Saturday, November 28, 2009

Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie

This is Probably the easiet Apple Pie you will ever make.. and delicious too!

1 9in Deep Dish Frozen Pie Crust (Do Not thaw!)
6 Cups thinly sliced apples, peeled (its about 5 medium sized apples)
3tbsp Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1tsp Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Oats
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
1 Jar Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Preheat Oven to 375. Place Cookie Sheet in oven while it is preheating.

Place Apples in a large mixing bowl. Add Sugar, 3tbsp flour, cinnamon, nutmeg to the apples. Stir until well coated. Please half of the apple mixture in the pie crust. Drizzle with 2 tbsp Caramel. Add remaining apple mixture to the pie crust. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of caramel again.

In a medium sized bowl add flour, oats, brown sugar and butter. Mix with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly.

Pack topping mixture onto the filled pie crust. It should be a solid top on the pie. Place foil around the edges of the pie so they do not burn. place on preheated cookie sheet in the oven. Bake 30min then remove foil. Bake an additional 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Drizzle w/ 4-5 Tbsp caramel topping (more if you want). Let cool on rack atleast 2 hours.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ramona Station 82 Grand Opening

My "boys"/co-workers celebrated the opening of their new station today. They ask me, their favorite dispatcher, to make the cake for the event. I am touch and honored that they would think my baking skills are good enough to ask me to put something together for such a special occasion. This wasn't my original design but I still think it turned out nice.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

For my Sis in Law

Marble Cake w/ Strawberry Filling. Whipped cream frosting and chocolate buttercream detail icing.

Fancied Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Yep, made another batch and fancied them up! mmmmmmm mmmmm good!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Treat

Oh how I love the fall season! Anything remotely related to pumpkin is right up my alley. So when I found this recipe I knew I couldn't go wrong! I mean.. Pumpkin Pie + Cheesecake? Sounds like a win-win recipe to me. I will share:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars:
15oz Pumpkin Pie Filling
14oz sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1tbsp vanilla
8oz cream cheese, softened
1 16oz pound cake mix
2tbsp butter, melted
1tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350
Spray a large jelly roll pan w/ nonstick spray. Mix cake mix, cinnamon, 1 egg and melted butter in a bowl. Press into greased jelly roll pan.Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Pour in sweetened condenssed milk. Mix until smooth. Add in eggs, pumpkin pie filling, vanilla. Mix well. Pour onto crust. Bake for 30-35 min or until set. (I left minenin for 40 just to be sure the center was done). Cool on rack then refrigerate atleast 1 hr.

I want to make these again but put a dollup of whipped cream or pastry pride on top. These one however were getting transported so the whipped cream would have been a mess rather than a pretty topping.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Holy Cake Balls Batman!

A friend of mine said she was making cake balls. I was clueless as to what those were so I googled it. So what are cake balls?

They are balls of yummy cake goodness mixed with delicious frosting and covered and any kind of sweet coating you can think of! Here's the recipe:

1 box cake mix, prepared as directed on the box. Any size. Doesn't matter because you will be crumbling it.
1 can frosting
1 bag chocolate chips: white, dark, semi sweet or milk.. your choice

1.) Bake the cake and let it cook atleast 20 min
2.) Dump the cake into a large bowl and crumble. No chunks!
3.) Dump the can of frosting into the cake crumbs and mix until all the cake crumbs are moistened by the fristing
4.) using a cookie scooper, scoop mixture into balls and place on a cookie sheet
5.) Refrigerate about 1 hour (helps them stay together when dipping)
6.) Melt chocolate chips or whatever coating you are using (when the balls are almost done chilling)
7.) Dip cooled cake balls into melted chocolate/coating and place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Top with sprinkles if desired

I used dark chocolate cake mix, cream cheese frosting and melted peanut butter chips... oh man. Those are some seriously scrumptious treats! I also put them in cupcake paper cups to keep them seperated and easy for people to grab.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cheesy Goodness

Chocolate Cheesecake w/ Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Strawberries

Traditional New York Style Cheesecake w/ Blueberries and Raspberries

Shotgun, Hike

Marble Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling

A Piece of Paradise

German Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan filling. Oh YUM!

Girlie Turvy

White Cake w/ Fresh Strawberries for the filling.. seems to be the most popular these days!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


A Pirate Ship Cupcake Cake for Stephen :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oh Deere

My first attempt at a Tractor Cake.. Marble cake w/ Chocolate Mousse filling.


For Dave & Lynn..
White Cake on all tiers. Pineapple filling in the top two tiers and Strawberry filling in the bottom.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake

Strawberry Cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream in the center.

"Exploring" Cupcake Cakes

I made my first ever Cupcake Cake. Dora The Explorer... I put as many cupcakes in the "cake" as possible. They were Banana Cupcakes w/ Banana Filling. I decorated the additional cupcakes (Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Filling)needed with yummy whipped cream frosting and some fun colors. Each adorned with a Dora themed picture. Thanks Israel, Monika and Juliana for the new challenge :)