Peach Cobbler

Nothing says summer quite like peach cobbler. Served warm or cold, the sweet peaches are complimented perfectly by the sweet and buttery batter. This cobbler has a cake like consistency, and the peach flavor is pervasive thanks to the peach syrup. Serve it plain, or top it with whipped cream or ice cream. This recipe makes 8-10 adult sized servings.

  1. Heat oven to 375 F
  2. In a 13 x 9 baking dish, add 1/2 cup (1 stick) of melted butter.
  3. In a bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp baking powder, a pick of salt, 1 cup of milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the batter over the butter and do not stir.
  5. Open 2 cans of peaches (in whatever syrup you prefer) and add all contents evenly into the pan. Again, do not mix. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg and cinnamon if you desire.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold as desired.

Homemade Pound Cake

Pound cake is delicious on it’s own, and this one certainly is no exception, however, pound cake is also the base for another popular treat, strawberry shortcake. Tomorrow’s post will be how to make the strawberry syrup for your sweet treat. The only weird thing about this recipe is the need for 1/2 an egg, to accomplish this, I beat an egg in a side bowl, then added 1/2 to the mixture, and fried the other half for an egg sandwich. This cake is very sweet, and can be served topped with ice cream, or just powdered sugar.

  1. Heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup of softened butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 1/2 egg.
  3. Once mixed, add a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of milk and mix. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder, and while mixing, slowly add 1 1/2 cup flour, then mix until the batter is smooth.
  4. Grease a loaf pan. Pour batter into your greased pan, then bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Chocolate Cake Review

Chocolate cake is a classic dessert. This cake recipe makes a soft and flavorful cake that makes your mouth water. The flavor of this cake is delicious. It’s also not overly sweet or bitter. Icing could help this cake taste a bit more like a cake, since it’s almost a cake textured brownie, however you don’t have to add icing to enjoy this cake. If you choose not to add icing, I recommend adding 1/4 cup chocolate chips that I will include in the recipe below. This addition to the recipe adds more variety to the texture and flavor of the cake, that would be needed if you don’t add icing. This is a light cake that doesn’t require tiny pieces. I think this cake is very good and I would recommend this cake. It’s a good cake that is a step above the average store bought or frozen cake.

Original recipe here.

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup boiling water.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Heat oven to 350 F.
  3. Add batter to the pan. Add 1/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips spread evenly over the batter.
  4. Baked for 35-40 minutes. Let cool before adding frosting, or serving as is.

Apple, Apple, Apple Marathon! 2 Apple Breads and Apple Cake!

Thurday I did something new and decided to bake up a storm. I made 2 types of apple bread and an apple cake. Not only did I have apples I wanted to get rid of, but I thought it would be fun to try and re-create others’ recipes and to see how they go. Warning! I made many mistakes, and I’m not very good at baking. I much prefer cooking of the two!

Caramel Apple Bread

You can find the recipe here!

I didn’t have caramel sauce to make the caramel icing, nor do I keep powdered sugar on hand, so I didn’t make any icing for this bread. This recipe also took about 80 minutes to bake. The bread is a sweet loaf, but it would be every good either with the icing or with the honey butter found with the cake recipe below. This is also a very dense bread, and doesn’t crumble apart as easily as the next loaf.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

You can find the recipe here!

This was an incredibly delicious recipe. The bread did take over 70 minutes to bake in my oven though. Also not very structurally sound and very crumbly, however it is a very tasty bread with lots of flavor and textures.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

You can find the recipe here!

By this point, I was pretty tired of peeling, coring, and dicing apples. I also read this simple recipe wrong and forgot to add the topping before baking, so my bad on that one! Otherwise, this recipe was straight forward and simple. I really like to format that she did for writing out the steps. Also, this was the only recipe that took as long to cook as it said it would! It was a delicious moist cake that reminded me a bit of banana/pumpkin bread while eating it. It wasn’t overly sweet, however her honey butter topping was also delicious.