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.
Peanut Butter Cup Pudding Cookies Recipe You can't go wrong with the classic chocolate and peanut butter combo . . . and these cookies are incredibly moist and delicious! If you have never tried a pudding cookie recipe before, I highly recommend starting with these. They are divine! Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 T vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 (4 oz) box instant chocolate pudding 1 (10 oz) bag peanut butter chips 1 cup miniature Reese's peanut butter cups (I have also used big Reese's chopped up into small pieces) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
S'Mores Pudding Dessert Desserts in a Snap: Warm Chocolate Pudding For your after-dinner chocolate fix, whip up this fast pudding in a saucepan. Top it with cream, then serve! rachaelraymag.com Cream Puffs Vanilla pudding makes the easy creamy center for this impressive dessert. allrecipes.com Instant Pistachio Salad See how to make a simple dessert salad starring pistachio pudding. The Best Slow Cooker Cake: Mixed Berry Pudding Cake Thanks to frozen berries, you can enjoy a taste of summer all year long. bhg.com How to Make Healthified Banana Pudding This recipe has 32% less calories than the original version but still tastes just as great! recipe.com Quinoa Pudding This alternative to rice pudding is high in protein and so tasty. Rice Pudding with 20 Minutes Prep Enjoy creamy, rich vanilla rice pudding with 20 minutes of hands-on time. How to Make Bread Pudding When you want a dessert that's both homey and delicious, learn how to make bread pudding. Grandma's Corn Pudding Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs
Broccoli and Mushroom Risotto I have to admit, I am pretty excited about our post today. In the 1 year + that we have been blogging many ideas have popped into my head. Some good, some bad. Growing up, broccoli rice casserole was a staple at family gatherings. This risotto tastes just like the casserole I grew up eating, only better. Here is what you'll need Prepare the veggies Saute the veggies with a little olive oil Chop up the shallot and garlic Add the shallots and garlic to the saucepan and heat until fragrant. Keep adding chicken broth 1/2 a cup at a time until the risotto is cooked. In another saucepan melt the butter Add the flour and whisk until smooth Add the milk and whisk some more Add the cheese Whisk until smooth Add the veggies and the cheese sauce to the risotto and stir well It is like the fancy version of Velveeta shells n' cheese! Directions Sauté 2 tablespoons olive oil, broccoli, and mushrooms over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes. Source: A Live Love Pasta Original
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.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies | RecipeGirl.com Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies *If you are visiting this post for the first time, you may wish to visit my “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Take Two” post- a more recent post where I share (what I think is) a better version of these brownies! These are good too- but I took the comments suggested in this post and created a new recipe based on feedback. Okay, Cookie Dough Lovers. I first saw these in a bakery in Maine a few years back. I’d say I had some major success with this recipe. These are easiest to eat when placed in little cupcake wrappers. Print Recipe Save Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Yield: 32 browniesPrep Time: 30 min + cooling timeCook Time: 25 min Ingredients:BROWNIE:4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped1 cup salted butter, melted2 cups light brown sugar, packed4 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup mini- chocolate chipsCOOKIE DOUGH (EGG FREE!)
Fresh Apple Cake When the produce is so bountiful this time of year, I am always happy to find a tasty and easy recipe to add to our collection. This recipe is so darn simple, and you can sub in whatever type of fruit you have on hand. Fresh Apple Cake Ingredients:Fresh Fruit, sliced if large (I used two Rome apples)Package yellow cake mixStick of butter Layer your apple slices (or other fruit) at the bottom of a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray. Sprinkle on boxed cake mix. I didn't even use the entire box -- save a little if you please, and then you can use it to make single-serving versions of this same recipe when you get a sweet tooth! Melt an entire stick of butter.Don't judge me. Pour butter over the fruit and dry cake mix. Edit: Usually, I've found that the butter and the moisture from the fruit is enough to soak into the dry mix and create a nice cooked crust. Bake at 350* for approximately 35-45 minutes -- it's done when it is nice and bubbly. Three ingredients, and a stellar recipe.
Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with Lemon Glaze The last time I checked it was March…where is time going? Things have been busy…and I have been missing my weekend morning routine of healthifying carbalicious breakfasts and downing borderline unsafe amounts of coffee (kinda kidding). Things have been popping up right and left that are making life hectic and I promise that when the time is right, I’ll tell you all about it. Not only life is getting in my way, but injuries, too. I think the doughnuts cured my injury. Doughnuts cure other things, like Mr. He took one bite of these doughnuts and said, “Wow, these are sweet!” And of course I responded with, “For a mere 108 calories and 21 grams of carbohydrate…you’re welcome!” And then he ate another. Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with Lemon Glaze adapted from The Imitation Chef and originally, Health.com Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine flour and next four ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl and whisk together. Spoon or pipe the batter into the pan until 1/2 full. Result: Mmmm!
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
cheesecake swirled brownies | The Red Spoon In preparation for a break from all things deemed “unhealthy” — which I’m sure will change when I get a craving for loaded baked potatoes and the like such as — this week’s grocery list consists entirely of anti-healthy items. Though we are three months late on the getting into shape bandwagon, we have decided after looking at the scale that it is much needed. This week is a last hurrah, a bon voyage, the last supper. So besides the truffled pastas and the fat-filled eggs these last remaining days we have made the solemn vow to eat whatever whenever we want….ok we don’t want to make more work for ourselves, but we will be doing the cheesecake swirled brownies before we no longer can. Whoever married chocolate and cheesecake should be applauded. They are also the perfect little additions to thunder storms. Cheesecake Swirled BrowniesFrom David Lebovitz Yield: not enough Line a 9-inch or 8-inch square pan with foil, making sure it goes up all four sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls Over Memorial Day weekend a couple weeks ago at my father’s house, I needed to make a quick, yummy and easy dessert for the entire family to enjoy. Well, I didn’t need to make one but I wanted to, and believe me, my family wanted me to as well. We are a big peanut butter and chocolate family so I thought I would whip up a quick batch of peanut butter balls to compliment the Raspberry Magic Balls that I already had made. I’m not a one dessert-making gal much to my sister’s chagrin. I like everyone to have a choice. So, I decided to make the peanut butter balls but quickly realized we were out of powdered sugar. Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls Makes: 20-24 balls Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy) 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs ¾ cup mini chocolate chips or Heath bits 1 – 1 ¼ cup chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate) Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. *If you like this recipe, please PIN it to share it! Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls Author: Baby Gizmo Recipe type: dessert
Cinnamon Sugar-Stuffed Scones Happy Earth Day everyone!! Flip on some Animal Planet! Recycle your Sunday papers! And…don’t flush your toilet every time you go…unless.. you know, you uh…then please do… Today is all about celebrating our beautiful planet and remembering to love her back as much as she loves us! I was googling around the other day and found this awesome little awareness project. And more importantly, try making a difference every day :) Just because you buy someone a card on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to wait to say “I love you” until the next year! Ok so are you ready for this super smooth transition….. We’re going from loving Mother Earth to loving our Momma’s that put us on this planet. You know, the one’s that first taught (or scolded…) us to turn all the lights off because you go play outside, and that overflowing the bathtub is a horrible waste of water (I don’t know why, but for some reason as a kid I thought the absolute coolest thing ever would be to flood the bathroom. Yields 12 scones
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: