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Cooking from Scratch - Plain or fancy desserts!

Posted by on Dec. 21, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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Use the other posts for cakes, pies or cookies, all other desserts are welcome here!

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 21, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Topping:

1 cup pecans
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pour melted butter, white and brown sugar and cinnamon into a food processor or blender. Process until combined. Add pecan and pulse several times until coarsely chopped (do not over process).

Cake:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup soft shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9" spring form pan generously.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a food processor or blender, put eggs, shortening, sugar and vanilla and process until smooth. Add half of the sour cream and half of the flour mixture; process again until smooth. Add the remaining sour cream and flour; scrape down sides of container using a silicone spatula and mix again.

Pour half the batter into the spring form pan and spread with the spatula. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture evenly over batter. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle again with topping.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 21, 2008 at 1:26 PM
FANTASY MICROWAVE FUDGE  

 

3 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter = sticks only
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (7 oz.) jar Kraft marshmallow creme
1 tsp. vanilla
(1 c. chopped nuts, optional)

 

Microwave butter in 4 quart bowl or casserole on High 1 minute or until melted. Add sugar and milk; mix well. Microwave on High 3 minutes then stir. Then microwave for 2 minutes. Mix well. Scrape bowl. Microwave 3 minutes. Stir then microwave on High 2 1/2 more minutes.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 21, 2008 at 1:27 PM
FIVE LAYER BARS
 
1/2 c. butter
2 c. finely crushed graham crackers
2 c. milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. butterscotch chips
1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Melt butter. Stir in graham crackers. Pat mixture in bottom of 13x9 inch cake pan.

Layer in order: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, walnuts. Pour milk evenly over top. Bake 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Cool, cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 26, 2008 at 11:07 AM

Easy cinnamon rolls

 

1 pkg. yellow or white cake mix
2 pkg. quick rise yeast
2 1/2 c. warm water
5 c. flour (self-rising)

Mix cake mix and yeast with warm water. Add flour, work flour in. Pour in large greased bowl. Grease top of dough. Cover bowl. Let rise double in size. Then punch down on floured surface. Knead dough about 20 times. Divide in half. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.

Spread butter over entire surface. Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon (nuts if desired). Roll up seam side down. Slice in 1 inch slices. Place in greased pans. Let rise double. Bake in hot oven, 400 degrees, for about 12-15 minutes. Do not over bake. Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 26, 2008 at 11:09 AM
Yummy Dessert
 
1/2 gallon French vanilla ice cream
1 lg. pkg. (1 lb.) Oreo cookies, crushed
1/3 c. melted butter
16 oz. Hershey's fudge topping
9 oz. Cool Whip or other frozen whip cream

Reserve 1/2 cup of cookies; put remaining in 9"x13" pan. Pour melted butter on cookies; mix thoroughly and press evenly in bottom of pan. Freeze 40 minutes.

Soften ice cream; spread on frozen cookie mixture and freeze 40 minutes.

Heat fudge; pour over frozen ice cream and freeze 40 minutes. Spread frosted whip cream on frozen fudge. Sprinkle remaining cookies on whip cream. Keep frozen until ready to serve. This is recommended for large group.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 28, 2008 at 6:04 AM

(Hot Fudge Sauce)

 
1 c. chocolate chips
1 stick butter (1/2 c.)
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/3 c. evaporated milk (12 oz. can) or use cream
1 tsp. vanilla

 Melt chocolate chips and butter together. Add the remaining ingredients. Boil 8 minutes. Serve warm over ice cream. I prepare in the microwave.

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GoldenDawne
by on Dec. 28, 2008 at 6:06 AM
EASY NO - BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
 
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. quick cook oatmeal, dry
1/2 tsp. vanilla

 Mix sugar, butter, peanut butter and milk in a saucepan. Boil 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and dry oatmeal. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. You can add 4 teaspoons baking cocoa if desired.

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GoldenDawne
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Blueberry 'n' Cheese Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 cups fresh blueberries
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated, divided

Cream together 1 1/4 cups sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy;
add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture
alternately with milk and water.

Toss blueberries in 1/4 cup flour; fold into batter with cream cheese and 1
teaspoon lemon rind. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Combine remaining sugar, flour and rind; cut in remaining butter until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake in preheated 375° oven for 1 hour.

NOTE: two cups frozen, thawed, drained blueberries can be substituted for
fresh blueberries.

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GoldenDawne
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 6:07 PM
Caramel Cinnamon Muffins 3 tb Butter, divided 2/3 c Brown sugar, divided 2 c Sifted flour 3 ts Baking powder 1/2 ts Salt 1 ts Cinnamon 1 Egg 1 c Milk Grease muffin pans and place 1/2 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in each cup. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. Beat egg; add milk, butter and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add to sifted dry ingredients, stirring only enough to dampen all the flour. Fill prepared muffin pans 3/4 full and bake at 425 degrees F. for 18 to 20 minutes

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michiganmom116
by Group Owner on Feb. 14, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I'm gaining weight just READING these! 

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