Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ice Cream Cake--but not like you think!

As of right now my little Pie a la Apple is just shy of 6,000 views!

Holy Cow!

I just had to share that little bit of information with you because it's just mind blowing to me.

 But, that's not why you are here.

Today, I've got an ice cream cake for you guys. 

And not the kind you are used to. 
We're going to bake this one!

Not long ago I made Ice Cream Bread and we all really liked it but it doesn't compare to this cake.

This cake is so moist. 

So, moist it is almost wet.

It's simple, only uses a few ingredients, and there are boo koo's of options.

This cake uses a cake mix. I know a lot of you may not be to keen on that.  My first choice usually isn't a cake mix either. There is just something about a cake made from scratch. I'm with ya...but this cake is worth the exception.

I suggest using an ice cream rich in flavor.  I made the cake using Cotton Candy flavored ice cream and a white cake mix.  It just didn't have the flavor that the other two did.
 It was however, a very pretty light purple!

The below photo is made with white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream and a white cake mix. I also threw in a cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of macadamia nuts too.

And here we have one made with red velvet ice cream and a red velvet cake mix!

Let's Get Started:

Ice Cream Cake
recipe from Omnomicon

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 pint ice cream (any flavor)-softened
3 eggs
1 cup water
nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease 9 x 13 pan or bunt pan very well

Mix all four ingredients for 4 minutes (yes 4 whole minutes).

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Allow to cool before adding any frosting (optional).

  I used a powdered sugar/milk glaze. You can frost with whatever icing or glaze you'd like. Powdered sugar is a great option too!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spinach Balls

Life has gotten in the way lately. 

I haven't had the time I'd like to spend in the kitchen or sit down with my laptop and share my adventures with all of you.

Between working with a catering company and being a wife and mother the hours in the day seem to escape me.

I haven't forgotten about you my friends.  My posts may be short and to point until after the holidays but, I promise to share something yummy with you when I can.

I made these spinach balls this weekend and they were a big hit!

They are so simple and tasty.

Spinach Balls

3 (6 ounce) boxes of stuffing mix--I used Stove Top Stuffing-your choice of flavor
2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen spinach--thawed and drained
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons of margarine-melted
3/4-1 cup of water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease baking sheet-set aside

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined and stuffing mix is soft. Add more water if needed to make stuffing soft.

Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of mixture and roll into a ball shape.

Place spinach balls on prepared baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Should make 60-75 balls depending on size.