Monday, May 9, 2011

Poppy Seed Bread

This is yet another recipe from my mom's recipe collection. Can you tell where I got my love of cooking from? When my son tasted it he said "this isn't bread, this is cake!" I would have to agree, it's more of a dessert bread, but really it's just delicious!-Sarah

3 cups flour
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup oil
3 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 t. almond extract

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 t. butter extract (optional)

  • In a mixing bowl combine all bread ingredients, mix until well combined, about 1 minute. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
  • Mix glaze ingredients brush over warm loaves.

Chocolate Cherry Cake

This is another delicious recipe from my mom. I remember loving this cake when I was younger and haven't had it in years. When I came across the recipe I knew I had to make it. It was as good as I remembered! Surprisingly there isn't a cherry flavor in the cake, you don't even notice them until you have a bite with a cherry in it. The frosting is awesome too, it's the consistency of a soft fudge.-Sarah

1 boxed chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 can cherry pie filling
  • Stir eggs and pie filling into dry cake mix. Making sure to combine well without any dry lumps remaining.
  • Spread into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 30-35 minutes. Cool before frosting.
1 cup sugar (not powdered)
5 T. butter
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
  • Bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Quickly pour over cake and smooth. (This will set pretty quickly once it touches the cake)