg […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained 2 (15 oz) cans mixed vegetables, drained 2 pounds red potatoes 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon […]

Crazy Cake

Ingredients 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup oil 2 cups water Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Mix DRY ingredients together in 8-by-8 baking pan. Smooth out the dry ingredients. Using a spoon or cup bottom, make three […]

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