Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 2-3 to 2-7 on my blog. On Tuesday was Addiction Chocolate Cake. It tastes like a giant King Dong. Wednesday I featured a Banana Chocolate Chip Cake worthy of replacing any loaf style Banana Bread. Thursday I featured Slice of Heaven Cake. If you like caramel and snickers candy bars you need to grab this recipe. And winding up Cake Week I posted How to Pipe Frosting. It is part of my Tip Friday Series.
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 1-27 to 1-31.
Hostess Ding Dongs came out in the 60s. Do you remember them?
These little chocolate cakes were perfect to include in sack lunches for the kids.
Now, you can make an adult-sized Ding Dong Cake!
Layers of chocolate cake hide a layer of cream filling in this dessert.
It’s topped with a chocolate ganache just like the Hostess kind.
If you want to make a fun chocolate cake reminiscent of your childhood, this recipe is the one for you.
It looks so elegant yet it is a snap to make!
Give your best for all occasions.
I made some changes to this recipe.
The original recipe is loaded with butter and sugar.
To maintain the great taste I used the original portion of butter that was called for.
But the amount sugar I used was greatly reduced.
Also some of the all-purpose flour was replaced with whole wheat.
The sour cream and addition of chocolate chips made this bread lighter but retained some of the sweetness.
Using a bundt pan in place of the rectangular pan could also be changed.
My changes made the cake moister than the original recipe.
My family was surprised when they entered the kitchen.
The aroma of the cake made them think they were getting a banana bread.
They really loved this change up on my standby banana loaf.
And just like the bread, this cake was gone before I could wash the dishes.
Cake mix, caramel topping, condensed milk, eggs, cool whip, 5 candy bars?
I bet you have them all in your cupboard right now!!
Want a treat, to satisfy your sweet tooth and not have to go shopping?
These are items I stock pie for my pantry when the buy 10 for $10 sales are running.
So easy to throw together (yeah I say that a lot), but it is true!
Add eggs and water to the cake throw it in the oven, and then just start adding the good stuff on top.
Don’t you just love those one bowl recipes?
You can be serving in under an hour and that is something we all love!
This cake is your little Slice of Heaven!
My family enjoyed this cake. The caramel was a great companion ingredient for the snickers candy bars.
Bonus: if you don’t stock condensed milk or your local store doesn’t carry it you can see my recipe for How to Make Condensed Milk.
Great for that last minute contribution to a party or when you get unexpected guests.
Ok. You have now prepare you favorite cake or cupcakes.
Or perhaps a large cookie for that special occasion.
Now come the fun part. Making it special with designs and writing!
But where do you start?
In this tutorial I will explain the three simple steps to making that perfect design with piping.
Fill a piping bag with some of your icing. I use buttercream as it is eaier,
Don’t have a piping bag? No problem!
Get a plastic bag. (I use a sandwich baggie.)
Fill it on a diagonal with yTip Friday Piping. Learn to use a piping bag for completing those perfect cakes and cookies.our icing.
Now cut off the corner. You already to start!
Squeeze from the top of the bag toward the tip as you go.
Gather the slack in the palm of your hand to maintain pressure.
That is all you need to do!
Piping is a basic technique that can add a lot of polish to the look of your baked goods.
See Filling a Pastry Bag for hints on getting set up.
Remember to use a twist tie to close the top of the pastry bag, to keep its contents from backing up over your hand as you squeeze.
Stop squeezing before lifting the bag as you pipe, to have a cleaner separation point.
There are a myriad of tips you can use for piping. They all have different results.
Below you will find the 4 most popular used in my home.
Disclaimer: I am a messy decorator. All piping you see on this blog has been done by my daughter-in-law.