Texas Sheet Cake

4 cups Brownie Mix 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup butter, separated 1 cup water 1/2 cup sour cream 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup evaporated milk 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 lb powdered sugar 1 cup nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brownie mix, 1/2 cupContinue reading “Texas Sheet Cake”

Russian Teacakes (Sandies)

1 cup butter (or margarine), room temperature 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus additional for rolling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (fluff before measuring) 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla. Blend flour and salt, and blend into butter mixture. StirContinue reading “Russian Teacakes (Sandies)”

Micaela’s Nirvana Bars

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 9 full graham cracker sheets, crushed into coarse crumbs 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut 7 ounces sweetened condensed milkContinue reading “Micaela’s Nirvana Bars”

Lemon Bars Deluxe

2 cups and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, separated 1/2 cup (plus extra) powdered sugar 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in butter. Press into 9x13x2-inchContinue reading “Lemon Bars Deluxe”

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup margarine or butter 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz package butterscotch flavored chips 1 can (3-1/2 oz) flaked coconut (1-1/3 cups) 1 cup chopped walnuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degreesContinue reading “Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars”

Banana Split Cake (Baked)

(Granny’s Notes: This one I have not used. It comes from Southern Living 1999, and it is baked.) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 cups (5 medium-sized) bananas, mashed 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup coconut,Continue reading “Banana Split Cake (Baked)”

Banana Split Cake (No Bake)

(Note: Contains raw eggs) 3 sticks butter (or margarine) 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 eggs 2 cups powdered sugar 3 to 5 bananas, sliced 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup coconut 12 or 16 oz Cool Whip 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions: Combine 1 stick butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press intoContinue reading “Banana Split Cake (No Bake)”

Richard’s Pound Cake

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon extract (or almond extract or rum) Directions: Start with a cold oven. Do not preheat oven. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together.Continue reading “Richard’s Pound Cake”

Dwight’s Pound Cake

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter 3 cups sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 6 eggs 1/2 pint whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon flavor Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely ground Directions: Combine butter and sugar; mix well. Add 1 egg and beat. Repeat with remaining eggs. Slowly add flour whileContinue reading “Dwight’s Pound Cake”

7-Up Pound Cake

3 cups cake flour, sifted twice (measured after first sifting) 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 sticks margarine 10 oz 7-Up 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine margarine, shortening, and sugar in bowl; mix well. Add 1 egg and beat mixture. Repeat until all eggs added.Continue reading “7-Up Pound Cake”