I had to work today so I didn’t prepare my usual Christmas dinner. However, I was craving a chocolate cake. I am a fan of this chocolate buttercream icing so I decided to share the recipe for the icing with you. You can use it on a vanilla cake, or white cake. I just so happen to love chocolate.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!
1 1/2 cups of butter(room temperature )
3 3/4 cups white powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 -5 tbsp half and half
In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter on moderately high speed until fluffy. Sift in cocoa powder, then add powdered sugar, 3 tbls half and half and vanilla. Mix on low speed until combined. Scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. You can mix in up to 2 additional tbls of half and half if desired. Increase mixer to med – high and whip until fluffy.
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Easy Double Chocolate Chip
2 cups (12 – ounce package)
Nestlé toll house semi sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1/2 cup butter (1 stick butter )
Cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 ,Grease a 13×9 -inch baking pan
Melt 1 cup morsels and butter in a large saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla and baking soda. Stir in remaining morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
1 deep dish pie crust ..
1 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
4 large eggs (divided)
3/4 cup sugar (divided)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla (divided)
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup light corn syrup
Prepare pie crust (from scratch or store bought)
Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1tsp vanilla
and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until
Pour cream cheese mixture into pie crust and
sprinkle evenly with pecans.
Whisk together corn syrup and remaining 3 eggs, 1/4
cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour mixture over pecans
Place pie on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 on lowest oven rack 50 to 55 min. or until
pie is set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour or until completely cool.
Serve immediately or chill up to 2 days.
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I know it’s kinda late, but you can always add them to your decorations.
Great idea to hang them above your window.
Still struggling with the Pie Crust! I started out making a Apple Pie. However, I had a little problem with my crust again..The taste is delicious, it’s made with butter and it is nice and flaky like I like it. But, It’s sticking to the roller. I added more flour, the next go around I added more water. I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. So, instead of a Apple Pie, I now have a Cobbler…
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon (optional but recommended)
Grease a 15x10x1- inch or a 13×9 inch baking pan and set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt and
In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and 1 cup
of water.Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry
mixture and beat with a electric mixer on medium to high
till thoroughly combined. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
Beat 1 min or less (batter will be thin)
Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 about 25 min. if you use the 15x10x1 inch pan
or 35 min if you use the 13×9 . All depends on your oven
check by inserting toothpick in the center. If it comes
out clean..It’s Done
Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 1/4 cups sifted white powder sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cups chopped pecans (optional)
In a med saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder
and buttermilk. Bring just to a boil and remove
from heat. Add 2 1/4 cup sifted white powder sugar
and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Use a good spatula to combine and blend in white
powder sugar. Important to sift the white powdered sugar.
I usually start the frosting about
10 min before the cake is done. Pour the warm
frosting over the warm cake.
Moist and delicious..
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I am behind the times. I wish I had one of these two days ago. Has anybody used one? I am curious to know if they get the job done. I baked two cakes for Thanksgiving that required separating eggs. There are several different types available. I ordered this one. Stay tuned, I’ll let you guys know how I like it.
Or, if anyone tries it out before me. Let me know how it worked for you.
I forgot to let you guys know that I received my egg separator in the mail. And, I wish I had one years ago. I expected that all the egg would slip through the cracks, but it separated perfectly!!
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