Picture of Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake in Gold Pan
Cookbook Reviews

Lost Recipes

Cookbook by: Betty Crocker

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“Since 1921, Betty Crocker Kitchens have been a trusted sources of inspiring-but-doable recipes. That hasn’t changed…but it’s fun to bring back the delicious recipes of where we started,” Betty Crocker. 

As someone who still makes recipes that my Grandma and Nana made while I was growing up I love this cookbook. Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is a great resource t0 find the new version of those older recipes. 

Picture of Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake in Gold Pan

Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake

One of my favorite recipes to make is a cherry dump cake, so when I saw this Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake I immediately wanted to make it. The recipe was really quick and easy to put together. 

I made this recipe twice – once with the almond extract and once without. The first time I used the almond extract and it overpowered everything in the the cake. I am not a huge fan of almond extract but do use it in baking, however, to me it just doesn’t work in this recipe. The second time I left out the almond extract and I enjoyed the coffee cake so much more. 

Hush Puppies in a Pink and White Flamingo Bowl on a Blue Placemat

Hush Puppies

I love to eat hush puppies when I am out, however, I have never thought of making them myself. 

The batter was easy to make. I did accidently get white cornmeal instead of yellow – but they still turned out well. The biggest issue I had was keeping the temperature of the oil consistent on my stove top. If your oil gets to hot they will get burnt on the outside –  luckily this only happened to a few. 

I served these with some fried cod and really enjoyed them. 

Cookbook Ratings: Recipe directions easy to follow: yes, Ingredients easy to find: yes, Specialty ingredients needed: no, Specialty equipment needed: no, Accurate time estimates: yes, Best for home chef skill level: novice, Taste/flavor: delicious, Family friendly: yes, specialty diet: no, How many recipes are unique: most, overall cookbook rating: love it

Betty Crocker Lost Meals is a fun cookbook to make a great dish from the past. I loved both dishes I made and am looking forward to making many more from this book, especially the yellow cake recipe. The cookbook is easy to follow and has great little historical notes about some of the recipes. Let me know below what recipe you try. 

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