Gin and Tonic Cake
4 eggs, weighed in their shells
equal weight of:
8-10 shots of your favorite gin
dash tonic water (optional)
150g granulated sugar
Ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature, and preheat the oven to 180C. Weigh your eggs in their shells, and make a note of the exact weight. Weigh out this much butter and caster sugar, and cream together until light, fluffy and pale. Crack in the eggs, and beat until combined. Sieve in the flour, mix again, then grate in the zest of both lemons. Stir through the juice of 1 lemon and 3-4 shots of gin, then pour into a lined 1kg loaf tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes, or until the cake passes the knife test.
Remove from the oven, and set aside while you make the drizzle. combine the sugar, gin, tonic and remaining lemon in a bowl. Prick the surface of the cake with a fork, then poor over the drizzle. Don’t worry if it looks messy – it will taste lovely.
Recipe Submitted by Sammy
Blueberry Chia Seed Cashew Cake
8 date, pitted – Dates, medjool
1/2 cup – flaxseed, ground
2 tablespoon – Chia seeds
6 oz – cashews
2 tbsp – Coconut Cream
3 tablespoon – coconut oil
3 tablespoon – Maple Syrup, pure
1/2 cup – Blueberries, raw
Soak the cashews for at least 6 hours
To make the crust, you will need to pit and chop the dates.
Blend the chopped dates in a food processor until a ball forms around the edge of the blender.
In a bowl combine the processed dates, flax meal and chia seed. Knead well with your hands.
Press the mixture by hand into a lightly oiled 5 inch spring form pan. Place the crust in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
To prepare the filling, blend the soaked cashews, coconut cream, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and blueberries. Process on high speed to ensure consistency.
Spoon the filling onto the crust and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Decorate the cake after it’s frozen if desired.
Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Submitted by Kari
Snickerdoodle Bread is pure Heaven!
2½ cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup sour cream
1 pkg. Hershey’s cinnamon chips
3 TB sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
Cream butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon until fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix well. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add to wet ingredients and mix until all combined. Add cinnamon chips and stir into batter. Set aside. Spoon batter into 4 mini loaf pans until about 2/3 full. Mix 3 T. sugar and 3 t. cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle over the batter in each loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 35-38 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.
Recipe Submitted By Jenny
- 50 cleaned and peeled garlic cloves (about 5 garlic bulbs)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large and diced onions
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 250 ml chicken broth (as a base)
- 1 bunch of fresh herbs, parsley, thyme, bay leaf
- 3 cups diced stale bread
- 1 cup sour cream
Heat the oven to 180 °C. Cut off the top of the garlic bulbs, cover with some olive oil and wrap the garlic in a tin foil. Bake for 90 minutes, then let the garlic cool for a few minutes. In the meantime, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some butter in a sauce pot, on medium temperature. Cook the onions for 10 minutes. Mash the baked garlic and add it in the sauce pot. Stir well, add some chopped thyme, chicken broth and fresh herbs.
Turn the temperature on low, add the bread and cook for 5 minutes, or until the bread cubes soften. Take the herbs out of the sauce pot and blend the mixture well, until you get a nice and creamy texture. Take the mixture back in the sauce pot, and add some sour cream or double cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Submitted by Lori
Jack Daniel’s Fudge
5 cups sugar (2 pounds)
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
25 large marshmallows, ripped in half
11.5 oz Ghiradelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup Jack Daniels, or a whiskey you really like. You will be able to really taste it!
1. Whisk whiskey with confectioner’s sugar, and set aside.
2. Foil and butter a 9 x 13 (or larger) baking pan.
3. Put sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla in a large pot with a heavy bottom. Stirring steadily until mixture boils, continue stirring while letting it boil for 3 minutes (time it, this is important). Remove from heat.
4. Add the marshmallows and chocolate, stirring until all of it is melted and blended into the sugar mix.
5. Give whiskey mixture a quick stir, and add it to the pot, stirring until fully incorporated.
6. Pour into a greased pan, and chill. Let mellow for a day before cutting.
Recipe from a friend that found it at: Jackaholics
Coconut Cream Pie
1/4 C pecans
1/2 C almond flour
1/2 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
6 Tbsp chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp heavy cream (or butter, palm shortening, lard)
Coconut Cream Layer:
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 large egg
3 Tbsp arrowroot powder
3 Tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/8 tsp salt
Coconut Whipping Cream:
1/2 C full fat coconut milk, chilled (light coconut milk will not work)
toasted coconut to garnish
Grind the pecans until coarse meal using a food processor or a blender and place it in a bowl
Mix in the almond flour, coconut oil and honey
Line a 7×5 glass baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture until evenly distributed
Bake crust at 350°F for about about 10 minutes or until the edges start to brown
Let it cool on a wire rack
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler
Add heavy cream and mix to combine
Pour mixture on top of the crust and refrigerate
Coconut Cream Layer:
Combine the coconut milk, egg, arrowroot powder, honey and salt in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until it thickens
Stir in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract
Pour the filling over the cooled crust and chocolate
Refrigerate for about 4 hours or until the coconut layer is firm
Coconut Whipping Cream:
Open the lid of a can of full fat coconut milk and refrigerate a day before you make this pie. The coconut milk with thicken and separate from its water
Now that you made your pie it is time to add the coconut whipping cream and garnish it with toasted coconut. Remove the can of coconut milk from the fridge and take 1/2 cup of the solid coconut and place it in a bowl. Be careful not to mix the solid coconut with the water in the bottom of the can.
Whip the coconut with a hand mixer until fluffy. Spread it over the coconut cream layer
Toast coconut in the oven for just a few minutes at 350°F until it begins to turn brown and sprinkle over the coconut cream pie. Be careful and watch this step closely so the coconut does not burn.
Recipe Submitted by Sheri
Cinnamon Roll Cake
I honestly have to say this is THE best cake I have tasted in a long time!!!
Ingredients For The Cake:
3 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 c granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 c milk
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 c (1 stick) butter, melted
Ingredients for the cinnamon filling:
1/2 cup melted butter
1 c packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon
for the glaze:
2 c powdered sugar, sifted
5 Tbsp cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions For The Cake:
Grease a 9″x13″ cake pan (or line it with parchment paper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
Add milk, eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
Add the melted butter and mix until everything is smooth.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
Instructions For The Filling:
In a medium mixing bowl mix sugar, flour and cinnamon until combined. Stir in butter.
Drop Tbsp of the filling over the cake batter. Swirl gently with knife or a rubber spatula.
Bake the cake 40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the cake part comes out clean.
Cool the cake for 10 minutes. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread evenly.
Instructions For The Glaze:
Add powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
Add vanilla and milk and whisk together until smooth and drizzling consistency. Spread over still warm cake.
Keeps covered in room temperature for up to 3 days.
Apple-Pumpkin Spice Cake (with homemade Pumpkin spice frosting)
Spice cake mix (brand is your choice)
1/2 can of Apple pie filling approx 3/4 cups (brand choice is yours)
3 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 cup of pumpkin pie ready mix (it already has your spices added to it)
1 box instant vanilla pudding (you can use sugar free)
Preheat oven to 350*
grease your 9×5 (I use butter flavored crisco – but its your choice)
In mixing bowl, add spice cake mix, cinnamon, pumpkin pie mix, instant pudding, eggs and beat on med speed until mixed well.
then add your apple pie filling and mix well on low speed.
Pour into your greased 9×5 loaf pan.
Bake for 30 mins or until inserted toothpick in center of cake comes out clean.
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1/3 cup of butter
1/2 tablespoon of milk (you can use cream)
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice (3 tablespoons if you really want to taste a lot of pumpkin)
In mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and mix on med until blended well
Note: Make sure your Apple-Pumpkin Spice cake is completely cooled before frosting.
Recipe Submitted by Jane
Deep Fried Tequila Shots
Sponge Cake/Angel Food Cake
Oil for Frying (Canola Oil)
Just cube up the cake into small squares
Dip the cube quickly into the tequila (Keep in mind, the longer the dip the stronger it will be)
Gently place them into a pot of 2”oil
Fry them up till they are golden on all sides
Let them cool off on a paper towel
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
p.s. You can use ANY liquor you like, it is all good!
Recipe Submitted by Amy
Pumpkin Pie Shake
2 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup fat free half & half
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup low fat graham cracker crumbs
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined
Rim the glasses with a light coating of honey (or frosting) and then dip into graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and sugar (or another favorite topping)
Pour in the shake, sprinkle some additional crumbs, pumpkin pie spice, whip cream and/or cinnamon and ENJOY!!
Recipe Submitted by MJ