Cakes Cookbook Desserts

Wacky Cake

3 C. flour
2 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. cocoa
3/4 C. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. vinegar
2 C. warm water

4 C. powdered sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
4 T. milk

In 9×13″ pan, mix all dry ingredients. Make well in middle of mixture. Add remaining ingredients in order listed. Stir with whisk after adding warm water. Bake at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes.

CREAMY BUTTER ICING: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until it reaches spreading consistency. May have to add just a little more milk.

Cakes Cookbook Desserts

Pound Cake

3 C. sugar
1 C. butter
6 eggs
3 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
2 C. milk
4 C. flour

Combine all ingredients, Blend until smooth. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes to 1 hour in tube pan that has been well buttered.

Cakes Cookbook Desserts

Mississippi Mud Cake

This is a really rich one. You won’t eat much at a time, but it will be a hit with the chocoholic.

1 C. margarine
2 C. sugar
4 eggs
1/3 C. cocoa
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 C. nuts, chopped, optional
1 tsp. vanilla
1 – 17 oz. jar marshmallow creme

1/2 C. cocoa
2 1/3 to 3 C. powdered sugar
1 C. margarine, softened
1/2 C. evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream together margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add cocoa, flour, salt, nuts and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a 9×13″ pan. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. While HOT, spread marshmallow cream over top. Turn off oven; return pan to warm oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Frost with frosting while still warm. Mixture will be runny, pour frosting. Refrigerate before serving.

Beef Cookbook Main Dishes

Texas Beans and Beef

2 lbs. ground beef
2 pkgs. taco seasoning
1/2 C. water
2 cans pinto beans
1 small bottle taco sauce, hot or mild based on your preference
4 tsp. margarine, melted
1 1/2 C. chopped, canned tomatoes, or 1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 C. onion, chopped
16 green olives, or to taste
1 – 8 oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, seasoning and water. Cook until thick. Spread into a 9×13″ pan. Mix beans, 3 tablespoons taco sauce and margarine, and spread on tomatoes and onions. Add olives. Pour remaining taco sauce over olive layer. Cover with cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Use tortilla chips to dip or serve over lettuce with crushed tortilla chips.

Beef Cookbook Main Dishes

Super Beefy Enchiladas

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
8 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 C. onion, chopped
1 can tomato soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can green chile enchilada sauce, or mild if you prefer
1 pkg. flour tortillas, any size

Brown ground beef. Add 1/2 cup cheese and onion. Set aside. Combine soups and enchilada sauce. To fill tortillas, place 3 tablespoons beef and 1 teaspoon soup mixture in the middle and roll. Lay the filled tortillas in a 9×13″ baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over rolled tortillas. Place remaining cheese over top. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

VARIATION: Before adding beef to tortilla, spread thin layer of refried beans.

Cookbook Desserts

Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 C. sugar
3/4 C. flour
2/3 C. pumpkin
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt

1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter or margarine, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix eggs and pumpkin. Add sugar and lemon juice. Add dry ingredients and mix. Bake on greased and floured jelly roll pan (1/2″ deep cookie sheet) at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool. Cut in half across the short width of the pan. Sprinkle powdered sugar on working surface. Dump rolls onto working surface.

FILLING: Split filling in half and spread on each roll. Roll carefully, starting on one end and rolling gently. Wrap in foil and chill. To serve, remove from foil and slice.

Beef Casseroles Cookbook Main Dishes

Yum Yum Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/4 C. onion, chopped, or 2 T. dried minced onions
3 T. brown sugar
1 can tomato soup
Velveeta cheese or sliced American cheese
8 oz. egg noodles
1 can cream of chicken soup

Brown beef with onions; drain. Add brown sugar and tomato soup. Spread into a 9×13″ pan. Layer sliced American or Velveeta cheese to cover meat mixture. Cook egg noodles as directed. Add the can of cream of chicken soup and pour over cheese. Add another layer of cheese. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

Candy Cookbook Desserts Recipes with Pictures

Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

1 – 14 oz. pkg. caramels
1/3 C. evaporated milk
1 box German chocolate cake mix
3/4 C. butter or margarine, melted
1/3 C. evaporated milk
1 C. chocolate chips
1 C. nuts, chopped, optional

Grease 9×13″ cake pan. In a small saucepan, combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and nuts. Stir by hand until well mixed. Press half of dough into pan. Bake at 350º for 6 minutes, just until edges start to be firm. Sprinkle chocolate chips over warm crust. Spread caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble rest of the dough on top. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes longer. Set in refrigerator for 30 minutes to set caramel.