Monday, July 11, 2011

Gooey Butter Cake

Yes you will gain 3 pounds just by looking at this. You will not, hwoever, regret it! This is just as delicious as it sounds. Not to mention, it's a Paula Deen recipe!

1 18 oz box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick of butter, melted

Gooey Part-
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
16 oz of powdered sugar

Mix the ingredients for the crust and press into a 9x13 glass pan.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla and butter until smooth. Beat in the sugar and spread over the crust.

Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes. Remember that the middle should still be gooey and it will become even firmer as it cools!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Yes folks, these are as fabulous as they sound! What could be better then gooey cookie dough encased in delicious, moist cupcake and topped with fabulous cookie dough buttercream icing? Nothing. These do need to be started the day/night before you plan on baking them. Keep that in mind! Also, I short cut these by using box mixes for the cookie dough and cupcake mix but you could very easily use your own facorite recipe to make those from scratch!

Cookie Dough:
1 pkg (I believe it's a 1lb pkg) of betty crocker chocolate chip cookie dough mix
Replace each egg with 2 tbsp of milk

Cupcake mix:
Any box of yellow or white cake mix will work (you can even add a pkg of white chocolate pudding)

3 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temp
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
2 1/2 tsp vanilla

Start by making your cookie dough and forming it into 3/4 inch to 1 inch balls (you can decide how much gooey cookie dough goodness you would like in your cupcakes). Freeze this dough over night.
Mix your cupcake mix according to directions. Fill your cupcake tin no more then 2/3 full.

Take your frozen cookie dough and plop it on top of the cupcake batter. The freezing of the dough will prevent it from cooking in the oven. Bake according to to cake mix directions.

While those are baking, you'll want to make your frosting. Beat the brown sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in powdered sugar. Keep beating and add the flour and salt. Lastly, add the vanilla and milk until it is nice and smooth! Use this top those delicious cupcakes and VOILA!

I would LOVE to hear how yours turn out!

These would also be good with other types of cookie dough and cake! My suggestion would be some peanut butter cookie dough and some chocolate cupcakes... YUM!