There’s nothing like cake for the holidays

There’s nothing like cake for the holidays

				                                Maria Beck’s Italian Bakeless Cake is as easy as it is beautiful.
                                 Bill Colvard

Maria Beck’s Italian Bakeless Cake is as straightforward as it’s lovely.

Invoice Colvard

Truffles are the ‘glamor ladies” of the dessert phrase. What different dessert has its personal serving piece that actually locations it above all the different desserts? Each good prepare dinner wants not less than considered one of these nice cake in his or her repertoire. Mary Jo White’s pineapple layer cake and Gail Jones Italian cream cake are two good candidates in case you are nonetheless searching for your nice cake.

Sone of the others right here, like Diane Bowman’s chocolate pound cake and Emillie Goins Lee’s cream cheese pound cake are extra refined. They appear easy sufficient and don’t launch their full fabulousness till you chunk into them.

So whether or not you like a cake that’s a “Mary Ann” or your fashion is extra “Ginger,” there’s certain to be one thing right here to fill your wants. Comfortable baking.

Miss Vodia’s Mountain Apple Cake

Vodia Rice

1 ½ cups oil

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

3 cup contemporary apples, chopped (I exploit Golden Scrumptious)

1 ½ cup black walnuts, chopped

3 cups plain flour

1 tsp. soda

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Combine eggs, oil and sugar, mixing properly. Sift flour, salt, soda and cinnamon collectively and add to egg combination. Add vanilla, apples and nuts. Pour into greased 8” tube or Bundt pan. Bake 1 hour. Repair topping, to pour over cake whereas nonetheless in pan after cooking.


1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup milk

½ cup butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all components collectively in saucepan and convey to boil for two ½ minutes. Whereas cake remains to be sizzling, pour sizzling topping over cake in pan. When fully cool, take away from pan.

Applesauce Cake

Nethelda King (I acquired this recipe from my Granny Rada Davis.)

3 cups self rising flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. vanilla flavoring

3 massive eggs

1 cup maraschino cherries

1 cup walnuts (English or black)

1 cup of juice from cherries

2 cups applesauce

Combine all dry components collectively then add eggs, vanilla, cherry juice, applesauce. Combine till properly blended, then stir in cherries and walnuts. Pour right into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake for 60 to 70 min on 325°F. No icing on this scrumptious cake.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Emillie Goins Lee

1-8oz. block cream cheese (softened)

1 1/4 cup butter

3 1/2 cup sugar

7 eggs, separated (set whites apart)

2 tsp. butter taste extract (or vanilla)

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10” Bundt pan. Sift flour, salt and baking powder collectively, put aside. Cream sugar, butter and cream cheese collectively till mild and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one by one. Add extract. Slowly add flour combination, simply till included. Batter might be thick. Beat the egg whites till stiff peaks type. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter, till no streaks stay. Fold in remaining egg whites. Pour into ready Bundt pan. Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour, then scale back temperature to 275°F. and bake for 30 extra minutes.

Pineapple Layer Cake

Mary Jo White

Cake: (These layers additionally work properly for a contemporary coconut cake, with chocolate frosting or for cupcakes.)

1 2/3 cups sugar

2/3 cups Crisco

3 eggs

2 1/2 cups plain flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/4 cups milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 massive cans crushed pineapple

Cream sugar and Crisco till easy. Add eggs one by one, mixing properly after each. Sift flour, then measure and sift once more with baking powder. Add flour combination and milk alternately to creamed combination. Add vanilla. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured cake pans and bake at 350°F. for 20 minutes or till they take a look at carried out.


Place pineapple in a saucepan over low warmth. Sprinkle sugar to style over pineapple. Stir and warmth till heat. Take away from warmth and when layers are cool, spoon juice from pineapple over layers, then cowl with cream cheese frosting and at last a layer of pineapple. Repeat with different layers and at last ice the edges of cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Mary Jo White

1 8oz. pkg cream cheese, delicate

1/2 stick margarine, delicate

1 field confectioner’s sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream margarine and cream cheese with confectioner’s sugar. When of spreading consistency, frost cake layers.

Brown Stone Entrance Cake

Mary Jo White


1 cup Crisco

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

3 cups sifted plain flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla

4 tbsp. cocoa

Dissolve cocoa in 1 cup of sizzling water and put aside to chill. Grease and flour 3 cake pans. Cream Crisco and sugar, mixing properly. Add eggs one by one, mixing properly after every. Sift flour, then measure and add baking powder and sift once more. Stir baking soda into buttermilk, then add alternately with flour and baking powder to creamed combination. Add vanilla and cooled cocoa combination. Combine properly. pour batter into greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or till carried out. Makes 3 layers.


2 1/2 cups sugar

1 massive can evaporated milk

2 sticks margarine

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all components, carry to boil and prepare dinner for 45 minutes to 1 hour or till a agency ball kinds when dropped into chilly water. Combination will have to be watched carefully and stirred regularly. Take away from warmth and beat till creamy and easy.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Angela Llewellyn

1 field spice cake combine

1 egg

1 stick melted butter

8 ounce softened cream cheese

3 eggs,

15 oz. can of pumpkin pie filling

1 tsp vanilla

small field confectioners sugar

1 stick melted butter

For backside layer, mix cake combine, egg, and melted butter. Pat into the underside of 13”x9” greased pan and put aside. For filling, beat softened cream cheese with eggs, pumpkin pie filling and vanilla utilizing an electrical mixer. Add 1 confectioners sugar melted butter. Combine properly. Pour filling onto cake layer. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in a 350°F. oven. Middle might be gooey. Permit to chill fully and lower into squares.

Lemon Pound Cake

Mary Martin

2 sticks (Blue Bonnet) whipped margarine

1/2 cup Crisco

3 cups plain flour (sifted)

3 cups sugar

5 eggs

1 cup evaporated milk

2 tsp. lemon flavoring

Cream sugar, margarine and Crisco. Add eggs one by one. Add flour, milk and flavoring. Combine properly. Bake at 325°F. for one hour in a tube pan.

Uncooked Apple Cake

Frances Joyce

3 cups apples, chopped

2 cups sugar

3 cups self-rising flour

1 1/2 cups oil

3 eggs

1 cup pecans, crushed

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. walnut flavoring

Combine properly. Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour and quarter-hour.


1 stick margarine

1/4 cup milk

1 cup brown sugar

Carry to boil. Boil 5 minutes. Pour over cake whereas cake is heat.

Earthquake Cake

Jewell Busick

1 field chocolate cake combine

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

8 oz. cream cheese (delicate)

1 stick melted margarine

1 lb. field powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9”x13” pan with cooking spray. Unfold pecans and coconut in backside of pan. Make cake as directed on field. Pour over pecans and coconut. Beat cream cheese, margarine and powdered sugar utilizing a mixer. pour evenly over cake combine. Bake 40 minutes or till knife blade comes out of cake clear.

Italian Bakeless Cake

Maria Beck

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup contemporary lemon juice

1 small can crushed pineapple, undrained

40-50 vanilla wafers

1 8-oz. carton cool whip, thawed

2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut

12-18 maraschino cherries, rinsed

Whisk collectively sweetened, condensed milk and lemon juice in a small bowl till completely mixed. Combine in pineapple with juice and put aside. Line the underside of a small glass baking dish (8×8 or 7×10) with vanilla wafers. Pour all the pineapple combination over vanilla wafers, then add one other layer of vanilla wafers on prime of pineapple combination. Unfold cool whip evenly on prime of vanilla wafers, then sprinkle with coconut. Prime with cherries, then cowl and refrigerate not less than 8 hours earlier than serving.

Orange Crush pound cake

Sue Krepps

2 3/4 cups sugar

1 cup Crisco

1/2 stick margarine

1 cup Orange Crush (no substitute)

5 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups cake flour

1 tsp. orange flavoring

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream collectively margarine, Crisco and sugar. Add eggs one by one, beating properly after each. Sift salt and flour collectively. Add 1/3 Orange Crush and beat to mix. Then 1/3 flour combination and blend in. Repeat by thirds. Add flavorings. pour into tube or Bundt pan and bake at 325°F. for 1 hour to at least one hour and 10 minutes. Could frost if desired.


1 field powdered sugar

1/2 stick margarine

1/4 tsp. orange flavoring

if too thick, add just a little water by 1/4 tsp till desired consistency. Beat till it fluffs up.

Chocolate Pound Cake

Diane Bowman

3 cups sugar

3 cups cake flour

1/2 cup Butter Taste Crisco

1 stick butter

5 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

1 cup milk

1 massive can chocolate syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream collectively sugar, Crisco, butter, and eggs, then add milk, flour and baking powder. Combine properly. Add syrup. begin baking in chilly oven at 325 for 1 1/2 hours. I discovered that this cake takes longer to bake however it could rely upon the kind pan you select to bake it in. Use the toothpick or broom straw to check it with.

Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Darlene Hodges

1 field butter pecan cake combine

1 can coconut pecan frosting

3/4 cup oil

1 cup water

4 eggs

Beat eggs, water and oil collectively. Add the dry cake combine and blend properly. Stir frosting into batter and pour into greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour.

Mandarin Orange Cake aka Pig Pickin’ Cake

Jenny Gwyn

1 field yellow cake combine

11 ounce can Mandarin oranges

Put together cake in line with bundle instructions utilizing Mandarin orange juice instead of a part of the water. Fold in oranges and bake in line with bundle instructions.


1 field immediate vanilla pudding combine

20 ounce can crushed pineapple

8 ounce bundle whipped topping

Combine collectively and unfold onto cooled cake.

Pound Cake

Gail Hicks

3 cups sugar

1 cup margarine

5 eggs

1/2 cup Crisco oil

1 cup milk

1 tsp. baking powder

3 cups plain flour

1 tsp. lemon flavoring

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. actual butter flavoring

Take away margarine and eggs from fridge 1 hour earlier than getting ready batter. Set flour, eggs, baking powder and milk apart. In a big mixing bowl, mix and blend till easy, Crisco, oil, vanilla, lemon flavoring and butter flavoring. Mix baking powder with flour and blend properly. Alternately add sugar-butter combination. Combine properly after every addition till batter is easy. Grease a tube pan with Crisco and mud with flour, then pour batter into pan. Preheat oven to 325°F. and bake 1 1/2 hours or till toothpick is inserted and comes out clear.

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting

Norma Hiatt

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 1/2 tsp. soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 1/2 cups applesauce

1/2 cups Crisco

1 cup raisins

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 cup water

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped pecans

3 cups white sugar, divided

3/4 cup milk

1 egg, crushed

pinch of salt

1/2 cup butter, lower up

Grease a 9”x13” pan. Beat first 14 components on medium pace for 1 minute. Scrape bowl and beat on excessive for 3 minutes. Bake at 350°F. for 60-65 minutes. Take 1/2 cup sugar in heavy saucepan; prepare dinner over medium warmth till sugar melts (it will likely be a light-weight golden brown.) Then take different 2 1/2 cups sugar, add to exploit, egg and salt. Put butter in final. Cook dinner till 230°F. or delicate ball stage (15 to twenty minutes.) Cool 5 minutes. Beat with picket spoon 5 minutes. Unfold on cake.

Complete Wheat Carrot Cake

Dr. Robyn Hakanson

2 cups entire wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 sticks butter, melted (or substitute 3/4 cup coconut oil)

3/4 cup honey

4 eggs

2 cups grated carrots

1 can of crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (non-compulsory)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9” x 13” cake pan or two 8” layer pans. Mix dry components. Add oil, honey and eggs, combine properly. Stir in carrots, pineapple and walnuts. Pour into pan(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes.


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 sticks of butter, softened

1 lb. powdered sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp. heavy cream

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Add cream to get desired consistency. Combine properly till easy and creamy.

Strawberry or Blueberry Cheesecake

Jane Culler Tesh

Warmth oven to 350°F. Spray backside and sides of springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.


2 — 7 oz. pkg muffin combine (strawberry or blueberry)

6 tbsp. chilly butter

Combine the two components collectively by chopping within the butter with a pastry blender or fork till combination is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of crumb combination and place in fridge. Press remaining combination in backside and partially up the edges of pan. Bake for 10 minutes.


2 — 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat on medium for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes till creamy and easy. Spoon evenly over partially baked crust. Spoon 1 — 21 oz. can pie filling over this. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool half-hour. Chill 2 hours or in a single day. Retailer in fridge.

Crimson Velvet cake balls

Debbra King

1 16.5 oz. field pink velvet cake combine, baked in line with bundle instructions, cooled and crumbled

1/2 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1/2 cup miniature chocolate morsels

Crimson sweet sprinkles

Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper. In a big bowl, beat crumbled cake, cream cheese, and butter with a mixer at medium pace till mixed. Progressively add confectioner’s sugar, beating till easy. Beat in pecans and chocolate morsels. Form cake combination into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ready pan. Cowl and freeze for 1 hour. Roll balls in sprinkles and refrigerate in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days.

Strawberry Pound Cake

Jane Tesh

Preheat oven 325°F. Grease and flour pan.

Mix 1 bundle Butter flavored cake combine,

8 oz. softened cream cheese,

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

Beat till easy. Spoon and gently fold in 2 cups of strawberries. Spoon into pan and bake roughly 1 hour.

Lite Cool Whip Frosting

Carmen Lengthy

This frosting will be made in any taste by altering the flavour of immediate pudding used.

1 (3 1/2 ounce) field sugar-free immediate vanilla pudding combine

1 cup skim milk

1 (8 ounce) container fat-free whipped topping ( Cool Whip)

Make immediate pudding with the 1 cup of skim milk after which add the bathtub of cool whip.

This can frost a ten” x 13” cake. Ice your cake and refrigerate.

Italian Cream Cake

Gail Jones

1 stick butter

1/2 cup Crisco

2 cups granulated sugar

5 eggs, separated

2 cups cake flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla (could use 2 tsp. if desired)

1 cup coconut

1 cup pecans, chopped

Cream softened butter and Crisco till easy. Add sugar and beat till easy. Whisk egg yolks and beat in. Sift flour and baking soda and add alternately with buttermilk starting with flour and ending with flour. Add vanilla and coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites till stiff and fold into batter. Pour into three 8” or 9” greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350°F. 25 to half-hour.


8 oz. softened cream cheese

1/2 stick softened butter

2 tsp. vanilla

1 lb. confectioners sugar

Combine all collectively. You may sprinkle prime with chopped nuts and/or add any present vacation topping.

Butter Pecan Cake

Daphne King

1 field of butter pecan cake combine

1 can of coconut pecan frosting

1 cup milk

3/4 cup oil

3 eggs

Combine cake combine, milk, oil and eggs. Beat three minutes. Stir in coconut pecan frosting. Bake in three 8” or (” greased and floured cake pans at 350°F. for 25 minutes.


8 oz. softened cream cheese

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup confectioners sugar

12 oz. softened Cool-Whip

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine cream cheese, granulated sugar and confectioners sugar properly and stir in Cool-Whip. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. (Makes a whole lot of frosting.)

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