Thursday, February 21, 2008

Two Great Recipes For You To Try

If I knew you were coming
I would have baked a cake!
The next time that you have company you might want to try one of these cake recipes from my good friend Pat Windham.
German Chocolate Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake Squares
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup butter, melted and divided in two
1 large egg
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16 oz.) box of 10-x powdered sugar
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, 1/2 cup of melted butter, and 1 egg. Beat at low speed till combined. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan, set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Beat in 2 large eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in 10 x pwdered sugr until smooth. Add remaning melted butter, beating at low speed until combined. Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour over cake mix layer spreading evenly. Bake for 45 minutes (the center should remain slightly gooey). Remove cake from oven; let cool completely before cutting into squares.
This recipe was found in the Cooking With Paula Dean Magazine.
Pistachio Inside Outside Cake
1 pkg. yellow or white cake mix
1 pkg. instant pistachio Jello pudding (small)
3 eggs
1 cup club soda
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts
Blend all ingredients and beat for two minutes at medium speed. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cake cool. Then cut cake in half to make two layers.
3 cups cold milk
1 box (2 envelopes) Dream Whip
2 pkgs. instant pistachio pudding (small)
1/2 cup of chopped pistachios
1/2 cup toasted coconut
Whip the frosting ingredients until thickened---about 5 minutes. Spread 1 cup of the frosting between the two layers. Put top layer on cake and spoon remaining frosting on top andthe sides of the cake. Garnish with chopped pistachios and toasted coconut.
This would be a good green cake to serve for a St. Patrick's Day party in March. I got to sample this cake last Friday at Pat's house when she hosted our book club group.

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