This is the Best Cherry Pie Recipe You Can Make!

This is the Best Cherry Pie Recipe You Can Make!

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie Recipe inspired by Grandma!

Cherry pie and summer go together like bees and honey!  Am I right?  The sweet juicy goodness of cherries smothered in a buttery flaky pie crust, well I don’t think there is anything that tastes sweeter.

Cherries are everywhere in the grocery stores and markets right now, we eat them at home just like peanuts.  But when I’m ready to bake a pie, I want the easiest way possible, so I use fresh frozen sour cherries.  So let’s get started!

Cherry pie and summer go together like well, cherry pie and summer! Am I right? Those sweet juicy cherries smothered by flaky, buttery pastry. Delicious!

This is the recipe my Grandma used, and cherry was Dad’s favourite.  My sweetie Mark loves cherry pie too!  What’s not to love?

You will need pastry dough for a two crust pie.  You can get my Insanely Easy Pie crust recipe here.   Baking is just so wonderfully creative and so relaxing.

Cherry pie and summer go together like well, cherry pie and summer! Am I right? Those sweet juicy cherries smothered by flaky, buttery pastry. Delicious!

 Ingredients:

4 cups of frozen sour cherries (or fresh pitted cherries)

1 cup of sugar

¼ cup of corn starch

1 tbsp. lemon juice

Cook cherries in a saucepan over medium heat until they start to simmer and the juice releases stirring continuously – you don’t want the cherries or sugar to burn. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together.  Pour the mixture into the hot cherries and mix thoroughly.

Put the cherry mixture back onto low heat, bring to a simmer once more and keep cooking until the filling has thickened, again stirring often.  This should take about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool before using.

 

Bake at 375F/190C for about 45 to 55 minutes and voila!  A delicious pie just for you with very little effort.

 

Easiest Cherry Pie Recipe Is Grandma's Favorite!

A simple, yet tried and true recipe that will turn a novice baker into a rockstar!

Servings: 6
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cherries unsweetened sour, frozen or fresh pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 pie crust
Instructions
  1. If using frozen cherries, make sure they are thawed.
  2. Cook cherries in a saucepan over medium heat until they start to simmer and the juice releases stirring continuously – you don’t want the cherries or sugar to burn. Remove from heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Add the lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the hot cherries and mix thoroughly.
  4. Put the cherry mixture back onto low heat, bring to a simmer once more and keep cooking until the filling has thickened, again stirring often. This should take about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool before using.
Nutrition Facts
Easiest Cherry Pie Recipe Is Grandma's Favorite!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 45g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cherry pie and summer go together like well, cherry pie and summer! Am I right? Those sweet juicy cherries smothered by flaky, buttery pastry. Delicious!

This Is The Best Peach Mango Pie And So Easy To Make

This Is The Best Peach Mango Pie And So Easy To Make

Oh yeah.

Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie.

Peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and pineapple all lovingly surrounded by the flakiest piecrust ever.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

I thought I would share it with you! Just taking it out of the oven. 🙂

Pull up a chair and I’ll cut you a slice! A little-whipped cream with that?

So you’ve probably heard about peach mango pie, right? Peaches and mangoes are a great combination. The sweetness of the peaches combines delightfully with the tartness of the mangoes.

So originally that was my plan. A peach and mango pie recipe.
But when I started looking for a how to make either a skillet peach pie or a simple mango pie recipe and began looking up the ingredients, I was pretty sure that frozen fruit would be the way to go.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

I love using my cast iron skillets for baking. The heat distribution is very even and it’s perfect for flaky pie crust. You can check out some of my other recipes using a CI Skillet. Did you know that Cast Iron Skillet Users have their own Facebook group? Seriously they do, and I’m a member. You should check it out, they are awesome folks. But I digress. 🙂

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

All those yummy peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and pineapple are so colorful and sweet, they reminded me of summertime sangria. Sangria is very popular these days and I know it’s a great summertime drink.
Fruits like strawberries and peaches add a juicy sweetness to mangoes. Have you experienced a strawberry mango sangria recipe? So that’s how I came up with this recipe! Homemade peach mango sangria skillet pie.

I’ve been doing lots of baking recently, but mostly chocolate recipes, like my amazing Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake, or the Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake.

This delicious Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie was just the ticket to bring some juicy fruit goodness into our lives!

For this recipe, I used my easy flaky pie crust recipe and you can see it here. Homemade pie crust is the very best, and this recipe makes enough for 4 deep dish pies – so there are lots to freeze for the next time you want to bake a pie!

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

 

So because I live in Canada, fresh frozen fruits are what we often use when baking fruit pies due to our limited growing season. I must admit this was the first time using fresh frozen and it’s so easy and saves a lot of time because there is no need to peel and prepare the fruit. Just thaw it out at room temperature and make sure you let the excess moisture drain away.

TIP: I lay out the frozen fruit on a cookie sheet and it seems to thaw pretty evenly.

Now, these delicious sangria fruits are sweet enough on their own, so I really reduced the amount of sugar and only used a 1/2 cup. You can adjust this for your own taste of course, but I found this measure to be just right.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

Place the pastry in your skillet – or pie plate if you prefer and if you wish to decorate with lattice and leaves like I did, leave the pie filling in the bowl until the last minute. Cutting lattice and leaf cutouts take a little time, and it’s best not to put the liquid in too soon – otherwise, the pie will get very soggy, and you will have a mess.

So enjoy the recipe, please be sure to give me your comments and especially if you make this deliciously sunny Homemade Peach Mango Pie.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
chilling pie crust
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 Piecrust for one deep dish pie dish or 9" cast iron skillet
  • 2 pkgs mixed fruit pkgs fresh frozen ,600g or 14 oz each thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg white for brushing the crust before it bakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F
  2. Prepare your pie crust and place it in the cast iron pan, crimp the edges.
  3. Keep enough dough aside to make the lattice and leaf cutouts
  4. In a large bowl mix the fruit, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon zest and set aside.
  5. Roll out the pastry dough and cut your lattice strips with a pastry cutter, and make as many leaf cutouts as you think you will need.
  6. Put the fruit mixture in the skillet once you have all the lattice ready.
  7. Weave the lattice over the top and have fun placing the different leaf cutouts.
  8. Brush the top of the pie with egg white
  9. Place the pie in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to 375 and bake for another 35 - 45 minutes depending on your oven.
  11. Remove and let cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this delicious and easy to make peach mango pie.  Your friends and family will love it!

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

 

 

 

 

20 Simple DIY Fairy Light Projects You Will Love

20 Simple DIY Fairy Light Projects You Will Love

DIY Fairy Light Projects are so much fun to put together and give us almost instant gratification!

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

 

Where is your special place?  Is it a balcony, high atop the city skyline?

Or maybe you have a huge backyard with a deck and BBQ station?  Oh, that country porch of yours is absolutely beautiful.  Great job!

You know it doesn’t really matter where your space is or how big or small.  What matters is that it’s yours.

It’s a place where you can go to be reflective, enjoy the company of your special sweetie, or celebrate life with family and friends.

When Did Fairy Lights Become So Popular?

So when did fairy lights or string lights, transition from Christmas Trees and holiday decorating to the garden?  I’m not sure but I know that for a long time people would leave their ‘icicle lights’ clipped to their eavestroughs all year long!

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

Not anymore!  Outdoor garden lights are really popular, and I think they create a little magic in our green space.  Here at the trailer we wind fairy lights through the trees and shrubs and wrap our decks with them.

Fireflies and Fairy Lights

One of my absolute favorite things from the South is fireflies.  Now that’s magical.  Being out on a sultry summer evening, and watching the fireflies twinkling in the dusky evening gives me such a peaceful feeling.  Like all is right with the world.  And that’s exactly what I feel when we turn on the fairy lights, or like lighting candles.

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

You can do that too and enjoy some Hygge.  If you don’t know what hygge is or haven’t enjoyed our posts about Hygge, be sure to check them out!

Here are 20 wonderful ways for you to jazz up your special places with these amazing DIY Fairy Light Projects.Click To Tweet

What You Will Find In This Post

I’ve researched and searched all of these different DIY garden projects so that you could see the best!  This post will share 20 of the best on the web, with full links so you can check them out!  And I’ve also added some of my own comments on the projects, just to make it easier for you! We’ve got ideas for:

 

  • a grapevine wreath
  • hanging chandeliers and planters
  • fence projects
  • a watering can
  • mason jar and milk bottle fairy lights
  • outdoor campfire spaces
  • patio spaces
  • stringing lights over a deck
and so much more!

All the projects are budget-friendly, with items that you can find at your local hardware, garden center or craft store.

And I’m sharing a little secret, just between us, ok?  There are also some fairy light projects that you can just buy, no fuss, no muss!

So have fun, and if you do make anything, please be sure to tell me about it in the comments below, OK?

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Doesn’t this backyard hammock by Stephanielynn.com look cozy and inviting?
Those string lights just make you want to snuggle in and watch the world go by.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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This easy DIY porch light or outdoor chandelier is just divine don’t you think? All Things Heart and Home give you all the instructions!
I think this would make a fun DIY project to do in an afternoon with friends.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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What an adorable fairy light project!  I’ll bet you have the perfect spot for this!
Smart School House shows you how to pull this sweet watering can fairy light project together in no time!

 

 

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Even your tiny side patio will look amazing with fairy lights!  Amara.com dresses up this tiny special place.

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Here is a classic DIY project you can make with your kids!
A hula hoop and string lights.  That’s it, let’s head to the Dollar Store!  From Dizzy Maiden 

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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These Honey Bee String Lights are one of our secret DIY projects – no glue gun required!
Just click here and you will be able to have a string or two all to yourself! 
I can’t wait to put these sweet little honey bees up on our new deck.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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One of the most creative DIY outdoor lighting projects yet!  I think everyone has had an old brass chandelier at some point.
And you always see them at a yard or tag sales, right?
Not Just Paper and Glue gets crafty with this creative idea.  And it’s solar, so no cords required!

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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You will want to have a glass of wine every night under this fun fairy light chandelier!
Adorable, easy to make from That’s So Gemma.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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This garland of Fairy Light Mason Jars is brilliant!
Another easy project but one that really has the WOW factor! From All Things Heart And Home.  

 

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Another great craft or DIY project that the kids can get in on.
Now you can buy decorative paper bags, or use a paper punch, make your own designs!  From Ideal Home.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Create some magic with this sweet milk bottle and a battery powered string of fairy lights!  From Family Handy Man. 

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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If you love haunting antique barns and flea markets you’ll have certainly come across an old wooden ladder or two!

Such a creative and beautifully rustic design.  From Unskinny Poppy

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Looking for a totally rustic look?

Home Depot has you covered with these tree limbs supporting a string of fairy lights.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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These flower string lights are just so adorable, and another one of my secret DIY projects.
No assembly required!

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Goods Home Design has you covered with these simply mason jars and coat hooks.
Don’t you love the blue-green glass of the mason jars?

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Icicle lights combined with strings of fairy lights give this garden shed a welcoming glow.

You could do this on a pool house, any structure at all! From Family Handy Man.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Stringing lights across this special backyard space creates instant magic!
And these string lights with the little light bulb style lights, instead of the usual twinkle lights (my term – LOL) are very trendy!  Brooklyn Limestone creates a perfect backyard setting.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Now, this hanging planter fairy light project is absolutely divine.  You love it too, right?

How easy is this to take a wireframe hanger, fill it with moss and other greenery and wrap some battery power string lights through it.   Absolutely easy peasy.  Or you can buy it from Terrain, Presto!

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

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Grapevine wreaths are still so popular and you’ll love how the rustic vines glow when you string some fairy lights around them!  From Family Handy Man.

 

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

This curtain of magical fairy lights will turn even the plainest outdoor area into something special!  Here it’s hung on a gazebo, but you could also hang it over a curtain on your patio door!
So this is the third of my secret DIY fairy light projects that requires no special tools – just hang it up!

 

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.

Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.
Create your own magic from these amazing DIY fairy light projects! One of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own, fairy light projects are so popular! All you need are some outdoor string lights, accessories, and a little creativity.
Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake You Can Make In No Time!

Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake You Can Make In No Time!

This Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The recipe makes a large Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd!Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This Cake.

Chocolate Cake like you’ve never had before.

side view of buttermilk chocolate bundt cake with chocolate frosting dripping on the sides

BIG Chocolate Flavor.  This Chocolate Buttermilk

Bundt Cake is so moist it melts in your mouth.

An easy recipe that bakes up with a delicious crumb, as they say on the Great British Baking Show!

mixing bowl, spatula, mix master in my tiny RV kitchen

I just love potlucks.  They’re such a wonderful way to get folks together to celebrate an occasion, or just because.  AND I’ve found that it’s a great way to find new recipes from those amazing cooks and bakers out there!

My neighbour Sue brought this amazing Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake to the Canada Day Potluck at the trailer park this past July 1st.

And it was a show stopper!  Just look at that Chocolate Glaze.  You can Pin It right now to save for later!

mixing the cake batter

I love to whip up a cake from scratch.  Everything goes into one bowl and gets whipped up in no time at all.

For this Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe, the addition of a cup of hot water along with the cup of buttermilk and a cup of oil, makes for a very moist batter.

And that of course contributes to one very yummy cake!

buttermilk chocolate cake batter in bundt pan ready for the oven

You can make this in a 13 X 9 pan, or use a Bundt (10″ X 4″) pan.  Sue made hers in a 13 X 9, so I thought I would try the Bundt.  

I always think Bundt Cakes are so pretty, don’t you?  After all, you want to make a cake that not only tastes great, but looks great too!  CHECK THIS OUT! Or better yet, Pin It to Your Board for later!

freshly baked buttermilk chocolate bundt cake without frosting

Make sure you line whatever pan you use and grease it really well (butter or shortening and I usually use aluminum foil to line the pan).

Once the cake is baked and cools, Invert the pan on a platter or plate so that you can peel away the foil and then set it right side up.

buttermilk chocolate bundt cake with frosting

I made this cake on the weekend, and invited some neighbours over for dessert and coffee.  Everyone really liked the Bundt pan version and gave it a thumbs up!  Especially my hubby Mark!

You can Pin It by clicking this link!

Here’s the recipe and don’t forget to save it to your favorite Pinterest Boards! 

5 from 4 votes
This Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The one bowl scratch cake recipe makes a large Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd!
Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
A rich and delicious Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake with a thick Chocolate Frosting, mixes up in one bowl, and looks beautiful when baked in a Bundt Pan. So easy, yet so very good, this cake has BIG Chocolate flavor.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Judy Kahansky
Ingredients
Cake
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
Frosting
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tsp corn starch
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F

  2. First in a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients in order.

  3. Blend until the batter is smooth.
  4. Next, pour into a greased bundt pan

  5. Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 350F
  6. Remove from oven and let cool.
Frosting
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix first four ingredients and cook over medium heat until thickened
  2. Next, stir in the vanilla and butter

  3. Beat until creamy and then pour over the cooled cake

  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 152mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 51g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Related:  Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake – chocolate cake with a touch of heat! or Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!  All one bowl scratch cakes – so delicious and easy to make.

 

This Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The recipe makes a large Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd!

The Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe – the Perfect No-Bake Chocolate Pie!

The Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe – the Perfect No-Bake Chocolate Pie!

This Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe is the perfect no bake chocolate pie that looks gorgeous, tastes amazing and you can make ahead of time to keep in the fridge or freeze!  

How perfect is that?

This Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

Some of my favorite Nanaimo Bar recipes include Anna Olson’s on Food Network Canada, and the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia has a great recipe too!

Where do Nanaimo Bars come from? Well, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in about 1953 and we’ve been in love with them ever since.  Mom’s recipe card actually says Chocolate Squares, and that makes sense because that was the original name for Nanaimo Bars!

This Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

 

This delicious concoction of chocolate, coconut, walnuts and butter cream is often served up in Diners and Coffee Shops everywhere to enjoy with that special latte.  Potlucks are another popular event where my Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe will make an appearance!

 

And let’s not forget Starbucks, where you can get your Nanaimo bar fix with your favorite cup of Joe.  Starbucks Nanaimo Bar ingredients are good, but they have all of those nasty preservatives in them, like sulfites, which are a big NO NO for many people including me!

This Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

This recipe was given to my Mom by the organist at our Church.  We loved them so much and would beg Mom to make them. We didn’t know they were called Nanaimo Bars back then, so we just called them ‘Miss Hume Squares’ cause that was her name!  Crazy, right?

 

To this day I just can’t resist one, and they are often included on the dessert tray at meetings and conferences.  They are often cut into really large squares, and really, you only need a small piece to enjoy that amazing sweetness.

This Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

And you don’t bite into a Nanaimo bar, you put the whole thing in your mouth and bite down!  All of that crunchy base and creamy custard and chocolate topping just kind of explode inside, with a nice little sugar rush to boot!

This recipe doesn’t use custard powder, but everything else is the same, including cocoa, graham cracker crumbs, coconut and confectioner’s sugar.  I like how you make the recipe in layers, the bottom layer includes all the crunchy chocolate-y goodness, and includes rolled oats, graham crackers, walnuts and coconuts.  The custard layer is full of sweet butter and confectioners sugar and then there’s that delicious layer of dark melted chocolate!

This Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, made into the shape of a pie! You can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

This is also a great recipe that is very easy to convert to vegan or gluten free nanaimo bars!

Just thinking about biting into that chocolate glaze, and creamy butter frosting, well my mouth is watering!

The classic Nanaimo Bar recipe has a creamy yellow custard filling, but the mint green fillings are very popular too, especially during the holidays, like Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day! Just a few drops of green food colouring and you’re all set.

I love the ease of cookie bar recipes too, but this time I wanted to make a very fancy dessert, so I used a pyrex pie plate instead of a baking pan.  And when I was finished, topped the nanaimo bars with some delicious dark and white chocolate buttons!

This Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, made into the shape of a pie! You can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

We’re having some of our family over for brunch tomorrow, and I always make something sweet for the gang, it’s kind of expected!   So I’m serving this Ultimate Nanaimo Bar recipe as an elegant chocolate pie, and just in time for National Pie Day on January 23rd!

I’m so excited to bake this with you, so let’s get out all of the ingredients you will need, and your baking equipment.  If you aren’t sure about what baking equipment you might need, please check out my post How To Set Up A Baker’s Pantry.  You will love it and there’s a great printable checklist inside just for you!

This Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, made into the shape of a pie! You can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

What you Need for your Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe:

 

Bottom Layer:
1/2 cup butter
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup walnuts

 

Custard Filling:

3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 cups icing sugar
2 – 2 1/2 tbsp whole milk

 

Chocolate Topping:
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 tbsp butter

 

Let’s Make It!

  Bottom Layer:


  1. Butter or Grease a 9″ pie plate
    2. Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over hot water
    3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla, egg, rolled oats, coconut and walnuts
  2. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes, until it’s ok for you to touch it
    4. Butter your fingers and press the mixture into a 9″ greased pie plate
    5. Cover and put it in the refrigerator while mixing the next two steps.

Custard Filling:

  1. Mix softened butter, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy
    2. Blend in icing sugar alternatively with the cream until everything is blended and the icing is very smooth and
    spreading consistency.
    3. Chill the custard while getting the Chocolate Topping ready.

Chocolate Topping:

  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and butter, stir until smooth

Putting it all together

  1. Spread the custard evenly over the bottom layer mixture.
    2. Smooth with a spatula
    3. Spread the Chocolate Topping over the Icing.
    4. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve (at least 2 hours)

When you are ready to serve your Nanaimo Bar Pie, I would suggest you make the slices very small, because it is incredibly sweet!

 

Now wasn’t that an easy recipe to make?  I really enjoyed baking this ultimate sweet treat with you, and look forward to spending more time together here on the blog!

 

I would love to hear about your Nanaimo Bars so please let me know in the comments, rate the recipe if you like, and send me a picture!  

 

I’m sure your friends will ask you for the recipe when you serve these amazing bars to them, so make sure you pin it for later!

 

Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe | The Ultimate Chocolate Pie!
Prep Time
30 mins
Chilling
2 hrs
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 10
Calories: 467 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Base Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Icing
  • 3 tbsp butter softened, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or mint extract!
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups icing sugar sifted
  • 2 - 2 1/2 tbsp whole milk warm
Topping
  • 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
Instructions
Base Instructions
  1. Butter or Grease a 9" pie plate
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over hot water
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla, egg, rolled oats, coconut and walnuts
  4. Press mixture into a 9" greased pie plate
  5. Cover and chill while mixing the next step.
Icing
  1. Mix softened butter, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy
  2. Blend in icing sugar alternatively with the cream until everything is blended and the icing is very smooth and spreading consistency.
  3. Chill the frosting while getting the Topping ready.
Topping
  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and butter, stir until smooth
Putting it all together
  1. Spread the Icing evenly over the Base Mixture.
  2. Smooth with a spatula
  3. Spread the Topping over the Icing.
  4. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve (at least 2 hours)
Nutrition Facts
Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe | The Ultimate Chocolate Pie!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 193mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 35g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Easy Nanaimo Bars Recipe is a Canadian Classic, that you make in layers. a No Bake recipe, you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. You won't be able to resist these amazing treats. I know I can't!

 

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