Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes

Did you know that you can make ganache with peanut butter? You can! And since ganache is easy, this is an easy topping. We added chopped pretzels as a coating.  The pretzels created a spark of salt and crunch (I thought we needed more pretzel pieces but both Kelli, in the kitchen, and Leslie, from Production, said it was just right). The Cupcakes Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix Mix and bake cupcakes according to package directions.   The Filling Chocolate Bavarian Crème Clip a corner on the two-pound pack and squeeze about 1/3 ounce through the top of each baked …

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Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cupcakes

This cupcake is definitely for raspberry lovers. It is made with a chocolate cake mix and chocolate chips added to the batter. Then we filled them with raspberry pastry filling, frosted them with vanilla raspberry buttercream and topped them off with a fresh raspberry. If you are a raspberry lover, then you will love these cupcakes. The Cupcakes Very Fudgy Baby Cakes cake mix 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Bake the cupcakes as directed on the package, adding the chocolate chips before baking.   The Filling Raspberry Pastry Filling Clip a corner on the two-pound pack of filling and squeeze …

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest is a mixture of chocolate and cherry.  We used a boxed cake mix and filled the cupcakes with cherry pastry filling.  We then used a chocolate buttercream frosting mix and added a teaspoon of cherry flavoring.  We sprinkled the cupcakes with Black Forest bark topping. The Cupcakes Make a batch of chocolate cupcakes with a boxed cake mix such as our Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Cake Mix.  Let them cool on a rack. The Filling Cherry Pastry Filling Snip a quarter-inch corner off the 2 lb. pastry bag. Insert the snipped corner into the top of a cupcake.  …

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Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This makes a gorgeous, very fancy flourless chocolate cake—certainly fit for a special occasion and yet it is not very much work.  It is an easy flourless cake topped with a cherry pastry filling and drizzled with a chocolate amaretto sauce. (Amaretto is a flavor commonly used in cherry chocolate cordials.) And, because it’s flourless it is also gluten free! Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1 cup cherry pastry filling (see notes) powdered sugar for dusting chocolate amaretto sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Top the chocolate cake with the cherry pastry filling.  To serve, cut the cake …

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Cream Cheese and Cherry Skillet Cobbler

We love these skillet cobblers.  And we have a great cream cheese filling and a great cherry filling and topping—Chubby Cherry.  So, obviously, we put the two together. You can make this with pie filling from the store but Chubby Cherry is better.  If you don’t think so, we’ll give you your money back. Cream cheese is a fairly strong flavor so it doesn’t take a whole lot, about 2/3 cup.  (You can use all cherry filling if you like. This is scrumptious with fresh cherries also) We topped individual servings with Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream.  The recipe follows. While …

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How to Make a Banana Cream Pie – in as Little as 20 Minutes

We nearly always have bananas around our house. Most of the time, they get eaten before they are too ripe. When they do get too ripe, they end up in banana bread, a smoothie, or the freezer. (To freeze bananas, peel them and put them in zip lock. They’ll last for months.) There’s no such thing as too ripe for baking but for the perfect banana pie, you want them ripe but still firm.Try to catch them just before they get soft. Today, I’ll tell you how to make a traditional banana pie with a cooked cream filling as well …

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Blackberry Cream Skillet Cobbler

This is a great skillet cobbler.  It is made with fresh or frozen blackberries and premade Bavarian cream.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The lemon whipped cream is simply whipped cream with sugar, lemon extract, and lemon zest added. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stove top, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish …

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Blueberry Lemon Skillet Cobbler

with Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream Blueberry and lemon is a classic combination and very good one.  This is made with fresh or frozen blueberries and lemon pastry filling or curd.  It is very good. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish and melt the butter in the oven. For the …

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Mango Coconut Cream Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Cream

This is a very, very good skillet cobbler, one of my favorite.  We tried it with both coconut whipped cream and brown sugar whipped cream.  I liked it better with the coconut whipped cream; Debbie liked it better with brown sugar.  Either way, this is fabulous. This is a quick and simple cobbler to make using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan in the oven, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work. For the cake: Use The Prepared …

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

We do love pumpkin cheesecakes.  (Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust is a favorite cheesecake.  We have included the recipe.)  Canned pumpkin is cooked in the canning process.  Surely, we thought, we can use canned pumpkin in a no-bake cheesecake as long as there are no uncooked eggs.  So we converted our pumpkin pie recipe to a no-baker. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the …

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Bavarian Apple Pie

Bavarian cream is a filling used for donuts and other pastries.  It makes a fine complement for tart apple slices.  This recipe has plenty of cream filling, about two-thirds apples and one-third cream filling. This is a simple apple pie to make.  The cream filling doesn’t have to be cooked before baking.  It is made with packaged Bavarian cream and brown sugar.  Lemon is added for tartness and to help keep the apples from turning brown. 4 1/2 to 5 cups 1/4–inch thick sliced apples (4 or 5 medium whole apples) 6 tablespoons Original Clearjel 1 cup brown sugar 1 …

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Fresh Fruit & Cookie Pizza

These make gorgeous dessert pizzas.  Use your favorite fruits or whatever is in season.  The one in the picture is made with strawberry, blueberry and key lime.  The one in the recipe is a favorite. We sometimes use Instant Clearjel to make the glaze without cooking. 1 batch of cookie dough (our favorite is Butterscotch Pecan) 1/2 lb Bavarian cream filling or similar 1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced 1/2 cup blueberries 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 2-3 bananas, sliced (tossed in lemon juice to keep from browning) 2 kiwis, sliced and halved Glaze 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup orange juice …

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Pineapple Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Enjoy the tropical taste of pineapple combined with tangy cream cheese in this flavorful cupcake. For the cupcakes Ingredients: 1 yellow cake mix, prepared cream cheese pastry filling pineapple pastry filling Directions: 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Bake cupcakes according to package directions. 3. Snip off tip of cream cheese pastry filling bag, insert it into the cupcake, and sqeeze small amount into cupcake. Repeat with pineapple pastry filling. Watch a video on how to fill cupcakes here. For the Frosting Ingredients 1/2 cup buttercream frosting base 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup boiling water 1 pound powdered sugar …

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Butterscotch Cream Cupcakes

These cupcakes are made with a yellow cake mix and Bavarian cream.  Butterscotch flavor is added to both to give them a butterscotch flavor.  With the butterscotch flavor, the filling tastes like butterscotch pudding.  The frosting is a browned butter frosting.  It is very good. You can make these cream cupcakes without the butterscotch flavor. 1 yellow boxed cake mix 2 teaspoons butterscotch flavor 1 cup Bavarian cream 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavor Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes according the package instructions adding the butterscotch flavor. For the filing, mix the Bavarian cream and 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch …

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Peaches and Cream Pie

This is the recipe that I used to make a butterscotch cream pie.  I simply added 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavor to the Bavarian cream.  But it makes a great pie without the flavor. I served it with butterscotch whipped cream. Just-add-water pie crust mix to make a double crust pie 5 to 6 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch or Regular Clearjel 1 cup Bavarian cream pastry filling cinnamon sugar to sprinkle over the crust Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the pie crust mix according to package instructions.  Roll out two-thirds …

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Tin Roof Sundae Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is another fancy flourless chocolate cake fit for a special occasion.  It is made with a combination of Bavarian cream, peanut butter, and chopped peanuts all atop a flourless chocolate cake. One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup Bavarian pastry filling (see notes) peanut butter chocolate sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Warm the peanut butter in the microwave until it is soft and easy to stir.  Mix the Bavarian cream and peanut butter together in small bowl.  Top the chocolate cake with the peanut butter filling. To serve, cut the cake into slices and …

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Raspberry White Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients 1 White Cake Mix Ingredients for cake mix 1 Cup Raspberry Tidbits 1 1/2 teaspoons raspberry flavor 1 to 1 1/2 cup Raspberry Pastry Filling 1 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 /2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 stick (12 tablespoons) of butter, softened 1/8 teaspoon salt White Chocolate Chips, chopped, for decoration Directions Mix cake mix according to package directions. Add raspberry tidbits and raspberry flavor to the cake mix. Prepare two 9″ round cakes according to package directions and baking times. In a separate bowl, melt the white chocolate …

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Professional Pastry Cream

2 cups milk 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 tablespoon vanilla 1. In a heavy saucepan, dissolve the sugar with the milk and cook over medium, stirring often, just until the mixture comes to a boil. 2. In a stainless steel bowl beat the eggs yolks and whole egg. 3. Sift the cornstarch and the sugar into the eggs. Beat with a whip until smooth. 4. Temper the eggs by drizzling the hot milk into the eggs while beating the eggs. Once smooth, return …

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Strawberry Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

This is a delightful dessert.  It’s a refrigerated dessert made in a graham cracker crust.  Make the filling by whipping cream cheese and Bavarian cream (or vanilla pudding) together.  Top it with fresh strawberries and a  strawberry sauce. For the crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons granulated sugar In a nine-inch springform pan, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together. Press the mixture across the bottom of the pan and up the sides to form the crust. Put the crust in the refrigerator to set the butter while you mix the filling. …

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Apple Cinnamon Burst Sweet Rolls

One of our most popular bread mixes is our Cinnamon Burst Bread Mix.  It makes a soft white bread loaded with cinnamon bursts.  Why not do the same with sweet rolls, add cinnamon chips?  We decided to make Apple Cinnamon Burst Sweet Rolls. How to Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls We used a Country Farm White Bread Mix but you can use any bread mix, recipe, or refrigerated dough. To make the dough just a bit richer, we used an extra two tablespoons of butter. We made the dough in accordance with the package directions with the dough hook in our …

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