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Dreamsicle Birthday Cake January 21, 2009

Filed under: Sweets — fattybear @ 2:20 pm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!!!!

This one is just for you 🙂

This is an orange variation on the delectable Aunt J’s Chocolate Pudding cake. If you love that cake I am certain you will love this one too. And if you were like bummer that last cake was chocolate well now I have a non-chocolate version so you can be in on the cakey goodness. Just so you know, I used clementines instead of an ordinary orange for my cake. The clementines made great garnish, too (Don’t ya think?)

Dreamsicle Cake

Orange Dream

Orange Dream

INGREDIENTS:

1 box yellow cake

1 package vanilla pudding

1 bag white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup milk

2 teaspoons orange zest

GLAZE:

1 cups powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoons orange zest

1 tablespoons orange juice

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease bundt pan.
  2. Mix cake mix, instant pudding, milk, eggs, and zest.
  3. Stir in white chocolate chips
  4. Cook in oven for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely in bundt pan.

For Glaze:

  1. Beat together melted butter, powdered sugar, orange juice and zest until smooth. Add more juice if consistency is too thick. It is best to add the juice little by little, otherwise you play a back and forth game of more powdered sugar! more juice!
  2. Drizzle over cooled cake.

NOTE: If you prefer a vanilla glaze substitute juice for milk and orange zest for a teaspoon of vanilla extract. The original recipe for the glaze made a whooooole lot so that is why my cakes is coated. I cut the recipe I posted in half so don’t expect as much glaze as what is on the cake above.

Hope this cake makes all your cake dreams come true! Enjoy!

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Head-over-heels for Bananas! January 12, 2009

Filed under: Sweets — fattybear @ 10:35 am
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If you are anything like me when it comes to buying bananas you buy more than you can consume in the peak banana eating period, and so there you are with bananas heading to the other side…But never fear I have a solution!! Banana Muffins!! I found the basics for this banana muffin at Allrecipes, but to me I wanted to add some extra moistness, goodness umph! So in came the pudding, milk, and a bit of vanilla extract. Trust me, you won’t be sorry for these extra steps. So without further ado I present to you my version of the Banana Crumb Muffin….

Banana Crumb Muffin

Melt-in-your-Mouth Goodness!

Melt-in-your-Mouth Goodness!

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 package instant vanilla pudding

3 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups)

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup milk

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

TOPPING:

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or line with paper muffin tin. If you are using a cupcake pan it makes about 15 cupcakes.
  2. In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and instant pudding mix.
  3. In a large bowl blend bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla, milk, and oil until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well mixed. OPTIONAL: You can also add 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup chocolate chips at this point.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. To prepare topping combine topping ingredients in a bowl with a fork until crumbly; sprinkle on top of muffins.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

So start your day right! Get in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these yummy muffins. Enjoy!!