Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cake Anyone?

I believe cake is one of the few foods that can be eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've had coffee cakes many times in the morning, I've also had pound cake in the morning. Lunch and dinner, I say bring on the chocolate!! I love the Tupperware Cake Takers. They make transporting cakes a breeze. No more ruined frosting, lopsided cakes etc. In fact, the rectangular Cake Taker even reverses and holds cupcakes. So, for all those that love cake as I do, here are some yummy cake recipes to try:

Pinapple Angel Cake

1 - 4 ounce package Jell-O vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
1 - 20 ounce can crushed pineapple in juice (undrained)
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
1 box angel food cake

Prepare cake according to package directions. In a bowl, mix the dry pudding and pineapple. Gently mix in whipped topping. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Place 1/3 of pudding mixture inbetween each layer. Place remaining 1/3 on top of cake. Chill at least 60 minutes. Top with fresh fruit and serve.

Notes: Use the low calorie cool whip and the sugar free pudding. You'll cut calories without taste. You can create this either as a round cake or a rectangular cake.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanuts or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan or two 8-inch round pans.
In a mixer bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, and peanut butter; mix on slow 1 minute; scrape bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30 minutes if using round pans, 35 minutes if using rectangular pan.

Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating after each addition.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, stir in half of the flour mixture, add milk and vanilla, then stir in remaining flour mixture. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Banana Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups bananas, overripe, mashed
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine (optional)
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs. Add the bananas, nuts and vanilla. Prepare the sour milk by stirring the lemon juice into the milk. Sift the dry ingredients and add them to the banana mixture. Mix in the sour milk gently. Pour into a prepared 9 x 12" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (or until firm in the center).

Audrey :)


MARLEE HUBER, Mayor of Directsalesville, Head Cheerleader at YeahMrO said...

Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a heart-warming comment. Did you notice that I began my direct sales experience with Tupperware many years ago? I wouldn't be successful like I am in Noevir had it not been for the superb training I received in Tupperware. I was so dismal at selling, I would do anything for a ribbon--so I took the classes on overcoming objections! Way to go--Tupperware!

I'll have to come back and check out your recipes. They look wonderful.

Cake for breakfast? My dad always loved blueberry pie for breakfast and taught my daughter this practice as well! Why not? There's a lot of excellent antioxidants in a nice slice of blueberry pie?

*Jilly* said...

There you are! Are you feeling better? I hope you are:)

Thanks for the Banana Cake recipe..I was wondering what to do with the bananas on my banana tree..I just hate to throw them in the trash. I plan on using this recipe when I get home from church tonight:)

The Journey Begins Here said...

Yes, one slice of each please. Will it be served with ice cream? Theresa
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