Recipes For My Boys: Cake
Showing posts with label Cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cake. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Apple Cider Pound Cake

As soon as I saw apple cider at the market last weekend, I knew what I was going to make!




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Pecan

It's July and it is hot as a firecracker outside and in!  I don't know who in their right mind would turn on the oven in this heat!  Well, except yours truly.  I had a reason behind my madness.   Wanna hear it?  Good....I thought so.  I figured, if I turned on the oven and made this fantastic Blueberry Coffee Cake for hubby and the boys, I could get a couple of breakfast meals, or snacks, out of it.....no turning on the oven a second time!  Make sense?  Maybe not but it was reasonable to me.  A huge plus since I, one....used up all the blueberries in the fridge that were going to go bad.  And two ..... I have been wanting to make this for a long time!


Hot out of the oven!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

My boys absolutely love the light, fluffy, pillowy bites of this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake!

A Lego Mixel somehow found its way into the picture.  ~smile~

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Butterfinger Cake

Do you love candy and cake?  If you are reading this, chances are you do or at least know someone that does.  Either way, I've got you covered with this Butterfinger Cake.  It’s been around a very long time and it could very well be your Mama, and your Grandma, made this cake.  Yes, indeed.  Chocolate, caramel, candy and cool whip!!!!  Shut the front door!  Hurry up and make this for yourself or that someone that you know that needs this.  Needing is a good thing, at least when you are talking Butterfinger Cake.  Right?  




Friday, December 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake

Hubby bought me a food processor a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to figuring out how it operates.  At first, it was very frustrating not having it seal correctly.  Now, it is a breeze to use, I don't know what I did different other than read the directions ~wink~ and love using it!  Yesterday, I decided to make a Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake....using the food processor.  I wasn't happy with the outcome in the beginning since I ended up with a very wet egg and sugar mixture.  It was not at all what I envisioned, however, I decided to go forward with it anyway.  I'm so glad I did!  Though, I didn't know where I was going with it...pie or cake.  It turned out to be a little of both.  I have also made this cake using my stand mixer and it was tall, moist and wonderful.  My boys ate it all without icing!  Either way, you will love this!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cranberry Coconut Cream Poke Cake

Holidays; music, laughter, togetherness and food!  That is what winter holidays bring to mind.  No matter the occasion, it is celebrated with food while people gather..laughter overheard while music fitting the day, plays softly in the background.  With our family, each person brings something. Grandma and her Chicken and Dumplings.  My other Grandma always made a Sour Cream Pound Cake. Mama and her Blueberry Cake.  Daddy always roasted the turkey.  Papa always manned the grill.  This Cranberry Coconut Cream Cake, if I had thought about it before, it would be my go to cake.  So easy..as most of my recipes are, and bursting with delightful flavors!  I know this would have been a favorite of my Daddy’s seeing how his favorite cake to eat was coconut.  Make this refrigerator cake to take with you on your holidays visits and be prepared to be asked to make it again and again.  Make this a day ahead as it gets better the longer the flavors have time to mingle.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chocolate Pudding Cake

An old recipe passed down and around from generation to generation.  Old classics, from our parents and grandparents, are the ones that are dear to my heart.  Tried and true, they are truly amazing.  Withstanding the test of time to be made over and over and over, again.  Just reading an old recipe can make my heart smile with sweet and loving memories of years gone by.  ~heartfelt smile~

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Devil's Food Mayonnaise Cake

I’ve heard about mayonnaise cakes for the longest of times.   Certainly they have been around forever.  Your precious mama and grandma, most likely, made them for you.  I’m pretty certain mine did even though I despise mayo or miracle whip.   If you have been around here, you know the story, how my mean sister made me eat a heaping tablespoon of the white stuff.  ~shivers thinking about it~  This is the only way I will ever eat it.  Ever! You will not notice it at all, I promise.  It makes the cake very moist, even when using a cake mix.  Go ahead and try it, you will be glad you did.  I will be making one from scratch soon and look forward to sharing it, along with two other mayonnaise cakes I made this past week.  Yes, my boys really love them.  They don't know what the secret ingredient is, I'm not certain I'm going to tell them, either.  ;)  



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lime Pound Cake Loaf

I made this recipe, which is supposed to bread,  but is more like pound cake, and topped it with a refreshing drizzle of lime glaze.  I took it to the pool and in no time at all, it was gone!  So refreshing on a hot day.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dark Chocolate Coca Cola Cake From A Cake Mix

Two ingredients, well three if you add chips, nuts or marshmallows, in this moist and wonderful dark chocolate cake!  The icing, you can make as much and as thick, as you wish.
I made a lot of icing to pour over the hot cake so it ended up as a rich, very moist and almost like a pudding cake.  Gooey and decadent.  Eat it warm or cold, my preference, out of the refrigerator.  But, do, keep it in the fridge.  Grab a fork and spoon and dig in!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vanilla Cherry Pie Bars

I found out that cake and pie filling make a wonderful fast dessert!  Numerous recipes have been around for a gazillion years doing this.  Where have I been?  I'm just glad I finally decided to make this!  Get that box of cake mix out along with the can of pie filling and make these yummy pie bars.   I've added vanilla chips as an option.  They are good, however, there was too much vanilla for me.  If you love vanilla, then, by all means, add the chips!.  Here is your slice, right out of the oven.  ~smile~


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake

I made my Sour Cream Pound Cake lemony for Easter and it turned out wonderful, or so says my family.  ~smile~  I was going to use real lemons but didn't have enough to use in the cake and the glaze, and went with extract instead, which worked out great.  Next time I'll plan ahead and be certain to have more lemons on hand.  Happy Easter and many Blessing to you and yours.  I hope you enjoy the day, and this cake, with those dear to you.

http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2013/03/lemon-sour-cream-pound-cake.html

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carrot Cake

I LOVE Carrot Cake!!  I think it is one of my all time favorite cakes.  While I was growing up my Beloved Aunt Ree Ree would always bake our favorite cake on our birthday.  That and a dollar or two in a card were treasured.  We were able to eat the first slice and shared the rest with pleasure.  Lately, I have been wanting one and just haven't been able to make one.  Each time I go to the fridge, I find the mini horses have eaten all the carrots.  I blame my hubby for that but no worries..the minis love carrots, too.

I watched The Pioneer Woman this morning and was inspired to make Sloppy Joe Hoagies and a Carrot Cake.  I wanted to make the Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars but didn't have time.  Perhaps in a day or two when the cake is gone.  The cake is an easy recipe to make.  It's one I have made for many, many, many, many years, yes, that long.  I usually make a little icing.  My boys and I eat it as is.  Hubby likes the icing so we let him eat it all if he wants.  Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found here.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!



Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  

Enjoy!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dark Chocolate Upside Down Cake

An old recipe my Grandma and Mama would make.  It's also known as Chocolate Cobbler.  Very simple yet wonderful.  It's just what your chocolate lovers are wanting!  A thin cake with a thick chocolate sauce. You can easily double this to make a thicker cake.  When ready to serve, cut a piece, flip it over with a spatula and see the amazement on faces gathered 'round.  
Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 


Monday, July 23, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cake

As always in our house, nobody can agree on what kind dessert, or anything for that matter, they want.  I did as I usually do and combine different ingredients of their requested food.  It tends to make a happy dessert for everyone.  I saw a recipe on the back of Hershey's Dark Cocoa..here is their recipe for Deep Dark Cake.  I adapted this recipe from theirs.  This cake is very moist and really does not need anything to top it.   The icing is great though.  We added it to cut pieces, each person topping their own.  I did find that this cake wasn't as thick as I wanted it so I made another cake that is reduced fat.  It turned out a little thicker.  I'll be sharing that one very soon.   I am making another one tonight cake tonight in an 8x8" pan and will let you know how it turns out.  <3 and hugs! 
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Banana Cake

My precious oldest son made 6 A's and 2 B's on his final report card for third grade!!!!  I wanted to make his something special that was a healthier than my usual way of cooking.  I asked and my gorgeous friend, Ann of Sumptuous Spoonfuls, shared her recipe for Decadent Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread I loved the recipe the moment I saw it.   I love ALL of Ann's recipes for that matter!  
A quick trip to the store for zucchini, braving Tropical Storm Debby's rain bands and a stop by the Dr.,  I was bitten and scratched by one of our kitties this morning, I was all set to cook.  The bread...my boys call it cake, it's that good, has the rich taste a dark chocolate, a hint of banana, not too sweet (you can adjust sugar to your taste), and very moist!  A hit!  A little dense and oh so good! 
Well, what are you waiting for?  Go pick, or pick up, some zucchini!  <3 and hugs! 



Dark Chocolate Zucchini Banana Cake

2  squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 oz each, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana mashed, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 to 3 cups grated zucchini,  I used one medium
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350F.  Oil or spray 9" spring form or cake pan.  
Melt chocolate according to directions. Cool.
Add cocoa, sugar, eggs and yogurt.  Mix well.
Sift together all dry ingredients.  
Add to wet ingredients and mix to incorporate. 
Pour in pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Turn and cook another 10-25 minutes.  Yeah, I know it's a wide range in time.  
I kind of lost track.   As always, my oven cooks different than yours.  Please adjust time accordingly.
It's done when toothpick, skewer or thin knife comes out clean.
Cool on rack and wait as long as you can.  Okay, go ahead and cut it now.  You deserve it!
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and enjoy! 





Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cup Cake

A couple of days ago I saw an article in our newspaper about cooking in a cup.  Did you happen to see that?  I was intrigued by this as my family is getting to be so very Picky lately!!  This will be perfect for me.  I can cook what is wanted.  Really wanted.  It's just that easy!  No waste when everyone wants something different.  Here is one of the "cup cakes" I have made.  Play around and make up your own.  I'd love for you to share on my page.  Have fun and enjoy!


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