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White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

wcrcI am a big fan of shortcuts in cooking and baking. I am also a big fan of Immaculate Baking Company Yellow Scratch Cake Mix. It’s got a nice buttery flavor. Delicious.

We woke up to some nasty freezing rain in Central Maryland. I don’t have to be anywhere until 3:00 and even that outing has moved to a tentative status due to the state of the roads. Perfect day for baking. I have two boxes of my favorite baking mix that I got for My Faithful Assistant to use over Thanksgiving weekend. He opted out of my diabolical plot to have baked goods with no work. My loss is my own gain, I guess!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
1 box Immaculate Yellow Scratch Cake Mix prepared according to instructions
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
1 cup fresh raspberries – Sorry! Frozen are not recommended for this. Too mushy.

  1. Prepare the mix according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Fold in the melted white chocolate so it’s sort of streaked through the batter.
  3. Gently fold in the raspberries.
  4. Transfer to muffin tin and bake according to the box instructions.
  5. Carefully remove your cupcakes from the pan and, when cool, drizzle with melted white chocolate.

In a word, AMAZING! My cupcakes were tender and buttery and practically melted in my mouth.

As you can see, I am not a very good drizzler. I melted a small amount of chips in a measuring cup and the spout wasn’t really conducive to drizzling so we have more of a plop.

This would make a very tasty brunch cake, and with Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, I think there will be a lot of people having some lovely Christmas brunches. Not a fan of raspberries? No worries! Pick a different fresh fruit. As I mentioned above, frozen are not recommended for this. They will be mushy and ruin your cute little cakes.

If you’re stuck inside, I hope you’re getting some baking done too!

Enjoy!

Guest Post: Ham and Cheese Crescents

hccIt’s the end of the marking period so it’s also a long weekend. Lucky for my Faithful Assistant, there were many coupons for Pillsbury dough in the paper today. He enjoys baking so I thought it would be fun for him to pick up a bunch of dough to help keep him busy this weekend. Turned out, even with the coupons, Immaculate Baking Company dough was less, so that’s what I got!

Lunch today was his first go-round. I gave him a tube of Immaculate Crescent Rolls and told him to have at it. He made delicious Ham and Cheese Crescents. Here are his instructions.

Ham and Cheese Crescents
1 tube of crescent roll dough
8 pieces of ham
8 pieces of cheese

1. If you have a dog that likes to be under your feet when you’re cooking, get it out of the room. We put our dog in the family room with one gate up. There are two ways to get out of the family room. I only put up one gate. He almost never figures it out.
2. Preheat the oven to 350.
3. Follow the instructions on the side of the tube to get the dough out. Be careful when you pop open the tube so the dough doesn’t fall on the ground.
4. Unroll your dough on to a piece of parchment paper that’s on your pan. Break apart all the triangles of dough.
5. Put one piece of ham and one piece of cheese on each triangle of dough.
6. Roll up the triangles from the fat end to the skinny end. Press the tip of the dough into the side of the roll so it doesn’t fall apart.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes until they’re golden brown.

These rolls were very easy to make and very delicious. I was kind of hoping my mom had gotten some little hotdogs so I could make pigs in a blanket. Maybe next time. I will also think I will make them for dessert with some strawberries and Nutella.

I hope you like my Ham and Cheese Crescents!

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