February 3, 2012

Cream Cheese Frosting

1lb salted butter
1.5lbs cream cheese
2tsp vanilla extract
3.5-4lbs powdered sugar

  • Cream the crud out of the butter & cream cheese.
  • Add vanilla & cream some more.
  • Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time till it is the consistency you like.
  • Frost your favorite cake or cupcakes or the inside of homemade oreos.
  • Yum!

February 1, 2012

Coffee Cake

I've never had a tried & true homemade coffee cake recipe. I decided to buy a box mix a while back & try it and it was nearly perfect for what I wanted...but of course I needed to tweak it around. This batch makes a big foil roasting pan full. (10x18?) I think I've fed about 24-30 people with this batch below.

3 boxes of Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix (opened & packages separated).
2 c water
3 eggs
1/2lb butter (melted)
1c. quick oats

  • Spray roasting pan with Pam/non-stick cooking spray.
  • Open boxed mixes. Set aside cinnamon packets.
  • Mix cake mixes with water & eggs.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl mix the oats & the cinnamon packets.
  • Sprinkle all of cinnamon/oat mixture over the cake mixture.
  • Swirl with a knife using a figure 8 motion. 
  • Pour melted butter over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for about 1hr to 1hr10mins (a skewer will come out nearly clean).
  • Let cool a bit, but best eaten while still a bit warm.