"Let Them Eat Cake"!

Posted: Wed-Mar-2020

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! We are sharing two delicious cake recipes from our Wisconsin Innkeepers that you can prepare easily. The Apple Bundt Cake is perfect for a snack or baked for breakfast. The Hummingbird Cake, is a southern recipe, and very rich and decadent! It is a must try!

The other "B" in our name is breakfast, but many of our Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Innkeepers also enjoy serving up welcome treats in the afternoon, so delicious goodies are also our Innkeepers specialty. And, really, there are no strict rules, so sometimes a dessert is served after breakfast! So, you can bake these Innkeeper recipes and/or visit any of our Wisconsin Bed & Breakfasts for truly special breakfasts and homemade treats! Enjoy!


Apple Cake

Recipe by The Livingston Inn, Madison:apple-cake-28-754 cake recipes

1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. allspice
2 t. baking powder
2 cups peeled and chopped apples (approx. 4 small apples)
1 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped dates

Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until creamy. Add dry ingredients a little at a time and beat well after each addition. Fold in fruit and nuts. It’s a very thick batter. Bake in Bundt pan for 45 minutes at 350 degrees and test cake.  Bake at additional 5-minute increments if cake is still not baked all the way through.


Hummingbird Cake

Recipe by Apple Tree Lane B&B, Waupaca:hummingbird-cake-3 cake recipes

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oil
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple - do not drain
2 cups bananas, mashed, about 3-4 large bananas
1 cup pecans or walnuts chopped

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Mix together with whisk.  Add eggs, vanilla extract, oil, pineapple, bananas, and nuts.  Mix all until moistened. Spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30-35 minutes until cake is done in center.  Frost with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting!

Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 lb. box or about 3 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


You can find more delicious recipes on our recipes page!

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