These are the cake balls I made for my dear friend's baby shower... This was my 2nd attempt at making these... I think only half of the balls made it to the shower!!!
Royal Blue Velvet Cake
Another fun idea from
Cake 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
2 teaspoons royal blue paste food color
1 toothpickful violet paste food color
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
***Expert Tips To get the royal blue velvet color, remember the toothpickful of violet paste food color; if forgotten, the cake will bake up turquoise in color.
***Use paste food color to achieve the royal blue velvet color. If you use liquid or gel food color, your cake color will vary.
***To make candy garnish, line cookie sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, stir together 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup and 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves; heat to boiling. Without stirring, heat to 300°F to 310°F, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat and stir in desired amount blue food color. Pour onto cookie sheet in random design. Let cool, and break into pieces. Garnish cake with candy pieces as desired.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
I stumbled upon a new favorite website called Sweet Pea's Kitchen and had to share this recipe!!! Cheesecake, brownies, and Red Velvet! Oh My!!! Check out her site for more yum!
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment. In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add flour and salt and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth. Distribute the cheesecake mixture in 8 dollops over batter in the pan. Swirl in with a knife or spatula. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before lifting out the parchment paper to remove the brownies.
Mini Burger Cookies
Thank you Betty Crocker!
1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16 oz container)
16 chocolate-covered peppermint patties (1.5 oz), unwrapped
2 tablespoons green tinted flaked coconut*
1 can (6.4-oz) each Betty Crocker® red and yellow decorating icing
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons sesame seeds