Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sherry Cake

As promised, here is the recipe for the cake that killed my mixer. :-)

This is another recipe that has been in our family for years. Along with the Banana Cake, it shares the spotlight for birthday celebrations. It's another very simple recipe that calls for cake mix and pudding mix, and a generous amount of Cream Sherry :-) If you don't have any Cream Sherry on hand, this cake and the Chocolate Sherry Cream Bars are great reasons to go buy some.

This cake has a strong sherry flavor (obviously) and is tender and moist, yet firm enough to just slice and eat while holding it in your hand.  I've never done that myself, just sayin' you COULD if you wanted to...

Sherry Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg (3.5 oz) lemon pudding mix
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup Cream Sherry
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch nutmeg
Powdered Sugar for dusting on top

Preheat oven to 350-F. Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan (or use PAM cooking spray for baking).

Put everything in a mixing bowl and beat for 5 minutes. That's it. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Invert on wire rack to cool completely, then shake some powdered sugar on the top.

Happy Baking!


  1. That looks DELISH. My grandmother gave me a bundt pan for my wedding (I married a Greek guy, she thought it was hilariosu), and I haven't used it yet. BUT, this makes me want to!!

  2. This looks amazing. I think I'm going to make it and serve it with a blob of freshly whipped cream. Mmmmmm!

  3. This cake sounds so good, it's a recipe that I'll want to save and try. Looks delicious!

  4. This sounds fabulous and so simple. I love simple....

  5. I feel so spoiled, Michael Ann served me a piece of this cake and it is to die for. The fragrance alone is heavenly. So moist, and lots of flavor. Like many others, I will have to now buy a bundt cake pan! Lorraine

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  7. Cream sherry huh? I'm intrigued. This looks delicious!

  8. Sherry cake looks nice and light, thanks for the idea. Would you drizzle maybe some sherry onto at serving?

  9. Michael Ann, your sherry cake sounds incredible. I'm so sorry to hear that it killed your mixer though. I know what an ordeal losing a mixer can be for someone who loves to bake!

    So pleased to "meet" you! Thanks for visiting me at Rook No. 17!


  10. Oh, I love how a few extra ingredients transform ordinary cake mix into a fabulous, moist Bundt cake. I have added different alcohols, but never sherry. It looks wonderful!

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