Black Forest Cake

This fancy, delicious cake isn’t too complicated, in spite of requiring several steps.  My oldest son won a blue ribbon with it at the county fair when he was in 5th grade, and we often serve it for birthdays in our home.  Having lived in Europe for several years, I can honestly say this cake is fairly authentic, and well worth that extra little bit of time and trouble. Ingredients: Cake: German chocolate cake mix (prepared according to box directions) {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).

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).

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.

Royal Plum Cake

Kellie Renfroe, December 2005 MMCW website 2 cups sugar, 3 beaten eggs, 1 cup oil, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 cups self-rising flour, 2 small jars of plum baby food, 1 teaspoon grated cloves. Mix in order given. Do not use an electric mixer; mix by hand. Bake about one hour at 350 degrees in a greased and floured Bundt pan or two loaf pans or six mini loaf pans. About Kellie RenfroeKellie and her husband Greg {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.

Mississippi Mud Cake

Loi Palmer, May 2005 MMCW 1 package plain Devil’s food cake mix, 1 stick melted butter, 1 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 bag mini marshmallows, 1 cup chopped pecans (optional). Pour the cake mix, melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for one minute. Scrape down sides and continue blending for two minutes on medium speed. The batter should be well blended. Pour batter into a lightly {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.

Caramel Cake

Loi Palmer 1 package plain white cake mix, 1 cup whole milk, 1 stick melted butter, 3 large eggs, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract. This can be baked in a 9 x 13 cake pan or two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease cake pans with solid vegetable shortening, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set pans aside. Place the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract 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.

Aunt Nettie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pat Hopkins 2 sticks butter, 3 cups sugar, 1 cup of sour cream, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cream butter and sugar, add sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding dry ingredients with eggs, beat after each addition. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes. About Thank you to today’s guest blogger for sharing with us all!Mail | More {Read More}

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