Monday, February 28, 2011

HELLO FRIENDS

I want to apologize for my lengthy absence from this site. My husband has been going through a rough patch and we have been very taken up with his problems. He is currently physically stable and his mental health is improving. Thank you for your care and concern. Also, I want to thank you for continuing to visit this site as well as recommending it to others during my absence. God Bless and may you continue to enjoy many "Sweet Treats"!

BLUEBERRY SPICE DUMP CAKE

1 regular-size can crushed pineapple
2 cans blueberry pie filling
1 box spice cake mix
2 sticks margarine

In a 9 x 13-inch baking pan dump the pineapple and spread evenly.
Layer the blueberry pie filling over the pineapple and spread out evenly.
Dump the dry cake mix over the pie filling and spread out evenly.
Cut both sticks of margarine into small pats and place across the top of the cake mix.

Bake cake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mini Chip Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 pkg (12-oz)semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degree oven.
Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside.

In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In large mixer bowl,beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend the flour mixture into the egg mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake cupcakes around 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool. Frost with the following chocolate frosting (or your favorite chocolate frosting). Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with the remaining mini chips.

FROSTING:

1cup semi-sweet Chocolate mini chips(saved from the above recipe)
1 stick butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 tsp vanilla

Melt chips a few seconds in microwave until they smooth when stirred.
In a small mixer bowl,beat butter and powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla with the melted chips.