Saturday, March 21, 2009

Snickers Cake

This is one of my family's favorite cakes. It's called Snickers Cake. I just made it for my wonderful honey's birthday today. I got it out of a recipe book years ago.

Snickers Cake

1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. caramels
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1 c. walnuts
4 oz. Cool Whip

Mix cake mix as directed. Put 1/2 of the batter into a prepared 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 250 degrees. Melt caramel, 1/2 c. milk, and butter in a double boiler; pour over cake. Sprinkle with 3/4 c. chocolate chips and 1 c. chopped nuts. Spread remaining batter over the top. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes and then for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool.


Beat 1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding with 1 c. milk. Fold in 4 oz. Cool Whip. Spread over cake when cool and sprinkle with more nuts, if desired.

My camera's not the best for macro shots but here's a picture with the caramel middle. Mmmm!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bran Muffins

This is a recipe that I got from my friend, Phyllis, and for those of you that know Phyllis, you know that any recipe you get from her is going to be good. I don't think there's anything she's made that's not good. At least not that I ever remember trying.
One good thing about these muffins is that you don't have to make them all at once. If you want fresh muffins every morning for breakfast then you can make up the mix and then just bake the amount you want each morning. The mix will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month. You can even add something different to the batter that you're using each day and have something a little different that day.
I made this recipe today and made some just bran muffins and some I added chopped up mixed berries. I also made regular size muffins for us "adults" and the smaller size for my grandsons just to make them a little special. They thought that was pretty cool!
Anyways, here's the recipe.

Bran Muffins

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together:
2 cups milk
2 cups All Bran Cereal
Set aside.

Mix until foamy:
2 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar

Now add the milk and bran cereal into this.

Then add:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Place in paper lined muffin tins or one that's been sprayed.
Bake for 20 minutes.