Saturday, September 14, 2013

Apple Sauce Stack Cake

1 C butter
2 C sugar
4 eggs
2 T milk or cream
4 or 5 C flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat well.  Add flour, baking powder and vanilla.  Mix all together.

Make into 8 balls--same size.  Bake in round cake pans.  Put a ball of dough in pan and use hand to press the ball out to fit the pan.  Cook about 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from pans and cool. Spread applesauce between layers.  Make cake four layers high.  The applesauce should be thick.

by:  Velma Tyler Glenn

Friday, September 13, 2013

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 package (3.4 oz) instant butterscotch pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 C water
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 C canned pumpkin
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
whipped cream, optional

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.  Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 4 minutes.  Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch fluted tube pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.  Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Applesauce Cake

1 Yellow Cake  Mix
1 can applesauce (about 1 3/4 cups)
3 eggs

1/3 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon

Combine and mix the cake mix, applesauce and eggs.  In separate bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.  Grease only a bundt pan.  In bundt pan, layer the 2 mixtures starting with the sugar mixture and ending with the cake mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Let cool in pan.  Remove and serve.

Cherise gave me this recipe many years ago.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

12-15 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, cocoa, milk and
  • eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2
  • minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a
  • wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if
  • desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Sweet Baked Ham

From Mel's Kitchen Cafe - Ok, the cut of ham is really important here. You do not (and I repeat, do not!) want a spiral sliced ham or else it will be very, very dry. Look for a cut of ham that is not sliced and still has the bone-in. The best cut I've found is a butt or shoulder cut (might be labeled shank, also). You can make a larger ham than 5-7 pounds, but be aware you'll need a larger pot to accommodate the ham (and will increase the sugar/mustard mixture accordingly). My friend, Mel, that gave me the recipe, boils her ham in a huge pot outside on her propane stove (like a camp chef-type stove). I only had my classic stovetop available and used my biggest pot with the 5-7 pound ham. Also, the ham can be boiled and shredded a few days in advance of baking in the oven in order to save time. Finally, take care not to boil the ham TOO long or you'll end up with ham jerky and you don't want that. If you are worried about time, err on the side of taking it out at 2 hours (even if it means you are having to cut part of the ham away from the bone instead of it falling away). It should still be very tender. Larger hams will definitely need the longer boiling time.
  • 5-7 pound precooked bone-in ham (see note!)
  • White distilled vinegar (around 1-3 cups)
  • Water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground dry mustard
  1. Place the ham in a large pot and cover with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar until the ham is covered by at least an inch or two of liquid. Bring to a boil and cook, boiling vigorously, for 2-3 hours, until the meat easily falls off the bone. Liquid will most likely splash out during cooking if your pot is as full as mine so take care that the hot liquid doesn't splash on anyone nearby. Once the water/vinegar came to a rolling boil, I lowered the heat to a bit above medium. It maintained the vigorous boil but didn't splash as much. Be prepared that due to the vinegar in the recipe, it is going to smell like vinegar as it boils. I opened a window and turned on the vent above my stove and all was good in the world. My friend, Mel, who gave me the recipe, boils her ham outside on a camp chef-like stove. Great option if you have one.
  2. After the allotted time, carefully remove the ham from the pot, discarding the liquid, and let it cool until it is easier to remove the meat from the bones. Shred the ham, discarding the fat and bones, and place half in a 9X9-inch baking dish (or a similar size). In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and mustard. Sprinkle half of this mixture over the ham. Layer the rest of the ham on top and sprinkle with the remaining sugar/mustard mixture. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.