Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Hello and welcome!  If you’re a newcomer, I certainly appreciate you taking the time to click on this recipe.  If you’re a long-time reader/viewer, thank you so much (all the more) for sticking around all this time!  It’s certainly great to be up-and-running after our international move, settling in process, (the broken toe), and all the new changes to my cooking show on Facebook. As soon as my show if finished live-recording, I’ll embed the video right here.  I’ve you’ve clicked on over to view the text recipe of this great little cake, again, thank you so much for taking […]

Irish Cream Bread Puddings…..GAH!!

These are so delicious…I just…I just don’t even know what to say.  Make them and you’ll see what I mean. You can see all the shenanigans on the vid above.  Recipe in print is below: Irish Cream Bread Pudding: Makes four small-ramekin sized bread puddings 4 cups cubed French bread 3 eggs 1/4 cup half n half 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup melted butter (cooled to almost room temp) 1/4 cup additional melted butter to line the ramekin dishes Chocolate Ganache: Recipe HERE Fresh Whipped Cream:  1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbs sugar.  Whipped at […]

My Son’s Decadent Birthday Cake!

Intensely decadent, over decorated, dripping with chocolate and entombed in a buttercream made of blitzed, pulverized Oreo Cookies:  It’s the perfect birthday cake for a teenager! Cake Schematics: Cake:  My Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake (recipe in video below) Icing:  Oreo Buttercream 1 lb butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups pulverized oreo cookies (Oreo Dust) 1-4 to 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Viewer Jenny suggested using salted butter, and I agree.  That may have taken a bit of the too-sweet sting off of the icing.  You could also use unsalted butter and add a pinch or two. Chocolate Rosettes:  […]

Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Shannon’s Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes Light, airy, flavorful, delicate…..downright ETHEREAL light cake, and the “Lighter than air” whipped cream cheese icing (and the cherry on top) make these cupcakes stand apart from all the rest. Makes 2 dozen Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (room temperature) 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 4 teaspoons red food coloring (liquid) 1 batch Whipped Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below) 24 Maraschino cherries […]

Video: Rose’s Colorful Princess Cake

Rose’s Colorful Princess Cake: For the Cake: You’ll need 2x the recipe below.  Dye each batch a different color.  Rose chose fuchsia and orange. Shannon’s Confetti Birthday Cake Makes one 8-inch round and one 6-inch round. Ingredients: 3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs, separated 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp (softened) 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup whole milk Desired shade of gel food coloring (approx. 2 tablespoons for vibrant color). 5 tablespoons of confetti sprinkles. Procedure: Prepare 1 8-in round cake pan and 1 6-in round cake pan […]

Video: My Full-Proof Chocolate Layer Cake

  The is THE chocolate cake.  I’ve made it dozens of times and it always turns out perfectly.  I even double the recipe to make a giant sheet cake out of it.  If you’ve never made a cake from scratch before, this is a great place to start! Take care, Shannon Vavich