Cake, Pie, & Cobbler Recipes

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Ultimate Peach Cobbler
Pineapple Butterscotch Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
No-Guilt Chocolate Cream Pie
Italian Cream Cake


Ultimate Peach Cobbler



You'll never want to eat traditional peach cobbler again, and it's SOOOO easy to make!!

1 large can sliced peaches, undrained
1 box butter pecan cake mix
2 sticks butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

In a 9 X 13 pan, dump can of peaches juice and all. Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches. Drizzle the melted butter over the top. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Pineapple Butterscotch Cake

This may sound like a strange combination, but it's delicious and easy. I found this recipe on a can of crushed pineapple - I changed it slightly by adding more butterscotch chips.

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 12 oz bag butterscotch chips
1 16 oz box pound cake mix
1 3 1/2 oz box instant butterscotch pudding mix

Drain pineapple, keep syrup. Mix 1 1/2 cups pineapple with butterscotch chips. Set aside. In another bowl, combine pound cake mix and pudding mix. Mix pound cake as package directs using pineapple syrup as the liquid per directions. Stir in remaining pineapple. Pour into 9 X 13 baking pan. Top with pineapple-butterscotch chip mixture. Bake at 325 for 55 - 65 minutes.

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Hummingbird Cake

You knew we had to have a Hummingbird Cake recipe! A rich and fruity cake with nuts and a cream cheese icing - it's not on any diet I know of. :) It's not on this site for its ease, but if you go to the trouble, it's worth it! Check out my own preparation variation at the end.

Cake:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs, well beaten
1 1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped black walnuts
2 cups chopped bananas

Sift all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and oil stirring until dry mixture is moist (do not use mixer). Stir in vanilla, pineapple, and nuts. Finally, add bananas. Spoon into three nine inch cake pans (greased and floured). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn on to cooling racks. Ice when completely cooled.

Icing:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat all ingredients until smooth. Ice tops of 2 cakes. Stack cakes on top of one another, placing the third un-iced cake on top. Ice sides.


My RV Variation Because of our limited space, I do not have a layer cake storage container. Also, if we don't give any of the cake away, it would need to be stored in a refrigerator. An RV fridge wouldn't hold the cake taker anyway. So based on RV storage issues and wanting to share, I take the batter and make three dozen cupcakes. I then use a cake decorating tool to inject the icing into the center of the cupcakes. Finally, I ice the tops and we are ready to eat them, share them, and keep them around for a few days.



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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake



An easy cake that starts from a mix, but is jazzed up to make it taste like it is totally from scratch. Also, it is very easy to change flavors by making small adjustments.

1 yellow cake mix
1 3.4 oz box of instant coconut cream pudding mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
Confectioners sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, water, oil, and eggs. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in poppy seeds. Pour into greased and floured fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 for 48 - 52 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners sugar.

NOTE: I did not have coconut cream pudding, so I substituted banana pudding and added a cup of flaked coconut. So mine was really a poppy seed banana coconut cake. In the future, I will try variations using different flavors of pudding - use your imagination.

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No-Guilt Chocolate Cream Pie



Found this recipe on a Weight Watcher member's website. It's a very quick pie with few ingredients and no baking required!

In a mixing bowl, combine:
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
2 cups of rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)

1 package sugar-free fat-free chocolate pudding
2 cups skim milk

Spray 9-inch pie pan with no-stick cooking spray and press cereal mixture into pan. Freeze for 1/2 hour. Prepare pudding mix according to directions on pudding package except only using 2 cups of skim milk. Pour pudding mix on top of frozen rice cereal mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Makes 8 slices of pie at 3 Weight Watchers Points per slice.

Note: When I made this, I did not have rice cereal, so I substituted quick oats.

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Italian Cream Cake



This recipe has been a favorite of ours for many years. Made totally from scratch it is not the quickest or easiest cake to make but oh so worth it. This cake gets better a few days after it is made.

Cake:
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup coconut
5 egg yolks
5 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg yolks and beat well. Sift flour, measure and sift again with baking soda. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla, coconut and nuts. Fold in egg whites. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8" cake pans (or two 9"). Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Then turn out cakes on racks. When cake is completely cooled, frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese(room temperature)
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter

Beat cream cheese with butter until very smooth. Add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread between layers and over top and sides. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

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