Sunday, October 10, 2010

French Vanilla Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

French Vanilla Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 cups white flour
1 package french vanilla instant pudding mix
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

1. Mix together all the dry ingredients in small bowl, set aside.
2. Cream together the butter and white sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
3. Alternately add the milk and the dry ingredients into the liquids, starting and ending with the milk. Fold together until everything is well blended.
4. Bake in 12 inch springform pan for 20-25 minutes in preheated 350 degree F. oven.

Cream Cheese Icing:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 block cream cheese (8 ounce)
4 cups icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese, add the vanilla.
2. Add the icing sugar and mix well.
4. Spread over prepared cake and garnish with lemon of orange zest.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Ideas?

Hello readers!

So, in the time that I have had this blog I haven't written any frustrations down, and I think it's time I add one. Why on earth do almost ALL Thanksgiving desserts have pumpkin or apple in them? I mean, I understand that pumpkings and apples are in season this time of year, and the colours are gorgeous, but why?

Isn't there something else that we could put into recipes that most people have on hand? Or why can't we ever find a recipe that is simple and doesn't have those two things in it, but is still festive? I just don't understand.

So, if any of you actually follow this, which for some reason I doubt it...I have a challenge for you. Try and find a recipe that you love (or create one!) that is still festive, but doesn't involve pumpkin or apples.
I'd love to see what you come up with!

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P.S. Have you noticed? I finally learned how to put up a photo with my post! No more "Picture: link"!!!!! I'm excited...and you should be too!
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