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Twinkie Cake Recipe

 

SO incredibly delicious. I used 2 – 9 inch round pans so the baking time was much less. Around 35 minutes. I iced it with the cream cheese frosting II recipe found on this site. PURE HEAVEN!!

This cake was simple and delicious. It was my first attempt to make a cake in a while and this turned out to be amazing. I’m looking forward to making it again. I will add a few more raisins next time, but only because I like raisins!This carrot cake was delicious!!! For the frosting I used another recipe on this site, Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting. It was perfect! Next time I will use a little less coconut and raisins though(personal preference).

Super easy and tastes so very yummy. Everyone raved at how fresh and moist this cake was.

My husband made this for my birthday and while it wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, it was pretty good. But will keep looking for that perfect carrot cake…

AMAZING!! Made exactly as directed and frosted with “Cream Cheese Frosting II” from this site. Took this cake into work and had several people exclaim that this was the best carrot cake they had ever eaten! Will definitely be making again.

Sam, you are my baking hero. What a moist, moist and flavorful cake. The spices and flavor reminded me a little of fruit cake but so much lighter! I subbed craisins for raisins, pecans for walnuts, and a mashed banana instead of the coconut. I baked it in two 9 inch rounds for 45 minutes and topped it with Cream Cheese Frosting II. If my guests weren’t talking about the cake they were stuffing themselves with it.

 

Ingredients:

1 box cake mix
1 can frosting

FILLING:

5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Bake cake according to package directions, when the cake is completely cooled, turn the cake out of the pan onto a large plate or platter or cutting board. If the cake is really moist put the cake in the freezer for a couple minutes and it should pop right out.

Cut the thickness of the cake in half with a large knife or cake leveler. Using a second plate, remove the top of the cake and set aside. Flip the bottom half of the cake back into the cake pan. For this part, you can make the cake all fancy and do multiple layers if you want to.

In a medium saucepan cook 5 tablespoons flour, 1 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt until thick or the consistency of a thin gravy. When it is too thick it doesn’t beat up as nicely in the end. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Let cool completely. I usually put it in the refrigerator to cool while I do the next step.

In a medium bowl, cream together 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

When the “gravy” is cooled completely, add it to the bowl of creamed ingredients and beat for 10 minutes. It should be fluffy and the consistency of a Twinkie filling.
This recipe makes around 2 cups of fluff. It is enough to have a 1/2-inch of filling in a 9×13-inch cake. Spread the cream filling on the bottom cake layer, leaving 1/4-inch of space around the outside of the cake. The cream will spread out when the top layer is put back on.

Carefully flip the top layer back onto the cake. Frost as you normally would. If you are going to do a cake with multiple layers, I would recommend putting the cake in the freezer so the Twinkie filling sets up and does not mix with the frosting if it squeezes out of the sides. The cake doesn’t need to be refrigerated. it keeps fine for the normal lifespan of a cake.

 

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DESSERTS

Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

 

Wonderful spicy iced pumpkin cookies that both kids and adults love!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Additional: 40 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 36
Yield: 3 dozen

INGREDIENTS

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

     

Nutrition Facts

121.5 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 12.9mg 4% DV; sodium 120.5mg 5% DV.
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Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

 

This recipe becomes a favorite as soon as it is tasted. It was once referred to as ‘sinfully rich and velvety smooth’. Best if made a day before serving.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Additional: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs
Servings: 12
Yield: 1 – 9 or 10 inch cake

INGREDIENTS

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one 9 or 10 inch springform pan.

  • Combine the chocolate wafer crumbs, softened butter, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and the cinnamon. Mix well and press mixture into the buttered springform pan, set aside.

  • In a medium sized bowl beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar mixing until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat at low speed until very smooth.

  • Melt the 8 ounces semisweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons whipping cream in a pan or bowl set over boiling water, stir until smooth.

  • Add chocolate mixture to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Stir in sour cream, salt, coffee, 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the center of oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Center will be soft but will firm up when chilled. Do not over bake. Leave cake in oven with the heat turned off and the door ajar for 45 minutes. Remove cake from oven and chill for 12 hours. Just before serving top cake with mounds of flavored whipped cream and garnish with chocolate leaves. Yields 16 servings.

  • To Make Flavored Whipped Cream: Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form, then beat in confectioner’s sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur.

  • To Make Chocolate Leaves: Melt 1 ounce semisweet chocolate in a pan or bowl set over boiling water, stir until smooth. Brush real non-toxic plant leaves (such as orange leaves) on one side with melted chocolate. Freeze until firm and then peel off leaves. Freeze chocolate leaves until needed.

     

Nutrition Facts

618.7 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 45.1g 15% DV; fat 45g 69% DV; cholesterol 157.5mg 53% DV; sodium 332.5mg 13% DV.
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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

 

This is a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. The gingersnap really does make a difference.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
Additional: 6 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 1 – 9 inch cake

INGREDIENTS

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the crushed gingersnap cookies, pecans, and butter. Press into the bottom, and about 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake crust 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla just until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture. Blend 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the remaining mixture.

  • Spread the pumpkin flavored batter into the crust, and drop the plain batter by spoonfuls onto the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.

  • Bake 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Allow to cool before removing pan rim. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

     

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 25.3g 39% DV; cholesterol 101.1mg 34% DV; sodium 220.7mg 9% DV.
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