Monday, April 27, 2015

Root Beer Cake

Have you ever tried coca-cola cake? We haven't tried it yet but we did try root beer cake! I don't know how it compares to coca-cola cake, but it sure was delicious!
 The frosting is by far our favorite part! Next time we make brownies, we are going to use this frosting on top of them because we think it will be amazing!
 We didn't detect much of a root beer flavor but the root beer made the cake soft and moist.
 For this recipe all we did was use root beer in place of the coca cola in this recipe by Brown Eyed Baker. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, we definitely suggest that you do! It is full of delicious looking recipes.

Let us know if you try this recipe! We hope you love it as much as our friends did! You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Bloglovin.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brown Sugar Cookies-Take 2!!

The first time we made these cookies, we added chocolate chips to them and thought they were absolutely delicious! We thought we would make the chocolate chip version of these cookies but with a little twist....
We added Nestle Toll House's Delight Fulls!! 
Here is a picture of our browned butter. I (Georgia) think that brown butter smells good (like nutty caramel), but Ashley doesn't like the way it smells... She says it "smells gross." 
Doesn't it look so good? This is a picture of the butter, brown sugar, and eggs all mixed together. 
We simply mixed in the baking morsels after the flour was mixed into the dough and it worked like a charm. We were a little afraid that the mixer would break the morsels and they would no longer resemble chocolate chips, but i guess they are stronger then they look! Using the mixer worked like a charm and saved our arms from a good workout!
We don't know if we can say these ones are better then the ones without the chocolate chips, but we can definitely say that they sure are scrumptious!
When we went to the store they had mini Oreos on sale for a dollar, so we thought we would try making Oreo stuffed brown sugar cookies. We think they are pretty good! We took out some dough before adding the baking morsels and covered a few mini Oreo with it. Then we baked them like normal. Speaking of Oreos, Have you tried the lemon ones yet? They are so delicious and, in our opinion, are one of the best kinds of Oreos!

Let us know on Twitter or Instagram if you try these!! If you do, we hope you love them!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lemon Cake Pops

It has been a long time since we have tried cake pops because we have had so much trouble with them when we tried the first couple of times. The chocolate cracked and ran down the sticks on a couple of the cake pops. Not this time though! These ones turned out great! These cake pops are lemon with white chocolate coating.

 We started with a 9x13 inch lemon cake and crumbled it up into a bowl. Then we added 3/4 a pound of lemon frosting and mixed it all up so that there were no chunks of cake or frosting. We then rolled them into balls using about a tablespoon of the cake/frosting mixture. We froze them for about 15 minutes and then put them in the fridge while we prepared the white chocolate.
When we melted our white chocolate we added a little paraffin wax to it in order to make the chocolate thinner and easier to dip the cake pops in.
When we dipped the cake pops, we dipped the sticks into the chocolate so that it was covered on about half an inch of the end. Then we stuck that stick into the cake ball then dipped the ball into the chocolate. Let some of the chocolate run off before you let the chocolate set. We stuck our cake pops into Styrofoam so that they could harden while standing up.
The awesome thing about cake pops is that you can make them any flavor you want. All you have to do is change the type of cake and/or frosting you use. You can use any kind of chocolate to dip them in or you can use the colored candy melts. They are also very cute and you can make them as fancy or plain as you want to. 

Have you ever made cake pops? Did you find them easy? Our cake pops were easy this time, but we have definitly had our troubles with them. Let us know on Twitter or Instagram if you make cake pops! We would love to see how yours turn out! We hope you will give them a try!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Brownies!!

Happy Easter!!! We are going to Church and getting together with family to celebrate. Our family never has a traditional Easter meal with a ham and everything (we never have traditional meals for holidays.. lasagna at thanksgiving and Greek at Christmas). We really don't mind the anti-traditional meals of our family since we don't care too much for ham or turkey.. does that make us weird? Any way, we made gluten-free, vegan (we made them not vegan by putting buttercream on them) brownies to take to our get together. We have been wanting to give vegan brownies a try and one of our family members cannot eat gluten at the moment because of a health issue, so no better time like the present!
 We ground our own oat flour using our food processor. This is actually really easy to do. You can see little chunks of oats in our brownies. This is just because our oats didn't go long enough in the food processor to make them flour consistency. The oat chunks actually give the brownies a kind of chewy texture that we enjoy.
 We were a little skeptical when we tried these brownies given that they are gluten free and vegan (without the frosting), but they are delicious!! 
 We used a grass tip to frost the grass and Reese's eggs to decorate them.

This would look just as cute on cupcakes or even a cake! Let us know how it turns out if you try it! 
The recipe that we give you here was adapted from this recipe.

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup raw sugar (only if you want them to e completely vegan)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbs ground flaxseed plus 1 tbs water (mix together first and put in the fridge until you are ready to           use it)
1/4 cup plus 2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups oat flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine the sugars and applesauce. Beat in the flaxseed/water mixture, almond milk, vanilla, and vinegar. 
  3. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Gradually add to the sugar/applesauce mixture. 
  4. Pour into a parchment paper lined 9x13 inch pan (you can also use a nonstick pan, but we have only tried the parchment paper method)
  5.  Bake for 16-20 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.