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Sopapilla Cheesecake. Around my house we can't say Sopapilla for some reason. We end up calling them Sofa Pillows. Because we're goobers like that. So for all intents and purposes, this is Sofa Pillow Cheesecake in my house. What are Sopapillas? They are basically fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar. And they look like little Sofa Pillows. So this cheesecake is a take on that lovely fried dough.

It has over 225 recipes for "almost homemade" dishes that will save time by using convenience items and prepared ingredients. So, as I am known to do, the first thing I did when I got my hands on this book was flip to the desserts. Ingredients: 2 (8 oz.) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar (or white granulated sugar) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cups (1 stick butter), melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it). Enjoy! Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce. I'm gonna start this recipe by saying I am nuts about nuts. Alright now, get your brains outta the gutter! I'm talking about pecans and walnuts and macadamia - you name it. But my absolute favorite is the pecan. And if you love pecans like I do, then ooohhh doggie, you are in for a treat! This cake is full of pecan flavor and the sauce just takes this cake over the top. And did I mention it starts off with a boxed cake mix and you put a tub of frosting in the cake batter? This ain't your ordinary cake. Ingredients: FOR THE CAKE1 (15 0z) box Butter Pecan Cake Mix1 (16 0z) tub Coconut Pecan Frosting4 eggs3/4 cup oil1 cup water1/2 cup chopped pecansFOR THE SAUCE:1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk2 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl (or your stand mixer bowl), combine all the cake ingredients except for the chopped pecans. I love the smell of this batter..mmmm. Enjoy! Pea Pickin' Cake. Last month was my Mom's birthday. She was so excited because this was a big birthday for her. Not in terms of how much older she was getting but in terms of living past an important number in her family. Both of my Momma's parents died before their 60th birthdays. So it was a huge milestone for my Mom to make it to 60 years old. (My Momma's parents, Dorothy & Herman Harris) I do my best not to moan each passing year.

For her birthday, my Mom wanted a dessert she had not had since childhood, Pea Pickin' Cake. So, my Mom and I went scouring for a recipe that sounded like what she remembered. This cake goes by so many names; Pig Cake, Pig Pickin' Cake, Pig Lickin' Cake, Mandarin Orange Cake, Sunshine Cake. This really is an amazing cake for the summer. Ingredients: For the cake:1 box (18.25 Oz. For the topping: 1 box(4 Oz.) 1 can (20 Oz. ½ cup Powdered Sugar 4 ounces Cool Whip (half a regular tub)Extra Mandarin Orange Slices, For Garnish.

Lemon Blueberry Cake. Did y'all know that July is National Blueberry month? I'm not sure why I'm just realizing this in the middle of July, but there you have it. I don't really have any blueberry recipes on my blog except for a blueberry muffin recipe (also shared by a guest blogger). Poor, neglected blueberry. But that will all change this week! The recipe being shared today has been making my mouth water since she sent it to me. I think y'all are really going to enjoy getting to know this next lovely lady as well as her recipes. As you can see, she ain't big at all, but her heart is. Everyone, please give a warm welcome to Rhondi! I was so excited when Brandie invited me to be a guest blogger on The Country Cook. I grew up in a family of great home cooks. My favorite cuisines are Southern, Mexican, Italian, and Chocolate (yes, chocolate is a cuisine if you ask me).

Pull up a chair and stay a while, it’s time to eat! Cake Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder dash salt 1 cup sugar 3 eggs. Honey Bun Cake. Well, I just keep giving y'all sweet dishes to work with lately, don't I? I can't help myself some weeks. Every now and then you get into a sweet baking mood and you just can't shake it. And today's recipe is no exception. This recipe is called Honey Bun Cake. Ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 cups powdered sugar 4-6 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.Spray 13x9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it). In a medium bowl stir the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon until well-blended; set aside. Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 13×9 pan, spreading it out evenly.

Add all of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture to the top, covering the entire layer of batter. Pour the rest of the cake batter on top. And spread the batter until even. Eclair Cake. I'm pretty sure this "cake" goes down in history as, by far, one of the easiest desserts to make. And you know what? People go nuts for it! It shows up at just about every potluck around and it is one of the first things to go. It is delicious and it is so darn easy. No baking is required for this dessert! Ingredients: 1 (3.5 oz) package of instant vanilla pudding mix ½ (8 oz.) container of Cool Whip, thawed 1 ½ cups of milk 1 package of graham cracker squares 1/2 tub of chocolate frosting Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the pudding mix, milk and Cool Whip.

Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the crackers. When pudding has set up, put the tub of chocolate frosting in the microwave for about 15-25 seconds to soften (remove lid and aluminum foil top before microwaving). Remove plastic wrap from dish and evenly spread chocolate frosting all over the top layer of graham crackers. Cook’s Note: This dessert does not take long to prepare but it definitely needs time to set up. Coca-Cola Cake.

Here I go with yet another cake recipe. Please forgive me, I just love cake. It's in my genetic make-up. I'm predisposed to loving cakes. And this cake is so good y'all, I can barely contain myself from going to make another one as I type this. Most folks in the south are familiar with this beloved cake. It's basically a good ole chocolate-y cake with Coca Cola as one of the ingredients. This cake is simple, it's chocolate-y, it's fudgy, it is so incredibly moist and the frosting will make you wanna slap your Momma. Ingredients: 1 box (15.25 oz) Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix 1 small box (4 oz.) Ingredients listed on back of cake mix box (eggs & oil - water not needed) 1 1/3 cups Coca Cola 1 stick unsalted butter 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa 4-6 tbsp. heavy cream or milk* (see notes below) 2 cups (packed) powdered sugar1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Then stir in confectioners sugar. Bananas Foster Poke Cake. Bananas and Caramel. Really, how can you go wrong? Well, unless you don't really like bananas. Then, that could be a problem. But this particular take on that classic dessert doesn't have to be made with bananas for you to get that amazing combination of flavors. A bit overboard, wouldn't you say? AND, this has crushed Biscoff cookies on top to get some of that cinnamon flavor added to the party. Ingredients: 1 (16.5 oz.) box butter golden cake mix (or yellow) ingredients needed to make cake, butter, eggs and water 1 (12 oz.) jar caramel sauce4-5 ripe bananas, sliced (optional)1 (3.4 oz.) package instant banana cream pudding1 cup cold milk1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed8-10 Biscoff cookies, crushedadditional caramel sauce (for garnish) bananas and ingredients needed to make cake not shownDirections:Prepare cake according to package directions for a 9x13 baking dish.Once it comes out of the oven (while still warm), poke several holes all over the top of the cake.

Slice and serve. Boston Cream Poke Cake. Sometimes I think this website should be called, "I Dream of Cake". Because, in a way, it's kinda true. I'm always thinking of ways to make cake. Especially fun cakes that can be made with cake mix. And this is a fun cake. Ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water 2 (3.4oz) boxes instant Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding 4 cups milk 1 tub Chocolate Frosting Directions: Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan. When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals using a wooden spoon handle or other similar size object.

For the life of me, I could not found my round wooden spoon. So I went with my knife sharpener. In a bowl, add milk to pudding mixture and continue to whisk until most of the lumps are removed. Pour pudding on top of warm cake. Taking care to pour straight into the holes in the cake. Take a spoon and spread it out. (about 2 hours) Spread frosting to evenly cover cake. Grasshopper Cake. This particular cake takes me back to my childhood. For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I was a military brat. My Dad is a retired sailor. I grew up in base housing and most of our neighbors were from nearly every region of the country as well as from other countries. And no one knows how to throw a good potluck or BBQ like military families. Because there is such a regional diversity, you have access to so many kinds of foods and goodies.

And we all know that I am a healthy eater and I've been that way since birth. Ingredients:1 box white cake mix(ingredients called for on cake mix box; egg whites, oil and water)2 1/2 teaspoons mint extract, divided usegreen food color1 jar (16 oz.) hot fudge topping1 container (8 0z.) whipped topping, thawedCreme de Menthe chocolate candies chopped into pieces You want to look for Mint Extract, not Peppermint Extract. Mint extract is a combination of peppermint and spearmint oils.

Spread hot fudge sauce on cooled cake. Stir it up. Cherries in the Snow. When I started brainstorming this recipe, I was thinking of all the Pudding Poke Cake recipes I have on here. I am always thinking of poke cakes. There are just so many combinations of cake mix and pudding flavors you can use. So, I really wanted to make a white cake with white chocolate pudding. And I knew I wanted to add some sort of pie filling on top, so I went with cherries. I just thought they would look purdy on top.

Bear in mind, you can really have fun with this recipe and change up the pie fillings that are used on top. But when thinking of a "Poke Cake" name for this, I just just kept coming back to Cherries in the Snow. So here we go, another pudding poke cake for all my fellow poke cake lovers. Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix (ingredients needed to make cake; egg whites, oil & water) 1 (3.3 oz.) box instant white chocolate pudding 2 cups cold milk (2 % or higher recommended) 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling Directions: Slice and serve.

Enjoy! Almond Joy Cake. If you like Almond Joy candy bars (like I do) then you will love this cake. Coconut haters look away. Look away now. This is not the cake for you. This is only for the truly devoted chocolate and coconut lovers. I guess this could also be called Mounds Cake too if you removed the almonds from the top. You remember the commercial, right? Ingredients: 1 box chocolate cake mix (chocolate fudge or devil's food work best) (ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water) 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (7 oz.) bag sweetened coconut flakes 1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet) 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 (2 oz.) bag sliced or slivered almonds 1/3 cup milk (2% or higher) If you find semi-sweet chocolate chips too bitter, use milk chocolate chips.

Directions: Bake cake according to directions on the back of the box (using a 9x13 baking pan). While the cake is still warm, gently poke holes in the cake using a fork. Pour this mixture over the warm cake.