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Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe

Posted: June 22, 2020 in Recipes
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The caramel cream cheese frosting is slightly savory to balance out the sweetness of this three-layer cake.

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Ingredients

CAKE LAYERS

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups seedless blackberry jam or preserves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or black walnuts
  • 1 cup golden raisins

FROSTING

  • 3 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup jarred caramel topping
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

GARNISHES

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped pecans or black walnuts
  • Fresh blackberries

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with parchment paper.

Step 2

Prepare the Cake Layers: Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Place sugar and eggs in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; beat on medium speed until thick and smooth, 3 minutes. Change to paddle attachment. Add oil, jam, and vanilla extract; beat until combined, 1 minute.

Step 4

Add half of the flour mixture to jam mixture; beat on low speed until just combined, 20 to 45 seconds. Add buttermilk; beat on low speed until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture; beat on low speed until smooth and combined, about 30 seconds. Fold in nuts and raisins; divide evenly among prepared pans.

Step 5

Bake in preheated oven until edges of Cake Layers are just starting to pull from sides of pans and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes, rotating pans from top to bottom rack halfway through baking. Press gently on top of layers to flatten any doming; cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely, about 1 hour.

Step 6

Prepare the Frosting: Place cream cheese and sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; beat on medium-low speed until combined. Add caramel topping; beat until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. With mixer running, slowly pour in cream and add salt. Beat on medium speed until thick and smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. (Mixture will look runny at first but will thicken as the cream is whipped.)

Step 7

Transfer about two-thirds of the Frosting to a piping bag. Place 1 Cake Layer on a serving plate. Pipe Frosting on top of layer, using a circular motion and starting from the outside and gradually moving to the center. Repeat process with remaining layers. Cover sides with remaining Frosting. (Drag the back of a spoon in a side-to-side motion across the Frosting for a textured look.) Garnish cake with nuts
and blackberries.


biscuitsFirst, there was a wave of quarantine baking, so intense that you couldn’t (and maybe still can’t!) find bread flour anywhere. Now, it seems like our Instagram feeds are seeing something new and comfort-foody: butter swim biscuits.

What are butter swim biscuits?

They’re delicious homemade biscuits (easy dough, I promise!) cooked in a pool of butter. Quick and easy to put together, the taste and tender crumb makes you want to have breakfast for dinner. So, let’s stop all this chatter and get on with the show.

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pickleveggiesI’ve never met a pickle I didn’t like. But there’s a lot more to sink your teeth into than just cucumbers, you can pickle anything from onions to carrots to Brussels sprouts. Ready to try it out at home? Here’s how to pickle vegetables.

What Are Quick-Pickled Vegetables?

The most mouth-puckering homemade pickles are left to marinate in brine for a few days to maximize their flavor. But you can still pickle and eat certain veggies in the same hour if you don’t have a lot of marinating time, depending on their size and how they’re cut. Enter quick-pickled veggies. For instance, whole cucumbers need at least 48 hours to turn acidic, but sliced onions can soak up homemade brine in just 15 minutes if that’s all the time you have. The longer the veggies can soak, the more pickled they’ll be but don’t sweat it if you need them pronto.

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How to Make the Best Lobster Bisque

Posted: June 17, 2020 in Recipes
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lobsterbisqueA well-made lobster bisque is nothing short of incredible: velvety smooth, rich and packed full of seafood flavor. The secret to getting there is to make the broth from scratch. The broth is unique as it uses lobster shells and a touch of tomato paste to create deep, complex flavors that are perfectly rounded out when you add a splash of heavy cream. Finish it off by studding the creamy soup with chunks of buttery lobster meat, and you have a date-night dinner winner.

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Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket

Posted: June 16, 2020 in Recipes
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brisketPrep Time30 mins

Cook Time15 hrs

Resting Time1 hr

Total Time16 hrs 30 mins

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peach_upsidedown_cakeThis cake is filled with fresh peaches, roasted Saigon cinnamon, roasted ground ginger and toasted pecans,  and that makes it different.

Tips for making Praline Peach Upside-Down Cake:

  • Canned peaches or frozen peaches that have been defrosted can be substituted for the fresh peaches.
  • For more flavor, try adding a tablespoon of bourbon to the butter/brown sugar mixture.
  • Whatever you do, don’t let the cake cool for longer than 10 minutes in the pan before you remove it. It will start to stick as the butter and sugar on the bottom of the pan cool and harden.

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Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

Posted: June 8, 2020 in Recipes
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Ingredients

  • 6 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, chives and 1/2 cup spinach (save the remaining spinach for another use).
  • Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce into a shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drain pasta; stuff with cheese mixture. Arrange in prepared dish. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and mozzarella.
  • Cover and bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes.


Freeze option: Cool unbaked pasta shells; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in the center of 2 or 3 shells to read 165°.

Nutrition Facts

3 stuffed shells: 376 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

Chinese Prawn & Meat Roll Recipe

Posted: June 6, 2020 in Recipes
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This recipe is by Spice N Pans

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Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmongarlicbutterspinsalmon

This simple and delicious salmon dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, so even if you decide on dinner last minute, you’ll still be eating right on time. Perfectly cooked salmon is paired with creamy spinach for a simple yet satisfying meal. Keep reading for recipes

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Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Posted: May 30, 2020 in Recipes
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This recipe has been on the Bisquick mix box for years, and it is still one of the most-requested Impossibly Easy Pie recipes of all time.

Let a straight-forward cheeseburger pie can be the beginning for a diner-inspired dinner: top the pie with crumbled bacon and sliced avocado, fried onions and mushrooms, a California-style shredded lettuce and tomato, dill pickle chips, or pickled red onions! The sky’s the limit.

Use a wire whisk to beat up a baking mix batter and make it lump-free-it works like a charm. Keep reading for the recipe

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