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Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!) Recipe

Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!) Recipe

Tiramisu Cupcakes The Story #1: If enough people email me to make a recipe for something, I get around to it. But really, these cupcakes were brilliant. They are not an overly sweet cupcake and perfect for a special occasion. Story #2: Coffee. Well thanks to google, I figured it all out. Ingredients Cake: 1 box White Cake Mix 2 egg whites 1 egg 1/3 cup oil 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup strong coffee Filling: 8 oz mascarpone 1 tablespoon strong coffee 1/2 cup powdered sugar Whipped Topping: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint heavy whipping cream Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Notes *For my strong coffee, I mixed about 1/3 cup boiling water with 4-5 teaspoons instant coffee. Copyright © YourCupofCake

Keeping the Bulge at Bay Amuse Bouche: Restaurant Style I am going to let you in on a secret. It’s one I carry in my back pocket everywhere I go. I feel even more inclined to tell you this secret after watching last night’s top chef, where it became clear that even some of the greatest minds in the culinary world don’t know it. It’s the very best, most delicious and perfect way to cook a steak. Leave your grill for vegetables, heaven forbid your steak should touch those grates. You just got served. Anyway. You know when you go to Joe’s Steak and Crab, and it’s the best steak you’ve ever had? Restaurant Style. It’s pan seared in butter and finished in the oven. Also, my apologies to any vegetarians who read this, not because it’s all about meat but I’m mostly sorry that you can’t taste excellence. It also goes without saying that a perfectly cooked filet mignon pairs perfectly with an 08 Hill Family Estate Atlas Peak Cab Sauv. Boom. The best steak you've put anywhere near your face. Ingredients: Instructions: And there you have it. Love, Whit

101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal THE Chocolate Cola cake I was just introduced to the southern delicacy that is Chocolate Cola cake (aka coca-cola cake) while visiting Charleston, SC early this spring. It was a spiritual experience. It is all that is good and that I hold dear. I’d marry it if I wasn’t already married… seriously. amazing stuff. then I scoured the internet for a good recipe… but none seemed right. Then I was using my home-made binder ‘o recipes from various magazines over the years and I discovered that years ago I cut out a recipe for this very cake… and the recipe listed looked exactly like the cake I wanted to replicate. Naturally, when we had our first BBQ of the season I simply HAD to make one. preheat oven to 350, and grease up (I like Crisco) a 9×13 (or so) pan. mix: 2cups flour 2cups sugar 1/2tsp salt 1tsp baking soda** 1/2tsp cinnamon ** note: I have made this with baking powder or soda – Either way works. now take off heat and add that to the flour mix & whisk until combined. Then add: 2 eggs 1tsp vanilla extract wait.

Cake Cravings There is a hilarious scene in an episode of Sex and the City where Miranda makes herself a homemade chocolate cake. She starts off by eating one thin sliver of the cake and then walks away. The camera frame doesn't leave the kitchen the entire scene. You see her walk back into the kitchen just seconds later and help herself to another minuscule piece of the sinful treat. It is a brillant scene and my paragraph above does it little justice. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups butter, softened at room temp 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temp 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Preparation Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy (do not over beat); gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until combined. Sift 3 cups of flour. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.

Because Barenaked Chef said so... I’ve made quite a few “copycat” recipes, most of those not quite up to snuff. The same went for a recent Olive Garden Dressing I made. I should have known when it began with a bottled dressing, but I gave it a try. Finally, I combined a recipe I found with a cruet of Italian Dressing that I prepared from 2 envelopes of Good Seasonings, and I had my dressing! Still don’t get it? Just go below, I’ve combine all the ingredients you will need in one place: Italian Dressing 1/2 cup olive oil1 cup vegetable oil3/4 cup white wine vinegar1 teaspoon dried Italian spices1 teaspoon saltblack pepper1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon mayonnaise9 tablespoons water (that’s 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon)2 envelopes Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (each envelope is .7 oz)Combine all ingredients in a blender on high until combined, about 30 seconds.Pour into small bowl and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.Stir before serving.Yes,yes, it makes a ton of dressing. Like this:

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat Recipe Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your fingertips. The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat. My mother has been trying to get me to test meat with my fingertips for years, and for years, being somewhat of a scaredy cat (won’t it burn my fingers?) Then my friend David showed me up. Now the point of this story is not to embarrass David (though that would be fun, if it were even possible) but to encourage you, if like me, you’ve been shying away from trying this approach. This is one of those things that gets easier with practice. MethodHide Photos Open the palm of your hand. Now gently press the tip of your pinky and your thumb together. Press the tip of your ring finger and your thumb together. Hello!

My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge Rudolph's Red Nose Macaroons 3 3 dozen cookies. 20 Min What You'll Need: 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (7 ounces) package sweetened flaked coconut 2 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 4 slices bread) 18 maraschino cherries, drained and cut in half What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Notes DID YOU KNOW...Santa loves all the snacks he receives on Christmas Eve? Baba’s Lady Baltimore Cake… This is a very special, nostalgic cake for my family. It was my great-grandmother, Baba’s favorite go-to cake recipe. The Lady Baltimore Cake. It’s dainty, delicate, feminine and beautiful to look at. Food is so powerful. (That’s Baba’s china my mom let me use in the pictures- we thought it only fitting! The cake portion of this recipe is very similar to Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake (my favorite white cake recipe), which is why it’s so light and fluffy. Lady Baltimore Cake 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar grated zest of one lemon 3 cups cake flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 6 egg whites Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 3 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and grease generously. Cream butter, sugar and lemon zest together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently fold into batter. sweetened, flaked coconut, for garnish Share:

Comeback Sauce | Syrup and Biscuits Ask anyone from Mississippi if they know about Comeback Sauce and they will look at you shocked for even asking the question. Of course, everyone in Mississippi knows about Comeback Sauce. Even if you’ve never heard the name, you probably know it, too. Most recipes agree on the proportions of mayonnaise to ketchup to chili sauce and heavy on the black pepper. Del Monte Chili Sauce. Chili Sauce is a condiment that is usually found on the same aisle as ketchup, mayo and mustard. I formulated this recipe to give it as much shelf life as possible. It’s uses are many. Here’s my version that makes a pint jar full. 1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise (one of my Favorites ) 1/4 cup Heinz ketchup 1/4 cup chili sauce ( I prefer Heinz or DelMonte. 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1/4 cup light olive oil juice of one lemon If you liked this post, please share!

{meeeeeeeeeaaaat} How To Cook Steaks On Your Stovetop That Taste Better Than in a Fancy Restaurant | off the (meat)hook Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly seasoned steak cooked to your exact liking? For a meat-lover like me, there is not. Unfortunately it can be hard to get that steakhouse taste at home, unless you know a couple of culinary secrets. Here is my tried and true method for cooking steaks. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy…

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