Aunt Martha’s Fresh Apple Cake

    Another version of this great classic.    Yield:  Serves 12   INGREDIENTS   Cake Baking spray 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped apples 1 cup chopped pecans 3 eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 ¼ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup freshly squeezed […]

Red Velvet Cake

Although the origins of Red Velvet Cake can be disputed, I never saw one until I moved to the South several years ago.  From my perspective, it’s a Southern Classic!    Yield: 1- 9-inch four layer cake   INGREDIENTS   Red Velvet Cake   2 ½ cups sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Yield: 8 Servings   INGREDIENTS   Crust 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons light brown sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 stick of butter, melted Filling 3 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened 1 – 15 ounce can pumpkin puree 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk ¼ cup sour cream 1 ½ […]

Ice Cream Cake

  Yield: 12 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 boxed cake mix – Devil’s Food ½ gallon good vanilla ice cream, we used Mayfield’s Frosting 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips 6 tablespoons heavy cream 1 ½ -2 cups powdered sugar – (sifted) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract PREPARATION Prepare the cake, per instructions on […]

Toasted Coconut Custard Cake

  Yield: 12 Servings INGREDIENTS Toasted Coconut 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut Coconut Simple Syrup 1 ½ cups water 1 tablespoon granulated sugar ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut Coconut Custard ¾ cup whole milk ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk 4 large egg yolks 1/3 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

Lemon Loaf Cake

  This is a recipe that I adapted from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook. I didn’t infuse the cake with the lemon syrup or glaze it. In doing so, it turned out like a coffeecake or sweet bread rather than a cake. Not too sweet, but great flavor and texture. Great treat along with a […]

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 2-2/3 cups granulated sugar 1 – 8 ounce cream cheese – softened 3 sticks of unsalted butter 6 eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Grease tube or Bundt pan Using an electric mixer, cream butter sugar, vanilla and cream cheese […]

Georgia Peaches and Cream Cobbler

   Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 5 cups sliced peaches 1 box yellow cake mix 1/2 box confectioner’s sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter – cut into ¼ inch pats 8 ounces – cream cheese – softened ½ teaspoon cinnamon PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Grease 9×12/2 inch baking pan. In electric mixer with paddle […]

Not So Much …… New York Cheesecake

This cheesecake is moist and creamy, with a tangy sour cream topping. Slightly different than the typical New York style cheesecake, which has a more dense texture. INGREDIENTS Cheesecake Crust 3 cups crushed graham crackers ½ cup granulated sugar 10 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted Cheesecake Filling 3 eggs ½ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons […]

Lemon Curd Layer Cake

This is a tall and beautiful layer cake. It’s both sweet and a bit tart, with lots of lemon flavor. It’s perfect for a birthday celebration or other special occasion. Although you can purchase pre-made lemon curd, I would encourage that you make your own. It’s very easy to do and the flavor is outstanding. […]

Blue-Eyed Daisy Coconut Cake

Blue-Eyed Daisy Coconut Cake  Serves 14-16     INGREDIENTS 6 large egg yolks 1 cup milk, divided 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 3 cups cake flour, sifted 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups Easy Buttercream Frosting (see recipe below) Filling 1 […]

German Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 eggs beaten 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup vegetable oil ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 5 cups peeled and finely chopped Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples 1 cup chopped walnuts PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 […]

Lemon Cake

LEMON CAKE INGREDIENTS Cake 1 Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup apricot nectar ½ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar Juice from 1 lemon PREPARATION Preheat oven to 325 degrees F In an electric mixer, with paddle attachment, combine lemon cake mix, sugar, apricot nectar and […]

Cake Brownies with Chocolate Sauce

CAKE BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE INGREDIENTS Brownies 3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened chocolate ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons – ½ stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract   Chocolate Sauce 6 ounces of semisweet […]

Mocha Cheesecake

In order to have the best results use the highest quality chocolate and wafers you can find. This will add to not only the flavor, but to the texture and smell. Crust 34 chocolate wafers- like Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (in US) or Barilla Chicche cookies (in Europe) 2 tablespoons Raw Sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter […]