Delicious Cake Recipes From Scratch

by bhthanks

Recipes for Crumb Cake or Crumb Pie and recipes for Cheese Cake Crust, Filling, and Topping

Enjoy these delicious recipes.

This page includes an easy to make recipe that can be used for a crumb cake or pie, and another recipe for cheese cake with graham cracker pie crust, cheese filling, and cherry topping.

Crumb Cake or Pie- for a Special Day

It’s so easy you can even do it by hand!

Prep time 20 min  -  Total time 65 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
3 cups flour  • 2 teaspoons baking powder  • 1& 1/2 cups sugar  • a pinch of salt  • 1/2 cup oil  • 1 stick margarine  • Alternatively, you can just use 1 whole cup of oil instead of half margarine and half oil  • 1 scoop vanilla sugar  • 3 eggs  • 1 small dessert whip

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, oil and/or margarine, and vanilla sugar. You will then have a bowl of yummy, sugary, crumbs. Scoop out 1 cup of crumbs, and put aside for the topping.

Next, crack open the three eggs, beat them smooth, and pour it into the crumbs mixture that is in the large mixing bowl. Then add the dessert whip, and mix well. Pour the batter into a 9 x 13 pan, spread the cup of reserved crumbs on the top, and bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

You can also put a can of pie filling in the center, transforming it into delicious pie instead of a crumb cake.

Hearty appetite!

Recipe  4.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

The following recipe is divided into three phases: Crust, Filling and Topping. The crust and topping are very quick. The main recipe is the filling.

Cheese Cake Recipe with Crust, Filling, and Topping

Prep time 30 min  -  Total time 105 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
9 graham crackers  • 1/3 cup margarine (softened)  • 24 oz. Cream cheese  • 1 cup sugar  • 2 tablespoons flour  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind or 2 teaspoons of vanilla  • 4 eggs  • 1 can of cherry pie filling, drained of its liquid.


Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs. You can use a blender or your clean hands for this purpose. I prefer to put them into a plastic Ziploc bag and use any hard utensil or spoon to crush it. Because the crackers are in the bag, it does not touch any utensils. This keeps the whole operation clean.
After crushing the crackers into crumbs, combine it with the soft margarine, to form a crust.
Gently pat the crust into a 9 x 13 baking pan, or a round baking pan of similar dimensions.
You now have a crust. Go on to the filling directions below.


In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind or vanilla, and beat until all ingredients are well blended. Then, add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg is added.

Pour the mixture on top of the graham cracker crust, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

When the cake is done, let it cool, and firm up. Refrigerate ‘till eating time. Don't forget the topping below.


Serve the above cheese cake with the cherries on top. Use the cherry pie filling, drained of its liquid.

Recipe  4.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

Graham Crackers for the Crust

Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers 4 Pack Value Box

Makes a great snack

Nabisco  / $29.99  $9.99

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Updated: 04/04/2012, bhthanks
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Pinkchic18 on 07/13/2012

Yum this made me uber-hungry for sweets! Nicely done!

katiem2 on 04/26/2012

How simple, I think I can even do this. I saw the graham crackers and they drew me in, love recipes with graham crackers. Thanks

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