We’re Expecting A…Baby Cake

Did you just find out that you’re expecting a girl or a boy?  Frost with white frosting and serve cake slices or cupcakes as a creative way to announce the big news! Ingredients: 1 white cake mix Food coloring (blue or red) Mix up the white cake mix according to directions.  Pour 2/3 of the cake mix into the prepared pan.  Mix the appropriate food coloring (you know: red/pink for girls, blue for boys) into the remaining 1/3 cake mix.  Make {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

7 Minute Icing to the Rescue

For his sixth birthday party last weekend my youngest requested chocolate cupcakes with white icing. My mother was the baker and happily obliged. That is until we had a mini-crisis–she could not find her special buttercream icing recipe. Only an hour from party time, Mother pulled out an icing recipe from days gone by…7 Minute Icing. It’s in most country cookbooks for a reason–it’s simple, fast, and yummy! 7 Minute Icing Wilma Kitchens 2 egg whites, 1 and 1/2 cups {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Mix Tricks: Coconut Bundt Cake

This is one of my favorite recipes for a potluck dessert.  It can be adapted from Triple Chocolate to Lemon Blueberry to White Chocolate Strawberry just by changing the cake mix, pudding mix and add-on flavors. The cake in the photo is the coconut version. Here’s the basic recipe: Ingredients: 1 boxed cake mix 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup water 1 package instant pudding 1 cup chosen add-on ingredient (white or chocolate chips, blueberries, {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Ice Cream Bombe

I love making ice cream cakes in the summer.  My family loves eating them so much that they now ask for them all year long, as it has become their preferred birthday cake.  And it couldn’t be easier to put one together!  Don’t be alarmed by the fact that there are several steps; each step takes just a minute or two and the results are well worth it! Ingredients and supplies: 3 flavors of ice cream Prepared cake (optional) Saran {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Caramel Mocha Truffle Cupcakes–Can You Say Yum!

For these cupcakes, I altered the recipe for Caramel Lightning Cake from The Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary Edition), by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. For truffle filling: 1 ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup flavored creamer (I used eggnog flavor, but any would be great) or half-and-half 10 large marshmallows Begin melting chocolate chips in 30 second increments in microwave, stirring thoroughly after each interval.  As chips begin to melt, stir in creamer and marshmallows {Read More}

About Angela Sackett

Angela Sackett is wife to a tall guy with a goatee and mom to five arrows: four boys and a princess-girl in the middle. She is a home-educator and photographer and dabbles in television performance. She loves to cook, read, write, and occasionally get crafty. Most importantly, she's a daughter of the King who loves to dance in His presence.

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake Vicki Webb, January 2008 MMCW Cake: 1 package of yellow cake mix without pudding, 3/4 cup oil, 4 eggs, 1 can mandarin oranges with juice. Frosting: 1 large box instant vanilla pudding, 1 (20 oz) can undrained crushed pineapple, 1 (16 oz) Cool Whip topping. Combine all four ingredients for cake and beat with mixer for 4 minutes. The oranges should be in pieces in the mix. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 30 {Read More}

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Perfect Rich Chocolate Birthday Cake

Loi Palmer, March 2007 MMCW 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix, 1 package (3.9 ounce) chocolate instant pudding mix, 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup sour cream, 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist pan with vegetable spray adn then lightly dust with flour, shake out the excess. Set the pan aside. Place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, warm water, and melted butter in a large {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Loi Palmer, April 2006 MMCW This recipe makes two 9 inch round cakes, so surprise a neighbor with a gift from your kitchen. 1 yellow cake mix, 1 cup sour cream, 3 large eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 stick and 1/2 cup of softened butter, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 ( 8 oz) cans of drained crushed pineapple, 1 cup chopped pecans. Melt 1/2 cup of butter and pour evenly into two ( 9-inch) round {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Vanilla Wafer Cake

Loi Palmer 1/2 lb butter (2 sticks), 2 cups sugar, 6 eggs, 1 (12 oz) box vanilla wafers crushed, 2 (7 oz) cans coconut, 1 and 1/2 cups pecans broken into pieces, 2 tablespoons milk. Place vanilla wafers in food processor and crush into crumbs. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each egg. Add crushed vanilla wafer crumbs and 2 tablespoons milk. Add coconut and pecan pieces. Bake in greased {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Whipped Topping for Cakes

Loi Palmer, April 2006 MMCW 2 cups whipping cream, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour whipping cream into chilled glass or metal bowl. Add brown sugar and let it dissolve. Mix on high speed until foamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue mixing until peaks form. This happens very quickly, be careful not to over beat it. Serve on top of cake. About Loi PalmerLoi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.