Warm Butter Cakes

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Butter the inside of 10 1/2 cup ramekins and set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper and set prepared ramekins on top.

Cake~

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp Grand marnier

1-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugar for about 1 minute on high speed. Add whole eggs, egg yolks, vanilla and Grand Marnier and mix for another minute or so. In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Pour your dry mixture into the mixing bowl and beat all together for about another minute until combined well. Place about 1/4 cup of mixture into your already prepared ramekins, set aside while you make the cream cheese layer.

Cream Cheese Layer~

1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 Tbsp flour

1 /2 tsp Grand Marnier

1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together cream cheese, sugar, egg, flour, grand marnier and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Place 1 Tbsp of cream cheese mixture on top of your batter that is already placed in your ramekins.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until your tops have browned, cool in ramekins for about 1 hour and then tip out of ramekins, now if you are ready to serve here comes the fun part the TORCHING!! Remember please please be careful!! 😉

Torching~

1 cup raw sugar, for dipping tops and torching

1 kitchen torch

Once your cakes are cooled and removed from ramekins dip what used to be the bottom but now is the tops in raw sugar ( after heating each cake in the microwave about 30seconds) in raw sugar and brulee with the kitchen torch

Garnish~

1 basket of berries of your choice (if using strawberries, slice)

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp orange juice

1 Tbsp grand marnier

In a small bowl slice berries if needed add sugar, orange juice and liquor, cover and let macerate for about 30 minutes.

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp sugar

in bowl of mixer with whisk attachment add whipping cream, vanilla and sugar whisk until stiff peaks form.

When ready to serve your butter cakes heat each cake in the microwave about 30 seconds or until warm, dip tops in raw sugar and brulee with kitchen torch, top with whipping cream and berries and ENJOY!! 🙂

  
I topped ours with a little gelato and fresh raspberries!!:)

 

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line one baking sheet with foil and line one 9 inch spring form with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick spray, set aside.

First you are going to want to make your blueberry swirl and topping so it can cool while you make the cheesecake crust and batter

Blueberry Swirl and topping

2 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp warm water

2 cups frozen(defrosted) or fresh blueberries

2 Tbsp sugar

In a small bowl stir cornstarch, lemon juice and warm water until you have a paste, set aside. In a pot add blueberries and sugar, over medium heat, warm blueberries and sugar until the blueberries begin to release there juices,stirring constantly should take about 3-5 minutes. Stir in your cornstarch paste continuing to stir for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and strain juice into a bowl and separating  the cooked berries. The juice will now become your swirl and the berries will become you topping (if you have any juice left after swirling, just stir it back in with your berries and set berries in fridge overnight to use as your topping) Let juice (swirl) cool while you make the cheesecake batter.

 

Crust~

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 cup butter,melted

In a medium bowl toss graham cracker crumbs and sugar together, add melted butter and stir until all crumbs are moistened. With the back of a spoon press crumb mixture about 1/4 of an inch up sides of already prepared spring form pan and then press the rest into the bottom of the pan. Place crust in the freezer while you prepare the batter.

 

Cheesecake Batter~

32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

In the bowl of mixer whip cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, cornstarch and vanilla and continue to beat until combined well, turn mixer all the way down to lowest speed and add eggs one at a time mixing just until combined. With a rubber spatula stir in sour cream. Pour batter into your already prepared crust, now you are ready to Swirl!!

Using a teaspoon drop teaspoons of your blueberry juice on to the top of your cheesecake batter, once you have your blueberry juice on top of the batter use a butter knife or wooden skewer to swirl the blueberry juice into the top of the cheesecake. Once your cheesecake is swirled place on top of already prepared baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes or until cheesecake is just slightly jigglie in the center. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes rum knife around edge of cheesecake and then continue to cool for another 45 minutes.

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After your cheesecake has cooled on the counter for 45 minutes, place in fridge and let set overnight.

When you are ready to serve…remove cheesecake from spring form pan and place on a cake board, and top with your already prepared the day before blueberries. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve and ENJOY!!

 

 

Pumpkin Spice New York Cheesecake with a Cognac Praline Sauce


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom  a 9 inch spring form pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick spray.

CRUST

1-12 ounce box Ginger snap, crumbs

2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 cup butter melted

Crush ginger snap cookies until fine crumbs and place in a bowl, stir in sugar. Add melted butter and combine until crumbs are moistened. Press crumbs into the bottom of prepared spring form pan and 1/4 inch up sides of pan. once your have your crust form place spring form pan in freezer while you make your filling.

Pumpkin Spice Filling

32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

15 ounces pure pumpkin puree

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp cloves

2 tsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Place cream cheese into bowl of mixer and beat on medium speed (4) until fluffy.  Add pumpkin to cream cheese and beat until combined well. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice cloves and vanilla continue to beat until smooth. Turn mix down to lowest setting (stir) add eggs one at a time beating just until incorporated, you do NOT want to over beat here and add too much air or else it will cause your cheesecake to crack, but don’t worry if it does crack it will still taste delish!! 🙂 By hand stir in whipping cream. Pour filling into your prepared crust and set on a foil lined cookie sheet, place in oven. bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes or until your cheesecake is set on the outside and slightly jiggly in the middle. Once baked remove from oven and set on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes carefully run knife around edge and then continue to cool for another 45 minutes. After 45 minutes place in fridge and let “set” at least 6 hours overnight is best.

Cognac Praline Sauce

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp milk

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 Tbsp Cognac

1 tsp vanilla

1 dash salt

Place pecans and butter in medium sauce pan over medium heat, cook for 4 minutes or until nuts are toasted, stirring frequently. Add brown sugar and cream stir until smooth. In a small bowl blend milk and cornstarch together and then stir into mixture in sauce pot. Turn heat up to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes, stirring, or until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in cognac, vanilla and salt. Once cooled to room temperature top cheesecake. 🙂

Store in fridge until ready to serve. 🙂

German Chocolate New York Cheesecake

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Welcome to day 4 of #Choctoberfest!!

First I need to start with a huge Thank You to Imperial Sugar for being a gold sponsor of #choctoberfest this post was sponsored by Imperial Sugar , In return for a post I received product from Imperial Sugar. All the opinions in this post are all my own.

By now many of you know that I love to make cheesecakes. Sometimes I think I can make them in my sleep. Awhile back I started a list of cheesecake flavors that I need to try, so I pulled out that list that to others looks like a bunch of scribbles because many nights I wake up and write down an idea. Yes, I dream about cheesecakes, doesn’t everyone?? At the top of the list was German Chocolate which worked out since it is #Choctoberfest.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom of one 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray, set onto a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Crust:

2 cups (2 packages out of a box of grahams) chocolate graham cracker crumbs

1/4 shredded sweetened coconut

1/4 cup of pecan halves

2 Tbsp Imperial Sugar

1/2 cup butter melted

In your food processor add graham cracker, sugar, coconut and pecans and pulse until you get a fine consistency of crumbs. Stir in Imperial Sugar. Add butter and stir until all crumbs are moistened. Press crumbs in and 1/4 up the sides of your already prepared spring form pans. Once you have your crust all pressed into your pan place in freezer while you make your filling.

German Chocolate Filling:

8 ounces Baker’s German chocolate, melted and cooled

32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1-1/3 cups Imperial Sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

Rough chop your German chocolate and then place in a microwave safe bowl, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stir after each 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Let cool for at least 15 minutes.

In bowl of mixer place cream cheese and beat (speed 4) until fluffy. Add melted, cooled chocolate and continue to beat (4) until combined well. Add Imperial Sugar, cornstarch and vanilla and continue to beat (4) until combined and smooth. Turn mixer down to lowest setting (stir) and add each egg one at a time, just until eggs are combined. You do not want to over stir after adding eggs. With a rubber spatula fold in sour cream.

Pour filling into already prepared crust and bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes. Your cheesecake should be slightly jiggly in the middle and will set completely during cooling and refrigerating.

Once cheesecake is out of the oven let cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes, then run knife carefully around edges. Let cool another 45 minutes and then place cheesecake in fridge for at least 6 hours but overnight is best.

Coconut Pecan Topping

1- 12 ounce can evaporated milk

4 egg yolks

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup butter

1-1/2 cups Imperial Sugar

3 cups sweetened flake coconut

1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

In a large sauce pan whisk evaporated milk. egg yolks and vanilla over medium heat until combined and smooth. Add butter and Imperial Sugar stirring constantly on medium heat for about 15 minutes, until golden and color and thick. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Place in a 9×13 pan and let cool completely. Once cooled and your cheesecake has been in the fridge for at least 6 hours, top your cheesecake with the coconut pecan frosting.

Ganache Drizzle

2 ounces chopped German chocolate

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 Tbsp butter

Place chocolate in a heat safe bowl. In a small sauce pan place heavy cream and butter heat over medium until it just begins to boil, remove from heat and pour over your chocolate. Stir until becomes a smooth chocolate. Let cool to room temperature. Once cooled using the back of a fork, a spoon, a squeeze bottle or whatever you find in your kitchen drizzle chocolate over top of your German Chocolate Cheesecake! 🙂


I would like to Thank Imperial Sugar one last time for being a Gold sponsor for #choctoberfest!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! ❤ Crumbs in my Mustachio

 

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Limoncello Madeline Truffle Cheesecake

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line one 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and one cookie sheet with foil,set  springform pan on top of lined cookie sheet.

CRUST~

2 cups Madeline cookie crumbs

2 Tbsp sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

12 Whole Madeline cookies

In a bowl place cookie crumbs and sugar, stir to combine, Add melted butter to the crumb mixture and stir till all crumbs are moistened. Press into the bottom of your already prepared spring form pan. Line sides with whole Madeline Cookies and then place into freezer while you prepare your cheesecake filling.

CHEESECAKE~

32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

2 Tbsp limoncello

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

Place cream cheese in mixer and beat until fluffy. Add sugar and cornstarch and continue to beat on medium until combined well. Add Limoncello and vanilla and beat till combined. Turn your mixer to lowest setting (stir) and add eggs one at a time just until combined. You do not want to over mix and add too much air. Fold in sour cream. Pour filling into your prepared crust and bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes. Your cheesecake will be done when sides are set and center is just slightly jiggly. Set on cooling rack and cool for 1 hour and then place in fridge overnight.

LEMON TRUFFLE TOPPING~

3/4 cups sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp cornstarch

1 cup water

2 egg yolks, beaten

1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 Tbsp lemon zest, finely chopped

1 Tbsp butter

1 cup white chocolate chips

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

In a heavy bottom sauce pot add sugar, salt, cornstarch and water, heat on medium high heat to a boil while stirring, once it begins to boil, turn heat down to low continuing to stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. In a heat proof bowl beat egg yolks, add 1/4 cup of your mixture that you removed from the heat stirring together. Stir your egg mixture back into your pot and place back on medium high heat and bring to a boil again, turn back down to low and continue to stir and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat add lemon juice, lemon zest and butter stir until butter is melted. Add white chocolate and stir till white chocolate is melted. In the bowl of your mixer place your cream cheese and beat till fluffy. Add your lemon mixture from your pot to your mixer bowl and beat until combined well. Top your cheesecake that has been in fridge overnight with your Lemon Truffle topping.

LEMON WHIPPED CREAM~

Place your mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before hand.

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp limoncello

Place whipping cream, sugar and limoncello in bowl of mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form.

Pipe a border around the edge of the top of your cheesecake and garnish as desired. ENJOY 🙂

 

New York Chocolate Cheesecake

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. line the bottom of one 9 inch spring form pan with  parchment paper and set aside.

CRUST

2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

In a bowl place crumbs and mix with sugar, add butter and stir until the crumbs are moistened. In your already prepared spring form pan place the crumb mixture and press it 1/4 inch up the sides of the pan and on to the bottom of the pan with the back of a spoon. Place crust in freezer while you make the filling.

CHOCOLATE FILLING

4 ounces semi sweet chocolate, melted and cooled for 15 minutes

4 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled for 15 minutes

32 ounces cream cheese

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

Rough chop chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl, place in microwave and melt in 30 second intervals stirring in between. Let cool for 15 minutes on counter top.

In bowl of mixer place cream cheese and beat on medium (4) until cream cheese in fluffy.Add melted and cooled chocolate and beat (4) until combined with cream cheese. Add sugar, cornstarch and vanilla and continue to beat on medium (4) until combined well. Turn mixer down to lowest setting (stir) and add eggs one and a time just until they are combined in. If you mix too high or too long you will add too much air and your cheesecake will crack, it will still taste yummy so don’t worry if it does crack. LOL

Slowly fold in sour cream.

Pour filling into your prepared crust and bake at 325 degrees for 75 minutes or until your cheesecake is just slightly jiggly in the middle.

Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 15 minutes and then run a butter knife completely around the edge of pan. Continue to cool for another 45 minutes and then place in fridge at least 6 hours but overnight is best!!

Keep in fridge until you are ready to garnish (I used a little chocolate spaghetti) and serve, ENJOY!! 🙂

 

Bottoms Up Brownie Peanut Butter Pie

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one tart pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

FUDGY BROWNIE CRUST

1/2 cup butter melted

1 cup sugar

2 cold eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter chips

Melt butter and stir sugar into butter. In a medium bowl add eggs and then add a little bit of your sugar mixture to eggs and beat with a wooden spoon so not to temper your eggs. Add rest of your butter and sugar mixture and stir till combined. Pour in vanilla and then add cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder and chips. Stir till combined and then place into your already prepared Tart pan and bake at 350 degrees for 33-38 minutes. Once toothpick removes from center of brownie tart clean let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

PEANUT BUTTER FLUFF

1 package cream cheese softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 (8 ounce) tub cool whip

In bowl of stand mixer beat cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar  on medium speed until smooth. Fold in cool whip. Spread on top of your brownie tart crust and place in fridge while you make you whipped cream

WHIPPED CREAM

 

In a cold bowl with cold whisk attachment add

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

beat until stiff peaks form

DECORATIONS

2 reeses peanut butter cup candy bars

1/4 semi sweet tiny chocolate chips

1/4 peanut butter chips

Decorate your tart and then place in fridge for at least 4 hours before serving. ENJOY 🙂

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with cupcake papers (Makes 24 cupcakes)

 

2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup finely shredded carrots

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup veggie oil

2 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl place flour, cinnamon,cloves, ginger, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk together until combined. Stir in carrots and set aside.

In bowl of mixer , mix together eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until combined and sort of frothy. Slowly add your dry ingredients stirring until combined.

Fill your cupcake papers with 1/4 cup batter and bake at 350 degrees for 24-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove tins from oven and place on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tins and let cool completely.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

12-ounces cream cheese

3/4 cup butter, softened

2 tsp vanilla

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

In bowl of mixer place cream cheese and butter, beat on medium speed until combined and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until desired frosting consistency.

Frost cooled cupcakes and ENJOY!! 🙂