Sometimes I think this website should be called, "I Dream of Cake". Because, in a way, it's kinda true. I'm always thinking of ways to make cake. Especially fun cakes that can be made with cake mix. And this is a fun cake. Ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water 2 (3.4oz) boxes instant Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding 4 cups milk 1 tub Chocolate Frosting Directions: Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan. When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals using a wooden spoon handle or other similar size object. For the life of me, I could not found my round wooden spoon. So I went with my knife sharpener. In a bowl, add milk to pudding mixture and continue to whisk until most of the lumps are removed. Pour pudding on top of warm cake. Taking care to pour straight into the holes in the cake. Take a spoon and spread it out. (about 2 hours) Spread frosting to evenly cover cake.
[Please Welcome Our Guest] Karly from Buns In My OvenI have been a fan of Karly and her blog, Buns In My Oven, for quite some time now. So it's pretty darn exciting to have her here sharing a recipe with us today! Do you know what I love the most about Karly? Well not only does she share a ton of yummy recipes... but her photography is always just... well... perfect! I'm pretty sure she could make liver and brussel sprouts look pretty. I'm so excited to be guest posting for the fabulous girls at eighteen25 today! I don't know about you guys, but when we entertain in the summer (or even when we are just at home by ourselves) we tend to use the grill. One of my favorite desserts to serve in the summer are these grilled bananas. Next time you have a get-together, grab a bunch of bananas (one for each person - I promise no one will want to share!) Stuffed Grilled Bananas serves 4 4 ripe bananastoppings of your choice Slit the bananas in half lengthwise, but be careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom.
TWIX Ice Cream Cake Okay so I think this is my new favorite dessert. Well, for the moment anyway. It is a delicious combination of ice cream, caramel, sugar cookie and chocolate! Recipe By: Holly Lofthouse 1 (1.5 quart) Vanilla Ice cream, slightly softened 1 (16 oz) jar of Caramel Sauce1 cup milk chocolate chips1/2 cup butter, softened2 tablespoons sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 cup flour1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a 9x13 glass dish spread out the ice cream evenly. While the ice cream is setting start making the cookie topping. Once Ice cream is all set and cookie topping is completley cooled, take ice cream out of freezer. Melt chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.
Salted Nut Squares This is one of those recipes that I’m almost embarrassed to share. Don’t get me wrong. These little squares are quite tasty. It’s just that they’re so easy to make that it seems almost wrong. There’s plenty to like about these salty treats. With only 5 ingredients and no baking involved, you can have these bars whipped up in short order. Ingredients 3 cups salted peanuts (no skins), divided 2 & 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 cups peanut butter chips 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 2 cups miniature marshmallows kosher salt or sea salt, optional Instructions Place 1 & 1/2 cups peanuts in the bottom of an ungreased 11″x 7″ pan. Melt butter and peanut butter chips in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Pour peanut butter mixture over peanuts in pan. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Notes These can be made in a 9″x 13″ pan. Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home.
Black Bottom Cupcakes RecipeBlack Bottom Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Cream Cheese Filling: In your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside while you make the Chocolate Cupcake batter. Chocolate Cupcakes: In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the cream cheese filling has set and the cupcakes feel springy to the touch (a toothpick inserted into the chocolate part of the cupcake will come out clean). Makes 12 large cupcakes View comments on this recipe on YouTube References: Mariani, John F. Mendelson, Susan.
Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles « Rachel SchultzWhat is it about the simple deliciousness of snickerdoodles? Snickerdoodles = childhood. A caramel center is the perfect remix to this classic cookie. And Rolo’s are just the way to do it. Rolo Stuffed SnickerdoodlesMakes 32 cookies 1 batch perfect snickerdoodles 32 rolo candies Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough around Rolo candy to form a 1 inch ball. Bake for 14 minutes. 1 batch perfect snickerdoodles 32 rolo candies Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Chocolate Cake Recipe & Video - Joyofbaking.com *Tested*Chocolate Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. In an ungreased 8 inch (20 cm) square cake pan, stir together the flour, sugar, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the melted butter, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. With a fork, mix all the ingredients together until well blended. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Frosting: Place the chopped chocolate, cream, and butter in a heatproof bowl. Serves 8 - 10 people. View comments on this recipe on YouTube
DIY+Recipe: How to Make a Face CakeWhat's more thoughtful and fun than a face cake on your birthday? The answer is a homemade face cake! I came up with the idea of a homemade portrait cake when my fiancé James turned 30 a couple of years ago. I wanted to surprise him with a really special cake, but I didn't want to order a cake with his photograph from our local cake shop since they're very expensive and, in my opinion, not very tasty. Step 1: The Cake The inside of your cake can be any flavour you like, but the outside must be covered in whipped cream or a white creamy frosting. This is the recipe for my Strawberry and White Chocolate Face Cake: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bring 150 ml double cream to the boil, break 100 g of white chocolate into small pieces and let them melt in the cream. 6. 7. And the white chocolate/mascarpone mix. 8. And cover the whole thing with whipped cream or frosting, I use whipped cream. Step 2: The Face It's takes a little time and effort to create the portrait, but it's so worth it! You will need: 1. 2. 3.
No Bake Nutella CheesecakesIf you happened to catch my post on How To Skin Hazelnuts, you may remember me saying that I have reawakened my obsession with Nutella. You may also recall me stating that my pantry was in absolute disarray from the holidays. When I finally reorganized it, I happened upon a brand new jar of Nutella that had fallen behind my baking drawer – jackpot! This little find rekindled my love affair with all things Nutella in a big way. The entire weekend turned into a pretty ridiculous Nutella recipe marathon. Brian had invited friends over for a football game coupled with grilled cheese sandwiches and chili. Oreo cookie crumbs create the foundation for a creamy, fluffy Nutella and cream cheese mixture that you’ll want to eat with a spoon straight from the mixing bowl with reckless abandon. If you enjoyed this recipe, you may like... Tagged as: Chocolate, cream cheese, Desserts, Easy Entertaining, Easy Recipes, Hazelnuts, No Bake, Nutella
Jello Cloud ParfaitWhat you will need: 2 packages of Berry Blue Jello2 cups of whipping cream1/4 cup sugar2 cups of iceparfait glasses or any clear containers that you can see through Start by placing your whipping cream in a large bowl, beat on high speed until just starting to thicken. As you continue to whip the cream slowly pour in your sugar, continue whipping cream until it forms super stiff peaks. Now it’s time to get your jello ready. Stir the ice around in the bowl for about 5 minutes until the jello has thickened and remove any left over ice that didn’t melt. Now the fun begins! Continue layering the jello and whip cream alternating where you place your cream clouds so that you get a nice staggered effect. Voila!