Cakes and Pies Recipes

Fresh Fig Cake

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup chopped fresh figs 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cups chopped fresh […]

Election Day Cake

Ingredients For cake: 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 2 packages active dry yeast (not rapid-rise yeast) 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus additional for the […]

MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

Ingredients 1 coffee mug 4 tablespoons flour plain flour, not self-rising) 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons oil Small splash of vanilla 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) Nuts (optional) Directions Add dry ingredients to mug, and blend well. Add egg; mix thoroughly. Pour in milk, oil and […]

Potato Cake

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 1/4 cups sugar (divided) 2 egg whites 4 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup hot mashed potato 1/3 cup water 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 […]

Butter Pecan Angel Food Cake

Ingredients 1 1/4 c. confectioner?s sugar 1 c. cake flour 1/4 c. ground pecans 1 1/2 c. egg whites, at room temperature (12 to 14 egg whites) 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 c. sugar Directions Preheat oven to 375°. In small […]

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray for baking 2 c. sugar 2 c. cake flour 1/2 c. Hershey?s® Cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 c. buttermilk 1/2 c. canola oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (or instant coffee) 1 c. boiling water 1 […]

Soy Smoothie Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 5 tbsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 1 3/4 cup Hansen?s® Natural Soy Smoothie Lemon Chiffon 2 tsp grated lemon zest 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut in small pieces 1/4 tsp cream of tartar Pinch of salt 1/3 cup superfine sugar One 9-inch […]

Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie

Ingredients 1 frozen deep dish pie crust (from 12-oz package) 1/4 butter or margarine 1/2 granulated sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 s Granny Smith apples, sliced, peeled (5 medium) Streusel: 1/2 all-purpose flour 1/4 granulated sugar 1/4 brown sugar, firmly packed 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cold butter Topping: […]

Honey Walnut Cake Recipe

Ingredients 1 1/2 s walnut pieces 1 all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 honey 1/4 sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 10 nice walnut halves and 2 tablespoons honey for garnish Directions Preheat oven to […]

Tex-Mex Sheet Cake

Ingredients 2 s all-purpose flour 1 1/2 s brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 margarine 1 water 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules 1/3 sweetened condensed milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Coffee Glaze: 1/4 margarine 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon instant […]

Almond Skillet Coffee Cake

Ingredients 3/4 butter 1 1/2 s granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 s flour pinch of salt 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 almonds, sliced or slivered 1/4 granulated sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter and add to sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add flour, salt and almond extract; mix well. […]

Strawberry Pound Cake

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed 1 butter-flavored shortening 2 s sugar 4 eggs 3 s all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 buttermilk 1/2 chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract Strawberry Sauce: 1 sugar 1/2 fresh strawberries, […]

Sour Cream Spice Cake

Ingredients 2 s flour 1 sour cream 2 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoons soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon cloves 1 1/2 s brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 shortening (part butter) 1 raisins, if desired 1/2 chopped nuts, if desired Directions Beat ingredients 3 minutes on high speed. […]

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Ingredients 1/2 recipe Hot Water Pastry or 9-inch pie crust 6 s strawberries, hulled 1 sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 water 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/4 powdered sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Line Hot Water Pastry with pie weights or aluminum foil and […]

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients 5 s fresh strawberries 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar shortcake (see recipe below) 3 s whipping cream, chilled sugar to taste Directions Wash and hull strawberries; drain. Either leave strawberries whole or sliced. In large bowl, place strawberries and sprinkle with sugar; cover and refrigerate. Prepare shortcake. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream until […]

Shortcake

Ingredients 4 s all-purpose flour 1/2 sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 chilled butter or margarine 1 egg, beaten 1 1/4 s milk Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Grease two large baking sheets. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter […]

Anna’s Spice Cake

Ingredients 3 s flour 2 s sugar 1 Crisco 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 s whole milk (only) 2 teaspoons baking soda Cream Cheese Frosting: 8 oz. cream cheese 4 oz. butter 4 s sifted confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Put flour and sugar in a […]

Buttermilk Pie

Ingredients 1 1/2 sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 buttermilk, divided 3 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Prepare pie pastry. In large bowl, combine sugar, flour, and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Add beaten eggs and remaining 1/2 cup buttermilk; mix well with whisk. […]

Rhubarb Cake (Old Family Recipe)

Ingredients 1 1/2 s brown sugar 1/2 shortening 1 egg 1 milk with 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 s flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 s raw rhubarb, chopped fine Topping: 1/2 sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Cream shortening and sugar; add egg, milk, baking soda, flour and salt; mix well. Stir […]

Fudgey Pecan Pie

Ingredients 1/3 butter 2/3 white sugar 1/2 cocoa powder 3 eggs 1 light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 chopped pecans 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust 1/2 heavy cream, chilled 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Heat oven to 375°. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat; add sugar and cocoa, […]

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