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. 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. in a saucepan over medium high heat stir this up good until it boils: 1 cup butter 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is my preference!) wait.
Red Velvet Brownies - freutcake This weekend I temporarily lost my baking mojo. I burnt a batch of caramel, ruined shortbread and my pizza dough was a disaster. What was happening? Why did my favorite past time turn on me? …Sunday night rolled around and I felt the need to redeem myself with one last recipe for Red Velvet Cream Cheese brownies. photo by Freutcake Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies Red Velvet: 1 stick unsalted butter, (8 Tbsp) melted 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup cocoa powder Pinch salt 1 tablespoon red food coloring 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 eggs 3/4 cup all purpose flour Cream Cheese: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brownie layer: Add melted butter to a large bowl and add sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar, mixing after each addition. Cream cheese layer: Blend together cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
Maple Roasted Bananas with Cinnamon Whipped Cream I have begun a lifelong love affair with maple syrup. It started with pancakes, gravitated towards desserts, and found its way to savory foods (maple syrup is just fantastic on asparagus). But today we aren't talking about pancakes or savory foods. When I set out to make these maple roasted bananas, I had no idea of the surprises in store for me. The fire alarm forced me to stop my experiment. My bananas turned out perfectly despite this. The cinnamon whipped cream keeps the sugar in check, so it is not overwhelming. (Don't worry, I adjusted and tested the recipe so your baking venture will be a little less exciting).Maple Roasted Bananas with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Yields 4 servings Roasted Bananas4 ripe bananas1/2 cup maple syrup3 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon lemon juice (or dark rum)1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the bananas crosswise and then lengthwise. Roast in the oven for 5 minutes. Cinnamon Whipped Cream1 cup cream1 teaspoon cinnamon
Lemon-Lime Sugar Cookie Truffles… No doubt you’ve heard of cake balls, and Oreo truffles, and cookie dough truffles; and most likely, you’ve even made your own cake balls, Oreo truffles, etc. I know I’ve definitely made my fair share of all kinds. And that’s exactly what these are- more ‘dessert balls’. But these are oh-so much better than the run-of-the-mill Oreo truffles or cake balls! Lemon-Lime Sugar Cookie Truffles 1 batch of sugar cookie dough (I used a store-bought mix, but you can use any recipe you like!) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When cookies are cooled, using your hands, remove from the dish and crumble into the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor (small chunks are fine). When the balls are thoroughly chilled, melt the white chocolate candy coating in the microwave, or over a double boiler. Share:
Pecan Pie Cake Ok people, you've been warned! This cake will make a grown man drop to his knees, birds will sing, and your children will ask you to let them wash the dishes. I'm tellin' you, this cake is good enough to make you sass your grandma (and we all know you won't get away with that without some serious discipline from your mama, right?) Pecan Pie Cake It's best to make the filling the night before, because you want this to chill really well. Pecan Pie Filling 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 3/4 cup dark corn syrup 1/3 cup cornstarch 4 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1/8 tsp salt 3 TBSP butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (the real stuff) Whisk together the first 6 ingredients in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until smooth. Now for the cake.... Pecan Pie Cake 3 cups finely chopped pecans, toasted and divided 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, separated 1 TBSP vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup buttermilk I hope you'll try this.