Posts Tagged ‘dessert recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Devil’s Food Cake

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

A decadent Devil’s Food Cake recipe that uses milk and coffee to create a moist, delicious chocolate cake for any occasion.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugarTasteful Tuesday
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour two 9″ round cake pans or one 9×13 cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth then beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Add and incorporate eggs one at a time. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, combine milk, coffee and vanilla.
  5. Starting and ending with the flour, add #3 and #4 alternatively to #2 while mixing until fully incorporated. If using two round cake pans, divide batter evenly; otherwise pour the batter into the prepared 9×13 cake pan.
  6. For two round cake layers, bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven. For a 9×13 cake, bake for 40-45 minutes in the preheated oven. A cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean, and the cake should have begun to pull away form the sides of the pan.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 8-10 minutes. Remove the round cake layers from their pans and finish cooling on a wire rack (we suggest leaving the 9×13 cake in the pan for easier serving). Cool completely before frosting and decorating.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

This chocolate chip cookie has two added flavors for an indulgent after dinner or just because treat.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Life's Short Eat Cookies Sign1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed
    light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and extract; mix until well combined.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in almonds, chocolate chips and coconut.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets, about two inches apart.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely and enjoy.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Ginger-Molasses Bars

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The molasses cookie – and molasses itself – is a historically favorite treat (and ingredient). We felt like our collection of recipes here on the blog really needed a molasses dessert, so here is a great ginger-molasses bar recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • Molasses1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup unsulfured molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 10×15 inch rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper, and grease the pan and parchment. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat on medium speed for several minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add egg, yolk, and molasses. Beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary. With the mixer on low, gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing just until combined (dough will be thick).
  4. Spread evenly onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through the cooking time. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and enjoy.

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