Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Blackberry Coffee Cake

A Very Good, and Old Fashioned Blackberry Coffee Cake.
Light and fluffy, crisp on the top, and filled with blackberries!

Ingredients:
Cake:
5 tablespoons salted butter, cubed, plus more for greasing the pan
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
2 cups fresh Blackberries
Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sugar, for sprinkling over top (before placing in oven)
Directions:
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 9inch baking pan with butter.
Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg and mix until combined. Mix in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately and mix until totally incorporated. Do not over-beat. Stir in the blackberries until evenly distributed. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
For the topping: Mix the flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl and spoon evenly over the batter. Sprinkle a little suger over the top of that. Bake until the cake is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Until toothpick comes out clean.

Friday, May 12, 2017

No Butter Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar (or brown sugar)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions:
Preheat oven at 350 Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, combine the vegetable oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth.
Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and blend. Fold in the chocolate chips. Take about one teaspoon of dough and drop the dough on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Not only are they chewy on the inside, but the outside is crispy. You will love these!

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Making of a Blue Ribbon Butter Cake

A Blue Ribbon Butter Cake Recipe
The blue ribbon is a symbol of high quality. The association comes from The Blue Riband, a prize awarded for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by passenger liners and, prior to that from Cordon Bleu, which referred to the blue ribbon worn by a particular order of knights. In some fair competitions in the U.S., particularly 4-H and FFA livestock and horticultural events, blue ribbons may be awarded to any project or exhibit which meets or exceeds all of a competition's judging criteria.
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
BUTTER SAUCE:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions:
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.
For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.
Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Snickerdoodle Bars

Blueberry Snickerdoodle Bars
If you feel guilty eating the traditional Snickerdoodle's you could try this delicious, and slightly healthier alternative! Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and contain large levels and a broad range of antioxidants. So why not do yourself a favor, and try these today they are absolutely wonderful!
Ingredients:
1 1/2 Sticks Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Cup Blueberries
For Topping:
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
Directions:
Heat oven to 350° F.
Spray or grease bottom only of a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in sugars. Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla into sugar mixture until combined. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until combined. Fold in cup of blueberries, and pour into baking pan.
Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon for topping in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars
You can bake up a pan of these cheery Cherry Bars in just 30 minutes with staple ingredients and pie filling.
A classic cherry dessert is almost like pie. Just a couple of cans of cherry pie filling and you have a delicious, and tasty treat.
Ingredients:
For the bars:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 (21 oz.) cans cherry pie filling For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.
Spread 3 cups dough into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling.
Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over top.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Non Alcoholic Irish Cream Coffee Cookies

Irish Cream Coffee Cookies
This is a wonderful non alcoholic recipe for those who wish to participate in the Irish Holiday, but do not partake in the spirits of the day. Even the traditional drinkers will love them!
Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp salt
3 Tablespoons Nestle French Vanilla Coffee Mate Creamer (liquid)
2 Tablespoons instant coffee powder.
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
2 Eggs
3 Cups of flour
1 Bag of Nestle White Chocolate Chips
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter, sugars and salt. Add the eggs and blend until smooth. Mix in the coffee powder, French Vanilla Creamer, Vanilla and Almond Extracts. Slowly add in the flour, and finally the White Chocolate Chips
Scoop dollops about a teaspoon in size, and arrange on baking sheets with ample room for spreading.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, then move to cooling racks.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Amazing White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
You have probably have has a taste or two of sheet cake in your life, but if you haven't had a piece of White Texas Sheet Cake, please do it soon! This may be one of the best sheet cakes that I have ever tries, and I like cake! One note, I did not have a sheet cake pan so I made it in a regular cake pan.
It's easy to make, even for a first try, and your guest will rave about it. So without further gushing, let's get started. (Photo below is an original recipe with sour cream instead)
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup water
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon almond extract
Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup milk
4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine butter and water; bring just to a boil. Stir into flour mixture. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt and extract until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly.
Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Allow to cool.
For frosting, combine butter and milk in a large saucepan; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; gradually stir in confectioners' sugar and extract. Stir in walnuts. Spread over cooled cake.