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Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Vanilla Cake

Strawberry Cake

Marble Cake

Apple Pandowdy

Lemon Bars

Carrot Cake

Spice Cake

Easy Apple Cake


  • 4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Soft Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Place half apples in a layer in greased baking dish (about 5" x 9"), sprinkle with half the sugar-cinnamon mix, cover with remaining apples and sprinkle remaining sugar-cinnamon. Cream sugar and butter, add egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in flour and baking powder and spoon over apples, spreading it as best as you can. Bake at 350° 30 minutes or until done. Best served warm, with ice cream.

Apple Pandowdy

apple pandowdy recipes
  • 4 apples, cored, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup molasses or 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • Biscuit mix or 
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 5 Tbs shortening
  • 4 to 6 Tbs milk
Arrange sliced apples in a greased 11x7 baking dish. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over apples. Combine molasses and hot water; stir to blend. Pour molasses mixture over apples.

Make a soft dough with biscuit mix or: Mix flour with baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles meal. Add milk, mixing with a fork, enough to make a soft dough. Knead lightly for about 10 seconds. 

Roll dough into a rectangle 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, to fit over the baking dish. Fit the dough over the apple mixture and pierce all over with a fork to let steam escape. Bake at 400° for about 20-30 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Pumpkin Bars

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 16 oz pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cooking oil

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • chopped nuts (Optional)
Bars: Combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil, beat until well mixed. Add dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. Spread batter into an un-greased baking pan (15" X 10" X 1") Bake in 350° oven for 25-35 minutes. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, margarine and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Spread cream cheese frosting over cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. 

Pumpkin Cake

  • 2 cups Pumpkin purée *
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 tsp (or more) cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (or more) pumpkin spice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (Optional)
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
Mix all ingredients together beating until smooth. Fill greased & floured bunt pan or bread pan. Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes in a 350° oven.

NOTE: Watch the cooking time it will be slightly different depending on the baking container you use. Excellent for freezing.



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