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.
Hasselback Potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate This extra easy baked oatmeal recipe with fresh strawberries, bananas and rich chocolate is one of our favorites. Make this the morning of or, if you’re short on time, prepare it the night before and bake in the morning. Feel free to play with the add-ins to our recipe. We love adding strawberries, banana and chocolate, but add whatever you love. Or, add that odd amount of nuts, raisins or cranberries left in your pantry from another recipe. It’s up to you! This oatmeal casserole was so popular, we created another version: Hop on over to our Blackberry Baked Oatmeal drizzled with a quick caramel sauce. There’s something special about entertaining in the morning — it’s casual, laid back and really can start the off right. If you take a read through the comments below, you’ll see so many who have shared this baked oatmeal recipe with family or friends (some have even taken it to work). Make Ahead and Freezer Friendly Baked Oatmeal Easy and Adaptable: So Many Recipe Substitutions! Serve warm.
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
Avocado Fries Oh dear. I never should have done this. This may be one of my biggest mistakes all year. Can’t take it back now. So we’re totally enjoying our grilled avocados, but my husband innocently asks “What else can you do with avocados?” Sigh…. At a buck fifty a pop (at least around here), avocados can easily run up quite a tab on the grocery bill. So, consider yourself warned. Avocado Fries Printable RecipeRecipe Adapted from Sunset Magazine Canola oil for frying1/4 cup flour1 tsp kosher salt2 large eggs, beaten to blend 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges Grated parmesan for serving (optional) 1. 2. 3. 3.
Guilt Free Egg Fried 'Rice' Ok, I'm going to level with you. This recipe doesn't look... or sound particularly good. But c'mon, you can't judge a book on its cover or on it's, erm...description. You have to judge it on its taste! It's possible I may have gotten my metaphors mixed up, but trust me this is a goood recipe. Serious thigh slapping, head nodding, mmmmhhmmm inducing tastiness. Best of all? It's crazy low cal, low carb and effectively just a bowl of vegetables that make you feel like you've just eaten a big fat chinese takeaway, minus the inevitable regret. That delicious fluffy looking (and tasting) rice you see there? Yea, that's not rice. Woah woah woah. To feed 3 or 4 you'll need... 2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 2 cloves of garlic, crushed, 2 or 3 fresh chillies, chopped, 1 cauliflower, 2 handfuls of cooked king prawns, 2 eggs, 2 spring onions, chopped, 1 handful fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped Tear off the leaves and cut it into tree-like sections. You'll want to grate these pretty finely.
~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