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Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting

Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
8640 minutes, 144 hours, 25 loads of dishes, 7 recipes, 8 pounds of butter, a few tears, a couple of happy children, and 1 relieved husband later, I have finally found it: a new favourite classic vanilla cake recipe! The perfect fluffy vanilla cake and creamy vanilla frosting–sounds simple, right? Well, yes and no. After I baked, frosted, and then ate some (it’s been known to happen) of each cake, I thought I’d succeeded in finding a really light and fluffy cake, but, then upon second taste, I was a bit disappointed with them and I wasn’t inspired to share them with you for that reason. The thing is, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a recipe out there that yields a fluffy vanilla cake, you know, one that is as close as can be to the boxed white cake we all love so much (yep, I said it!). This method is found in many of the cakes in Rose Levy Beranbaum’s book entitled The Cake Bible , and it really does yield an incredibly fluffy cake. Transporting Cakes 1. . 2. 2. 3. . 4. 1. 2. Related:  sweet

Twix Caramel Brownies Twix Caramel Brownies Last week we hosted a barbeque for our good family friends. I couldn’t decide what dessert to make, so I made three:) I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy, plus, you all know I love an excuse to bake:) I decided to make brownies, because brownies are always a hit at parties. Josh and I both love Twix candy bars. I stirred the Twix candy bar chunks into the rich, chocolaty brownie batter. I poured the batter into the pan and drizzled caramel ice cream topping evenly over the brownies. After I impatiently let the brownies cool, I cut them into squares and placed them on a platter for the barbeque. If you are looking for a simple and fun way to jazz up the traditional brownie, try this Twix Caramel Brownie recipe. If you like these Twix Caramel Brownies, you might also like:

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes – Cook just once, and you get a delicious breakfast for the entire month! Thank you to everyone who has been asking over the years… The official Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook is finally available – and based on your feedback, every single recipe in the book comes with complete nutrition facts including calories, total fat, carbohydrates, protein, and Weight Watchers points plus! The breakfast cupcakes are: Quick to makePortable and non-messyEasy to eat at a desk… or pack in a lunchbox! Just throw a couple into your bag, perhaps along with a container of peanut butter and some fresh fruit, and you’re good to go with a balanced breakfast. Never skip breakfast again. Cook once, and you don’t have to worry about breakfast for a month! These customizable “breakfast” baked oatmeal cupcakes are great on-the-go fuel for those days when you have zero time in the morning to prepare a big meal. Print This Recipe 4.95/5 Ingredients Total Time: 25m Yield: 24-25 Instructions

Top 10 Young Killers Crime A number of child killings have been recorded throughout the years. These often have involved disturbing acts one can hardly imagine a child suffering through. Eric Smith January 22, 1980 “You may think I’m a threat to the well-being of society. At 13, Eric Smith was bullied because of his thick glasses, freckles, long red hair and one other quality: He had protruding, elongated ears. Joshua Phillips March 17, 1984 “There should be a sensitivity to the fact that a 14-year-old is not a little adult.” – Florida Governor Jeb Bush What started as a regular room cleaning ended with the conviction of a 14-year-old boy named Joshua Phillips. People in the community, especially the boy’s parents, could hardly believe he could have killed Clifton. George Stinney October 21, 1929–June 16, 1944 “only when asked to arise and be sentenced, did he appear nervous and slightly excited” (Rowe, p.1) Lionel Tate January 30, 1987 “I was imitating the professional wrestlers” Graham Young Jesse Pomeroy

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes Welcome to 52 Kitchen Adventures, your source for creative & delicious desserts! See my Recipe Index for more. Don't want to miss another recipe? Subscribe via RSS or email. Hey, remember when I said I’d be posting healthy recipes in July? These cupcakes were made in honor of my 300th Facebook fan, Rachel. I took the “better than sex” chocolate cupcakes (think moist, very chocolatey cake) and topped them with my own Nutella buttercream. Thank you to all my fans, subscribers, supporters, and readers. Recipe: “Better than Sex” Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes Makes 15-16 cupcakes Edited to add: some people rave about this recipe, yet some have issues with them deflating. 1/2 C butter, room temperature1 1/4 C sugar2 large eggs, room temperature3/4 C flour1/2 t baking powder1/4 t baking soda1/4 t salt1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 C milk1 t vanilla Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until softened and smooth. Nutella Buttercream Beat butter until smooth.

Calzone! Uh-oh…this calzone shouldn’t be a calzone. Nope. It totally should be a picture of a pizza…topped with layers of ricotta, melted mozzarella, cubes of roasted butternut squash and broccoli rabe. That was the plan. This pizza was supposed to convince me that broccoli rabe isn’t this gross, bitter leaf situation…well that failed. I was gonna post it anyway, thinking some of you lunatics actually might like it…but I dunno…looking at the pictures of the pizza bummed me out, so I decided to turn the leftover ingredients (from the pizza) into something more awesome!! Meet this calzone… Have you ever noticed that Taco Bell works with, like, 10 ingredients. And then they just re-invent different burrito crunches, XXL chalupas, etc. with those same ingredients–it’s pretty genius. Their chefs kinda remind me of those people that you can hire to come over and look in your closet and pair your already existing clothes together, creating brand-new outfits. Calzones remind me of those taco bell inventions.

supernatural brownies « one cake two cake November 7, 2010 § It seems like every baker has that one perfect recipe for chocolate chip cookies, that they’re so confident in that they need never try another. I’m not generally capable of doing that, since I have a neurotic need to test a bazillion recipes – what if the next one is better? This recipe hits all my brownie requirements: dense and fudgy, but not because the batter is underbaked and gooey. So here are my favourite brownies: not compared against all other possible recipes, because once I found them, I made them exactly again and again. Supernatural Brownies – adapted from Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, plus more for buttering pan 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I use around 65-70%) 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark brown sugar, such as muscovado 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup flour Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and line with buttered parchment paper or foil. Like this:

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones As adventurous as I've tried to become in the kitchen, I've only very recently made scones for the first time. It was an extra-special occasion, a brunchy baby shower for my friend Shelby (she gave birth to her beautiful little guy last week...yay!). I'm not going to lie, these scones were a little high maintenance. I think I used every bowl and utensil in my kitchen, and every square foot of our house was dusted in flour by the time I was done. But offsetting the effort was the fact that these were the most delicious scones I've ever had. I hate to waste calories on rock-hard, dry excuses for scones, and these were the complete opposite. Raspberry White Chocolate SconesAdapted from Picky CookMakes 8 sconesPrintable Recipe 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), frozen whole (you'll only wind up using 10 tbsp, but need all 16 for this to work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. To Make Ahead:After placing the scones on the baking sheet, either refrigerate them overnight or freeze.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies These are divine. Truly. They taste just like your favorite breakfast treat but in fabulous cookie form. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I stumbled on something like it and thought I would give it a whirl. My tummy is glad I did, but my thighs? Cookie Ingredients:- One batch sugar cookie dough (you can make your own, or just buy a roll)- 1/4 stick butter, melted- Cinnamon- Brown Sugar Cookie Instructions:- Roll out sugar cookie dough into a large rectangle (flour your rolling surface to avoid stickage!) Glaze Ingredients:- Butter, melted- Milk, warmed- Powdered (Confectioner's) Sugar- Vanilla Glaze Instructions:- Mix equal parts butter and milk- Add a dash off vanilla to butter/milk mix for flavor- Very slowly drizzle butter/milk mix into confectioner's sugar, stirring constantly until you get desired consistency

Chocolate Malted & Toasted-Marshmallow Layer Cake - Semisweetie, A geeky baking and recipe blog Recipe: Sweetapolita's Campfire Delight Total time: 4 hours Ease: Intermediate Unusual ingredients: malted milk powder, whipping cream, marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee Marshmallows. Malt. I knew this was going to be a time investment. The cakes themselves were perfect. Toasting the marshmallows was easy in the oven, but when I added them to the mixture of fluff, butter and icing sugar, things got quite a bit messy! The chocolate malted frosting is absolutely delightful. Related Posts:

20 Make-You-Drool Bacon Recipes Bacon goes with EVERYTHING. See for yourself. source: HowTo-Simplify.com source: Pink-Apron.com source: HowSweetTreats.com source: MikeyLikesFood.blogspot.com source: Babble.com source: CherryTeaCakes.com source: Unsophisticook.com source: BrianBoitano.com source: Creative-Culinary.com source: MamaBBlog.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheVillageCook.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheKitchn.com source: DessertsForBreakfast.com source: Doughmesstic.net source: SusiKochenundBacken.blogspot.com source: 80breakfasts.blogspot.com source: SeriousEats.com source: CookingLight.com [ad#large-rectangle-adsense] Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Brownies are sort of like cheesecake, aren’t they? There’s nothing better than the perfect dense, fudgy brownie, just like not much can beat a classic piece of creamy cheesecake. Yet with both of these desserts we’re always fiddling around with different versions, swirling things in and layering things on the top and the bottom (incidentally, peanut butter goes well with both!). It’s an endless merry go round of dessert experimentation, where there really can never be a bad result. When I first saw these over on RecipeGirl I stopped in my tracks. You know how milk and cookies go well together? Back to the merry-go-round to do more kitchen experiments! One year ago: Homemade Pop-TartsTwo years ago: Chunky Pecan Pie BarsThree years ago: Pasta Fagioli

~Apple Pie Cookies! You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:

one-pan dark chocolate chunk skillet cookie For some reason, I was craving this on Saturday. Nothing else would do. All I wanted was a warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookie, straight out of an iron skillet. With just a little ice cream. I flipped through a cookbook or two, and discovered you could make chocolate chip cookies with melted butter. by Abigail Dodge) even had you mix the entire dough in the saucepan where you melted the butter, and then scoop out the cookies from there. As this was a lazy Saturday, and my intent was only to satisfy my craving (not a den of Cub Scouts’ or a mob of preschoolers’), I exercised no financial caution and dumped an entire cup of chopped Valrhona chocolate into the mix. To make this, since it is such a simple recipe, use the very best ingredients you can. And then run a 5k. Now I know that most of you don’t have an enormous bar of Valrhona chocolate lying around. I know. To order the same Lodge Logic Skillet that I used, you can find it right here on amazon. 1. 2.

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