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Cake Batter Fudge – 10 Minute Recipe!

Published March 1, 2013 by thepinkgourmet

This is one of the easiest and most delicious fudge recipes I have made!  It really does take only about 10 minutes.  When I first saw this recipe I was a little skeptical.  I did not truly think they would be that easy to make and taste so yummy!!!  They are also very addicting, you will know what I mean after you take your first bite…… These would be perfect to take to a party.  You would be the hit of the party.  I took mine to a luncheon and everyone that had one LOVED them!!!!

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Cake Batter Fudge

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Ingredients

Instructions Mix cake mix and icing sugar in microwave-safe bowl. Add butter and milk. Don’t stir.
Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir immediately until completely combined. Add sprinkles. Do not overmix as sprinkle colour may bleed.
Spread into greased pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
* Makes one 6 x 6” container, or double for an 8 x 8” pan. ** Notes: If the batter comes out too runny, stir in about 1 tsp or sugar or cake mix at a time until stiff. If too thick to stir in all components, slowly add 1/2 tsp of milk at a time, but batter should be thick!

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This is all you need to make this recipe.

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Put your confectioners sugar and cake mix into a microwave safe bowl.  Mix it up.  Then add your milk and butter. Do not stir this.  I doubled the recipe so I used 1 stick of butter, 2 cups of confectioners sugar, 2 cups + 2 tbsp. cake mix, but only 1/4 cup of milk.  I also used a cake mix that already had sprinkles so I did not add very many more sprinkles.

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Microwave for 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and stir until completely combined.  This is where you add your sprinkles.

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Pour into an 8×8 greased pan. I lined mine with non-stick foil.

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Refrigerate for at least one hour.

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This is what it will look like when it has set.  It smells as good as it taste!!!  🙂  Cut it in to whatever size pieces you like.  I now know I have a quick go to recipe for when I need something to make and not a lot of time to make it.

I give this recipe plus out of 4……

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Kittencal’s Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens

Published February 11, 2013 by thepinkgourmet

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What better way to start the Valentine’s Week than with Sugar Cookie cut out hearts with pink frosting and sprinkles!  This is my favorite time of the year!  I love hearts, the color pink and sprinkles!!  This Sugar Cookie recipe is one of the best I have made.  The cookies are light  and not too sweet on the inside. The frosting is delicious on these.  They are also easy to make but take awhile to roll out and frost.  You will need several hours to make these but they are well worth the trouble.

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Kittencal’s Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens

Recipe

Ingredients

COOKIES

FROSTING

    • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar ( the sugar must be sifted)
    • 1 tablespoon milk ( adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency)
    • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract ( can use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in place of the almond)
    • food coloring ( use your choice of colours)

Directions

  1. For cookies; in a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Set oven to 400°F.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only).
  6. On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  8. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 4-6 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.
  11. For the frosting; in a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1-2 tablespoons, you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
  12. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup).
  13. Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colours.
  14. Add in food colouring until desired intensity is achieved.
  15. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into icing.
  16. Allow to set on waxed paper

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The first thing you need to do is cream the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. I did not use almond extract like it calls for. You want to cream this till it is light and fluffy.

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In another bowl combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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Slowly add this to your batter until well incorporated.

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It should look like this when all the flour has been added in.  You need to refrigerate this for at least 2 hours.

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After dough has chilled take it out and roll it till it is about 1/4 inch thick.  Use whatever shape cookie cutter you want.

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Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 4-6 minutes at 400 degrees.  I baked mine at around 380 degrees, 400 was too hot for my cookies.

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When they are done they will be a little brown . Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.

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This is all you need to make your frosting.  The corn syrup is what makes them glossy.

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Make sure you sift the powdered sugar.  Add the milk and food coloring to the powdered sugar.  You will have to adjust the amount of milk and powdered sugar as you go.

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Next beat in your vanilla and corn syrup till smooth and glossy.

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I did what the recipe said and painted on the frosting with a silicone brush.  It made it a lot easier using the brush.  I then added my sprinkles to the top of my cookies.

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Have you seen more beautiful looking cookies?  Try to eat just one……. I know I couldn’t!

I give this recipe plus out of 4……

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