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A Special Birthday Post

2 Oct

Today is a special someone’s birthday…

Super excited about his Easter basket {from April 2012

 

 

and after almost 3 years together, John and I are finally  able to spend his birthday together. John had a list of requested for birthday treats, but he finally narrowed it down to two: cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and bottle cap cupcakes to take to work and share with his friends {not even kidding}. I had no idea what these were, but apparently John’s mom made them for him as a kid, so of course I had to oblige. The recipe is quite easy, but very tasty {no link, his mamma e-mailed it to me}

Bottle Cap Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake mix {and whatever ingredients your cake mix calls for, usually water, oil and egg}
  • Carton of heavy whipping cream
  • ~2 tablespoons of sugar

Directions

  • Prepare cake mix per instructions on the package
  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Bake your cupcakes according to instructions. Cupcakes are done when you can insert and remove a knife cleanly in the center of the cake.
  • While cupcakes cool, pour the carton of heavy whipping cream into a large bowl. Mix on high speed with an electric mixer. As you mix, add sugar to taste.
  • Mix until stiff peaks form.
  • When cupcakes are completely cool, cut a deep hole in the middle {I put my cupcakes in the fridge to speed up the cooling}. If your cupcakes are still warm, the whipped cream will melt.

Ready for whipped cream

 

  • Fill the opening with whipped cream, as much or as little as you want. Place the cut-out on top of the filling
  • Take to work/school and share with your friends! {or hoard for yourself, no judgement}

 

Happy birthday to you, my love and my best friend.

 

 

 

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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

26 Apr

What little girl didn’t love Strawberry Shortcake cartoons growing up? The freckles on her big cheeks, her bright red hair, and her delicious smelling products. Every time I see her picture, I crave some homemade strawberry shortcake.

(image taken from retrojunk.com)

Now that spring is here, there is fresh fruit everywhere, which makes for the perfect ingredients for a light, summery dessert. I’ve never actually made this from scratch before this post (I usually use Bisquick mix) but the batter is quite easy to make. Passover ends tonight so I am looking forward to digging into this as soon as the sun goes down! Strawberry shortcake is definitely my favorite spring and summer dessert. Hope you enjoy! I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients
3 pints (6 cups) fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flower
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup milk
Whipped heavy cream (I like to use the heavy whipping cream from the cartoon that you beat yourself, but feel free to use whatever you like)

Directions
Slice the strawberries and toss them with ½ cup sugar. Set aside

Fresh Strawberries!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Grease and flour cake pan (recipe calls for 8-inch round pan, but I used the same pan I bake brownies in)

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt. With two forks (or a pastry blender if you have one), cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs literally take the forks and just cut the shortening into the flour).

Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan.

Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half the strawberries on one later, and put the other layer on top of the strawberries. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with whipped cream.

This recipe was definitely roommate approved :)

I’m always looking for great desserts that use fresh fruit. So my readers, do you have any spring or summer favorites? I’d love to know! Please, leave some comments or send me and email: itsacakewalkblog (at) gmail (dot) com

Now get down to your local grocery store and pick up some strawberries, and get to baking! Remember–it’s a cake walk!

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