Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”

 

Ingredients

2 cups Sugar                                      1 ½ tsp Baking Soda         1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1 ¾ cups All Purpose Flour             1 tsp Salt                             2 tsp Vanilla Extract

¾ cup Hershey Cocoa                       3 Eggs                                   1 cup Boiling Water

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder                     1 cup Milk

 

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans.  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).

Pour into pans and bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and remove cakes from pans to wire racks.

Cool completely.  Frost with Chocolate Frosting .

Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients    

½ cup (1 stick butter)               3 cups Powdered Sugar    1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

2/3 cup Hershey Cocoa             1/3 cup Milk

Directions

Melt butter.  Stir in cocoa.  Alternately add powdered sugar and milk.  Beat on medium speed to spreading consistency.  Add more milk if needed.  Stir in vanilla.  Makes about 2 cups of frosting.  Top with chopped walnuts, pecans or shaved semi sweet Bakers Chocolate or candy bar.

 

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Peanut Butter Pie from Grandma’s Kitchen

 

 Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

PUDDING:
1 cup cold milk
½ cup cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 cups milk
3 Tbsp butter
cup sugar
CRUMB MIXTURE:
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
baked 9-10 inch deep pie shell
2 cups whipped topping (sweetened)

Directions

PUDDING

Mix cornstarch, salt, 1 c milk, egg yolk and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside. Heat 3 c milk, butter and sugar until scalding, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot mixture while stirring with a whisk. Cook until mixture has thickened but remove from heat before boiling. Chill in fridge

CRUMB MIXTURE

Mix powdered sugar and peanut butter until small crumbs form (mix with water)

Place 1/2 of the crumbs onto pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding on top of crumbs

Place remaining crumbs on top of the pudding- remaining a little to sprinkle on whipped topping. Top with whipped topping and extra crumbs.

Cheeze-It Crackers Homemade

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Ingredients

1 cup flour

4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small squares

1 (8-ounce) bag grated extra-sharp 2% Cheddar cheese (preferably orange)

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in food processor, and pulse until crumbly. Add cold water, a tablespoon at a time, until dough comes together. Form into ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Place dough between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper, and roll out to ⅛ inch thickness. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet, and, using pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 1 inch squares. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake for 25 minutes. Test for crispiness; crackers may take a few minutes more to finish crisping.

Remove from oven when crisp and just starting to brown. Let cool and serve.