Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

 

 

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These are the cutest little cakes my eyes have ever laid eyes on, I just may have found my newest way to treat my friends and family.  I bought this pan at a garage sale but never used it, I am a sucker for anything baking.  You can buy similar ones like this, or this, or this, depends on how much you want to spend.  Or just check out your local garage sales this upcoming spring and score an ultra cheap one like I did, probably only spend $1.00. Either way you are sure to bake up some delightful goodies!

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Now onto the actual chocolate bundt recipe.  Its simple, yet absolutely delicious chocolate cake and the added ganache is so smooth.  Do not be afraid of the added coffee in the cake coffee really does intensify the chocolate flavor!  

A simple shortcut that I make with two of the ingredients in this recipe is DIY cake flour and buttermilk.  

For the cake flour: using your 1 cup measuring cup, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, then fill the rest of the 1 cup with flour.  

For Buttermilk: using your 1/2 cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoons of vinegar, then fill the rest of the 1 cup with milk, let sit for 5-10 minutes.  

Whola your homemade, and cheap DIY cake flour and buttermilk!

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Bundt Cake recipe adapted from Dash of Grace

Chocolate Ganache recipe adapted from Chocolate Chocolate and more

Happy baking, then Eating:)

KK

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Ohh look at the melted cheese, and toasted bun!! These sandwiches are a family favorite!  The swiss cheese, salty ham and a wonderful mustard/mayo sauce makes these a go-to lunch or supper anytime of the year.

Ham is something we always have an abundance of in our freezer.  Our hockey association has a ham fundraiser every fall, one ham is about 15-17 lbs. spiral cut and pre-cooked for $45.00.  I typically buy two, one to freeze and save for Easter, the other I will cut up and refreeze in gallon ziploc bags.

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The recipe is below but here is picture by picture of the steps starting with step 2 in the directions.  Really there is no way to screw this up, just pile on the good and bake!

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recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Happy Baking:)

Classic Buttermilk Waffles

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A Christmas gift to my husband several years ago was a Belgian waffle iron, well lets be honest it was more for me to use and him to reap the benefits.  Actually my family benefits too because of my love for being in the kitchen.  All my meals are with them in mind, adjusting to our taste buds but challenging them out of their box.  Keeping meals simple but special.

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I purchased a rotating waffle maker  from our local SHOPKO on a black friday.  It super easy to use and a snap to clean up. Double bonus if you ask me.  Since breakfast is his and everybody’s favorite meal any time of day and I like to make breakfast, it was the perfect gift. Homemade waffles from scratch take minutes to prepare, nothing compared to the boxed mix.  Just look how fluffy they are.  Pair waffles with eggs and bacon, or sausage and you have created a wonderful meal anytime of day.  This recipes is classic but very flavorful and buttery. ENJOY!

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waffles recipe

recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

KK