Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cakes, desserts

Graham Cracker Cake

Mom's Black Book

Servings: 24

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 2 8x8 or 1 9x13


  • 2 sticks butter or margarine, creamed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 15 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix cracker crumbs, salt and baking powder. Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  4. Mix in coconut and crushed pineapples.
    Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter along with the chopped nuts.
  5. Grease and flour bottoms of a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan or two 8-inch cake pans. Pour batter into pan and bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool before removing from the pan(s).

Serving Ideas: Frost this as you prefer. A good choice would be a cream frosting made of powdered sugar, milk, and lemon extract.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 295 Calories; 15g Fat (45.9% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 37g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 255mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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