Slush Cake

Author: Matilda Lou // Category: , , ,
It's been a perennial family favorite.  We've all had it in one flavor or another, or sometimes many flavors.  Summer barbecues and parties wouldn't have been the same without at least one pan of slush cake in the fridge.

My personal favorite was always pistachio, though I know chocolate is the more popular choice.  Any pudding you like works.  Summer will be over soon, so grab a watermelon, some burger buns, and the ingredients for this before fall weather keeps everyone indoors.

Slush Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work best)

Mix together and press into a 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for fifteen minutes.

2 8oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until combined.  Add Cool Whip.  Spread on crust and refrigerate.

3 small packages instant pudding
4 1/2 cups milk

Beat together until thick.  Spread on cream cheese mixture and top with remaining Cool Whip.  You may also add chopped nuts to the top if your family enjoys them.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Welcome to Grandma's Kitchen

Author: Matilda Lou // Category:
Welcome to Grandma's Shade's kitchen!  This blog is meant to serve as a collection of recipes, memories, and family stories for those of us who want to have access to Grandma's kitchen.  With only one set of handwritten recipes, a few old favorite cookbooks, and so many of us scattered around, it seemed like there had to be a way for everyone to be able to find the old family favorites from holidays, parties, barbecues, and just everyday meals we remember.

I'll be slowly working my way through the recipe boxes, keeping in mind that some of the written cards are pretty old and harder to read.  If there is anything people want to see sooner, please e-mail me at and I'll dig through and find it to be posted.  

I hope others are excited about this idea.  I'm excited to put it together.  Everything tasted better made by the hands that loved us, so if we can pass those memories's a worthwhile project.