Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries. Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me.
Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many.
The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I’m sorry.
I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Last weekend a friend I decided to neglect our school work and go for a hike in the snow followed by dinner and a movie at my house.
I had all the ingredients on hand for some tasty Corn and Cheese Chowder which was perfect way to warm up after a cold hike. My friend said she’d be in charge of bringing ingredients for us to make dessert and I was so excited to see that she’d picked out these truffles! Eating the cookie dough is usually one of the best parts of making cookies, but then you feel bad because you’re supposed to be making cookies- not snacking on the dough! These cute little truffles taste just like cookie dough and since they don’t have any eggs, they’re totally safe to eat. These can be decorated in all sorts of creative ways and they’ll look like a suitable ‘grown up’ dessert, even though you’re eating cookie dough! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Ingredients Directions Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and brown sugar , add the vanilla. Makes: 3-4 dozen. Won’t Last More Than 10 Minutes Pecan Coffee Cake.
Yeah, I know. The title of this post sounds like something you’d see in SkyMall Magazine. Laugh now, but don’t say you weren’t warned – this cake disappears QUICKLY! My sister, brother in-law, and their two adorable kids Brynn, 3, and Troy, 1, came to visit us in Jackson Hole last week (hence the delay in posting). I was super excited since their visit coincided with Jenni and my’s birthday (aka the birthday week, my little sister is also born in the same week).
In preparation for their arrival, I wanted to make a breakfast meal that we could quickly inhale before heading to the mountain for some skiing. We had a great time with Jenni, Brent and the kiddos. This one is a MUST make. Pecan Coffee Cake adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks You will need: Cake – ~ 1 ½ sticks butter (softened) ~ 2 cups sugar ~ 3 cups flour (sifted) ~ 4 teaspoons baking powder ~ 1 teaspoon salt ~ 1 ¼ cup whole milk ~ 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff Cream butter and sugar together. Twix Cheesecakes – Gingerbread Bagels - StumbleUpon. A community driven visual potluck - StumbleUpon. Strawberry Torte. Family Kitchen - StumbleUpon. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.
None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. I made these quick desserts today for my father and sister-in-law. Nutella Mug Cake Ingredients 4 tablespoons self rising flour 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons Nutella 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil Method 1. 2.
Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time. Makes 1 very large serving. For even more desserts in jar check out our slideshow “Contain Yourself! 50 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes.