Friday, October 21, 2011

Ranch Recipe #6: Vanilla Wafer Cake


my parents, 1950


As the month of October flies by,

I thought I’d share one of my favorite

fall desserts.



Vanilla Wafer Cake!

It is an honorary member of my

Ranch Recipes’


which is all about ranch living, South Texas, my parents (in the photo above),

family, and friends,


a.  it is easy


b.  it is delicious.

I discovered it years ago in one of the

all-time BEST

Junior League cookbooks,

La Pinata

from the Junior League of McAllen, Texas.

la pinata

Here it is!

Vanilla Wafer Cake

2 sticks butter

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 (16 oz.) box vanilla wafers, finely crumbled

1 (3 1/2 oz.) can Angel flake coconut

1 cup pecans, chopped


Cream the butter and the sugar together.

Add the 6 eggs, one at a time.

Add the vanilla wafer crumbs, the coconut, and the pecans.

Bake in a greased bundt pan at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Serve with a delicious cup of coffee, sitting across the table from a friend or

a family member.



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Karen said...

Recently a friend of ours mentioned vanilla wafer cake. I had never heard of it. Sounds delicious. My what a new looking La Pinata you have. Must the latest edition. My is totally falling apart! I hope you are writing notes to your daughters inside of this all-time favorite.
Ladybug Creek

Blondie's Journal said...

Laura...sometimes I think I will make a recipe I find on a blog and never gets filed away. This one will not! Thanks so much!


Pondside said...

This sounds very, very interesting. I can't quite imagine how it will taste, but trust your word enough to save the recipe and give it a try. Still trying to imagine.....

Theresa said...

Sound SOOOOOO Yummy:) Thanks for the recipe! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Always Nesting said...

Laura!!! I actually got out of my chair, went to get a photo of my mom from the 1940's and it's like looking at your mom. I wish your photo would enlarge for more facial detail because it's shocking how much our moms look alike.

My mom also grew up in Texas and her family is from Texas but will not talk about her family history. She says let the dead stay dead and it's all a big secret but I have found out a few things (can't post on comment) that make her story all the more confusing. She's not and has never let us be close to her family so we don't have anyone to go to for family history. Wow!

I have to say, love the black and white photos and our moms were certainly beautiful.

Marigene said...

This is a cake I have never heard sounds delicious. I can't wait to make one!
Have a great weekend, Laura.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I've never heard of this cake! It looks and sounds delicious, but how could anything with 2 sticks of butter not be! LOL!!! I'll bet it's great with a cup of tea!

Marguerite said...

This cake looks heavenly and I can't wait to try it1 Thanks for the great recipe!

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh! How delicious this "sounds". I mean you had me at "butter and sugar". XOXO

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, I'm thinking I may have to try this. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm trying this recipe! It sounds scrumptious and if you say it's easy and delicious, it's a must! Love that photo of your beautiful parents, Laura.


Gail Dixon said...

Sounds divine, but I think I gained a pound by reading the ingredient list. Thanks for sharing! I think. :)

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