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Maraschino Party Cake

2 Apr

maraschino party cakeThis cake has been around for a very long time and there are many variations as well. I like this recipe because you actually make it from scratch, and it is not that hard to do. We have become accustom to using  box mixes, I do as well, but nothing tastes better than a real old-fashioned home-made cake!


2 C. Cake Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking powder

1/4 Teaspoon salt

1/4 C. Unsalted butter, softened

1 C. White sugar

2 Eggs, beaten

2 Tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice mixed with enough milk to total 2/3 cup.

1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

1/2 C. Toasted walnuts, chopped

1/2  C. Maraschino cherries, stemmed and chopped


1 C. Unsalted butter, softened

3 C. Confectioners’ sugar

1 Teaspoon Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

Extra walnuts for decoration

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 inch round cake pan. For the cake, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix very well. Add flour alternately with milk and cherry juice mixture. Add vanilla. Beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in walnuts and cherries. Pour into prepared cake pan. Bake until a toothpick, inserted in the center, comes out clean. This is about 1 hour. Let cool 20 minutes.

For frosting, beat butter in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and stir until combined well. Frost the cake and garnish with walnuts. Then enjoy!

Italian Ricotta Cake

27 Mar

italian Ricotta cake

This recipe comes from Mrs. Pat Koisa, a friend that worked at Pats Olde Tymes Eatery in St. Cloud Florida…..our customers loved this cake. I hope you will too!!


1 Fudge Marble cake mix ( I prefer Duncan Hines)

2 pounds Ricotta cheese, whole – not skim

4 Eggs

1 C. Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Make cake according to directions on box. Pour into 9×13′ pan, don’t bake yet. Mix ricotta, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Spoon cheese mixture over top of cake, cover entire surface. Bake for 1 hour. Cool well.


1 3 oz. Instant Chocolate pudding mix

1 C. Milk

1 12 oz. Cool Whip

Mix milk and pudding, then add Cool Whip. Spread on cake as frosting. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Cake Batter Fudge

27 Mar

cake batter fudge


Yellow Cake Mix ( I prefer Duncan Hines)

1/4 C. Butter – cubed

1/4 C. Milk

1 C. Confectioners sugar

Put 1 cup of cake mix and 1 cup of Confectioners sugar in a microwaveble safe bowl. Mix. Add butter and milk. Do not mix. Put in microwave for 2 minutes. Take out and stir. Mix in sprinkles. Mixture will look like cake batter. Pour into greased pan. Refridgerate for1 hour, then cut into squares.

You can use other cakes for the yellow. This works well with Chocolate cake and chocolate sprinkles. It tastes great but it is not as colorful.