Tag: Old-Fashioned Recipes

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake

This Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake is a great old-fashioned recipe which were very popular back when I was a girl. Delicious brownie topping with a creamy chocolate pudding beneath. You can have your cake and pudding all in one! I was always intrigued by pudding 

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie

This Old-Fashioned Custard Pie is an old recipe my mom used to make when I was a girl. It’s easy to put together and perfect for a summer day.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

My grandma liked to make Hummingbird Cake. It was one of our family favorites. It’s easy to make and a great way to use those ripening bananas sitting on the counter.

(Post modified with new photos on 3/22/22.)

Old-Fashioned Layer Cake Recipe - Hummingbird Cake

I have no idea what it has to do with hummingbirds. After a quick search on the Internet I learned that this recipe first appeared in Southern Living Magazine in 1978, and was named Hummingbird Cake because it is so very sweet and delightful.

 

Hummingbird Cake is Perfect for Potluck Dinners

Hummingbird cake is sweet, and moist, and a perfect choice for family gatherings or your next potluck dinner at church.

Hummingbird Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh, and the cream cheese frosting with pecans is to die for. I mean, really, it might be my favorite. No scraping off the frosting on this cake. You’ll want to eat it all. Every bite.

In fact, I think I have some bananas sitting on the counter that I should probably use . . . I should probably bake this cake right now so we can eat it after supper.

 

Ingredients to Make Hummingbird Cake

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • large eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • mashed bananas
  • crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • chopped pecans or English walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • cream cheese, softened
  • powdered sugar
  • butter, softened
  • whole milk
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped pecans or English walnuts

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Line Baking Pans with Waxed Paper

Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans by spraying with baker’s spray or line with waxed paper for easy cake removal.

You might also opt to use an oblong cake pan for this recipe.

 

Prepare your Ingredients

Mash the bananas with a blending fork or a potato masher.

Chop the nuts. Pecans or English walnuts work well with this recipe. Use whichever you have in your cabinet. Chop enough for both the cake and the garnishing for the icing.

I like to use a food chopper to chop any nuts I use in my recipes. It takes little effort and always gives me the desired consistency.

Do not drain your pineapple. You want all that wonderful juice for this recipe.

 

Mixing the Cake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix together until moistened.

The batter will be rather stiff at this point. 

Add the mashed bananas, undrained pineapple, and chopped nuts

Pour batter into prepared baking pan(s) lined and sprayed with cooking spray.

Cool Baked Cakes on Wire Rack

Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and tests done in the center with a toothpick. Remove from oven and Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

If using an oblong pan, bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before icing the cake. Allow the cake to cool 10 minutes, and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

 

Prepare the Frosting

In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, softened butter, whole milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended, about 2-3 minutes.

 

Icing a Two-Layer Cake

To ice a layer cake, begin with the bottom layer, placing the top side down on the cake plate.

If desired, you may place strips of waxed paper around the bottom of the cake to prevent any icing smudges. 

Ice the Bottom Layer First

Divide the frosting into thirds, and spread 1/3 on the bottom layer.

Next, place the second layer top side up and spoon 1/3 of the frosting along the edges so that you can frost the sides of the cake. Be sure to fill any gaps between the layers.

Finish by swirling the remaining frosting on the top in a decorative fashion. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top, as desired.

Sometimes I sprinkle the nuts in the center of the cake, while other times I sprinkle the entire top. 

Cake Baked in Oblong Cake Pan

If you’ve opted to bake this cake in an oblong cake pan, simply spread the cream cheese frosting on cake and sprinkle the top with chopped nuts.

Serve Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for Dessert

Serve this cake with iced tea, lemonade, or with a glass of icy cold milk.

This recipe will serve 15 people.

See more Cake Recipes Here. And here are a Few Ways to Use Those Bananas.

 

Recipe for Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Here is a recipe my grandma liked to make. I have no idea what it has to do with hummingbirds, but it's very tasty.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bananas, Cakes, Cream Cheese Frosting, Crushed Pineapple, Layer Cakes, Pecans, Sheet Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cool:: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 15

Equipment

Nut Chopper
Blending Fork
KitchenAid Mixer
9" Cake Pans

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 8 oz. undrained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.
    Using a blending fork or potato masher, mash the bananas. Chop the nuts with a knife or nut chopper.

Mix the Cake Batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon.
  • Add large eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix together until moistened. (The batter will be rather stiff at this point.)
  • Add the mashed bananas, undrained pineapple, and chopped pecans or English walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into tw0 round 9-inch cake pans lined with waxed paper or an oblong baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and tests done in the center with a toothpick. Remove from oven and Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely. 
    If using an oblong pan, bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before icing the cake. Allow the cake to cool 10 minutes, and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, softened butter, whole milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended, about 2-3 minutes.

Icing a Layer Cake

  • To ice a layer cake, begin with the bottom layer, placing the top side down on the cake plate.
    If desired, you may place strips of waxed paper around the bottom of the cake to prevent any icing smudges. 
  • Divide the frosting into thirds, and spread 1/3 on the bottom layer.
  • Next, place the second layer top side up and spoon 1/3 of the frosting along the edges so that you can frost the sides of the cake. Be sure to fill any gaps between the layers.
  • Finish by swirling the remaining frosting on the top in a decorative fashion. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top, as desired.
    Sometimes I sprinkle the nuts in the center of the cake, while other times I sprinkle the entire top. 
  • If you’ve opted to bake this cake in an oblong cake pan, simply spread the cream cheese frosting on cake and sprinkle the top with chopped nuts.
  • This recipe will serve 15 people.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles have long been a family favorite at our house. This is a recipe given to me by my grandma on my mom’s side. It’s perfect for young children who are beginning to bake. One of our daughters took these cookies to the county fair 

Sunday Meatloaf

Sunday Meatloaf

Here’s a good old-fashioned recipe for Sunday Meatloaf, with saltine crackers to make it moist and a ketchup glaze that is probably my favorite part.