Friday, June 7, 2013

Mounds White Cake

Mounds White Cake

Mounds White Cake.


1- Box white cake mix
Water= 1 & 1/3 cups
Eggs= 3 lg
Butter or Margarine= 1 cup softened
Milk= 2 tbsp
1- Can of Chocolate Frosting
Shredded Coconut= 2 cups


                               Grease and flour a 9in cake pan  and preheat your oven at 350.
Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and sift with a fork for 5 minuets. Add the water, eggs, butter and then mix until smooth.
Pour the batter into your prepped pan and bake. After baking for 30 minuets  open your oven and sprinkle the coconut over the top of the cake, close and bake for another 10 minuets.
Let your cake cool for half an hour after removing it from the oven.
While your cake cools empty the can of chocolate frosting into a sauce pan followed by 2 table spoons of milk. Stir over a low heat just until the frosting is loose. Remove and carefully pour the frosting over the cake.
Let it set for awhile before serving.   

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kool-Aid Cup Cakes

Kool-Aid Cup Cakes


16-Cup Cake Cups
1-Box of White Cake Mix
Water= 1& 1/3 cups
Butter or Margarine= 1 cup softened
Eggs= 3 lg
Powdered Sugar= 2 cups
Milk= 1/3

3 -Packs of Kool-Aid= 1/2 tsp(cup cakes) 1/8 tsp(frosting)
Your Choice
( The Cup Cakes in the Photos are cherry, lemon lime and grape )

                              You're going to need 2 muffin tins, cup cake pans or whatever they are called in your home. Lightly pray or grease with shortening and set the paper cups inside. This recipe will give you 12 to 16 cup cakes depending on how you fill them
Preheat your oven at 350.
Now it's a good idea to make baking these cup cakes a group project. One, because cooking is a wonderful way to spend time together. Two, this recipe makes for quite a few dishes and its nice to have an extra set of hands to knock some of the grunt work out of the way.
You're going to need  1 large mixing bowl and 2 smaller bowls, because you'll be dividing the batter & frosting into three half cup portions (in some cases the portions maybe a bit more than half).
A rubber spatula will also prove helpful.
In the large bowl pour the cake mix and lightly sift with a fork. Now add the water, eggs and 1/2 a cup of softened butter and mix until smooth.
Begin separating the batter into the other bowls. After that add 1/2 a tsp of Kool-Aid to each bowl and blend until completely dissolved.
 Carefully start to pour the batter into the cups, the rubber spatula is very good for making sure you get all of the batter. When all of the cups have been filled place the pans in the oven and bake for 35 minuets.

After the cup cakes are done let them cool for 20 minuets or so before frosting.
In a large bowl pour the powdered sugar and 1/2  cup of softened butter and begin mixing.
Using a spoon is fine but an electric mixer set at medium speed does work best for this.
Slowly and gently add the milk a few drops at a time. When the frosting is as thick as you would like it divide into two other bowls. Add 1/8 tsp of Kool-Aid to each bowl mixing thoroughly.
Frost your cup cakes to your liking and serve.
When making just 1 flavor use 1 pack of Kool-Aid. Half in the cake batter and half in the frosting.

CoCo Bonanza Cookies

Coco Bonanzas

Flour= 3 cups
Baking Powder= 1/4 tsp
Salt= dash
White Sugar= 1 cup
Brown Sugar= 1 cup
Eggs= 3 lg
Butter or Margarine= 1 cup softened
Lemon Flavor= 1/2 tsp
Coco Powder= 1 tblsp
Chocolate Chips= 1 bag semisweet
Shredded Coconut= 1 lb

           First you'll need an ungreased cookie sheet. Second don't bother to preheat the oven, I usually  let cookie dough sit in the fridge for at least an hour before baking.
In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Now in a larger bowl pour both sugars and the butter. Add your eggs one at a time and then blend on a low speed until creamy (there's nothing wrong with using a spoon to do this either).
Mix in the flavor and then add half of the flour. Follow with the second half  mixing until all the flour is dissolved. Now add the coco powder and mix. Finally pour in the coconut and chocolate chips and make sure everything is well blended and sit your bowl in the refrigerator. You don't have to do this, I just find it easier to work with cold dough.
Give your oven about 10 minuets to heat up at 350 before baking.
Place table spoon sized balls of dough on the cookie sheet, do not flatten. Bake for 20 minuets.
This particular recipe will make at least 3 dozen cookies. Depending on the size of your dough balls.