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Mom's Scratch Anisette Cake Recipe

My family loves anisette cake and always used it in cookies, cakes and I loved the smell of it!


This is a cake that was amazing to us on Sunday dinners with the family that mom made many times. Either you love anisette cake or hate it, Italian or not! 

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Ciao, Claudia

Mom's Scratch Anisette Cake Recipe

2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup butter 
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk whole
2 to 3 teaspoons anise extract (or Sambuca but this won't leave as strong as a taste of anise)
1 tablespoon vanilla
pinch of salt

Heavily grease a bundt or tube pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Cream the sugar and butter for at least 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the milk, eggs, flavorings. Beat the flour in next with all the rest of the ingredients for two minutes. 
Pour into the prepared pan, bake around 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes clean. Cool either dust with powdered sugar or use a thin drizzle of powdered sugar and water frosting over the top.
For a quicker Cake Mix version CLICK HERE

Halloween Sweet Potato Fun Recipe

Perfect for your picky vegetable eater! Halloween Sweet Potato is delicious and fun to make!

I love projects with the kids. They love this one of course with adult supervision. These are sure to be a big hit!

Delicious and fun to eat!

Halloween Sweet Potato Fun Recipe

Sweet potatoes
paring knife
Romaine lettuce
Melted Butter
Cinnamon and sugar mixture
Cutting board
Slice the potato top and bottom to be flat. Cut a round hole on the top center to add green leafy lettuce for the top.
Crave the potato as you would a pumpkin using triangular shapes for eyes nose and mouth. You can make them scary or cute. (You can draw it on there first with the edge of you knife.)

Microwave the potato. Place on the plate. Brush with butter laying it down and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.

Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe

Are you ready for Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies?  

Check out this easy ghoulish recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix
1 egg
1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin or 1- 3/4  cups fresh pumpkin puree
1 cup white chocolate chips 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice or pumpkin pie spice
canned cream cheese frosting
yellow and red food coloring to tint orange
Halloween sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Parchment lined cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, egg. spices and pumpkin until well blended. Fold in the chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls or a melon ball scooper onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake until middles are set around 11 minutes.
Cool, frost and decorate.

For more recipes using pumpkin check out my recipes below:

see pumpkin recipes below

Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts