Sugary sweets are both a blessing and curse, we love eating them but then sometimes hate ourselves for eating too many. However, they’re still an integral part of many people’s diets and they’re not going anywhere. There are definitely some healthier alternatives now with different kinds of sugar, dried fruit or even sugar substitutes. But not a lot of them still keep that rich sweet flavor of regular desserts and they don’t provide the same level of satisfaction. Therefore the best thing to do when you’re craving sweets is to make them yourself. So here are some interesting new recipes for you to try out.
Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors of cakes is chocolate. Even a plain boxed chocolate mix can be satisfying and delicious. But the tuxedo cake takes this whole flavor profile to another level. It looks very impressive but at the same time it is so easy to make, it’s ridiculous. And also don’t let its strange name fool you – this dessert will make your taste buds explode!
How to make:
First bake the cake according to the package directions and let it cool down. Mix butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla for the frosting. Assemble the cake with frosting and pour over it a mixture of whipped topping and chocolate chips. Decorate with big chocolate curls for the best dramatic effect.
Sometimes the new trends in fashion are just reinvented old things that were popular a long time ago. Same can be said about different aspects of our lives, including cooking. Your grandmother’s cookbook may show you some recipes that you’ve never seen or simply forgotten about. And Bundt cake is probably one of the best examples. It is a very classy old fashioned recipe made in a very traditional cake pan that gave it its name. There are many variations of these cakes but one thing they all have in common – they’re always easy to prepare.
Start making this chocolate Bundt cake by microwaving a cup of coffee with butter and cocoa powder in a bowl. Then mix the dry ingredients and add the cooled coffee mixture to them. Lastly mix eggs, vanilla and sour cream and combine the cake batter. Bake for 55 minutes and let cool down completely. To be honest, Bundt cakes don’t necessarily need any decoration; the shape itself is pretty and eye-catching enough. But if you want, mix together warm heavy cream and chocolate for the icing and lightly decorate the cake.
America is known to be a hot pot of different cultures trying to live together in peace. And therefore various cuisines are also represented all over the country, especially in places like New York. And a lot of traditional European recipes have been adapted and changed to suit the available ingredients or tastes of Americans. Take these thumbprint cookies, for example. Their recipe came all the way from Sweden where they’re called “Raspberry Cave” and for a good reason, might I add. And they’re extremely simple yet so delicious!
Recipe: Cream together butter and sugar, add vanilla and then start slowly mixing in flour until combined into dough. Scoop out the cookies, make small indentations in the middle for the filling and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Then fill them out with the jam of your choice and bake. Enjoy them as a great tea snack!
I think what we all should remember is that experimenting in the kitchen is fun, the cooking skills don’t always matter and the end results may turn out surprisingly delicious. Try them today.