Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

Chocolate – Peanut Butter Cupcakes

12 Apr

pnut butter cupcakes This wonderfully delicious cupcake combines two of my favorites, chocolate and peanut butter! Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter??!!  This cupcake looks beautiful and appears to be time-consuming, but it’s very easy. I made these for a friends daughters birthday and they just loved them. Whether you are making these cupcakes for yourself or someone else, they are sure to be enjoyed!

Ingredients:

1 box cake mix, Devil’s Food

1 C. Cold Milk

1 pkg. ( 4 serving size) Vanilla flavored instant pudding ( I prefer Jell-O brand)

1/2 C. smooth Peanut Butter

1 1/2 C. Cool Whip, thawed

4 squares Semi- Sweet Baking Chocolate ( I prefer Baker’s brand)

1/4 C Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix and bake in 24 paper-lined muffin cups, as directed on package. Cool only 30 minutes. (Cupcakes need to still be warm to fill.)

Pour milk into a medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Add peanut butter; beat well. Spoon into a small freezer resealable plastic bag or pastry bag; seal bag. (If using a plastic bag, snip off one of the corners from bottom of bag.) Insert tip of bag into each cupcake; pipe in  about 1 Tablespoon of the filling.

Microwave whipped topping and chocolate in a small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. Dip the top of each cupcake into glaze. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.

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Coconut Custard Pie

8 Apr

coconut custard pie This recipe is from my Aunt Recye. She was an excellent cook and she was even better at baking. I came upon this recipe that she had written down for me many years ago on an old envelope. I made this pie this morning and boy did it bring back wonderful memories. I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 C. Milk

3/4 C. Sugar

1/2 C. Bisquick mix

4 Eggs

Rind of half of an Orange

1/4 C. Butter

1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 C. Baker’s Coconut, flaked

Combine milk, sugar, bisquick, eggs, orange, butter and vanilla in a medium size mixing bowl. Blend on low-speed for 3 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 9 inch pie pan. You may use a glass pan or an aluminum disposable pie tin. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serves 8

Cake Batter Fudge

27 Mar

cake batter fudge

Ingredients:

Yellow Cake Mix ( I prefer Duncan Hines)

1/4 C. Butter – cubed

1/4 C. Milk

1 C. Confectioners sugar

Put 1 cup of cake mix and 1 cup of Confectioners sugar in a microwaveble safe bowl. Mix. Add butter and milk. Do not mix. Put in microwave for 2 minutes. Take out and stir. Mix in sprinkles. Mixture will look like cake batter. Pour into greased pan. Refridgerate for1 hour, then cut into squares.

You can use other cakes for the yellow. This works well with Chocolate cake and chocolate sprinkles. It tastes great but it is not as colorful.