Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cherry Drop Cake

What a busy weekend! Since we've had so much going on, I thought about not baking at all, but when I went to the store I was tempted. So I decided to do quick and easy.


Cherry Drop Cake
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 can of crushed pineapples, drained
2 sticks of butter, melted
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 c. of chopped pecans

Mix the pie filling and the pineapple. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan. Mix the butter and the dry cake mix. Drop the cake mixture on the cherry mixture. Spread it around gently. Sprinkle pecans over all. Bake around 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Apple Cake

My innaugural post.

Normally I like to bake because it is relaxing. Today however, my 9 year old son Jack, kept coming into the kitchen yelling because his 3 year old sister Lucy, was spitting on him. The fight culminated with her wiping her snot on him and him calling her "a disgusting moron." Not really relaxing.

The cake was good anyway. (No snot or spit actually made it into the cake).


Apple Cake

2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. oil
3 eggs
2 t. butter vanilla extract
3 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
3 1/2 c. chopped, peeled apples
3/4 c. chopped dates
1 c. walnuts

Glaze:
1 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream

Mix sugar and oil. Beat in eggs and extract. In a separate bowl mix flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Gradually add dry mix to wet. Add in apples, dates and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until done.

While the cake is cooling, mix the glaze ingrediants in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat.

Flip the cake over so the bottom is on top. Poke holes in the cake and pour the glaze on it. Flip the cake right side up and repeat.