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I watched my Grandmother's face when she realized that I hadn't handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell. Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water. "Crack it on the table," I told her.
Sometimes you need a good Cinnamon Roll or even an Orange roll, but you just don’t have the time it takes to make homemade rolls!
Graham cracker "crust", Hershey's chocolate, chocolate marshmallow cake, toasted marshmallow frosting... these cupcakes are the cake version of everyone's favorite campfire treat. They are fun to make and although it sounds like a lot of steps, each step is fairly simple. The "toasted" marshmallow can be achieved with a kitchen torch which is always fun to use and makes for an impressive presentation. S'mores Cupcakes Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats Crust: 1 1/2 cups graham crackers (approx. 1 pkg out of the Honeymaid box) 1/4 cup sugar 5 T unsalted butter, melted 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces Marshmallows (you'll need about 100 mini marshmallows) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
I'm dancing Jig and eating delicious cakes. And there will be a Somerset Maugham's novel instead of textbooks before sleeping. I passed exams. Hurray, my friends!
67K+ Pin It With Outrageously Rich Chocolate Indulgence Frosting. AKA The Mega. Extreme. Chocolate. Overdose.
For Part 2 of Shelby's birthday dessert-stravaganza (see Part 1 here ), I did a little experiment. I've gushed before about how Omnomicon is one of my favorite food blogs, but I don't think I've ever made one of Aleta's recipes before today. She recently made a chocolate ice cream cake from a vintage cookbook. This cake shattered my belief that ice cream cakes must be frozen. No, my friends, for this cake, softened ice cream is mixed in with a box of cake mix and then baked.
Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Sometimes we just can’t handle 12 servings. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in two hours. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in a matter of minutes.
While walking through the candy aisle at the grocery store the other day, I got an idea to make Snickers cupcakes. I picked up some mini candy bars as well as caramels and caramel sauce. I knew I wanted to do a chocolate cupcake base with a caramel filling but wasn't sure if I wanted to use a caramel candy or caramel sauce for the filling. For frosting, I went with a caramel buttercream and then topped the cupcakes with chopped Snickers pieces for garnish. For the cake, I used my go-to chocolate cake recipe - the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe.
My family is kind of crazy. Our life is essentially one giant musical, we are constantly singing. Any word or phrase can set us off. You say close your eyes? We start singing The Bangles “Close your eyes...give me your hand, darling!”