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.
The Way the Cookie Crumbles & Blog Archive & cook's illustrated's perfect chocolate chip cookiesIf you’re at all familiar with my blog, you must have known that I would be all over Cooks Illustrated’s new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Not because it might become my new favorite – I knew beforehand that it wouldn’t. The thing is, I’m a major cookie dough eater. To me, the baked cookies are just a bonus dessert; the dough is the reason I make chocolate chip cookies. No, the real reason I wanted to try this recipe is because it has some interesting tricks in it, and I thought I might learn something. It also makes the recipe very easy – you just melt the butter, whisk in a few more ingredients, let it set, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Here are, for me, the things the recipe has against it. 1) The dough has a greasy texture from the melted butter. 2) It uses portions of eggs. You may have noticed that none of my complaints take issue with the outcome of the baked cookie? One year ago: Spinach Feta Pine Nut Tart and Dorie’s Perfect Party Cake 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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.
Apple Cheese DanishThis may be a total shocker to some of you, but in third grade I was not the cool girl. Definitely not the cool girl. But I also wasn’t the weird girl, the girl that smelled nor the girl that was super jockey and athletic. I was just way normal. The cool girls were the sprightly blond ones. I was like, the antithesis of the situation you just read. My dad thought it was a genius idea to buy me boys’ tennis shoes because he thought they were “designed” better. And my lunch…ugh…my lunch was always kind of lame. But now…I’m a totally different person. Despite who you were in third grade, everyone can braid this cheese danish. Let’s talk frozen puff pastry. You’ll be able to spot it because puff pastry should only have a few ingredients: flour, water, salt and BUTTER. I found my puff pastry at Whole Foods for $10 for two sheets. A little pricey…but the quality was amazing. You’re going to start by throwing all of the filing ingredients in a bowl and mixing them up. Fall in a bowl. P.S.
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.
Banana Pudding Poke CakeIf you follow this blog at all, you'll know all about my adoration for poke cakes. So far I've got: As you can see, I love me some poke cakes. And now I'm adding another to the list. The inspiration for this next poke cake actually started out at work. I was talking to my good buddy Amanda. This is made without slices of bananas, however, you could certainly add those on there if you like. Ingredients:1 box yellow cake mixingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil & water)2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding4 cups milk1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed20 vanilla wafers, crushed Directions:Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 9x13 cake.Once cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for just a couple of minutes.Then, with a wooden spoon handle or some other similarly-sized object, begin poking holes in the cake. You want the holes to be fairly big so that the pudding has plenty of room to get down in there. Pour pudding over cake. Enjoy!
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