Banana and Chocolate Chip Power Cake Muffins

by: Ms. Murphy (Grade 5)

I love making these muffins with my nieces as a healthy breakfast snack! They love the banana and chocolate chip mixture in each bite : )

Source: Kodiak Cakes: Power Cakes Muffins


2 cups kodiak cakes mix
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 mini chocolate chips

Recipe Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth.
  3. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes.
  5. Enjoy : )

Lemon Turmeric Cake

by: Ms. Phillips (ELL teacher)

My sister and I made this cake recently while at home. We enjoy trying out new recipes together, and this one was delicious. I hope you enjoy turning sour lemons into this sweet treat!

Source: Nothing Fancy cookbook by Alison Roman


1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 lemon ( 2 tbsp lemon zest, 2 tbsp lemon juice, half lemon thinly sliced)
3/4 cup sour cream or full-fat greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Recipe Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease loaf pan (line pan with parchment paper if desired)
  2. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and turmeric
  3. In large bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar with lemon zest, rub together with fingers until the sugar is yellow. Whisk in sour cream, eggs, and lemon juice
  4. Add wet mixture to flour mixture, stirring just to blend. Fold in melted butter
  5. Pour batter into the loaf pan and top with lemon slices and 2 tbsp sugar
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the top is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool before slicing! Enjoy!

Look Whooo’s Cooking!

From our kitchens to yours! We are excited to announce our new virtual community cookbook, Look Whooo’s Cooking! Underwood staff have compiled some of their favorite recipes to share with all of you as a way to connect across the distance. We have a wonderful mix of newly discovered recipes, old family favorites, holiday traditions, and more! Take a look and then add a recipe that your family loves…we can’t wait to see what you cook up!

  • Connecting Kitchens: Watch this introduction video to hear about the project and take a tour of the cookbook.
  • See what’s cooking: Browse the recipes by clicking on the green button below.
  • Contribute:  Fill out this google form to submit a recipe from your kitchen!

We look forward to teaching and learning together through this experience, and are excited to see this community recipe collection grow! Enjoy!