Sunday, February 15, 2009

Better Than Sex Cake...

Forget about all the 'Better Than Sex' cakes you have ever tried, here is the real keeper...

Today is my cute husbands birthday and its tradition that he gets his favorite cake... I took some photos of the 5 LB work of art when I was finished so I hope they help. Pictures always help me out a ton!

Every person who has this cake cant seem to forget about it, thanks to my Mother-In-Law for this LEGENDARY cake... if you dont like the name of it, change it to 'Skor Bar Cake'.

1 Box Milk Chocolate Cake mix
1 Jar Mrs. Richarsons Butterscotch Caramel Topping
1 Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 16oz Tub Of Cool Whip
8 Skor Bars (MMMMM)

Now, read these instructions because I had to learn through trial and error.

1- Bake the chocolate cake mix on a large cookie sheet, grease first of course.
2- Let the cake cool completely, do not place in fridge (for some reason I feel like this makes the cake not as absorbent to the caramel)...
3- Mix together the Butterscotch Caramel (I heat it up for 30 seconds in the microwave), and the eagle brand- mix these 2 very well.
4- Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake, I usually do about 20 or more.
5- Pour the yummy caramel mixture over the cake, spread well.
6- Let the cake sit for a while to absorb the caramel.
7- Top with cool whip and 8 chopped up Skor bars...
Refrigerate and enjoy!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Banana Bread

I just made this recipe 2 days ago and loved it, I had bananas that I let get nice and brown and figured since produce always goes bad at my house, I should make the best of it. I love this recipe, so simple & amazing. This is my Aunt Jeanne's recipe- its a similar version of my Grandma Dora Mae's recipe.

1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 TSP Lemon Juice
2 Eggs
1 Cup Mashed Banana's (the riper, browner, mushier... the better)
1/4 Cup Milk
1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1/4 TSP Salt
2 Cups Flour

Add ingredients in this order, mixing continuously... mix well.
We like to add milk chocolate chips, the recipe says you can use 1 Cup Nuts but I dont believe nuts belong in food.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or longer- depending on loaf. Use toothpick to know for sure. This makes 2 medium size loaves at my house...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love to bake, especially sweet stuff. This is my Aunt Ladawn's recipe; and its become a legend in my family. Every time I make these for people I always have someone ask for the recipe. They are so amazing. I like to put the chocolate chips in the blender so they are super fine... most of the time I don't even bake the whole batch cause I LOVE the dough.

1 Cup Shortening
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup White Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 TSP. Vanilla
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP in 1 TBS Water
2 Cups Oatmeal
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Bag Of Milk Chocolate Chips
OPTIONAL; 1 Cup Heath Toffee Chips (Ah-Mazing)

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, I usually under cook them cause I love chewy... but if you are like my step dad, 12 minutes is perfect if you love a crunch!

Enjoy one of my favorite cookies in the world...