Best cakes ever

I cook for many different fund raisers, organizations, and just for family. I like to bake cakes because it takes less time than most dessserts. I have found and tried some great tasting recipes. Hope you enjoy them too. – Pat

Strawberry Cake

1 (18.25oz) white cake mix

1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk

4  cups crushed fresh strawberries (pulse with food processor leaving some bits and pieces)

1/4 cup sugar ( add to crushed strawberries)

1 (8-oz) container cool whip, thawed

fresh strawberries for garnish

Prepare cake according to box directions baking in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Poke holes in hot cake and then pour condensed milk over top. Allow to cool completely. Top with crushed strawberries and then spread with cool whip. Garnish with fresh strawberries to serve.


Aloha Cake

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon soda

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1 (16-oz) can crushed pinapple, undrained



1/2 cup oleo or margarine

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and soda together. Add eggs and oil, beat until combined. Stir in pineapple. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes. For topping:  In a saucepan cook oleo, sugar, and milk for 10 minutes stirring constantly. Add coconut. Pour over hot cake.


Potluck Banana Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2  eggs

1  teaspoon vanilla extract

2  cups all-purpose flour

2  teaspoons baking soda

1/2  teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about3 medium)

1  cup sour cream



1/3 cup butter, softened

2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas and sour cream, beating well after each addtion. Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in milk; add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Spread over cake.


• Make sure your oven has been pre-heated 15-20 minutes before placing a cake in. Always bake on a middle shelf, the heat will circulate more evenly.

• Never use low-fat margarine for baking. Cakes will collapse and cookies may flatten and lose their form. Low-fat margarine contains a higher air and water content which is released during cooking or baking and alters the consisitency of the product. Do not substitute margarine for butter in any recipe.

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