Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lime Cake

Lime cake is a year around type of cake.  My son requested one for his birthday, so I went for simple and subtle design.  

Purchase your favorite white cake mix.  I prefer Duncan Hines.  Mix cake according to the directions, but substitute fresh squeezed lime juice for the water.  Bake as directed, cool and frost with a vanilla whipped frosting. I melted down my frosting a bit for a poured look. Add green food coloring to desired shade of green.  Zest outside of lime and let dry out a bit on a paper towel.  Decorate cake with zest.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pumpkin Bourbon Cake

This is one of the best cakes for this time of the year.  Simple to make and tasty to eat.  

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

 15 oz. can of pumpkin
 yellow cake mix
 pumpkin spice(1/2 teaspoon)
 mini bottle of Jim Beam 

Bake for about 25-35 minutes in a bundt pan(spray pan with Bakers Joy)

After cake cools, drizzle a light amount of icing you enjoy over the top.  

As always, enjoy...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cookie Treat

Wow! These were a hit.  First time I made these, and they were gone before I knew it. 

Poking around Pinterest, I came across cookies similar to these.  I changed it up to what I wanted to create.

 Simple to make, travel with and store, these cookies are perfect for the holidays.

What you will need:
Package of ladyfinger cookies
Mini chocolate chips
Evaporated milk
Non-dairy whip topping(I get mine at Smart and Final)
Rum extract

     Start by making the coffee of your choice.  While that cools, mix your non-dairy whip topping. Add rum extract to your desired taste. Put your whip topping in the freezer until you are ready for it.  Place your mini chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and slowly melt them.  Add little by little, evaporated milk.  Make sure your chips all melt and that you keep the chocolate mixture thick.  Lay 1/2 package of cookies on a sheet of wax paper.  Brush a very small amount of the coffee on your cookies.  They can get soggy so be careful.  Spread a thin layer of chocolate over the cookies with coffee on them.  Put your whip topping into a piping bag with the decorating tip of your choice.  Pipe non-dairy whip topping on top of the chocolate.  Using the rest of your cookies, place them on top of the whip topping, making a sandwich.  Decorate the top of your sandwich as desired.  

     One after thought I had was to add coffee to the chocolate.  May give it more coffee flavor, but I have not experimented with this yet.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fresh Lemon Bundt

Baking with fresh lemon juice is a family favorite.  Keeping it simple really appeals to me.  I recently baked this simple yellow cake and added fresh squeezed lemon juice to the batter.  Baked it in a bundt pan and topped with a few dollops of non-dairy whip cream.  Finishing touch, lemon zest.  Delish!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quick Update

Hello all!  Thanks for checking in.  I have taken a short break from baking, but will be whipping up a few new things over the next couple weeks.  I should have a new post next Wednesday and for several more following Wednesdays.  Bloggin soon...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016