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Crusting Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Icing

  Posted by gourmetcakes The key to this chocolately fudge icing is using Hershey's Cocoa. It is a very rich icing that crusts over very nicely. Make sure you sift the cocoa or you will have little clumps of cocoa throughout your smooth icing. Learned this from personal experience. Enjoy! Crusting Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Icing Ingredients 1 cup salted sweet cream butter, softened (2 sticks) 1 cup Crisco All Vegetable Shortening 3 t. Pure Vanilla extract 2 lbs. (8 cups) sifted powdered sugar, divided 1 cup sifted Hershey's Cocoa 1 T. Meringue... read more

Watermelon Cupcakes

By sugarkissed_net About This Recipe: This cupcake recipe is perfect for those with a serious sweet tooth. The watermelon frosting especially is not lacking in the sugar department. Described as tasting like watermelon Jolly Ranchers, the flavor is intense and consumption of even just one cupcake will almost surely result in a sugar high.     Watermelon Cupcake Ingredients: 1 16.5 oz. box of white cake mix 1 0.15 oz. packet of watermelon Kool-Aid 1/2 cup of watermelon juice (from pureed fresh watermelon) 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of oil 4 eggs 1/2 cup mini... read more

Delicious Crusting SNOW WHITE Buttercream / Decorators Icing

2 cups shortening (*sub some or all for Salted Butter if you prefer) 1 Tablespoon Butter Vanilla Emulsion (*sub 1/2 T Clear Vanilla and 1/2 T Butter Flavor) 1/4 tsp (clear) Almond Extract 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon Water 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon Meringue Powder 2 lbs Powdered Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt (optional, must be dissolved in water) If using salt, add it to water to dissolve it. Cream shortening, extracts and about 1/2 of the water until there are no lumps. Add Cornstarch and Meringue Powder. Mix until combined. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, fully... read more

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Posted by auntbeesbaking I make these at Christmas. They are thick, soft cookies that are wonderful even unfrosted. You can change the flavor by using different extracts. Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 egg 1/4 c. Crisco 1/2 c. butter 1 1/4 c. sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 c flour (or more -- I ALWAYS need more!) 1/ 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c. sour milk ** ** I make 1/2 c. milk with 1/2 TB cider or lemon juice; let stand 5 min.)   Instructions Mix egg, Crisco, butter, sugar and vanilla. Combine four, salt and baking soda. Alternate... read more

Olf-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Posted by auntbeesbaking I go to this recipe when I want a sugar cookie without the fuss of cutting out cookies. Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1/4 lb butter, softened 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 TB cream or milk 1 1/4 c. flour 1/8 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder   Instructions Preheat oven to 350º. Cream the butter then gradually add the sugar, beating until light. Add the egg, vanilla and cream or mik and beat thoroughly. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together, add to the first mixture and blend well. Arrange by... read more

Perpect dense redvelvet cake mix

Posted by sandra05 by the cake mix doctor, love this recipe Perfect  redvelvet cake mix Ingredients Solid vegetable oil shortening, for greasing the pans Flour, for dusting the pans 1 (18.5-ounce) package plain butter recipe golden cake mix 2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/3 cups buttermilk 1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar   Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 F.... read more

Apple Tea Cake

By HappyCake10609 About This Recipe: Perfect for fall, here is a delicious recipe for Apple Tea Cake!  This recipe was handed down to me from a family member and I it's perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon...  If you are looking for a recipe to use some of your freshly picked apples or just looking for a nice apple crumb cake, give this one a try! Ingredients: 4 Lipton Tea Bags 1 Med-Large Tart Apple 1 1/4 cups Sugar 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 12 tbsp Unsalted Butter (softened) 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Sour Cream 1 tsp... read more

Enhanced Cake Formula

Posted by Jackie Makes an absolutely delicious cake that has a 'crumb' similar to a pound cake, ideal for decorating and stacking/tiering. Enhanced Cake Formula Ingredients 1 Cake Mix Box (Duncan Heines®, Betty Crocker®, Pillsbury® etc.) 1 cup All purpose flour 1 cup white granulated sugar 1 generous dash of salt 3 large eggs 1 1/3 cup water 1 cup Sour Cream 1/2 cup melted butter (optional, but highly recommended) Instructions Preheat Oven to 325° Mix flour, sugar, cake mix, and salt together with fork, set aside. Into Mixer bowl put eggs, water,... read more

Layer Chocolate Cake for Valentine’s Day

By [Username Here] About This Recipe: Layer Chocolate Cake for Valentine’s Day Now that I have made this cake three times in two days I think that next time it could be a piece of cake!  This has been a frustrating experience for me to say the very least.  I was using The Smith’s Family 12 layer cake recipe.  The first attempt resulted in little rubber disks that resembled frisbees. I thought after the batter was ready to put in the pans that it was really runny, but why would it be the wrong proportions after all it is found at  I blamed the mess on my... read more

How to Make a Heart Cake for Your Valentine

By [Username Here] About This Recipe: How to Make a Heart Cake for Your Valentine Teenagers love Valentine’s Day!  It’s not just about boyfriends and girlfriends.  They want to share the day with their friends and families and sometimes their teachers.  School was really buzzing today with candy, flowers, cards, stuffed animals, cake, cookies,  and balloons.  There was some buzz around my room, too.  Word got out that I was decorating Valentine Cakes for my classes and  you would have thought I was giving away one hundred-dollar bills.   It was only cake and not even... read more

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