Sunday, October 4, 2015

Semi Homemade Red Velvet Cake Recipe

An interesting tasting cake, a soft flavor of chocolate with a deep red color cake. Very intriguing. I enjoyed the frosting how it complimented this cake and flavors. I love semi homemade this one is a perfect blend of flavors!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Recipe

1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 bottle red food coloring
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 inch pans or 13x9 sheet cake pan. Place everything in an electric mixer bowl and beat until smooth around 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or to package instructions. Use the toothpick in the center test to see if its clean.


3 cups whipping cream
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons milk

Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat using a high powered electric mixer, whip just till blended. Add the cream and keeping beating on high until adding the powdered sugar until soft peaks are formed. Frost cooled cakes, keep cake refrigerated.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Baked Italian Toast With Banana Recipe

This is a perfect brunch or delightful breakfast. The family loves this recipe and it's a great way to get rid of over ripe bananas and lots of milk about to expire! 

 Baked Italian Toast With Banana Recipe

1 - 13x9 pan I use disposable for easy clean up ( I throw it away, smile)

3 or 4 ripe bananas sliced ( I have also used apples, blueberries and blackberries they all work great!)

light brown sugar
whole milk
3 eggs
butter or margarine
oil spray
9 to 12 slices of Italian bread leaving crust on it

Spray the pan with oil spray and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with brown sugar evenly. Sprinkle around 1 tablespoon cinnamon on top of the sugar and blend together. Place mashed bananas on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

Drizzle around 2 tablespoon butter of the bananas.
In a small bowl beat the eggs with 1 cup milk. Spread the bread on top of the bananas. Pour the egg mixture on top of the bread. Slowly pour more plain whole milk to cover the bread around another 2 cups till soaked.

Sprinkle the tops of the bread with more brown sugar evenly, cinnamon and drizzle butter over the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is browned and crispy looking.