Category Archives: Cakes

Sour Cream Bundt Cake


I love me a good bundt cake! I just found out that November 19th is National Bundt Cake Day, woo hoo! Who knew there was an actual day for bundt cake, crazy, but I love it! I will definitely be adding some different types of bundt cakes on here. My Star has an extreme sweet tooth. Me…not so much. I rather have some good bread and cheese for dessert. 🙂

This recipe I got from my mom. She made me a binder of collection of recipes from my grandmother (her mom). My Dad (God rest his soul) made the cover and the back of the binder.

The front cover

My beautiful grandmother (God rest her soul). She was such a classy lady.

This truly was one of the best gifts my Mom gave me. Recipes hand written by my Grandmother. I will cherish it forever.

Over time, my Mom gave me more recipes that she had, as well as friends and my aunts. I too have added clippings from a ton of magazines, as well as a bunch I downloaded from the internet. Some I have made and others, well not yet. I love collecting recipes and cookbooks. My goal is start making some of these recipes that I have had stored in this binder for years.


1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated.

Sift the baking soda and flour together.

I love this sifter! My mom gave it to me years ago and I cannot remember if this was originally hers or my grandmothers. Either way, I will never part with it.

Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating in each egg 1 at a time. Add vanilla.

Pour the mixture into a well greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


Pumpkin Dump Cake


This recipe was shared with me from my brother Mark. It is one of his favorite desserts and now has become one of ours as well! So simple and absolutely delicious.


1 29 oz. Can pure pumpkin
1 12 oz. Can evaporated milk
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
3 Teaspoons cinnamon

1 Box yellow cake mix
1 Cup chopped pecans (if desired)
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix first six ingredients until well blended and pour batter into a 9 x 13 greased pan.

Sprinkle cake mix (dry, it is best to crumple in hand as doing it, as to avoid clumps) on top and then cover with pecans. We made it this time without the nuts, as our children do not like them. 🙂 Pour melted butter over top.

Bake 50 minutes. If desired, top with whipped cream when serving. Refrigerate when cooled. It is good cold, but we like it best warmed, so feel free to microwave.

New York Crumb Cake


This is absolutely the best crumb cake you will ever eat! I make this a lot at home on the weekends for the family and it is a must have at our annual family July 4th weekend get together. It usually lasts a day and then we are making another one! It is sure to be one of your favorites as well. I hope you will try it and let us know how much you love it! 🙂

Makes one 9 x 12 1/2 cake


2 Tablespoons canola oil, plus more for pan
4 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1/2 Cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Large egg
1/2 Cup milk
2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 Cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter melted and cooled
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in center of oven. Lightly brush cake pan with canola oil, dust with flour and tap off excess. Set aside.

In a medium bowl sift together, 1 1/2 cups flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a second bowl, whisk together egg, milk, canola oil and vanilla. Using a rubber spatula, fold dry ingredients into egg mixture.

Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over flour mixture and mix with your hands (I find this the best way to incorporate the ingredients).

Sprinkle crumbs over batter.

Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes then rotate and bake for another 10 minutes. Insert toothpick to make sure it comes out clean and it is done!

Dust with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy! Yum, yum, yum!