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Craft Blog / How To Make A Rainbow Cake! by COLOURlovers

Craft Blog / How To Make A Rainbow Cake! by COLOURlovers
So I did mention something about health and/or diet food in my last post, and while this recipe is the latter, it is most certainly not to be confused with the former. The cool thing is that if you’re making something so distractingly colourful, people will think it’s delicious no matter what. This presents me with the option to use an old Weight Watchers trick—the one-point cupcake. Except I’m making a cake and I created my own frosting. Kinda. This cake is suitable for many occasions: A child’s birthday Your mom’s birthday Coming out to your conservative parents If you’re a lesbian, they’ll be thrilled that you won’t be forgoing your feminine kitchen duties. If you’re the kind of gay dude who makes cakes for your parents, they were probably on to you anyway. Coming out to your conservative parents on your mother’s birthday Your friend’s jam band CD release party . . . so I’m sure you’ll find a use for this recipe soon. Oh yes, and do me a favour: DOUBLE THE RECIPE AS PHOTOGRAPHED HERE!! </i>*}

2 Stews: 1-2-3 Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake Calling all Chocoholics! I will stop at nothing to bring you a fix! Last month I received an email "forward" from my brother-in-law with a recipe for a 5 Minute Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake. My first reaction as a long time baker was suspicious, but the concept was intriguing. The recipe kept buzzing around my head and I thought, what the heck, I'll just try it. I also don't like food to be cloyingly sweet, so I have a light hand with the sugar. 1-2-3 Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa2-3 tablespoons sugar (according to desired sweetness)1 tablespoon flour3 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola3 tablespoons egg white or plain Egg Whites in a carton1/4 teaspoon vanillaoptional:1 teaspoon chocolate chips *As a variation, substitute almond extract for the vanilla.Also, you can change the chocolate chips to any flavor chips you'd like. In a 1-1 1/2 cup microwave safe mug, blend cocoa, sugar, and flour together. Let cool until just warm

Learn Thai Cooking - ThaiTable.com - deep knowledge of Thai food Martha Stewart's Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 21st July 2010 I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like Oreo cookies or Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes. Who could resist cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies? Not Me! I went out yesterday to do my weekly shop, came home, and before I was able to bring in the first grocery bag Matt was hunting for the cookies and cream ice cream. One of Matt’s favourite desserts of all time is cherry cheesecake and I thought to myself why not Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes, that should satisfy his craving. Plus these cheesecakes are super easy to prepare, everything comes together in one bowl and there’s no crushing chocolate wafers with a rolling pin, then melting butter, baking the crust first and then baking a second time when filled. Drop an Oreo cookie into each muffin tin, make filling, add chopped cookies, bake, and enjoy, how easy is that? I can’t wait to try my hand at homemade Oreo cookies. (from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes) Makes 30 Comments (225)

Bath and Body Recipes - Index - Bath and Body Recipes You Can Make at Home Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pound Cake | Evil Shenanigans - Baking & Cooking Blog Is there anything better than a well made pound cake? Pound cakes are highly satisfying and wonderfully versatile. I’ve served pound cake for dessert with whipped cream, I’ve served them with fresh berries for breakfast to great acclaim, and nothing beats pound cake for an after work/school snack. Cream cheese is the miracle ingredient in this cake. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pound Cake Serves 10-12 4 ounces, or 1/2 block, cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup butter, at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 5 eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups cake flour Powdered sugar for dusting Fresh whipped cream for serving Heat the oven to 325 F and spray a 10 inch bundt or tube pan thoroughly with non-stick spray. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition, about one minute.

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Absolutely Amazing DIY Birthday Cakes! Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: Pirate Ship and Soccer Ball cakes. (The use of Oreo Crisps for the soccer ball is GENIUS!) This Lion cake design is adorable too… especially the chow-mein noodle “mane”! More favorites pictured below: Purse Cake with Giant Tootsie Roll handle, Train Birthday Cake – Engine (also check out the entire train cake) ,Ladybug cupcakes, Snake cupcakes, Dump Truck cake, ridiculously clever French Fries cake (toasted pound cake slices with red frosting dip!) Click here for a thumbnail view of all 31 cakes!

Hasselback Potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

How To Make Banana Cake I’ve had plenty of banana bread in my day. But it always seems like more of a cold weather food. Go figure, a tropical fruit that makes a cold weather bread. This cake, though, is lighter than any banana bread I’ve ever had. Ingredients 2 cups sugar ½ cup butter (1 stick) 2 egg yolks 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 3 crushed bananas 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg whites, beaten Metric conversion (estimate) 500 g sugar 60 g butter 2 egg yolks 375 g all-purpose flour 7 g baking powder 4.7 g baking soda 2.4 g salt 235 ml milk 3 crushed bananas 5 ml vanilla 2 egg whites, beaten Directions Combine the sugar and butter and beat on low speed until completely combined. Add the egg yolks and beat on high speed until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients — flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt — and whisk thoroughly. When you’re done, you should have a nice, soft, fluffy batter. Loading ...

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