Desserts Recipes

Apple Delight

Ingredients 2 (21 oz.) cans apple pie filling 1 (2-layer) pkg. yellow cake mix 1/2 (1 stick) butter, melted Directions Pour pie filling into 9×13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with cake mix. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 350° 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Tiramisu Trifle

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pound cake, plus a few slices more if needed (frozen or store-bought suitable) 3 tablespoons cornstarch cup instant espresso granules sugar (divided) dash of kosher salt 2 cups milk (divided) 3 ozs. semisweet chocolate (at least 50 percent cocoa) (divided) cup Godiva liqueur or other chocolate liqueur 1 strong coffee, poured […]

Red Devil’S Food Cake With Meringue

Ingredients Cake: 1 cup whole buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda butter flavored shortening 1 granulated sugar 2 large eggs* 2 (1 oz.) bottles red food coloring 3 tablespoons Italian cocoa or other high quality cocoa powder 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 2 1/3 s sifted cake flour […]

Russian Raspberry Cream

Ingredients 1 pkg. raspberry or strawberry flavored gelatin 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 pkg. frozen whole raspberries or strawberries, drained 1 cup light cream 1/2 sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Dissolve raspberry gelatin in one cup hot water. Blend in lemon juice and raspberries and pour into […]

Chocolate Squares

Ingredients 1 1/8 s butter 1/2 brown sugar 1/2 sugar 2 egg yolks* 1 cup flour, sifted 1 cup rolled oats 1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 1 cup nuts or coconut Directions Cream one cup butter and sugars until fluffy, beat in egg yolks. Add flour and oats and mix well. Place mixture in […]

Easy Biscotti

Ingredients 3/4 toasted almonds 1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter 3/4 sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 s flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons orange liquor and zest of orange or lemon Directions Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. When smooth, add any orange zest and liquor. Sift in flour, baking powder […]

Mocha Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 teaspoon boiling water 1 (12 oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided 3/4 butter, softened 1 1/4 s sifted confectioners? sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 250°. In cup, dissolve instant coffee in boiling water; set aside. Melt over hot (not boiling) […]

Coffee Toffee Pie

Ingredients 1 1/2 s all-purpose flour 3/4 finely chopped pecans 1/4 plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1/4 brown sugar, firmly packed 1 (1 oz.) square unsweetened chocolate, grated 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 1 tablespoon […]

Triple Coffee Tiramisu

Ingredients 1 1/2 s strong brewed coffee 3 tablespoons Kaluha (coffee liquor) 36 ladyfingers, halved 4 ozs. mascarpone cheese 1/4 brown sugar 1 (12.3 oz.) pkg. firm silken tofu 3 large egg whites 1/2 granulated sugar 1/4 water 1 tablespoon cocoa coffee beans to garnish Directions Combine coffee and Kal?ha in shallow dish. Quickly dip […]

Irish Coffee Brownies

Ingredients 1 (11 1/2 oz.) pkg. (2 cups) milk chocolate morsels, divided 1/2 butter 1/2 sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey 2 teaspoons instant coffee 1 cup all-purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In small saucepan over low heat, combine 1 cup milk chocolate morsels and butter; stir until […]

Chocolate Satisfaction Cake

Ingredients Cake: 1 1/2 s cake flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cooking oil 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cold water Milk Chocolate Custard Sauce: 1 egg 2 tablespoons sugar pinch of salt 1 cup skim or low-fat milk […]

Soft Pretzels

Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (100-110°F) 1 pkg. (1/4 oz) active dry yeast 1 cup warm milk (100- 110°F) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour or half whole wheat flour 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 T. water Poppy or sesame seeds, seasoned or […]

Creme De Menthe Cake

Ingredients 1 white cake mix (extra-moist, or with pudding in mix) 1/4 cream de menthe 1/4 chopped nuts 1 large carton whipped topping Directions Mix according to cake directions. Pour into greased and floured 9×13-inch pan. Bake according to directions on box. When cool, ice with 1 can of Double Dutch (or any other) chocolate […]

Toll House Pie

Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 flour 1/2 sugar 1/2 brown sugar, packed 1 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature 6 ozs. chocolate chips 1 cup pecans 1 (9-inch) unbaked pastry shell Directions Beat eggs until foamy. Beat in flour, sugar and brown sugar until well-blended. Add butter to above mixture; stir in chocolate chips […]

Orange-Cranberry Pull-Apart

Ingredients 24 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold 1 small box non-instant vanilla pudding 1/2 sugar 1 orange rind, grated 1/2 butter or margarine, melted 1/2 dried cranberries Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon butter, melted 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Directions Cut rolls in half. Mix pudding, sugar, and orange rind together. […]

Light Fruitcake

Ingredients 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster (superfine) sugar 3 eggs 1 sultanas (golden raisins) 2/3 cup currants 1/4 cup chopped glace apricots 1/4 cup chopped glace figs 2 cups chopped glace cherries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts 1 1/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1/2 cup self-rising flour 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon […]

Fruitcake

Ingredients 3 cups sultanas (golden raisins) 2 1/2 cups raisins, chopped 1 1/2 cups currants 2 cups chopped glace cherries 1 cup brandy or rum 1 cup butter 1 cup soft, dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons apricot jam (jelly) 2 tablespoons treacle or molasses 1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange rind 4 eggs 2 3/4 […]

Cranberry Crunch Bars

Ingredients 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 brown sugar 1 cup quick oats 1/2 butter 1/2 finely chopped walnuts 1/2 granulated sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 (14 oz.) jar cranberry-orange relish Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease 8-inch square pan. Sift flour, salt and cinnamon into bowl. […]

Fruitcake Cookies

Ingredients 2 lbs. dates, chopped 1/2 lb. candied pineapple, diced 1 lb. or 4 cups pecans, chopped 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 s flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 lb. candied cherries, (red and green) chopped 1/2 lb. or 2 cups walnuts, chopped 2 to 4 tablespoons rum or brandy or […]

Lemon Italian Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups flour, sifted once 4 tablespoons sugar 4 heaping tablespoons shortening 1 teaspoon lemon extract 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 milk 1 egg Directions Sift flour. Add baking powder and sugar and sift again. Cut in shortening and add milk, egg and lemon extract. Blend thoroughly. Flour hands and pinch out about 1 […]

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