Category: Cakes

  • Iced (or not) Lemon Bread

    Scroll down for an 2024 updated version of this. This version similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck. 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 3 large eggs 1 C sugar 2 T butter, softened…

  • Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake

    In a medium saucepan, combine the following: 1/2 C sugar 1 t honey 1/2 C butter 1/2 t vanilla 2/3 C water Heat over low until butter is melted and sugar and honey are dissolved. Then stir in: 2 t baking powder Pinch of salt 1-1/2 C flour Set a trivet in the pressure cooker…

  • Steamed Caramel Pressure-Cooker Cake

    2/3 C sugar 1 t vanilla 2/3 C water 1 T honey 1/2 C butter 2 T dried coconut Bring to a boil in a medium sauce pan and allow to cool. In a bowl, combine: 1-1/2 C flour 2 t baking soda 1/8 t salt Stir into the cooled mixture. Set a trivet in…

  • One Pan Mud Cake

    1-1/2 C flour 3 T cocoa 1 t baking soda 1 C sugar 1/2 t salt Dump all these ingredients into an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan, and mix them up. Pour in the following: 5 T cooking oil 1 T vinegar 1 t vanilla 1 C water Mix it up until smooth and…

  • Oatmeal-Walnut Muffins

    1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C sugar 2 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 1 C quick oats 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 T cinnamon 1 egg 3/4 C milk 1/3 C vegetable oil Preheat the oven to 400 F. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg with the…

  • Crockpot Dump Cake (pattern recipe)

    This is not a real recipe, it’s a pattern, meaning there are a million ways to do it. Spray a crockpot with cooking spray, or grease it Dump in 2 cans of pie filling or undrained canned fruit (if you use canned fruit, stir in a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken the juice) Spread a…

  • Salted Mocha-Pitted Coffee Cake

    This did not come out as expected, but it was still yummy. The mocha topping was heavier than the cake batter, so it sank, creating dark pits of mocha-salted deliciousness. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 C white sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t…

  • Simplest Coffee Cake

    This recipe is so simple, it’s easy to augment it with nuts, chopped or dried fruit, or different spices. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter 1-1/2 C flour 1 C brown sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder 1 t cinnamon 1/2 t salt Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside 1/2 C of this mixture.…

  • Cake-in-a-mug

    Serves 1-2. 2 T butter 2 T flour 2 T sugar 1 T dark cocoa 1 T semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 t baking powder 1 egg yolk 1 T water 1 t vanilla (vary the flavor with orange or mint extract) Toppings: Whipped cream, caramel sauce, or jam that has been heated slightly to melt…

  • Almond Flour Cake, Gluten Free

    Here’s an amazing original cake recipe from Philip Wilson. He serves it with King’s Cupboard Three Chilies Chocolate Sauce, a decadent treat we introduced him to. 1-1/2 lbs Sliced Almonds 4 C hot water 3 eggs 1-1/2 C sugar 1 T baking powder 1/4 C potato flour 2 t vanilla extract Grind almonds in food…