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Random Awesomeness… The Betty Crocker Edition

10 Nov

Over the last few years I’ve been honing my culinary prowess. I’m not exactly TOP CHEF material yet, but I’m putting y’all on notice, Sham can burn a lil sumn. In support of my endeavors, my stupendous team bought me a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer!!! (I said that last phrase in my Oprah voice, in case you were wondering) And without further do, here is my CANOPY GREEN mixer, in all its glorious splendor…

mixerAnd in retribution for their generous gift I made them these cupcakes…

cupcakes

And because I love you… I am sharing the recipe 😉

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (18.25 oz) package of chocolate (or devil’s food) cake mix
  • 1 (3.9 oz) package of Jell-O® instant chocolate pudding mix (again the chocolate fudge, devil’s food flavors will also work just fine)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
 DIRECTIONS
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour cake pan.
  2. Combine ingredients & beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips & pour into baking pan.
  3. Baking times vary depending on the size of your pan, but a bundt pan will take 1 hour; 2 nine-inch round pans take about 30 minutes and cupcakes pans take about 20 minutes to cook. You can test their readiness by sticking a clean toothpick through the middle of the pan. If it comes out free of cake batter, then you’re in good shape. Be mindful that melted chocolate on the toothpick could just mean that you poked a chocolate chip.
  4. Allow to cool before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk (as needed)
 DIRECTIONS
Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.
 
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NOTE: this recipe is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD, like slap yo mama good, so save it for a time when you’re REALLY celebrating something, or apologizing to your boo or just showing off and NOT dieting, LOL! Happy baking…
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4 Sep

I know I’m super duper extra late with this but I just saw Red Tails this weekend & I am pleased to say that it was an excellent movie. I love historical films, but this one was a great marriage of special effects, history & my personal fave… CHOCOLATE! If you don’t know about the Tuskegee Airmen, I encourage you to do some research & find out about their epic contributions to the Allied Forces during WW2.

 All this chocolatey goodness in one film should be against the friggin law. I’m sending George Lucas a fruit basket or something… who’s with me?

Is it hot in here?

3 Feb

A little chocolate to go w/ your morning coffee…

Read Wei’s interview w/ Malcom Jamal Warner (via Hairscapades)