True Confessions

 

Ok I have to fess up, I can’t stop eating a cupcake I created the other day for a birthday canning party. I have been thinking of this cupcake recipe for a while now and the birthday canning party was the perfect excuse to make them. The birthday group said it was the best cupcake they have ever eaten, and I would have to agree, it’s definitely the best cupcake I have created so far!

I’m one of those people that will think about recipes for days. Go over it and over again in my head until it drives me crazy. Then I must make it. I guess I should be happy that I have this problem.

If you were one of the lucky ones that came to the Maraschino Cherry class; here is the recipe!

Don’t laugh but I used Betty Crocker super moist chocolate fudge cake mix but made it my way. This comment “made it my way” is a standard joke with my family. They ask did you make it your way and the answer is usually “of course”.

 

1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge cake mix

1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice

2/3 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

Place two cherries in each cupcake liner then fill with cupcake mixture

Follow directions on box to bake cupcakes

For the frosting:

1 stick soft butter

4 oz cream cheese

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup maraschino juice

Mix well

Wait for cupcakes to cool before frosting

Place one whole cherry on top of each cupcake after frosting.

Enjoy!

See you in class

 

 

 

Chocolate Marmalade Cookies


There are so many ways to use orange marmalade. I have used it in muffins, as a glaze on chicken, salad dressings and cocktails. Today I had a student reach out to me and this is what she had to say..

OMG….on a New Zealand cooking website I saw a recipe for chocolate orange cookies. They looked soft and chewy. They used a chocolate that already had orange in it. Do you think you could put orange marmalade into a cookie mix and it would work??? Funny, I used to hate orange and chocolate together and now I am loving it….

After reading this email I walk into the kitchen and created Chocolate Marmalade Cookies. So yes, you can have your orange chocolate cookies and enjoy eating them.

Here is the recipe enjoy!

See you in class
Chocolate Marmalade Cookies

Preheated oven 375

2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoon orange blossom water
1 cup orange marmalade
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, mix well, set aside.
2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and orange blossom water until creamy.
3. Place one egg at a time beat well for one minute each egg. Add marmalade, mix well .
4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
5. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake in preheated oven 375 – 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed.
8. Let cool for 2 minutes; remove from sheet, place on cooling rack to cool.