American desserts recipes costing less than $1.5 per serving

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THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

Several years ago Bacardi’s Rum Cake recipe used an 18 ½ ounce cake mix and box of instant vanilla pudding mix.…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
9 votes
74303 views
Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them,…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
3 votes
29742 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
18497 views
Persimmon Jam

Persimmon Jam

This is an easy recipe, and you can store it in a glass container and keep it in your fridge!

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
3 votes
59474 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
17 votes
27627 views
Carrot Cake the Ultimate

Carrot Cake the Ultimate

What a way to eat your vegetables! I work hard, try to eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and watch my weight. I also absolutely…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
21 votes
34225 views
Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownies

I got this recipe in Home Economics in 1974 and it's still the best brownie recipe I have ever made.

Kelly Christensen
Mar 2012
Intermediate
6 votes
24808 views
Halloween Finger Cookies

Halloween Finger Cookies

These taste like a rich biscotti. But the best thing about them is the spooky Halloween look! Try serving them at a Halloween party or bringing…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2010
Advanced
9 votes
10769 views
“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north,…

Kevin Olomon
Feb 2010
Professional
6 votes
8989 views
Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Let me say right up front - fruitcake gets a bad rap. My theory is that many object to the darker types, with lots of spice and molasses. Or the…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
1 vote
18773 views
Sugar Donut Muffins

Sugar Donut Muffins

A soft and tender cake muffin with a crusty coating of sugar on the outside that will melt in your mouth like a little bite of heaven.

Reeni
Feb 2010
Intermediate
21 votes
14720 views
Apple Crisp with Maple

Apple Crisp with Maple

This is an easy dessert and a great combination of flavors. The butter, brown sugar and rolled oats make a great crunchy top!

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2009
Intermediate
7 votes
6559 views
Strawberry Danish Dessert

Strawberry Danish Dessert

Refreshing dessert that is tasty yet not to filling.

Kim Hoepker
Aug 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
12240 views
Blueberry Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Many of you have probably made or at least heard of a “dump” cake before. It’s where you dump a box of cake…

Carolinaheartstrings
Sep 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
18181 views
Easy Fruit Cobbler

Easy Fruit Cobbler

This is a super simple dessert that's great for a large or small gathering. I generally use nectarines or peaches and some sort of berries, but…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jul 2009
Intermediate
5 votes
22552 views