Sunday, November 30, 2008

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

1 15 oz can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 bread pans. Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased pans. Bake 50 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

chocolate cloud pie

Chocolate Cloud Pie
from Kraft foods

1-1/4 cups finely crushed FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers (about 20 wafers or 1/2 of 9-oz. pkg.)
2 Tbsp.  granulated sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed

PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Mix wafer crumbs, granulated sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 min.
BEAT cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate; pour into crust.
BAKE 35 min. Cool completely. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

red velvet cake balls

I've also made them heart shaped for Valentine's Day!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
from Bakerella

1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)