Category Archives: 16. Dessert

Sour Cream Pound Cake


Sour Cream Pound Cake


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sour cream (heaping)

3 eggs

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour 2 8×4 inch loaf pans or a 9×13 cake pan

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add sour cream and eggs

Add flour, salt and baking soda, mix well

Stir in vanilla

Pour evenly into loaf pans or a cake pan

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean

I baked on upper oven rack

Cool on wire racks and enjoy sliced or with your favorite topping


Baba’s Apple Cake


Baba’s Apple Cake

4 cups peeled, thin sliced apples (half dollar size pieces)

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 eggs

3/4 cup oil

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Pour sugar over apples and let sit

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon

Add dry mix to apples and mix well

Stir in the eggs, oil, vanilla and nuts (optional)

Stir by hand until smooth

Spoon mixture into a 9×13 greased baking dish

Bake 45-50 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean


I was told that “This is the best apple cake you will ever taste.”  My family confirmed that statement!

Thank you Baba for writing down your wonderful recipe and thank you Amy for sharing it with me.


Fruit Pie


1 (18 ounce) package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff

1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350

Smooth cookie dough into a single layer about 1/4 inch thick

I spread mine on parchment paper then baked it on a pizza stone


Bake 10-15 minutes until the edges are brown and center is no longer doughy


While that bakes, blend fluff and softened cream cheese until smooth

After the dough has been removed from the oven, spread fluff mixture evenly on top


Top with fruit and berries

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Chill before serving


Dirt Dessert


Makes 10 cups

1 (3.9oz) package of chocolate flavored instant pudding

2 cups cold, fresh milk

8 ounce tub whipped topping

15 or more, Oreo cookies finely crushed and divided in half

Gummy worms

10 clear plastic cups (6-7 oz size)


Wisk pudding mix and milk in a large bowl for 2 minutes

Let stand 5 minutes

Stir in whipped topping and ½ of the cookie crumbs

Spoon mixture evenly into cups

Only fill about half way

Top with remaining cookie crumbs

Refrigerate for about an hour

Top with worms right before serving



If you do a Google Image Search for Dirt Dessert you will find many different ways to use this basic recipe for other party themes.

Squash Cookies


Squash Cookies

Makes about 7 dozen

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs
1 1/2 cup mashed squash

2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup raisins or craisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar

Add eggs and mashed squash

Mix in all the dry ingredients

Mix in the raisins or craisins last

I baked mine on parchment paper for 10-12 minutes

These are really good cookies. They are soft, not hard and crumbly.

I had jarred up some squash I was not real fond of. This recipe is a great way to use those jars up! You don’t even know there is squash in them.

Sugar Cookies for Cut Outs


Someone turned 4 today and needed cookies for school!

Sugar cookies for cut outs

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

1 cup shortening, I used butter flavored Crisco

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

3 3/4 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar

Add eggs and vanilla and mix well

Slowly add flour and salt, continue to mix

Refrigerate dough for at least an hour

Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 inch

Cut into shapes, repeat until all the dough is used up.

Place cookies on parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes

Let cool before decorating

I didn’t decorate these cookies. We wanted them as is. They seemed to get hard quick. I put them in an air tight container with a slice of bread. This will help keep them soft.


Strawberry Pie


4 cups sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 oz package strawberry gelatin
10 inch pie shell, cooked or ready to use
Whipped topping


Blend corn starch and sugar
Pour into small sauce pan and add water
Stir over medium heat and cook until thick, 3-5 minutes
Remove from heat and add gelatin
Stir until it dissolves
Pour over strawberries


Gently mix until all the strawberries are coated
Pour strawberry mix into pie shell


Chill for 2-3 hours or until set
Serve with whipped topping