Apple Cake

1-1/3 c. unsifted flour
2½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 c. softened margarine
½ c. Egg Beaters or 2 large eggs
½ tsp. vanilla
½ c. skim milk
½ c. dark seedless raisins
4 c. sliced, pared apples

Combine flour, baking pwder and asalt; set aside.

Blend together ¼ c. sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

Cream margarine and remaining ½ c. sugar until light.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Beating on low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Fold in raisins.

Turn batter into a greased 8X8X2 inch pan.

Arrange apple slices on batter in rows.

Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. 

Bake at 375ºF about 1 hour.

From Mary Jo Cunningham


Applesauce Cake

1½ c. apple sauce
1 c. butter
2 c. white sugar
3 eggs
4 c. flour
2 c. raisins
1 c. nuts
1 c. crushed pineapple
4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar, add apple sauce and beat.  Add eggs and flour, continue beating, add pineapple and rest of ingredients.  Mix well and bake in a tube pan at 350ºF.

From Mary Jo Cunningham

Oatmeal Cake

1¼ c. boiling water
1 c. rolled oats
½ c. butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt

Pour wter over oats and let stand 20 minutes.  Cream butter and sugars together.  Add well beaten eggs.  Add dry ingredients and beat well.  Bake in 10″ X 10″ pan for 35 minutes at 350ºF.

1 c. brown sugar
4 Tbsp. white sugar
1 box Angle Flake coconut (I think this means 7 oz. or 2-2/3 c.)
½ c cream or evaporated milk

Mix all ingredients together and ice cake while hot.  Place under broiler for one or 2 minutes.

From the recipes of Mary Jo Cunningham

Wacky Cake

1½ c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar
6 Tbsp. salad oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cold water.

Sift dry ingredients in ungreased baking pan 9″ X 9″.

Punch 3 holes in dry ingredients – one large, one medium and one small.  Pour salad oil in large hole, vinegar in medium hole and vanilla in small hole.

Pour water over all ingredients and beat smooth with a fork.

Bake 25 minutes at 350ºF.  Add favorite icing.

From Mary Jo Cunningham

Double Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is, mostly, a recipe my sister got from


1½ c. gingersnap crumbs
¾ c. ground nuts (of your preference, Amanda used pecans)
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
6 Tbsp. melted butter.

Mix together and press into a Springform pan.  It should be crumbly until you start mashing.

16 oz. softened cream cheese
½ c. sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ c. pumpkin puree
½ tsp gr. cinnamon
pinch cloves
pinch nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325°F

Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs.
Beat until smooth and spread 1 c onto crust.
Add the other stuff and blend well
Spread on top.

Bake 35-40 minutes, until the center is almost set.  Allow to cool.  Garnish with whipped cream to serve.

Chocolate Sheet Cake ( aka Texas Sheet Cake)

 From my friend, Kate MacDonald


2 cups flour
2 sticks (1 c.) butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
½ c. buttermilk
1 c. water
3-6 Tbsp. cocoa
2 eggs – well beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift flour, sugar and salt,  Bring to boil butter, water and cocoa.  Pour over flour an dmix.  Beat eggs separately and add soda, buttermilk and vanilla.  Combine all.  Bake in greased shallow pan (15 X 10 inches minimum) at 350°F for 20-25 minutes


1 stick (½ c.) butter
3-6 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ c. chopped nuts (optional)

Mix butter, cocoa and milk.  Heat over low heat until melted but DO NOT BOIL.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla and stir.  Add sugar and stir.  Frost cake while still hot.