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Sweetie Staff Recipes

From the kitchen of Sweetie-licious...

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Beautiful Banana Pineapple Crunch Cake

This cake is wonderful tasting and the perfect ending to a simple spring Sunday dinner with your family. 

  • 1 ½ C. flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. oil
  • 3/4 C. crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 C. mashed bananas
  • 1  tsp. vanilla

Grease a 9” square cake pan. In a large bowl combine flour,baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the oil, pineapple, eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Stir to blend, but don’t use a mixer. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 Crunchy topping
  • ¾ C. packed brown sugar
  • ½ C. chopped pecans
  • 1 C. flaked coconut
  • 1/3 C. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk 

In a medium bowl, combine the above ingredients. Spread crunch topping over the warm cake and broil until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream.

Best Beer Bread

Beer bread is a quick bread (quick breads don’t use yeast to help them rise), but thanks to the beer it tastes like a yeast bread, and thanks to the baking powder and beer it rises like yeast bread. If you haven’t tried beer bread yet, or haven’t baked a loaf in a long long time… now’s the time to grab that extra bottle of beer sitting in your fridge or pantry and give it a try!   

  • 3 C. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (Note: Feel free to reduce to 1/4 cup.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Slide a baking sheet onto a lower rack to catch any butter that might overflow from the loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately. (Makes 1 loaf)

Sweet Cinnamon Applesauce

This yummy, quick, and pink, dish can be served warm or cold. It’s perfect with a crispy salad, and bowl of soup. Use it as a low-cal dessert or as a refreshing side dish.

  • 1 48-oz. jar of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon red hots candy 

Cook together in a medium saucepan on low heat until the candies are melted. Stir frequently. Serve warm or chilled.

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The Sweetie-licious' staff is thrilled to share some of their treasured family recipes with all of you. So friends, here is to making our lives meaningful, our homes happy and our palates joyous!

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