2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Nostalgia~

What kinds of experiences stir emotions for the past within you?

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Baking a cake always makes me feel nostalgic and always makes me miss my Mom.
My Mom was one of the best cook and bakers that I’ve ever known. I’ve so many fond memories of her culinary creations.
Whenever Mom would put a cake in the oven, she’d warn us not to walk heavy, jump, stomp or run through the house because it would make the cake fall.
With a smile in my heart for Mom, I usually ask my family to walk lightly when I have a cake in the oven.

 Wishing you all sweet nostalgic thoughts
& fun with the WP photo challenge!

*Just a note
I’m guessing a store-bought box cake mix wouldn’t be as apt too fall because they’re so mathematically engineered for maximum results.
I suppose a cake made from scratch with plain flour, baking soda or baking powder might have a bigger chance of falling.

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Cherry Cheese-Devine

IMG_3549aThis is a photo of a small slice of cheesecake with a large fresh cherry on the top and basil garnish.
The cheesecake is a store-brand box-mix that we like quite well. It’s simple and quick to make. It’s one of my top favorite desserts. I’ve eaten cheesecake in many different restaurants and the thing about cheesecake that’s always been a bit of a curiosity to me is why it’s called cheesecake because truly it’s not a cake. Cheese-pie might fit, but it’s not really a pie either. I think there should be a different word for cheesecake… maybe cheese-devine. Yep, that might work. 😉

What’s your favorite dessert?

Wishing you all a week of sweet thoughts.
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PineApple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

IMG_3501PineApple Upside-Down Bundt Cake <– direct link to recipe

To celebrate Father’s Day, I made my first ever Pineapple upside-down cake. I used a recipe by Betty Crocker using a bundt pan. It was really easy to make and turned out well, even though I didn’t have enough pineapple slices. I didn’t realize that the small can only contained 4 slices. But all-in-all I’m quite happy with my 1st effort and I intend to make another someday in the future.

Thankfully, my Husband & Grandson really enjoyed it and that’s what matters most. 🙂

The one thing that I would do differently is:
I would use a large can of pineapple slices.

If you try the recipe, let me know how you like it.

Have a sweet rest of the week.

chef

 

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8 inch Soda-Pop Cake

IMG_8501I’ve been wanting to try to make a soda-pop cake. It’s not something that was on my to-do list, but something I thought about from time-to-time (especially every-time there’s a certain commercial on)
The recipe’s really simple, but it’s way to big for me and my husband, so I halved it and made an 8 inch cake

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IMG_84748 inch Soda-pop cake

Put frozen fruit in the bottom of an ungreased 8 inch cake pan
*(You can use fresh or thawed fruit too)
Spoon 2 cups dry cake mix on top of fruit
Pour 1 cup of soda-pop on the cake mix

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until nicely brown and done.

*The reason for the broad baking time is that I used frozen fruit and it took my cake an hour to bake. I suspect if I had of used fresh or thawed fruit that it may have taken less time… but I could be wrong.
If you make this cake with fresh or thawed fruit and it takes less baking time, come back and comment and let me know.

The only thing I would do different with this cake is that I would take a small spoon and dip up some of the soda-pop and dampen all the cake mix so it wouldn’t have dry mix in spots on top.

This recipe is that it tastes a lot better than it looks.
My husband says it’s delicious and I agree.

Also, if a person wanted a smaller cake all you’d half to do is half the measurements, bake it in a smaller pan and watch the baking time carefully until it’s fully cooked.

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My Bff says her son-in-law told her that he recently had some orange crush cake and it was one of the best tasting cakes he’s had.
So, I guess you know what my next cake will be. 😉
Stay tuned…

Have you ever made a soda-pop cake?
What fruit and flavors of soft drink and cake mix did you use?

Wishing you all a sweet rest of the week.
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