Cakes and Pies Recipes

Festival Winning Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 2 pie crusts 2 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together ingredients, adding syrup last. Pour into […]

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie

Ingredients: 4 apple (large, peeled, cored, and sliced) 2 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 pie crust (prepared) Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. Place one pie […]

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 cup gingersnaps (finely crumbed, or graham crackers) 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted) 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz, light, softened) 1 cup sweet potatoes (mashed, peeled and cooked) 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon orange peel (finely shredded) 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 egg whites 1 cup milk (evaporated) […]

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Dimensions […]

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Reader Recipe: Gaye V. Ochs of Leeper, PA Ingredients for Cake: 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup salad oil 2 cups pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Ingredients for Icing: 1 stick butter 1 1-lb. box powdered sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 tsp. […]

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups bran cereal (not flakes) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup raisins powdered […]

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin 1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 yellow cake mix 1 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar whipped topping or ice cream Directions: […]

Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Ingredients for Cake: 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cups sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 5 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Ingredients for Frosting: 2 cups sifted […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Reader’s Recipe : D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 1 chocolate cake mix Eggs and water (as per box mix) 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 tub chocolate frosting 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter Chopped peanuts for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan, […]

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients: 35  vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup  butter, melted 2 oz.  semi-sweet chocolate, divided 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2  bananas, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into quarters 2 pkgs. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla flavor instant pudding 2 cups  cold milk 2 cups  thawed whipped topping, divided 2 Tbsp.  salted […]

Honey Roasted Pineapple Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1/2 – fresh pineapple 2 Tablespoons – butter 1/2 cup – Wildflower honey, divided 1 Tablespoon – fresh ginger, minced 1/4 cup – buttermilk 2 cups – unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon – baking soda 1/2 teaspoon – baking powder 1/2 teaspoon – salt 1/2 cup – butter 2 large – eggs Directions: Preheat […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake Roll

Cake Ingredients: 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 eggs , separated 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon Additional powdered sugar HERSHEY’S Syrup(optional) Chocolate Mousse Filling Ingredients: […]

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1-1/4 cups hot water Whipped topping (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 3/4 […]

Golden Peach Pie

Ingredients: Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) 5 cups sliced, peeled fresh peaches (about 5 medium) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Milk Directions: Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom pastry; […]

Peach Pound Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped, fresh  peaches Directions: Grease a 10-inch tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Cream remaining butter; gradually […]

Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Spinach-Bacon Pie

Ingredients: 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box 9 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or pure olive oil 3 eggs 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (4 […]

Zucchini Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini Caramel frosting: 1 cup packed brown sugar […]

Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Cake

Ingredients: Cake: 1/2 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups) 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 egg Filling and Topping: 8 oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, chopped 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces, softened 2/3 cup whipping cream 2 cups fresh […]

Nutty Chocolate Chip Picnic Cake

Ingredients: 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil’s food cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box Directions: Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13×9-inch pan. […]

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