Sunday, February 28, 2016

Orange Cream Poke Cake

This is another recipe we used to make in college. It is delicious. I have a picture somewhere of my roommates and I eating it in the living room and it looking like Texas as we were eating it from each corner. Good memories.
1 package (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix
1 envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Gelatin Mixture:
1 package (3 oz) orange gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water

1 package (3 oz) orange gelatin
1 cup cold milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 oz) frozen whipped topping; thawed

1. Combine ingredients for cake and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes
2. Pour into ungreased 13x9 inch pan
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes
4. Poke holes in cake using meat fork (or a chopstick works well)
5. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes
6. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water
7. Stir cold water into gelatin mixture
8. Pour gelatin mixture over cooled cake
9. Mix frosting ingredients except whipped topping on low for 2 minutes
10. Fold in whipped topping
11. Let frosting stand for 5 minutes
12. Frost cake and refrigerate leftovers.

Variations: Lime or strawberry would probably be good instead of orange.

Notes:  This is really good. Good flavor and texture. And, not difficult to make at all.

Servings: 16

Estimated Cost: $6.50

Source: Recipe from college friends

Nutrition Facts: Nutrition Facts: 288 calories, 10g total fat, 2.7g saturated fat, 32mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 33g total carbohydrate, 24.7g sugar, Vitamin A 1%, Calcium 9%, Iron 3%

Homemade Oreos

I was going through some college papers as I was packing up some items and found a list of recipes from the college days. I thought I would include some of them here on the blog. Since I haven't posted on it in a very long time (over two years, YIKES!).

Homemade Oreo Cookies
2 Devil's food cake mixes
1-1/2 cup shortening
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Icing: 8 oz cream cheese
1 stick of butter
2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix cake mixes, shortening, eggs, and vanilla together. Roll into balls and smash with a cup. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix together the icing. Place in the center of two cooled cookies and enjoy. 

Variations: You could use different cake mixes if you didn't want chocolate oreos. Also, adding mint to the icing and some green food coloring to dye it green. Also, you could substitute butter for the shortening.
Notes:  I haven't actually made this for a while, but I should. 
Servings: 24 cookies
Estimated Cost: $6.00
Source: College recipe from a friend

Nutrition Facts per serving: 230 cal., 20.7 g total fat (8.6 g sat. fat), 66mg sodium, 10.3 carbo., 1.7 g pro. Daily Values: 6% vit. A, 0% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron