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Monday, September 22, 2014

Salted Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

Fall fever has arrived! I think of the State Fairs and Caramel Apples!

Why not make a cake that gives you those flavors?

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Salted Caramel Apple Pound Cake
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 apples (2 cups finely chopped)
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven 350°

Grease tube cake pan
Beat sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs
Add flour, apple pie spice, salt and baking soda
Stir in chopped apples
Pour in greased tube pan
Bake until toothpick inserted pulls out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes
Remove from pan

Prepare Caramel Glaze


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp milk
1 Tbsp sea salt


In a sauce pan, stir all ingredients
Heat to boiling
Stir constantly for additional 2 minutes
Pour over warm cake.

TIP:  I used Delicious Red Apples


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pound Cake with Pineapple Topping

Who is in the mood for pound cake?

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Pineapple Pound Cake 


1 can crushed pineapple 
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract


Cream shortening, butter and sugar together
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one
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Sift flour and baking powder together 
Add flour mixture to cream mixture alternating with milk
Add vanilla
Add 3/4 can crushed pineapple, undrained
Mix well for 4 minutes
Pour into greased tube pan
Place in cold oven
Turn oven to 325°
Bake for 1 1/2 hours
Remove from pan after a few short minutes

Pineapple Topping


1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained


Melt butter on cook top
Add drained pineapple
Pour over cake while still hot

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chess Bars

Sometimes you just have to give in and bake something sweet. 

Chess Bars


Ingredients for crust of Chess Pie1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray.
Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough.

Press into the bottom of the pan.

Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins.  Pour on top of crust.

Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown and a test toothpick removed is clean.

2nd layer chess pie
Chess Pie Cooked