Monday, September 1, 2014

Spice Cake Recipe

Welcome to Blast From The Past Saturday.  Every Saturday I will be posting a previously published post, in order to take my weekends off.

===Originally posted May 11, 2012===

I am making this spice cake to freeze.  I am not
sure yet whether I want this for Mother's Day,  or whether I want Homemade Key Lime Pie, or my favorite Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches.  This cake is great with strawberries piled in the center, served with ice cream and whipped cream.  This sounds like a surefire hit for something.  Just not sure what yet.  The great thing is that it freezes well.  So I can serve it anytime I want.
This recipe for Spice Cake is one of our family favorites.  We love this cake.  It is moist and great for this anytime of the year.  This recipe is also great with lemon cake mix and lemon pudding.  Okay so enough of that.  This cake is really easy to make, with only a few ingredients.

Spice Cake

1 box spice cake mix
1 16oz container sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 box vanilla pudding
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.  Spray well because with cooking spray.  This is really important, because, if you forget like I did today, your cake will stick to the pan.  I can't even believe I did such a forgetful thing.  But then again, I can, because when I was taking all of the how to pictures I forgot to put my sd card back in my camera, so of course, no how to pictures.  I promise to do better next time. 

Pour cake mix and pudding into a mixing bowl and stir.  Add add water, oil, sour cream, and eggs to cake mix and beat with mixer until smooth. Pour the batter into bundt pan.

Bake for 55 minutes it should be done.  If not, check every 5 minutes with a tooth pick until it comes out clean. 

Let cool in pan for 15 minutes on a cake rack, and then turn onto cake rack and let cool.

Put on cake plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar  Serve

Serves 12 to 16 pieces

When I take it out of the freezer, I will take pictures of it all decorated.  I would love to hear from you.  I am open to any tips or recommendations that you may have.


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Dear God Note 5

We are all on the road to spend eternity with you.

And God made the expanse, and He separated between the waters which were under the expanse and the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so.
And God called the expanse, Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning the second day.
Genesis 1:7 - 1:8

Happy Labor Day and have a blessed week.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Homemade Pink Lemonade for Friday's Happy Hour

Last week we had Plain Jane Homemade Lemonade, and today we are having Homemade Pink Lemonade.  It is so pretty and very tasty, and easy to make.  I decided that I would use grenadine in this recipe, because I always think of pink lemonade as being a little sweeter then regular lemonade.  A lot of recipes use cranberry juice, but, again, I wanted the additional sweetness.

Homemade Pink Lemonade


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
8 cups cold water
4 tsp grenadine


Put 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water in a pan on the stove and bring the water to a boil.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Next add the cold water, fresh lemon juice, and grenadine.

Stir and serve over ice.

I'm making this for my mom's birthday this weekend.  I think the kids are going to love it.  What a great way to end the summer.

Have a great weekend.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Double Lemon Bundt Cake

I made this Double Lemon Bundt Cake a few weeks ago, and boy was it good.  This cake is made with a lemon cake mix and lemon jello.  It's a moist, lemony, light cake.  It is really simple to make and looks so pretty that it looks like you spent a lot of time making it.

Double Lemon Bundt Cake


1 15 oz package lemon cake mix
1 4 oz package lemon jello
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil

powdered suger to sprinkle over top


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bundt pan with non stick cooking spray.

Mix cake mix, eggs, jello, water, and vegetable oil for 2 minutes on high.

Pour batter into bundt pan.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes on a rack in the pan.

Then remove from pan and finish cooling.

Once cool, put on a serving plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serves 12

I hope you like this cake.  I always love hearing from you and would love to know if you make it.
Have a great weekend.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 95

I want to thank everyone who shared with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 94.  We love seeing all of your posts.

I am spending this week with my mom for her birthday, so I will post the featured bloggers for this week at next weeks party.

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 95.

We are happy to have you at this week's party.  We always love hearing from you, so leave your comments.
Have a great week.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dear God Note 4 Matthew 4:19

We spend so much time in cars and driving.  We follow the lines in the road to where they lead.  The ultimate line in the road to follow is to God.  God is so good, I can only hope that God will use me to reach others for his kingdom.  Ultimately, we all need to follow the lines in the road home to be with our Father.

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 
Matthew 4:19

Have a blessed week.