Recipes

Black Magic Cake

Black Magic Cake

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

2 eggs
1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine flour, white sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Add remaining ingredients and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into a greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Frost with Satiny Chocolate Glaze, in the "Desserts" section.

Note: I sometimes bake this in a Bundt pan at 335° degrees. Also, you can use 2 - 9 inch round pans. Adjust baking time accordingly.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Filling

Chocolate Cupcakes with Filling

Ingredients:

2 cups cold Water
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
¾ cup and 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
2 cups White Sugar
5 Tbsp. Cocoa
3 cups Flour

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
6 oz. Chocolate Chips
½ cup White Sugar
¼ tsp. Salt
1 Egg, beaten

Directions:

Mix water, vanilla extract, vinegar, vegetable oil, baking soda, salt, white sugar, cocoa, and flour and fill greased or paper lined muffin tins about 2/3 full. Mix together cream cheese and chips. Stir in sugar, salt and egg. Drop by teaspoonful onto each cupcake. Bake at 350° until done.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1 (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

Cream eggs, water, margarine, and peanut butter in a large bowl. Add cake mix and stir in. Blend well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until they test done. Cool.

Note: These do not taste like a cake mix. They are quick and easy and a family favorite!

Cream Puff Dessert

Cream Puff Dessert

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 cup milk
3 pkg. (3.5 oz. each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 container (12 oz.) Cool Whip

Chocolate Frosting
2 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. hot water

Directions:

In a large saucepan, heat water and butter to boiling over medium high heat. Add flour and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until it forms a ball and pulls away from sides of pan. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Spread on bottom and up sides of a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. Cool completely.

To make frosting, melt chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla extract and stir well. Add one Tbsp. at a time of hot water until desired consistency is reached. Pour into cooled crust, saving some to drizzle on top of finished cake.

Place cream cheese and 1 cup milk into blender and blend until smooth. Add remaining 3 cups milk and blend till well mixed. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add pudding mix and beat well with a mixer until thickened. Pour into cooled shell. Spread cool whip carefully over top of pudding. Drizzle with remaining chocolate frosting.

Servings: 24

Note: This is my favorite dessert!! It's not overly sweet, but very good! You can also use 2 - 8"x8" pans or 2 - 9 inch deep dish pie pans. It is more attractive when serving and less messy in the center. The chocolate frosting is optional as well. You may use Hershey’s chocolate syrup, if desired. In my opinion, it works, but is not as good.

Final Exam Brownies

Final Exam Brownies

Ingredients:

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave. Stir until smooth. Cool. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract to chocolate mixture and beat until smooth. Add flour and mix well. Fold in marshmallows, pecans/walnuts, and ½ cup chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until top is set.

Note: These are very rich and chocolaty, enjoy! -Maria

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups milk
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Add milk slowly and whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm or cold.

Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients:

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and melt in the microwave for 1-1/2 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds until smooth. Add 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract. Drizzle over cake while frosting is still warm. I use this with Black Magic Cake recipe also in the Desserts section.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 oz.) packages dry instant vanilla pudding powder (no milk added, only dry mix!)
4 eggs
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Sift flour, soda, baking powder, and salt together. Cream well butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat pudding powder into butter mixture until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Stir into the flour mixture. Add chocolate chips and mix well. Drop by rounded spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be golden brown.

Note: These are my very favorite and way better than any bought cookies.....packaged or from a bakery!

Tandy Cake Bars

Tandy Cake Bars

Ingredients:

4 Eggs
1 cup Milk
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flour
¼ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
20 oz. bag Chocolate Chips

Directions:

Combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla and beat well. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder and beat into egg mixture. Pour into greased 11x13 pan. Bake at 350° for 20-35 minutes or until springs back in center when lightly touched. Spread peanut butter over hot cake. Cool. Melt chocolate chips in microwave, then spread over top cake. Let chocolate set.