Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting 8640 minutes, 144 hours, 25 loads of dishes, 7 recipes, 8 pounds of butter, a few tears, a couple of happy children, and 1 relieved husband later, I have finally found it: a new favourite classic vanilla cake recipe! The perfect fluffy vanilla cake and creamy vanilla frosting–sounds simple, right? Well, yes and no. Or no and yes. Or not at all. As a matter of fact, I think I need a hug. After I baked, frosted, and then ate some (it’s been known to happen) of each cake, I thought I’d succeeded in finding a really light and fluffy cake, but, then upon second taste, I was a bit disappointed with them and I wasn’t inspired to share them with you for that reason. The thing is, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a recipe out there that yields a fluffy vanilla cake, you know, one that is as close as can be to the boxed white cake we all love so much (yep, I said it!). This method is found in many of the cakes in Rose Levy Beranbaum’s book entitled The Cake Bible Transporting Cakes 1. . 2.
Coca-Cola Cupcakes I don’t drink coca-cola. But I do eat it. Weird. Yeah, I dunno. It’s way better eaten. There’s some dark and white sugar cooked with dark dutch processed cocoa powder…and a can of coke! There’s some the ol’ that pouring into this and this pouring into that. There’s some mixing. Take a little PAM and spray the liners–this is a sticky cupcake batter. UPDATED TIP ALERT: A few of you tried this recipe and sprayed them and the cupcake still stuck. These cupcakes are chocolately, decadent, rich and kind of amaze. This frosting isn’t frosting–it’s just whipped cream. And guess what? Next, cherries on top! P.S. Coca-Cola Cupcakes Recipe adapted from Baked: The New Frontier Yields 15 cupcakes Print this recipe! Cupcakes: 2 cups Coca-cola (do not use diet!) Whipped Cream Frosting: 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Maraschino cherries (for topping) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
13 comfort foods that burn fat They're called "comfort" foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods are deep-fried, covered in cheese, or packed with sugar, some can actually help you lose weight. Beat the battle of the bulge with the following cozy eats. Health.com: Best Superfoods for Weight Loss Hot chocolate Cocoa is packed with antioxidants, which reduce your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to cling to belly fat. Try this recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate Collard greens A single serving of this hearty veggie adds up to a mere 46 calories. Try this recipe: Collard Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon, and Mushrooms Chicken noodle soup "People who eat a broth- or vegetable-based soup before their meal consume fewer calories overall," says Rania Batayneh, nutritionist and author of The One One One Diet. Try this recipe: Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup Coffee Your old friend joe can boost more than your mood. Pot roast
English Muffin Magic Finally. It’s here. My post on english muffins. You see, I stumbled upon this recipe from Barbara’s Winos&Foodies blog a few years back but never got around to trying it till a few months ago, and which point I became highly impressed with the fact that yes, it is entirely possible to make your own english muffins at home! Yes! Yet another goodie that I do not have to buy chock full of preservatives from the supermarket, but can make fresh and tasty in my own kitchen! I posted a teaser on my twitter account, and I know that there is at least one of you who has been anxiously waiting for this to be posted…so apologies for the delay Unfortunately, I occasionally hit the wall when trying to photograph the food I cook, and it wasn’t until this weekend past that I finally got some photos that I liked and thought were worth posting English Muffins (recipe adapted from Winos&Foodies) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. (The reason it isn’t pictured here is because I was seeing if just oiled surfaces would work.
Raspberry White Chocolate Scones As adventurous as I've tried to become in the kitchen, I've only very recently made scones for the first time. It was an extra-special occasion, a brunchy baby shower for my friend Shelby (she gave birth to her beautiful little guy last week...yay!). I'm not going to lie, these scones were a little high maintenance. I think I used every bowl and utensil in my kitchen, and every square foot of our house was dusted in flour by the time I was done. But offsetting the effort was the fact that these were the most delicious scones I've ever had. Raspberry White Chocolate SconesAdapted from Picky CookMakes 8 sconesPrintable Recipe 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), frozen whole (you'll only wind up using 10 tbsp, but need all 16 for this to work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. To Make Ahead:After placing the scones on the baking sheet, either refrigerate them overnight or freeze.
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake I swear buttermilk is magic. I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. Nobody. Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar** 1 egg, room temperature 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups fresh blueberries ½ cup buttermilk**** 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top*** To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Instructions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. copyright alexandra\'s kitchen
eats and beats: Edible Christmas Gifts- Dulce de Leche Brownies Hola! We're baking brownies from scratch and putting in some unexpected latin flavor, just for fun! This time we're borrowing from the very talented Mr. David Lebovitz. Normally I wouldn't have changed one of his recipes, but I accidentally read one of the ingredients incorrectly and I think it came out better than when I did it as instructed. So you'll be getting my very slight adaptation of David's brownie recipe found in The Sweet Life in Paris. First... ................................Dulce de Leche Ingredients 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk Directions Preheat the oven to 425° F (220° C). Pour one can (400 gr/14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) into a glass pie plate or shallow baking dish. Set the pie plate within a larger pan, such as a roasting pan, and add hot water until it reaches halfway up the side of the pie plate. Cover the pie plate snugly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 to 1¼ hours. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One « Recipe This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6.
~Apple Pie Cookies! You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:
Brandy's Baking: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars Cookie Dough + Cheesecake = all my dreams coming TRUE! These were seriously good, friends. I know I say that quite a bit here, but really...really, these were tasty. Forget all the other things I've posted and suggested that you make, and get on these immediately. Immediately! The cookie dough part was my personal favorite. You know I like to break it down for you, so here's how it goes! Really friends, get on these right away (and bring me some)! by Brandy's Baking Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30-40 minutes Crust:1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs5 tablespoons unsalted butter, meltedChocolate Chip Cookie Dough:5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature1/3 cup packed light brown sugar3 tablespoons granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract3/4 cup flour2/3 cup chocolate chipsCheesecake Filling:10 oz cream cheese, room temperature1/4 cup sugar1 large egg, room temperature1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Source: My Baking Addiction