Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Preparing Your Heart For Thanksgiving

Today I'm guesting over at Blissful And Domestic and I'd be tickled pink if y'all would join me! 

I'll tell y'all, I was good up until about midnight on October 31st, then it registered that it was November,  N-o-v-e-m-b-e-r?........ Thanksgiving, then Christmas, oh my! My mind began to uncontrollably race, menu plans, tablescapes, house cleaning thoughts were dancing through my head....................... Click HERE to continue reading. 

And I'd like to wish you all a most blessed Thanksgiving week. Today, I'm beginning my preparations for Thanksgiving and I'll be baking this little cake today. I'll be taking a little break from blogging to spend time with family and friends, but I'll see y'all right back here next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake {perfect for Thanksgiving!}

I really wanted to re-share this recipe post from last year because it's one of my favorites and this cake will be gracing our Thanksgiving table again this year. In the afternoon, after the big lunch when you're not really hungry but would love just a little sweetness with a cup of coffee, this is your cake friend! Hope it land's on your table this year!

I LOVE this recipe for Thanksgiving because it can be made a couple of days ahead and kept in the fridge and we all love goodies that can be made ahead of time for Thanksgiving, right?? It's also a good traveler if you find yourself over the river and through the woods to grandma's house for Thanksgiving! I love that too! 

So here's what you'll need:

For Cake:

1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 T. butter softened
1 egg
1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

For topping:

2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. butter melted

Instructions for cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Warm apple cider on stove-top
  3. Cream together the 4 T. butter, sugar, and brown sugar
  4. Add egg and buttermilk to creamed mixture
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Add the flour and cider alternately to the creamed mixture
  7. Place batter in well greased bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes
  8. Cool in pan for 25 minutes then turn out onto serving plate and prepare cake topping.
To prepare topping:

Combine 2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of sugar. Melt 3 T. butter and brush onto top of cake using pastry brush. Once cake is well coated, sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture onto cake.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Yummy Inspiration

In honor of all things summer, today I'm sharing my three part Strawberry Shortcake Recipe over at Blissful and Domestic. It's a three part-er because I make the macerated strawberries, pound cake and whipped topping all from scratch and it's all kinds of yummy. You can follow me on over and continue reading here..............

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chocolate? Yes, Please!

In honor of Valentine's Week I'm sharing one of my favorite Chocolate Cake recipes. I've been making this recipe for years  and it's always a crowd-pleaser. My husband begs for me to make this super moist cake, and it's so easy, why not! Don't you just hate making a cake and it turning out dry?  Not this cake, moist and delicious every time!


{for cake}

  1. 1 3/4 cups flour
  2. 2 cups  sugar
  3. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup whole milk
  9. 1/2 cup coconut oil {or vegetable if you prefer}
  10. 2 tsp. vanilla
  11. 1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350*. Grease and flour bundt pan. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl or stand mixer. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water {batter will be thin}. Pour into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 to 20 minutes then turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely.

{for icing}

  1. 1 stick  unsalted butter
  2. 2/3 cup cocoa
  3. 3 cups  powdered sugar
  4. 1/3 cup whole milk
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter and stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar then milk beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount of additional milk to thin if necessary. Stir in vanilla.

Now, the hardest part is to not eat all the icing before drizzling it onto your cake, you will be tempted, don't say I didn't warn you. If you are wise, you will not let the kids know that you are making the icing that way you won't have to fight over who gets to lick the spoon! Make this luscious cake for your sweetie this week and watch out, he may just shower you with Valentine's kisses!

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