Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Red Velvet Cupcakes (with cream cheese surprise inside)

Yield:  2 dozens

INGREDIENTS:

1 box red velvet cake mix (prepared as package directs, except substitute milk for water)

1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (room temperature

⅓ c. sugar

1 egg

1 dash salt

1 c. mini chocolate chips

Cream cheese frosting (optional)

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DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and salt. Beat again. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate while making cake mix.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package except substitute milk for water.
  4. Line cupcake pan with liners. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ½-2/3 full with red velvet cake mix.
  6. Add 1 T. cream cheese filling on top of cake mix.
  7. Bake as package directs for cupcakes. I baked mine 22 minutes.
  8. Let cool in cupcake pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  9. If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  10. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

 

source:  littledairyontheprairie

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Milk Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Milk Chocolate Loaf Cake

Yield:  9″  X 5″

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder, sieved
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Glaze
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together until combined.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter, and sugar together until combined. Beat in the eggs, milk, water, and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with only a few small moist crumbs. Make sure to loosely cover the cake with aluminum foil halfway through baking to prevent the top from getting too brown. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and frosting.
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter cocoa powder, icing sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth and is your desired thickness.
  2. Pour or spoon over the cake loaf, and sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.

source :  marshasbakingaddiction

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 9″  X 13″

INGREDIENTS:

  • 340g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 240ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 240ml buttermilk
For the Frosting
  • 180g cream cheese, softened
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons milk (or more for drizzling consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handle of chocolate chips (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Spray and flour a 10″ bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until well combined. Add the oil, eggs, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with moist crumbs. Let the cake cool for 20 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before removing. Leave to cool completely before frosting.
For the Frosting
  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth, and at the desired thickness. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk to loosen to drizzle consistency.
  2. Pour, or spoon over the cake, then sprinkle with chocolate chips.

source :  marshasbakingaddiction

Death by Chocolate Cake

death by choco cake TLE

Death by Chocolate Cake

 Yields:  2, 6″ cake
Baking time: 30  mins

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate Fudge Cake:

3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 cup water, boiling

3/4 cup (12 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/3 cup sour cream, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cake flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

Simple Chocolate Buttercream:

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

2 Tbsp milk, or heavy cream, or coconut milk

Chocolate Ganache:

3 oz dark chocolate (72%), finely chopped

3 oz heavy cream

Chocolate Toppings:

Brownie Batter Oreos

Rolled chocolate wafers

Fun-size chocolate bars

Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

Hershey’s Kisses

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Directions:

Chocolate Fudge Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 6-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and boiling water. Whisk until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool. It is ready to use when it is no longer hot, and just warm to the touch.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs and mix until incorporated. Add sour cream and vanilla and continue to mix.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/3 of flour mixture into the bowl of stand mixer. Mix at low speed until almost combined. Pour in half of the cooled chocolate mixture and mix. Add another 1/3 of flour, followed by the remaining half of chocolate. End with the last 1/3 of flour. Mix between each addition and scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing.
  5. Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating pans after 15 minutes. Bake until cake is set and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife or mini offset spatula around the perimeter of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert and let cake cool to room temperature on a wire rack.

Simple Chocolate Buttercream:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream butter until smooth. Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add to bowl in three additions. Mix on low speed after each addition. Add salt and milk. Mix until combined. Adjust consistency according to preference. If buttercream is too thick, add milk 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is achieved. If buttercream is too thin, add 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar (up to 3/4 cup). Set aside until ready to use.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Place chopped chocolate in a large bowl.  Bring heavy cream to a simmer.  Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and cover bowl with plastic wrap.  Let sit for 3 minutes.  Remove plastic wrap and stir ganache until homogenous. Allow to sit at room temperature for 8-10 minutes until ganache has slightly thickened.

Assembly:

  1. Level cake rounds. Slice each cake round into two layers, for a total of 4 layers of cake. Build cake and frost with buttercream. Allow to chill in the fridge while ganache thickens. Once ganache is ready, pour melted chocolate over chilled cake. Immediately decorate the top of the cake with you desired toppings (Oreos, chocolate wafers, chocolate bars, chocolate candies). Place in fridge for 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set up. Remove from fridge and serve immediately.
  2. death by choco cake TLE3

 

source: thelittleepicurean

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter

2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate

2 large eggs, at room temperature

3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup (115g) sour cream, room temperature

1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks or 345g) unsalted butter

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

2 cups (250g) confectioners sugar

1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder

4-5 tablespoons brewed hot coffee

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DIRECTIONS:

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. This recipe makes 12-14 cupcakes, so prepare one pan (or maybe two) with cupcake liners.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between each time. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment; add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and sour cream and whisk on medium speed until smooth. (about 1 minute)
  4. In a medium sized bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add the cooled butter/chocolate to the stand mixer and whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  6. Slowly add in the flour mixture, about 1/4 cup at a time with the stand mixer on low.
  7. As soon as you are done adding the flour turn the mixer off. (You do not want to over-mix!)
  8. The batter will be very thick.
  9. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes. The center of the cupcake should spring back up if gently pressed.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. (should be about 1 1/2 minutes total)
  2. Place room temperature butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer, starting on low, then increasing speed to medium-high. Cream together until light, fluffy, and a pale yellow.
  3. In a separate bowl, add 4 tablespoons of hot coffee to cocoa and stir. If the mixture is still very thick, you can add 1 more tablespoon of hot coffee.
  4. Turn the mixer off and add in cooled chocolate and cocoa/coffee mixture.
  5. Turn mixer on to the lowest setting and add in confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time. Once incorporated, turn mixer on high for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Frosting will darken as it sets.
  1. Make sure cupcakes are cool before frosting.

 

source:  iambaker

Red Velvet Cake Roll

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Red Velvet Cake Roll

Yield: 10-12 servings

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 oz red food coloring
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

For the cream cheese filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
2-3 cups confectioners powdered sugar
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray, line with wax paper, then generously spray again. On a flat surface, lay down a thin, clean kitchen towel and sprinkle with powdered sugar; set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, sift together cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat eggs on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until frothy and pale yellow in color. Add sugar and oil beat until well- combined. Beat in buttermilk, vinegar, red food coloring, and vanilla.

Reduce hand mixer speed to low and slowly beat in dry ingredients until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly to the edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.

Upon removal from the oven, immediately run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Swiftly invert the cake onto the kitchen towel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Gently peel off the wax paper and discard. Then, starting at the short end, slowly roll up the cake and the towel together. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.

In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese filling. In a medium sized bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and well-combined. Beat in powdered sugar until well incorporated.

Once cake roll is completely cooled, carefully unroll. Evenly spread cream cheese filling over the surface of the roll. Then, roll the cake up again, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

 

source:  culinarycouture

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

INGREDIENTS:

For the Crust

  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour, buckwheat flour (or all-purpose flour for a non-gluten-free version)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the Cheesecake

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 large eggs

For the Ganache

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Note: If you need these cheesecakes to be gluten-free, make sure all your ingredients are certified gluten-free.

Directions:

For the Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a pan with 12 muffin liners. Note that this crust recipe does not work in regular pie pans and only as mini cheesecakes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using an electric hand mixer, beat in the butter at low speed until thoroughly combined and a dough forms. If you have trouble incorporating it, use your hands. It’ll be sticky.
  3. Divide the dough between the muffin liners (I used 19 grams of dough per liner). Press the dough down with the bottom of a shot glass. If using gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour or all-purpose flour, bake for 11-13 minutes or until the surface of the crust no longer appears wet. Move on to the next step. If using buckwheat, bake for 14 minutes. The crusts will appear very bubbly and liquid. Remove from the oven, let cool for a minute, and then use the shot glass again to lightly press down (which will remove the holes).
  4. After baking, the crust will still be soft but will firm slightly as it cools. Let cool for 10 minutes while you prepare the cheesecake.

For the Cheesecake

  1. Turn the oven down to to 325°F.
  2. With an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and salt and beat on low until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on low after every addition until thoroughly incorporated. Do not over mix!
  5. Fill each muffin liner to the top with cheesecake batter and bake for 20 minutes or until the middles of the cheesecakes are set and don’t jiggle when the pan is tapped.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cheesecakes cool in the pan.
  7. Once completely cool (about 1 hour), remove the cheesecakes from the pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. The wrappers come off neatly before and after refrigeration.
  8. Refrigerate the cheesecakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

For the Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the cream just until hot, steamy and on the verge of simmering. Remove from the heat.
  2. Pour this over the chocolate chips and stir until all the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  3. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes or until room temperature before pouring over the chilled cheesecakes.

source: mybakingaddiction

Butterscotch Sauce

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Butterscotch Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter, cut in small cubes and room temperature
  • ¼ cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (fine)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Stir together sugar, water and corn syrup and cook until 234°F (soft ball stage) in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add the butter; stir to incorporate.
  3. Add the heavy cream and salt; stirring until incorporated and salt has dissolved.
  4. Continue to cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes more, if desired.

source : americanheritagecooking

Chocolate Heritage Frosting

 

Chocolate Heritage Frosting

Heritage frosting is made by cooking flour and milk over low heat until it is thick, then allowing it to cool completely. As it cools, you whip together butter, sugar and vanilla until they are light and fluffy before adding the butter mixture to the cooled flour mixture and whipping until it resembles fluffy whipped cream.

INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons flour

2 cups whole milk, room temperature

2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook flour and milk over medium high heat until thickened, approximately three minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. After flour and milk mixture has cooled, cream together butter, sugar, and cocoa until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
  2. Add flour and milk mixture to butter mixture and beat until it has reached a whipped cream consistency. Add vanilla and beat one additional minute.

source:  addapinch

Cinnamon Roll Blondie Bites

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Cinnamon Roll Blondie Bites

Yields:  18-20 pcs (using mini muffin pans)

Prep time: 20 mins
Baking time: 10min

Total Cooking Time:  30 mins

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup unsalted butter {113g}

⅔ cup packed brown sugar {146g}

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour {125g}

½ tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature {mine was low fat}

2 tbsp butter, at room temperature {28g}

¼ tsp vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Spray two 12-count mini muffin pans with oil to grease, rub cavities with a paper towel to thoroughly spread oil, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat, then transfer to a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and mix until no lumps remain.
  3. If mixture is still hot, allow to cool for a few minutes before mixing in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour and salt, and mix until smooth and no flour remains.
  5. Spoon about ½ tbsp of batter into each cavity of the mini muffin pan. Be sure not to fill more than ½ -2/3 of the way full.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture {~1/4 tsp per mini blondie}
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, sides will be golden brown and a toothpick will come out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan. To remove from the pan, use a knife to loosen edges, they should then pop right out. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
cream cheese frosting
  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter for two minutes until completely smooth. Beat in the vanilla, then the icing sugar. Taste and decide if you’d like to add more sugar.
  2. Spread evenly over tops of cooled mini blondies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Notes
Blondies will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, unfrosted. Frosting will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.