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ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck

Last post Aug 17, 2006 9:30 PM by HDMac_WA . 27 replies.

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  • ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    My daughter needs a dessert to take to a church potluck Sunday and since I have had so many responses from my other requests, I thought I'd see what ya'll come up with. She works full time so she doesn't want to be in the kitchen all day Saturday.

    Thanks for all the help I've gotten and will get.

  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    brownies triffle
    1 pkg of brownie mix
    1 box [lg] chocloate pudding mix
    1 catron cool whip
    make brownies as directed, cool
    crumbles brownies
    lalyers crumbels brownnies, pudding[ that you made from the mix] & cool whip, continye doing this ending whith cool whip you can add a few brownie crumbs to the top .
    you can make this the day before and put inthe frideg till ready for it.
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck

    A friend brought this to a church supper. She had wanted to try butterscotch pudding, but could not locate any.


    2 eggs
    1 cake mix (used Duncan Hines German Chocolate)
    1 can prepared chocolate pudding (Thank You chocolate)
    chocolate chips
    nuts, pecans or walnuts

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 – inch pan.
    Whisk eggs. Stir in cake mix and chocolate pudding. Pour into prepared pan.
    Sprinkle with chocolate chips, nuts, and sugar.
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes.
    Serve with Cool Whip or ice cream.


  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    This is so yummy!!

    Apple Coffeecake

    3 eggs

    1 30 oz. can apple pie filling (or 1-1/2 smaller cans)

    yellow cake mix (18 oz.)

    1/3 c brown sugar

    1 T. flour

    1 T. cinnamon

    Beat 3 eggs and apple pie filling. Add 1 pkg. cake mix. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and sprinkle over cake. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Drizzle frosting over warm cake.


    2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 c. melted butter, 2-4 tsp. hot water.

    1/3 c. butter = 5 Tbs. = 1 tsp.

    or this one...

    Mandarin Orange cake

    4 eggs

    1 pkg. yellow cake mix

    1 c. oil

    1 can mandarin oranges (undrained)

    mix these together and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.


    cool whip (normal size, not large)

    sm. box instant vanilla pudding

    lg. can crushed pineapple (undrained)

    combine and spread on cake

    Poppy seed cake

    1 yellow cake mix with pudding (Duncan Hines moist)

    1 sm. box instant butterscotch pudding

    4 eggs

    1 cup hot water

    1/2 cup oil

    1/4 cup poppy seed

    Combine dry ingredients in mixer and add water and oil then beat in eggs one at a time for 5 minute then add poppy seed. Pour into a bundt pan sprayed with PAM and bake for 50 minutes @ 350 degrees.

  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Giant Sundae

    1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
    1 box (4 servings) Jello chocolate pudding mix
    1 tub (12 oz) Cool Whip
    1 can Hershey chocolate syrup
    1 Bag Heath English Toffee Bits

    Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Bake in a 9x13 pan, as directed. Prepare pudding as directed on box. When cake is cooled. Cut in large cubes. Layer in a big bowl or trifle bowl, Half cake cubes, pour chocolate syrup of cubes of cake, half the pudding, sprinkle on toffee bits, half the cool whip and cherries. Repeat layers. Refrigerate.

    * I have use cherry pie filling. Before you add the cool whip each time put half the can of cherry on top of toffee bits. Then cover with cool whip. Garnish with cherries. I like this one the best.

  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Peanut Butter Meltaway Cake TOH
    2 cups sugar
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 cup butter
    2 eggs, beaten
    1/4 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup milk
    1 cup water
    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Heat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9 baking pan. Combine sugar, flour and baking
    soda. Heat butter, eggs, cocoa, milk and water in a saucepan until it
    bubbles. Beat until smooth (adding to flour mixture). Add vanilla. Bake for 25
    minutes. Cool completely.

    1-1/2 cups peanut butter
    1 Tbs. vegetable oil ( I used butter)

    In a bowl, mix peanut butter and oil. Spread on COOL CAKE. Put in fridge for
    1-1/2 hr. After cake and peanut butter mixture are cold, remove from fridge
    and add icing.

    1/2 cup butter
    6 Tbs. milk
    1/4 cup cocoa
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 box powdered sugar

    In a medium saucepan combine butter , milk and cocoa. Heat until butter is
    melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread on cake
    and put in fridge for 1 hour.

    This is very rich and forget counting calories. Lots of steps but worth it.

    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Pina Colada cake
    Just make your basic yellow cake recipe (9x13 pan) cool completely.
    Poke holes all over cake with a straw

    Mix 1 can of cream of coconut, 1 can of crushed pinapple (with juice) and 1 can of condensed milk together.
    Pour over cake.

    Spread top with whip cream and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Keep refrigerated
    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Praline Butter Pecan Pie

    2 T. light brown sugar
    2 T. butter
    1/3 C. chopped pecans
    1 9-inch pie shell, partially baked
    1 1/2 C. cold milk
    1 C. vanilla ice cream, softened
    1 large pkg. butter pecan instant pudding mix
    whipped topping, for garnish
    pecan halves, for garnish

    Preheat oven to 450ºF.
    Combine brown sugar, butter and pecans in saucepan. Heat until butter melts and pour into partially baked pie shell. Bake 5 minutes, then cool. Blend milk and ice cream in mixer bowl, add pudding mix and beat at low speed for 1 minute or until blended; pour into pie shell. Chill for 3 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped topping and pecan halves, if desired.
    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Chocolate Sheet Cake

    Put in saucepan and bring to a boil:

    1 stick margarine
    1/2 cup cooking oil
    4 tablespoons cocoa
    1 cup water

    Sift together:

    2 cups sifted flour
    2 cups sugar

    Pour chocolate sauce dry ingredients and mix well.

    Then add:

    1/2 cup buttermilk
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Pour into greased broiler pan or large jelly roll pan. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees. While sheet cake is hot, frost with this frosting.


    1 stick margarine
    4 tablespoons cocoa
    1/3 cup buttermilk
    1 pound confectioners' sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup chopped nuts

    Bring margarine, cocoa, buttermilk to boiling point, remove from heat, add rest of ingredients. Frost. When cool, cut into squares, remove from pan.

    Makes 30 large squares.
    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck

    1 - 18.25 oz. package german chocolate cake mix with pudding

    1 - 14 oz. package of caramels, unwrapped

    1/2 C. butter

    1/3 C. milk

    1 C. dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

    3/4 C. milk chocolate morsels

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9" pan (see below).

    Prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Pour half of batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° F. for 10 minutes. Take cake out of oven and cool cake on wire rack for 10 minutes. CAKE WILL NOT TEST DONE! Meanwhile, combine unwrapped caramels, butter and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, cooking until caramels melt, stirring often. Spread mixture over cooled cake. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and chocolate morsels over the caramel mixture. Spread remaining cake mix batter evenly over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares. Can leave out peanuts if you like and it could be a Milky Way Cake.

    *On all these 13 x 9" pan cakes and brownies, you can use the foil lining method to lift cake out of pan and cut easily and neatly into squares or rectangles. Foil Lining: Line lightly greased baking pan with foil, leaving a little foil overhang on the sides, before adding batter to the pan to bake. After baked cake has cooled on a wire rack, simply lift the foil with the uncut cake out of the pan. Peel back foil from cake and cut into squares or rectangles.

    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    White Turtle Cake

    1 package yellow cake mix
    1 cup water
    14 oz can sweetened condensed milk, divided
    1 cup vegetable oil
    3 eggs
    14 oz package caramels
    1 cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Combine cake mix, water, 1/2 of condensed milk, oil and eggs. Beat well. Spread 1/2 the batter into greased 13 X 9 pan. Bake 30 minutes. Melt caramels with remaining condensed milk in microwave, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir in pecans. Pour over hot cake. Spread remaining batter over caramel layer. Bake 20 minutes. Spread frosting over warm cake.
    1/2 cup melted margarine
    1 lb powered sugar
    6 tbsp milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    Combine margarine, sugar and milk; beat well. Add vanilla; mix well.

    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    This is to die for and must be made the day before. If short on time, you can zap a can of chocolate frosting for 1 minute and pour on top instead of using the icing below. BUT, if you have time, Cubbybear's icing is outstanding!!!

    Chocolate Eclair Cake By Cubbybear

    1 Box whole graham crackers
    6 oz Package inst vanilla pudding mix
    (or 2 3 oz. size) see note*
    3 c Milk
    8 oz Carton whipped topping


    1 c Sugar
    1/8 ts Salt
    1/3 c Cocoa
    1/4 c Milk
    1/4 c Butter
    1 ts Vanilla extract

    Butter 13 x 9 inch pan and cover bottom with layer whole graham crackers. Mix pudding mix and milk beating well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of mixture over crackers in pan. Cover with another layer of crackers. Spread remaining mix over crackers. Top with a layer of crackers.

    In saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth and spread on top of crackers. Refrigerate. Much more delicious if not served until next day.

    *Ellen's note: (I used 2 small French Vanilla puddings because they are more vanilla-y!)
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
    2 cups sugar
    2 cups self-rising flour
    3 sticks butter
    1 1/2 cups peanut butter
    1 cup water
    1 1/3 cups buttermilk
    2 eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar

    Mix sugar and self-rising flour; set aside.
    Bring to a rapid boil 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of peanut butter, and 1 cup of water.
    Pour over dry ingredients.
    Add to that 1/2 cup buttermilk, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and then mix with mixer.
    Pour into greased 18" x 12" pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
    To make icing, bring to a boil 1 stick of remaining butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla; boil, add powdered sugar, mix well, and pour over hot cake.

    Yield: 1 cake

    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    I get asked to bring this all the time.

    Cubbybear's Orange Dreamsicle Cake

    Part 1
    1 Box Orange Supreme Cake Mix
    1 3-Oz. Box Orange Jell-O

    Part 2
    1/3 Cup Cooking Oil/Soft Margarine
    2 Eggs
    1-1/2 Cups Orange Juice

    1 8-Oz. Package Sour Cream
    1/4 to 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
    1 Cup Sugar
    1 8-Oz. Package Cool Whip
    9 Ounces Frozen Coconut

    Mix and sift part one items. Add part two items to part one and mix well. Add mix to greased and floured cake pan(s).. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until it comes loose from sides. Cool layers. Mix icing items well with mixer and cool. Icing cake and refrigerate.
    In loving memory of Suzy
  • RE: ISO: quick easy dessert recipe for church potluck
    I just took this to a church dinner last night and it is very good.

    Gelatin Dessert Squares


    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

    1/4 cup packed brown sugar

    1/2 cup butter, melted

    2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

    3/4 cup sugar

    1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

    2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin

    2 cups boiling water

    2 cups cold water


    In a bowl, combine the flour, pecans and brown sugar; stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
    In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-16 servings.