Red Velvet Poke Cake

1 box red velvet cake mix
Ingredients to make cake (eggs, water, oil)
2 (8oz) boxes instant cheese cake flavored pudding (I couldn’t find cheesecake so I used vanilla)
4 cups of milk
1 8 oz tub of whipped topping
10 oreo cookies, crushed (optional)
Prepare cake mix according to package directions using a 9×13 pan.  Once cake comes out of oven allow to cool for just a few minutes.  Then with a wooden spoon handle (or something similar) begin poking holes in the warm cake.
You want the holes to be fairly big so that the pudding can get down in there.  Be sure to poke right down to the bottom of the cake. 
In a medium bowl whisk the pudding mix and milk.  Whisk for 2 minutes until there are no more lumps.
Pour pudding over cake, taking care to get the pudding into the holes.  Spread the pudding out and use the back of a spoon or spatula to gently push the pudding into the holes. 
Put the cake in the fridge and let cool/set for about 2 hours.  Once your cake has completely cooled, spread on whipped topping – spreading it out evenly over the pudding. 
Spread crushed Oreos on top of cake. 
Keep cake refrigerated. 


Angel Food Pineapple Cake

A super duper, easy peasy dessert recipe fit for any potluck or just to enjoy with a few close friends around a campfire.

Angel Food cake mix

20 oz can crushed pineapple

Combine cake mix and can of pineapple (with juice), mixing by hand.

The mixture starts to froth and it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes.

Once it’s all mixed up, simply pour it into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake it at 350 for 30 minutes.

Top with whipped cream and serve!


3, 2, 1 Cake

I LOVE this recipe.  It’s quick and easy and when there are just 2 of us sometimes an entire cake can go to waste.  But with this recipe we can have just one serving and that’s that.  I always keep a ‘batch’ prepared so that when we want a sweet treat it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!!

To Make mix:

Two cake mixes mixed together and ready to store.

1 box Angel Food cake mix
1 box any flavor cake mix (chocolate, white, red velvet, etc)

Mix cake mixes thoroughly and store in air tight container.


To make cake:

3 Tablespoons mix
2 Tablespoons water

Microwave on high for 1 minute.  Serve with ice cream, cool whip, fresh fruit, etc.  You can easily double this if you want a little bit bigger serving!

Ready for a little ice cream

Gooey Butter Cake

I used to find this cake at bake sales a lot and it was so yummy so when I found a recipe for it I had to give it a try.  I do not enjoy baking but this one is super easy and oh so yummy!

1 yellow cake mix

1 stick butter

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese

3 eggs

1 box powdered sugar


Mix cake mix, 1 egg and butter with fork. Pour into 13×9 greased pan.  Smooth with fingers to cover whole pan.  Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and 2 eggs with mixer until smooth.  Pour on top of cake batter and bake 45 minutes at 350.  When cool, sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

Banana Pudding

When my husband was stationed in Montgomery, Alabama with the U.S. Army his company often had potlucks and this dish was ALWAYS requested and every last drop of it was gobbled up.  It’s easy enough to make so I always obliged.

1 – 5 oz package instant vanilla pudding      
2 c cold milk
1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 – 12 oz container whipped cream
1 – 16 oz package Nilla wafers
6 – 10 bananas, sliced (depending on how much banana you like)

In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes.  Blend in condensed milk until smooth.  Stir in vanilla pudding and fold in whipped cream.  Layer:  wafers, bananas, pudding mixture (ending with crumbled wafters on the top) in a glass serving bowl (trifle bowl works well).  Chill until ready to serve.

Note:  I like to crumble the wafers on the bottom and top layers and leave them whole in the middle layers.