The holiday season is upon us and it’s just about time to start our Christmas baking. We had a great time this weekend as we welcomed a few young guests to share in the fun. I was happy to have found some package labels (last year’s clearance aisle) to wrap up our tasty treats for gift giving. As one of my favorite cookie recipes, I posted it several years ago… You can find it here. These tasty morsels truly do “melt in your mouth” and they are relatively simple to make. Great little gifts for those that we share our lives with… Coworkers, colleagues, the mail carrier, our anyone else that you care to share a heartfelt gift with.
Wishing you the blessings of the season as you celebrate the holidays with your family and friends.
Jeepers creepers, it sure is busy around here…
This happens every December as the temperatures drop, the snow starts to fall, and holiday celebrations begin.
I recently attended an early morning co-worker’s meeting. We only meet four times a year and our December meeting is more like a meeting/potluck lunch. We discuss business during the morning hours and then celebrate the upcoming holidays with a carry-in lunch in the afternoon. As a special breakfast treat, I had volunteered to bake a few items and run to a local coffee shop for a box of hot coffee for the crowd.
Well, to my dismay, it started to snow heavily the night before the event and I knew the snow would hamper my trip to the donut shop the following morning. I decided that I would get up really early to throw my baked goods into the oven so that I could travel into town and onto the meeting in a timely manner. I wanted to make an uncomplicated recipe with only a few ingredients to speed up the process so I grabbed my recipe file to look for a recipe that had appeared in the newspaper many years ago. I had clipped it out and tucked it away for just such an occasion. For this simple recipe, I used a box of spice cake mix and a can of apple pie filling for two of the ingredients. The addition of three eggs was all that was needed to finish off the batter. I threw in a handful of chopped walnuts to add a bit of crunch.
Below you will find the basic recipe. The addition of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc. will certainly add to the flavor and texture of the cake. I’ve added a note with some classic flavor combinations if you would like to change things up a bit… Enjoy this moist and flavorful cake!
Amish Snack Cake
1 box cake mix, any flavor (I use spice cake mix)
3 large eggs, beaten
1 can pie filling, any flavor (I use apple pie filling)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9″ pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and pie filling. Stir together until well blended. Bake for 40-45 minutes or test for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake. Cool completely before icing (if desired).
- Chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling and chocolate chips
- Butter pecan cake mix with apple pie filling and nuts
- Yellow cake mix with peach filling and walnuts
- Pineapple cake mix with blueberry filling and coconut
- Yellow cake mix with cherry filling
- Spice cake mix with apple pie filling and walnuts