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Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Layered Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Frosting / #SundaySupper

 I have heard that some people don't like eggnog, but I don't know who these people are. I have never met anyone who doesn't love the rich creamy taste of the nog! (That's what we call it here.) I wish everyone loved it like I do, because they would be so happy that today I have a Layered Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Frosting for you! It is a perfect holiday party cake, Christmas dinner cake, or office party cake, Four layers of gingerbread cake, each layer drizzled with eggnog frosting for a decadent holiday treat!

 Layered Gingerbread Cake w/ Eggnog Frosting  

(printable recipe at end of post) 

3 Cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Shortening
1/2 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
2 Egg
1 cup Molasses
1 cup Water

Frosting
1/3 cup Butter 
3 1/2 cups Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 cup Egg Nog
Peppermint Chips


Add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and baking soda to a medium bowl. Whisk ingredients together. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the shortening. Beat for 30 seconds on medium speed. Add the brown sugar and mix together.
Add egg and molasses. Mix for 1 minute. Add flour mix and 1/2 cup of water alternately to the egg and molasses mix. Beat on low after every addition, just until combined. Don't overmix.
Pour batter into a greased only pan. I used a 5 1/2" round x 1 3/4 tall pan. You will need to bake 2 cakes in this pan. Bake 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
After both cakes are done and cooled, cut the cake so that each layer is even. I cut each layer into 1/2" high cakes.
Make frosting by creaming the butter for 30 seconds. Start adding the confectioner's sugar, after it is sifted, a little at a time.The frosting will start to get very thick. Start adding the egg nog, just a little at a time, mixing after each addition. The ingredient amount is listed as a 1/2 cup, but you might need a bit more or less, so add carefully. The frosting should drizzle from a spoon, but not too quickly, to be the correct consistency. 
Drizzle cake with frosting and garnish top layer.
Thank you for joining me today! I am so glad you dropped by!

For more holiday recipes with eggnog, scroll down to find the creative recipes from the other Sunday Supper members.

 Thank you to our marvelous host for today, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
 

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Layered Gingerbread Cake w/ Eggnog Frosting

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 1 cup Water
Eggnog Frosting
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Egg Nog
  • Peppermint Chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and baking soda to a medium bowl. Whisk ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the shortening. Beat for 30 seconds on medium speed. Add the brown sugar and mix together.
  3. Add egg and molasses. Mix for 1 minute. Add flour mix and 1/2 cup of water alternately to the egg and molasses mix. Beat on low after every addition, just until combined. Don't overmix.
  4. Pour batter into a greased only pan. I used a 5 1/2" round x 1 3/4 tall pan. You will need to bake 2 cakes in this pan. Bake 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. After both cakes are done and cooled, cut the cake so that each layer is even. I cut each layer into 1/2" high cakes.
  6. Make frosting by creaming the butter for 30 seconds. Start adding the confectioner's sugar, after it is sifted, a little at a time.The frosting will start to get very thick. Start adding the egg nog, just a little at a time, mixing after each addition. The ingredient amount is listed as a 1/2 cup, but you might need a bit more or less, so add carefully. The frosting should drizzle from a spoon, but not too quickly, to be the correct consistency.
  7. Drizzle cake with frosting and garnish top layer.
  8. Enjoy!
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cranberry Apple Croissant Bread Pudding / #SundaySupper

There is one holiday dessert that I make every year~Bread Pudding! There are so many ways to make this perfect comfort food, and it's a lot of fun creating it so many different ways. It's always a new treat! This year for Thanksgiving, I am making  Cranberry Apple Croissant Bread Pudding. I have made bread pudding in the past using croissants, and it is the best! Their flaky texture make the bread pudding incredible! So light and yummy! I added the cranberries and apple for a taste of fall, and because they are so tasty together! 

 Cranberry Apple Croissant Bread Pudding
(printable recipe at end of post)
serves 5-6
4 large Croissants
2 medium Granny Smith Apples
1 cup Cranberries
3 eggs
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar

Glaze: 
3 tablespoon Confectioners Sugar
2 tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
This is the size of the croissant I used. Cut croissants in to small bite size pieces. Peel and chop apples.
Place croissant pieces, apples, and cranberries into a large bowl.
Mix together eggs, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and both sugars in a medium bowl.
Pour dry ingredients into baking dish. Pour in liquid and mix together.
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Check to see if done by sticking a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it is done.
 Allow bread pudding to cool on rack while you prepare the glaze.
Whisk together the confectioners sugar and heavy whipping cream.
Drizzle glaze over bread pudding. Enjoy it warm or cooled. 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and I hope it fits into your Thanksgiving or holiday plans! 

We are celebrating Holiday Desserts at #SundaySupper today. Scroll down to find what everyone else made!

Thank you to our host for today's festive event, T.R. Crumbley from Gluten Free Crumbley!


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Cranberry Apple Croissant Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

Bread Pudding
  • 4 large Croissants
  • 2 medium Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 cup Cranberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Heany Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

Bread Pudding
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. This is the size of the croissant I used. Cut croissants in to small bite size pieces. Peel and chop apples.
  3. Place croissant pieces, apples, and cranberries into a large bowl.
  4. Mix together eggs, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and both sugars in a medium bowl.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into baking dish. Pour in liquid and mix together.
  6. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Check to see if done by sticking a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it is done.
  7. Allow bread pudding to cool on rack while you prepare the glaze.
  8. Whisk together the confectioners sugar and heavy whipping cream.
  9. Drizzle glaze over bread pudding. Enjoy it warm or cooled.
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Apple Pie Bites for the Dessert Bar

This year for Thanksgiving, I plan on offering my guests a dessert bar, instead of traditional pie slices. That way everyone who wants to, can indulge with several different treats. My idea is to make all the dessert selections mini size, so the choices can be many, without seeming like too much.
I am starting with these apple pie bites. They are simple to put together, and drizzled with caramel sauce, they taste amazing! A lot of these can be made at one time, making them perfect for a dessert bar!

Apple Pie Bites
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 16 Apple Pie Bites)
1 large Granny Smith Apple
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
2 packages of Crescent Rolls (16 total rolls) 
25 Caramel squares
1/8 cup Heavy Whipping Cream-warmed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and core the apple. Slice each of the slices in half, so they are thinner. You will need at least 16 slices. 
In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, dark brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Unroll the package of crescent rolls and separate each piece of dough. Coat an apple slice in the sugar and cinnamon mix. Sprinkle additional sugar and cinnamon mix down the piece of dough. Roll the apple into the dough, starting on the large end.
Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
Start melting your caramels in a double boiler. Once they are melted, add the warm cream, just a little at a time. You might not need all of it. Stir the caramel and cream together until they are completely combined. You want the caramel to drizzle off the spoon. You can start the caramels melting at the beginning of the recipe, because they take a while to melt.
Drizzle the caramel sauce over the Apple Pie Bites and enjoy!
These taste great hot or cold, and if you want to offer a dessert bar like I plan to do, you could put the caramel in a mini slow cooker on the table, and let your guests drizzle to their hearts content!

Thanks for stopping by today! I will have more recipes for my Thanksgiving Dessert Bar soon! I hope you will stop back to see them!


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Apple Pie Bites

prep time: 40 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 55 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 packages of Crescent Rolls (16 total rolls)
  • 25 Caramel squares
  • 1/8 cup Heavy Whipping Cream-warmed

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and core the apple. Slice each of the slices in half, so they are thinner. You will need at least 16 slices.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, dark brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Unroll the package of crescent rolls and separate each piece of dough. Coat an apple slice in the sugar and cinnamon mix. Sprinkle additional sugar and cinnamon mix down the piece of dough. Roll the apple into the dough, starting on the large end.
  5. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Start melting your caramels in a double boiler. Once they are melted, add the warm cream, just a little at a time. You might not need all of it. Stir the caramel and cream together until they are completely combined. You want the caramel to drizzle off the spoon.
  8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the Apple Pie Bites and enjoy!
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Corny Chocolate Mini Cake / Choctoberfest2016

I can not let the Halloween holiday go by without baking up some candy corn treats! These Corny Chocolate Mini Cakes are simple to make. I used a classic chocolate cake recipe that I have used for many years, but you could also use a boxed cake mix if you prefer. If you don't have access to the special pan that I used, this can still be a great recipe for you. Make the cake in a large baking dish, or even in 9" cake pans. Then use a round cookie cutter to cut out the circles. Either way, candy corn is always a festive way to celebrate Halloween! 

Corny Chocolate Mini Cakes
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 24 mini cakes)

Cake
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch Salt
2/3 cup Butter
1 3/4 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cups Water

Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup solid vegetable Shortening 
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 teaspoon clear Vanilla
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
2 tablespoons Milk
Food Coloring~yellow, orange
Candy Corn
Candy Corn Sprinkles



In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In the mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one, Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour, alternating with water on low speed, just until combined.
Pour batter in to prepared pan. This pan has pieces that remove from the bottom of each cavity of the pan. Spray with pan spray that has flour in it, and the mini cakes will release easily.  Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
Slice the tops off of each cake, so they are level. Then slice each cake in half.                                                                                     

Make the buttercream frosting by mixing together the shortening and butter. Whip until light and fluffy. Add vanilla.
Start adding sugar, one cup at a time. Beat in milk, a little at a time, until soft and fluffy. Tint 1 cup of frosting orange, and tint another cup yellow.
Use a wilton tip # 18 and place frosting on top of the bottom of the cake slice. place side by side as shown. 

Place other half of each cake on top of frosting. Use the same tips and frosting to decorate the top of the cakes as shown with frosting. Add candy corn to each cake, and decorate with candy corn sprinkles.
Thanks for joining me today!

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yield: 24 mini cakesprint recipe

Corny Chocolate Mini Cakes

prep time: 1 hourcook time: 40 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

Cake
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2/3 cup Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear Vanilla
  • 4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • Food Coloring~yellow, orange
  • Candy Corn
  • Candy Corn Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In your mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the water, on low speed, just until combined.
  2. Pour batter in to prepared pan. This pan has pieces that remove from the bottom of each cavity of the pan. Spray with pan spray that has flour in it, and the mini cakes will release easily. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Slice the tops off of each cake, so they are level. Then slice each cake in half.
  4. Make the buttercream frosting by mixing together the shortening and butter. Whip until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Start adding sugar, one cup at a time. Beat in milk, a little at a time, until soft and fluffy. Tint 1 cup of frosting orange, and tint another cup yellow.
  5. Use a wilton tip # 18 and place frosting on top of the bottom of the cake slice. place side by side as shown.
  6. Place other half of each cake on top of frosting. Use the same tips and frosting to decorate the top of the cakes as shown with frosting. Add candy corn to each cake, and decorate with candy corn sprinkles.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake / #BundtBakers

It's October and it's Bundt Bakers time, and this Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake said CELEBRATE to me! This classic chocolate cake is stuffed full of small apple bites, rimmed with toffee chips, and drizzled with caramel sauce. It definitely screams fall!

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 8 mini bundt cakes)

2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch Salt
2/3 cup Butter
1 3/4 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cups Water
2-3 Granny Smith Apples, cut in to bite sized pieces  
12-15 ounces melted Caramel Bits
1/4 cup Toffee Bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and lightly flour the bundt pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In your mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. 
Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the water, on low speed, just until combined.
Place apple pieces in to a medium pan. Add butter and sugar. Cook apples until they are soft and starting to caramelize about 10-15 minutes.

Pour batter in to prepared pan.Add approximately 1/4 of the cooked apples to the batter. Use a toothpick to push the apples in to the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
Cool cake on rack, and remove from pan. When completely cooled, place on plate.
Melt caramel bits in a double boiler. Use a knife to spread a thin layer of caramel around the bottom of the cake. The best way to do this is to spread a little caramel on the cake, then attach bits by pushing a small handful onto the wet caramel. Then move around the cake doing this until the entire cake is trimmed in brittle.
Fill the center of the bundt with a small bit of caramel and apple pieces. Let them overflow on to the cake to look decorative, if you would like. Drizzle melted caramel over the top of the cake and the caramel. This cake tastes great cold or at room temperature!
Enjoy your Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake!

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    yield: 8 mini bundtsprint recipe

    Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

    INGREDIENTS:


    • 2 1/4 cups Flour
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
    • Pinch Salt
    • 2/3 cup Butter
    • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1 1/4 cups Water
    • 2-3 Granny Smith Apples, cut in to bite sized pieces
    • 12-15 ounces melted Caramel Bits
    • 1/4 cup Toffee Bits

    INSTRUCTIONS:


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease and lightly flour the bundt pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In your mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.
    3. Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the water, on low speed, just until combined.
    4. Place apple pieces in to a medium pan. Add butter and sugar. Cook apples until they are soft and starting to caramelize about 10-15 minutes.
    5. Pour batter in to prepared pan.Add approximately 1/4 of the cooked apples to the batter. Use a toothpick to push the apples in to the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
    6. Cool cake on rack, and remove from pan. When completely cooled, place on plate.
    7. Melt caramel bits in a double boiler. Use a knife to spread a thin layer of caramel around the bottom of the cake. The best way to do this is to spread a little caramel on the cake, then attach bits by pushing a small handful onto the wet caramel. Then move around the cake doing this until the entire cake is trimmed in brittle.
    8. Fill the center of the bundt with a small bit of caramel and apple pieces. Let them overflow on to the cake to look decorative, if you would like. Drizzle melted caramel over the top of the cake and the caramel. This cake tastes great cold or at room temperature!
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