Make Dessert Waffles from a Cake Mix

Everyone loves waffles for breakfast, but what if you could turn them into a dessert as well? I’m not talking about just topping your ordinary waffles with a little extra whipped cream; I’m talking about making dessert waffles with a cake mix. Just add a little extra water to the cake batter, pour it into a waffle iron, and you’ll have a tasty dessert in no time. It really just takes a few minutes to make these fun desserts that are sure to impress. The Best Cake Mix for Dessert Waffles: Baby Cakes We like to make our dessert waffles …

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Orange Dream Whipped Cream Cake

This whipped cream cake is made with a vanilla bean baby cakes mix with a touch of orange flavor and topped with orange-flavored whipped cream. It’s light, citrusy, and just a dream for the tastebuds. Ingredients: 1 Vanilla Bean Baby Cake Mix 3 large eggs 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon orange flavor Orange Cloud Whipped Cream Frosting Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions. Add the orange flavor. Spread batter in a greased or parchment-lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until …

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Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

We originally designed this recipe for a pumpkin sheet cake with a very good cream cheese frosting recipe, but we used this to make our whipped cream layer cake and it was perfect. You’ll find both frosting recipes here. We used a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix. It makes a cream cake, denser than store mixes but lighter than a pound cake. It is the perfect density for a pumpkin cake. You add spices, nuts, and canned pumpkin. Pumpkin Cake Recipe You may substitute one tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg listed in these instructions. …

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Huckleberry Whipped Cream Cake

This huckleberry whipped cream cake uses our vanilla bean baby cake mix as a base with a touch of huckleberry flavor and is topped with a tasty huckleberry-flavored whipped cream with huckleberry jam between the layers. About the Huckleberry Whipped Cream Cake Huckleberries are a big deal in Idaho and Montana.  There are folks that spend their weekends in late summer searching for and picking huckleberries. Huckleberry jam and even frozen huckleberries are sold in gift shops and even convenience stores.  They are slow to pick and expensive to buy. A nice couple came into our store wanting a huckleberry …

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Apricot Cream Cake with a Mango Drizzle

This apricot cream cake is one of my favorites, a very fragrant, fruity whipped cream cake. It’s made with a simple Vanilla Bean Baby Cake base mixed with a touch of apricot flavoring and frosted with an apricot whipped cream frosting drizzled with mango dessert sauce with an apricot pastry filling between the layers. That’s a mango dessert sauce drizzled over the top. It’s the perfect complement. About the Apricot Flavor We made this cake because we are in love with our apricot flavor. It’s delightful, smooth, sweet, and authentic. As expected, it made a great frosting. About the Apricot …

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How to Make Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Sticky toffee pudding is basically a dense cake with a toffee topping. It’s scrumptious. And it’s very versatile. We have found that we can add everything from chocolate chips to bananas to the recipe. We have used the banana sticky toffee pudding recipe as a base recipe and then substituted other goodies for the bananas. If the batter is too dry, we’ve added milk to bring it to the right consistency. Making Sticky Toffee Pudding in a Muffin Pan It follows that anything that can be made in a cake pan should be able to be baked in a muffin …

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Candy Bar Sticky Toffee Pudding

This candy bar sticky toffee pudding really is reminiscent of a candy bar—at least it has candy bar components: nuts, chocolate chunks, marshmallows, and a sticky toffee topping. The cake mellows it down somewhat and balances the sweetness of the candy, but it is still a bit sweet yet very good. The Candy Bar Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe For the toffee sauce This is not complicated to make. You will need a candy thermometer. Just cook it until you reach the desired temperature. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/4 …

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The Most Popular Dessert in the World: Sticky Toffee Pudding

They say sticky toffee pudding is the most popular dessert in the world. It’s a British dessert that has found its way around the globe,a dense cake-like pudding topped with a warm toffee sauce. This one was paired with peaches but we have added everything from mangos to chopped Snickers candy bars. Sticky Toffee Pudding: A World Renowned Dessert One day there was a lady from Chicago in the store. She had just spent two months in England. (Hmm, I didn’t know that Idaho was a stopping point between Chicago and London.) Anyway, she had fallen in love with Sticky …

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

The Story of the Strawberry Filled Cupcake I saw a picture of strawberries and cream cupcakes, cupcakes piled high with whipped cream with strawberry pieces in the cream and a strawberry on top. They looked luscious, and I’m sure they were. But you would have to eat them right away, or the cream would melt and juice would bleed from the berries and make the cupcakes soggy. There had to be another way. I considered mixing fresh strawberry pieces with Bavarian Cream and inserting the mixture into the middle of the cupcakes. No, after a few hours the strawberry pieces …

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Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Cupcakes

Sometimes the best ideas are really the combination of two great ideas. When we served these chocolate-covered ice cream cupcakes in the store, someone called them “brilliant.” I don’t know that they were brilliant, but they were delightful. We took fudgy chocolate cupcakes and put a scoop of peanut butter fudge ice cream on each. Then we dipped the cupcakes in chocolate ganache. So here’s the evolution of that idea. Idea #1. Chocolate Covered Cupcakes This is where it all began: the cupcake and some ganache. Chocolate covered cupcakes are one of my favorite things, especially when the chocolate is …

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

I wasn’t sure about maple bacon cupcakes but I must admit, they’re good.  It’s no wonder—chocolate, bacon, and maple are a good, balanced combination with the rich, the sweet, and the savory. These maple bacon cupcakes are made with our Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Dessert Cupcake and Cake Mix.  The cake is a cream cake—denser than the box cakes in the grocery store and about half as dense as a pound cake. You need a dense, moist cake with substance—not to mention, chocolate pieces–to balance with strong flavors of bacon and maple. The Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe To Make and …

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Filled Cupcake Methods: Raspberry Cream and Caramel Fudge Cupcakes

These are really good cupcakes. They are both made with a chocolate cake mix but one is filled with a chocolate fudge frosting and the other is filled with raspberry cream. The chocolate filled one is topped with a caramel flavored frosting and drizzled with caramel sauce. The raspberry cream filled one is topped with a raspberry frosting and drizzled with a raspberry sauce.Sound good? Here’s how to make both cupcakes, so you can decide which filled cupcake method is better–chocolate-filled cupcakes or cream-filled cupcakes? The Filled Cupcakes Base For both of these recipes, we used our cream cake mix, …

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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Zucchini Chocolate Cake Still got Zucchini? Make a Chocolate Zucchini Cake I’m doing a better job of keeping up with my zucchini this year. But then, I’m being more creative—adding zucchini to pasta dishes and stir fries. But what I really like is chocolate. Good chocolate and zucchini are outstanding. Zucchini makes it moist and fudgy but doesn’t compete with the chocolate.  In this post, you will find scratch recipes and recipes from a mix for: Chocolate Zucchini Pound Cake Chocolate Zucchini Layer Cake Zucchini Chocolate Sheet Cake Chocolate Zucchini Pound Cake Both …

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How to Make Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes in 15 Minutes

These are my favorite cupcakes—and you can make them a batch of 18 in 15 minutes prep time, about 30 minutes elapsed time with baking. Boston cream pie cupcakes are made with a vanilla bean cake mix, filled with Bavarian cream, and topped with chocolate ganache. Here’s how to make them with step-by-step pictures. Step 1: Bake the Cupcakes Mix the batter as directed on the cake mix package. We used our vanilla bean cake mix and our stand-type mixer. While the cake was mixing, we put paper liners in two standard muffin pans. We also used this time to …

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How to Make Whoopie Pies

Extraordinary Whoopie Pies and How They’re Made Whoopie pies won’t go away. They’ve been around for decades and unlike most food fads, these just stick around. That’s usually a pretty good sign that they’re worthwhile. These are not your ordinary whoopie pies. We served whoopie pies in our store. Instead of two cake-like cookies sandwiched with frosting, we filled them—chocolate cookies with cherry filling and others with strawberry frosting and cream cheese centers. Very yummy and very easy. We dipped each whoopie pie in melted chocolate frosting. Then we drizzled lines across the top with a small pastry bag for …

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How to Use a Mix to Make Carrot Cake that Will Rock Their Socks!

This is not your ordinary carrot cake; it’s so much better. Whenever we served it in the store, our customers would go crazy over it. This is sure to be the best carrot cake you’ve ever made. Carrot cake is a great variation of the typical vanilla cake, and now you can make it different ways with a carrot cake mix or even a vanilla bean cake mix. Learn how to use a cake mix to make carrot cake and the different ways we like to make it at Prepared Pantry. Making the Carrot Cake Base from a Mix Start …

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How to Make Easy Strawberry and Other Berry Shortcakes

Every day is a baking day at The Prepared Pantry. We bake, we test, and we share the good stuff with our customers in the store. We made cakes using our Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes mixes and then topped them with fresh or frozen fruit, sauces, and flavored whipped cream. When we got them right, they were luscious. The Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes mixes are cream cake mixes— denser and moister than the fluffy mixes from the store. They are about halfway between the fluffy mixes and a pound cake. Technically, they’re a cream cake. With more substance, we think …

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Whipped Cream Cakes

These cakes are absolutely scrumptious. We have served them to hundreds of people in our store and repeatedly we hear, “Best cake I’ve ever had.” The cakes are good but it’s the frostings that folks are finding heavenly. All you have to do is make a regular vanilla cake in a 9×13 pan, mixing your preferred flavors into the batter, cut the cake half, stack the halves on top of each other with your preferred fillings or frosting in between, and topped with your favorite whipped cream frosting. When to Make Whipped Cream Cakes These are the most beautiful, best …

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How to Make Muffins Better than the Bakery

Make High-Domed muffins Every Time With this Free Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix. Add it to cart and use code “ZMUFF” at checkout. Do your muffins fall flat or won’t come out of the pan? We can help. Click either link to learn: How to Make Bakery-Style Muffins >> How to Remove Muffins from the Pan>> How to Make Bakery-Style Muffins My muffins never come out right. They’re sad, deflated lumps by the time they come out of the oven. It’s really disappointing. I don’t understand what’s happening.” –Anonymous We feel your pain. There’s nothing more disappointing than a muffin that …

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Lemon Cream Pie Filled Cupcakes

These are wonderful creamy cupcakes with a bright, lemon flavor. The cake is lemon, the filling is lemon, and the frosting is a buttercream frosting to balance the flavors. How to Make Lemon Cream Pie Filled Cupcakes The Cupcake Recipe Ingredients Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix 1 teaspoon lemon flavor Directions: Add the lemon flavor to the cake mix. Mix and bake according to package directions. About the Lemon Pastry Filling Use our Lemon Pastry Filling to fill your lemon cream pie filled cupcakes. Clip a corner on the two-pound pack of lemon filling and squeeze about 1/3 ounce …

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