Almost Sara Lee Pound Cake

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour one loaf pan.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup cake flour

2 Tbsp dry powdered milk

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp light corn syrup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

 

In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add in flour, powdered milk, baking powder and corn syrup, beat until combined well. Add lemon juice, salt, vanilla and nutmeg, beat making sure everything is blended well.  Pour into already prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick removes clean from center of pound cake.

ENJOY by it self , with a cup of coffee or tea or with fresh berries and whipped cream on top! 🙂

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Chocolate Strawberry Tart

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Once again we are back with a fun group post ” Spring has Sprung”. I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for spring and we are hoping these fun recipes will help you to get into the spring spirit.


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CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY TART

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 1 removable bottom tart pan with nonstick spray.

Chocolate Silk Filling~

2/3 cups sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

4 egg yolks

3 cups whole milk

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

In a heavy bottom sauce pot place sugar, cornstarch and salt stir till combined. In a bowl whisk egg yolks and milk. In a slow stream slowly pour egg yolk mixture into sauce pot, whisking together egg mixture and sugar mixture. Over medium heat whisking constantly bring your mixture to a slow bubble, the mixture will begin to thicken (6-8) minutes and then continue to simmer another 2 minutes. Remove from heat whisk in chocolate, butter and vanilla. Continue to whisk until chocolate and butter are melted and combined.  Place chocolate into a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pushing down plastic wrap until it touches the top of your chocolate silk, place in fridge and cool completely about 1-2 hours. While your chocolate is chilling it is a perfect time to get your crust made and cooling.

Crust~

10 Chocolate graham cracker cookie sheets

2 Tbsp sugar

4 Tbsp butter, melted

In a food processor place graham crackers and pulse till you have fine crumbs, add sugar and melted butter and pulse a couple times until combined. Pour into prepared tart pan and push crumbs up the sides of the pan and onto the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, let cool completely. Once both crust and chocolate silk are cooled, with a rubber spatula fill your cookie crust with chocolate silk and place in the fridge while you make the strawberry topping.

Strawberry Topping~

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/8 cup plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 (3oz) package strawberry jello

24 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced

In a pot place water, sugar and cornstarch, bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Continue to stir until mixture becomes thick. Add in jello and stir until jello is dissolved and combined. Remove from heat, place in a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Fold strawberries in to cooled mixture and then place on top of chocolate silk layer and place back in fridge to chill overnight.

When ready to serve “pop”out of tart pan and slice!! ENJOY!! 🙂

 

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Cheesy Garlic Biscuit Bombs

  
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, lightly spray one pie pan with nonstick spray

2 can (7.5 ounce)refrigerator biscuits

20 cubes mozzarella cheese

4 Tbsp butter, melted

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp  Grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

Remove biscuits from can and wrap each biscuit around 1 cube of cheese, place in prepared pie dish “seam” down. Bake at 400 degrees 10-12minutes or until  tops just begin to get golden brown. While baking melt butter. Stir garlic powder, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning into butter. Once your biscuits are golden brown remove from oven and pour or brush butter mixture over your biscuits, bake for 2 minutes more till tops are golden brown. ENJOY!!:)

Adapted from lovebakesgoodcakes.com