Thursday, May 22, 2008

Buttermilk Brownie Cake

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 15 x 10-inch baking pans.
2. To prepare brownies, combine granulated sugar, flour and cocoa; mix well.
3. Combine 1 cup water with oil and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add to flour mixture and mix well. Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs and vanilla. Beat well by hand and pour into pan. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely on wire racks.
4. To prepare frosting, combine butter, cocoa and buttermilk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla with a mixer at low speed. Spread evenly over cooled brownies. Makes about 3 dozen brownies.

Note: You can also make this recipe using 2 13-by-9-inch pans. Adjust the cooking time down to 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Nutrition facts per serving: 140 calories, 7g fat, 1g protein, 20g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 60mg sodium.

Rhubarb Cake

1 yellow cake mix
4 c. rhubarb, diced
1 c. sugar
2 cartons whipping cream

Mix cake according to box directions. Toss rhubarb in sugar, put on top of cake mix. Pour whipping cream over all. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Better than Sex Cake


* 1 German chocolate or other chocolate cake
* 3/4 cup fudge topping
* 3/4 cup caramel topping
* 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
* 1 cup crushed toffee bits
* 1 tub of whipped topping or 1 envelope Dream Whip, prepared with milk

Bake cake according to package instructions. After the cake has cooled, make holes in the entire top of the cake using a large fork or the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour (one at a time) fudge, caramel, and condensed milk over the top of the cake and let each flavor soak in before adding the next. Frost the cake with the whipped topping and sprinkle the toffee bits over the top.