Wednesday, April 23, 2008


While Grandma and Grandpa were here we did a little baking and tried two new recipes Grandma had. Both were really great. The Good For You Chocolate Cherry Clusters are delicious and semi-healthy. Plus as they are no-bake, they are easy and kid-friendly to make. Ray loved the lemonade cake (as he loves lemonade). I sent the rest of it into the airport today where I'm sure it got gobbled up as well (there were no extra cherry clusters!).

Lemonade Cake
From Nancy (my cousin)

1 pkg lemon Jell-O [the real stuff, not the instant]
3/4 cups hot water
1 pkg lemon cake mix
4 eggs
3/4 cups vegetable oil

1/4 lb lemonade [This made no sense to me at the store and it turned out that my cousin Nancy used frozen lemonade, but what we did worked just fine. I used powdered (which I use all the time to make lemonade) lemonade mix. I made a batch of lemonade (normally), then we took about 3/4 cup of it and added extra powder (about 3 tbsp) to make it stronger. We just drank the rest of the batch of lemonade - wouldn't want to waste.:)]

Mix and bake the cake at 300 for 35-40 minutes in buttered and floured pan [you can use a bundt pan or a regular cake pan - we did this in a 13 by 9 regular cake pan, while my cousin did the bundt pan. Since we changed the pan size, we started with the box's recommendation for our size and went from there.] Poke holes in the cake and then pour the lemonade on after its baked. You can serve and store at room temperature.

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