Category Archives: Breads, Cakes, Desserts & Pie

red velvet

Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvetIngredients:

  • 2/3 Cup milk
  • 2 t. red food coloring
  • 1 1/3 Cup flour
  • 1 T. cocoa
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg + 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 t. vanilla

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 Cup powder sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.  Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Warm the milk 30 seconds in microwave.  Add food coloring.
  • Wisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy.  Beat egg and yolks with canilla; then beat into butter mixture, a little at a time.
  • Beat in 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, rest of milk, then rest of flour.  Pour into paper liners and bake 18-20 minutes.
  • For frosting, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth.  Add sugar 1/4 cup at a time.  Spread onto cooled cakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

APPLE DUMPLINGS

Apple Dumplings

APPLE DUMPLINGSIngredients:

  • 3 Tubes (12 oz each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 15 medium apples, peeled, cored, and halved
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Flatten biscuits with your hand.
  • Wrap each biscuit around an apple half; place seam side down in two greased 13 inch x-9 inch x 2 inch baking dishes.
  • Combine sugar, water, butter and vanilla; pour about 1-2/3 cups into each pan.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over dumplings.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or golden brown and apples are tender.
  • Serve immediately.

YIELD: 30 servings