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Banana Pecan Lime Cake, a sheet cake that feeds a big group and is finger licking good! #BananaCake #Lime #Recipe

Banana Pecan Lime Cake

I was looking for a way to use up my bananas that had turned brown and decided to alter my apple cake recipe and use bananas and lime instead.  It turned out great, even the kids liked it. If you find you do not have enough bananas to make the recipe you can make up the difference with apple sauce or chopped apples.

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one lime and 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Start out by mixing your dry ingredients together and set them aside.  In a large bowl you will want to add your  sugar, oil, eggs and milk  cream them till they are well blended.  Add in your dry ingredients one cup at a time.  Stir on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Fold in your vanilla, lime, bananas and nuts.  Pour batter onto a greased pan, and spread in an even layer, bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.  If you bake in a 9×13 dish increase cooking time to 30-35 minutes.  Allow to cool, then frost.

Frosting recipe

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Let your cream cheese soften (or you can toss it in the microwave for about 15 seconds if you are in a hurry). Cream the cream cheese and sugar, add vanilla and lime.  Add milk till desired consistency is achieved.  Wait for cake to cool and frost.  Enjoy

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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one lime and 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • Frosting recipe
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon lime zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cake:
  2. Start out by mixing your dry ingredients together and set them aside. In a large bowl you will want to add your sugar, oil, eggs and milk cream them till they are well blended. Add in your dry ingredients one cup at a time. Stir on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in your vanilla, lime, bananas and nuts. Pour batter onto a greased pan, and spread in an even layer, bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes till toothpick comes out clean. If you bake in a 9x13 dish increase cooking time to 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool, then frost.
  3. Frosting :
  4. Let your cream cheese soften (or you can toss it in the microwave for about 15 seconds if you are in a hurry). Cream the cream cheese and sugar, add vanilla and lime. Add milk till desired consistency is achieved. Wait for cake to cool and frost. Enjoy

 

 

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Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe

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When I was little my Grandma always made pineapple upside down cake,  the smell of sweet cake filled your lungs as soon as you walked in the door.   Grandma made everything from scratch, and I do not think I could ever recreate the exact ewwy gooey goodness she made.  But these cupcakes are a fast and easy copycat version that make me think of and remember the happy memories of my childhood.

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Ready in 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1?2 cup butter, melted
1 1?2 cups brown sugar
24 maraschino cherries
2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
1 box of yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups pineapple juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.
8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

 

Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1?2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1?2 cups brown sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
  3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
  4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.
  8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
  9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

 

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Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert ~ Fun dessert idea for a party or shower

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Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert

These are such a classy looking dessert and can be used for so many different occasions.  Garden party, wedding shower, bridal or baby shower, summer bbq, womens retreat…. lot of different ideas. They are EASY to make and low cost as well. When I was a kid my Mom made these, but she made them with gummy worms to look like a cup of dirt and worms.  This is the same idea but a much more “grown up” look.
Yields: 4 parfaits
Ready in 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 – 3.9 oz. boxes chocolate pudding mix and required ingredients
1 package chocolate sandwich cookies
Fresh mint leaves

Additional Materials:
4 Half-pint mason jars

Directions:
1. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package
2. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush
3. Pour a heaping tablespoon of crushed cookies into each jar.
4. Add a generous quarter-cup of chocolate pudding to each jar (enough to fill about halfway).
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, and top with a final layer of crumbled cookies to create the appearance of dirt.
6. Poke a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves into the top of each parfait, creating a little “seedling.”

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Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert ~ Fun dessert idea for a party or shower
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3.9 oz. boxes chocolate pudding mix and required ingredients
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Additional Materials:
  • 4 Half-pint mason jars
Instructions
  1. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package
  2. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush
  3. Pour a heaping tablespoon of crushed cookies into each jar.
  4. Add a generous quarter-cup of chocolate pudding to each jar (enough to fill about halfway).
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, and top with a final layer of crumbled cookies to create the appearance of dirt.
  6. Poke a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves into the top of each parfait, creating a little “seedling.”

 

 

 

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Oven Baked Smores made in less then 3 minutes Easy Family Recipe

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Oven S'mores, EASY camping recipe made right in your kitchen. Fast and easy and SO GOOD, perfect for a big group and less mess, Popular dessert ideas for summerOven S’Mores made in less than 3 minutes

We had a big family reunion last week,  my sister was going to let the kids make s’mores for dessert, but it was too hot to start a fire. PLUS we did not really want the kids all smelling like smoke, so we made Oven S’Mores instead. I have to tell you, these are the BEST WAY to make s’mores. You can make a whole pan of them in less than 3 minutes. Plus you don’t have kids running around with sharp pointed objects, blazing hot, often with a burning marshmallow on the end.  But the very best part is the chocolate melts perfect and the marshmallow is toasted to perfection.

To make them all you need is:

Large baking sheet

Graham Crackers

Marshmallows

Hershey’s  Chocolate

Or you could just grab a S’mores Kit 

Break the graham crackers in half. On a large baking sheet spread out the graham crackers. Place 1-2 squares of chocolate on each cracker. Place a large marshmallow on top of the chocolate.  Put the pan in a preheated oven set to broil. I keep the door open so I can watch them close. I also put the oven rack down LOW so the pan is farther away from the heating element.  This allows the marshmallow to toast with less chance of burning. BUT they brown fast so watch them close, all it takes is 2-3 minutes with the oven on broil.

The chocolate will be perfectly melted, and might even be a little hot, so let them cool a few minutes before you serve them  to smaller children. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!

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