Guy’s Cuisine: Chocolate Cake With White Frosting


Picture1wcwdw

For my birthday, I did not go out and buy a cake already made, or bought a cake mix and frosting already made.  Of course, I was going to make my cake from scratch!  So on this Guy’s Cuisine post, I am going to show you how I made a homemade chocolate cake, with white frosting!  Here’s what you need!

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water

For the frosting.

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

IMAG0783

2.  Add the eggs, milk, oil, water, and vanilla extract.  Mix for a few minutes until well blended.

IMAG0784IMAG0785

3.  Grease and flour a cake pan, pour batter into the cake pan, and bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.  Check with a toothpick to see if it’s done.

IMAG0786IMAG0787

4.  While cake is cooling, mix together the softened butter, confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

IMAG0788

5.  Since I used one pan, cut the cake in half.  Cover the cake with frosting!

IMAG0797

And that’s it, I enjoyed this cake, and you will too!

IMAG0798

About these ads

Guy’s Cuisine: Making A Apple Pie With Apples From The Apartment Apple Tree


Picture1wefwe

The apple tree at the apartment complex I live at is producing a lot of apples right now!  So far, I have collected several apples from the apple tree.

IMAG0741

And in this recipe post, I decided to make an apple pie!  Fresh apples from a nearby apple tree makes this apple pie delicious!  Here is what you need.

  • 2 9 inch pie crusts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Peel, core, and slice eight apples.  Do not cut apples ahead of time as they will brown!

IMAG0716IMAG0717

2.  Melt butter in saucepan, and add flour to form a paste.

IMAG0711

3.  Add white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water in saucepan and bring to a boil.

IMAG0713

4.  At boil, reduce and let sauce simmer, stir occasionally.

IMAG0714

5.  Place one pie crust on bottom of pie tin, and fill with cut apples.  Pour sauce over the sliced apples.

IMAG0719

6. Place second pie crust on top of apples.  Seal both pie crusts together.  Sprinkle top with some cinnamon and cut some silts on top of the pie!

IMAG0722

7. Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees, and let bake for 35-45 minutes.

IMAG0723

8. Take out of oven, and let cool for several hours!

IMAG0726

That’s it!  Add some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy a mostly homemade apple pie!

IMAG0728

Guy’s Cuisine: Apple Pie In A Coffee Cup


Picture1efweqfeq

In my latest recipe post, I am taking your classic apple pie, and putting it into a coffee cup!  The apartment complex where I live has a couple of apple trees, and in the middle of July, many of the apples are already ready to be picked!

IMAG0658

So, here is what you need to make apple pie (cake) in a coffee cup!

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • ice cream
  • coffee mug

1.  Cut up an apple and chop small pieces until you fill a 1/4 cup container.

IMAG0661

2.  Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, oil, water, and apples in a coffee cup.  Mix thoroughly!

IMAG0662

3. Microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds.  Do not overcook!

IMAG0663

4.  Take out of microwave and top with ice cream and enjoy!

IMAG0664

Yummy!  This is another great coffee cup recipe that you can enjoy!

IMAG0665

Guy’s Cuisine: Strawberry Pizza


Picture1fwedfw

It’s Summer time, and that means strawberries are in full season!  So last weekend, I made something with this delicious Summer treat!  How about making a pizza, with strawberries!  There’s no tomato sauce or cheese, but there is plenty of strawberries!  Here is what you need!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 package (1 pint) strawberries, sliced
  • strawberry glaze
  • 1 cup water

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, confectioners sugar, and melted butter in a bowl.  Mix thoroughly, then spread out on a greased cookie sheet.

stuff 030stuff 034

2.  Bake dough for around 15 minutes or golden brown.

stuff 042

3.  In another bowl, mix cream cheese and white sugar until creamy.

stuff 035stuff 037

4.  Slice strawberries, and let dough fully cool!

stuff 044

5.  After dough has cool, spread cream cheese/sugar mixture onto dough.

stuff 048

6.  Place sliced strawberries onto top of cream cheese mixture.

stuff 049

7.  Place strawberry glaze onto top of strawberry mixture!

stuff 052

8.  Place into fridge and let cool for 1-2 hours.

stuff 054

There you go!  I hope you enjoy this strawberry pizza!

Guy’s Cuisine: Make Cookies And S’Mores With Rolo Candy


Picture1sdvsda

One of my favorite candies is Rolo.  Rolo is a candy made by Hershey’s and it’s a small chocolate candy with caramel in the middle.  The candy is smooth and tastes very good, although I hate unwrapping each one.  So, I did two recipes featuring Rolo candies, cookies and s’mores.  First off, the cookies!

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, sugar, and baking powder.

stuff 010stuff 012

2.  Gradually add in butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Mix everything together well!

stuff 014

3.  Take a tablespoon of dough, add two Rolo candies in the middle, and roll into a ball, with the Rolo candies in the middle and not sticking out.

stuff 015

4.  Bake in oven for 10 minutes, take out of oven, let cool, and place cookies on cooling rack until fully cool.  Then enjoy!

stuff 020

Now for the s’mores, it’s very simple, all you need is graham crackers, marshmallows, and Rolo candies!

1. Split graham cracker in half, place one marshmallow on top of cracker, place two Rolo candies on top of marshmallow.

stuff 001

2.  Place other half of graham cracker on top.  Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, or less!

stuff 004

3.  Let cool and enjoy!

stuff 005

Enjoy your cookies and s’mores!

stuff 022stuff 008

Enhanced by Zemanta