Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4-1/2 cup butter
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices
1 (8 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (optional)
walnut halves (optional)

Follow instructions on cake box for making an oblong single layer cake.
Prepare cake batter and set aside.
Cut up butter in small pieces and place all over the bottom of the oblong pan specified on cake box.
Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the butter.
Place pan on the stove (or in the oven) and heat slowly until butter and sugar melt to a liquid then remove from heat.
Evenly space the pineapple slices around the bottom of pan in the heated sugar and butter.
Place the cherries and nuts between the pineapple slices (Tho the cherries and nuts look nice and taste great, they are optional).
Pour cake batter on top of the pineapple/cherry/nut mixture.
Place in oven and bake as directed on cake box.
As soon as cake is done place a plate over the cake and turn upside down and carefully remove pan.
If you wait too long the sugar will harden and be difficult to remove.
Note: Peaches may be used in place of pineapple.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
1/2 cup oil 
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla


1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm. Enjoy!