Coffee Cake

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Coffee cakes are one of my favorite treats. They are great for breakfast or as a snack. I wanted to try and make these again after not having them for awhile. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box of cinnamon swirl crumb cake (I used Krusteaz)

2/3 cups of water

1 egg

Toothpick

Instructions for Coffee Cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease an 8X8 pan
  3. Dump cinnamon mixture into separate bowl
  4. Mix the water and egg into crumb mixture
  5. Place half of batter into pan
  6. Sprinkle half of cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  7. Lightly spread remaining batter on top, and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  8. Place in oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Enjoy!!!

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Fourth of July Parfait đźŽ‡

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Fourth of July is coming up, and I thought I would try making some festive treats. This Fourth of July parfait if filled with sweetness and is perfect for this warm holiday. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

Glass cup

Strawberries

Vanilla yogurt

Blueberries

Instructions for Parfait:

  1. Take a glass and place some sliced strawberries on the bottom
  2. Next, take the vanilla yogurt and layer it on top
  3. Finally, take the blueberries and place on top
  4. Enjoy!!!

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Fourth of July Cupcakes🎇

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, because it’s when all of the family gets together. There are a variety of recipes that can be made from appetizers to desserts. This holiday, I decided to get festive and try making Fourth of July cupcakes. These cupcakes are super easy to make especially for the Fourth of July. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately 9-12 cupcakes

Things you will need:

1 box of French Vanilla cake mix

16 oz. of vanilla frosting

Red and blue food coloring

Cupcake pan

Muffin cups

3 bowls

Instructions for cupcakes:

  1. Bake cupcakes as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Place cupcakes on a plate or a cake container

Instructions for frosting:

  1. Split the frosting between 3 bowls
  2. In one bowl, take the red food coloring and add as many drops as needed until the right consistency of red.
  3. In the next bowl, take the blue food coloring and add a few drops until the right consistency of blue.
  4. Take your red icing and spread over the cupcakes you want red
  5. Next, take the white icing and spread over the cupcakes you want white
  6. Finally, take the blue icing and spread over the cupcakes you want blue
  7. Enjoy!!!

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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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Chocolate and raspberry are one of my favorite combinations, especially when it comes to baking. The raspberry gives the chocolate a great rich complementary flavor. I was very pleased with how this recipe turned out, and I am excited to say I found a new way to make brownies! This recipe is super easy and great for family get-togethers, or any other occasion. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately 9-16 bars

Things you will need:

1 box of brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)

8 oz. of cream cheese

½ cup of confectioners sugar

½ cup of raspberry filling

8×8 pan

Instructions for brownies:

  1. Bake brownies as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Spray Wilton’s Spray-N-Seal on and stick in fridge for 5 minutes

Instructions for Raspberry Icing:

  1. Using your kitchen aid, beat the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and raspberry filling until smooth.
  2. Spread over brownies
  3. Enjoy!!!

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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I love chocolate and raspberry! This is a great recipe to make for a family get together, especially when it is chocolate with a raspberry filling. YUM! As I’ve mentioned in my cake balls blog, I love cake. When I saw a can of raspberry filling sitting in my pantry, I thought what a great way to use in a cake. You can use any type of frosting for this recipe. I used vanilla frosting because I didn’t want to overpower the chocolate and raspberry flavors. If you also want a little extra raspberry flavor, then feel free to put some fresh raspberries around the cake. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box of chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)

16 oz. of vanilla frosting

12 oz. of raspberry cake and pastry filling

Fresh Raspberries (optional)

9×13 cake pans

Instructions:

  1. Bake cake as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Take Wilton’s Spray-N-Seal and spray it on the top and side of the cake to help it from crumbling 
  4. Next, place one layer on cake container and spread the raspberry filling over the top
  5. Put the next layer on top and frost the cake, so it’s fully covered
  6. Decorate with frosting or place the fresh raspberries around the top of the cake
  7. Enjoy!!!

© 2018 Sundown Pointe

Chocolate Covered Cranberry Chocolate Cake Balls

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If you love cake as much as I do or just love eating it, then this is a must! Chocolate Covered Cranberry Chocolate Cake Balls are a great recipe to make, especially if you have a box of cake mix that has been sitting in your pantry for a while or extra cranberry sauce from the holidays. This is a fun recipe to make. It’s easy for the kids to get involved and help too. I wasn’t sure how these would come out at first, but I was delighted with the final result.

Makes: Approximately 40

Things you will need:

1 box of cake mix (any flavor, my favorite is chocolate)

½ bowl of cranberry sauce

7 oz. of frosting (any flavor)

Toothpicks

Parchment paper

Wilton’s melting chocolate pot

1 lb. of melting chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Bake cake as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool off
  3. Once cake is cooled, crumble the cake in a large bowl
  4. Add in the cranberry sauce and the frosting
  5. Mix all the ingredients together until it’s fully combined
  6. Stick in freezer for an hour, or in the fridge overnight
  7. Roll cake mixture into balls (this may get messy!)
  8. Place rolled cake balls onto parchment paper
  9. Stick toothpicks in each cake ball and place back in the fridge or freezer
  10. Melt chocolate, dip balls until fully covered, place back on parchment paper
  11. Once the balls are covered with melted chocolate, place in freezer for 15 minutes until chocolate is hard
  12. Remove from freezer when ready to serve
  13. ENJOY!!!!

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Banana Brownies with chocolate chips

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Banana Brownies with chocolate chips are a great recipe to make, especially if you have bananas that are going bad. I wanted to try and make these again after not making them for a while, and I was very pleased with how they turned out. It is a great treat to eat for breakfast or as a snack.

 

Makes approximately 20

Ingredients for the Brownies:

1 ½ cups of sugar

1 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup of softened butter

2 eggs

3 to 4 mashed bananas

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups of flour

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup of walnuts or chocolate chips

Instructions for Brownies:

  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 glass pan.
  3. Mix together the following ingredients until creamy: sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs.
  4. Add bananas and vanilla extract.
  5. Blend flour, baking soda, salt for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  8. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Ingredients for the Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup of butter

4 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. milk

Instructions for Frosting:

  1. Boil butter until light brown.
  2. Remove from heat, and whisk together the remaining ingredients: powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  3. Spread the frosting over the warm bars.
  4. ENJOY!!!!!

© 2018 Sundown Pointe