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White - chocolate + Fudge bars = happiness

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments ()

Yesterday I made White - Chocolate Fudge bars. Get 1 chocolate fudge cake mix ( chocolate works just as well). Also 2 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, and 3/4 cup white chocolate chips. The oven needs to be at 350. Mix every thing together. Press dough in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 15 -20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. You could put frosting on top. I can't wait untill October, I have so many fun recipes. Sorry this short it is the first day of school.

Thank you Stephanie Ashcraft for 101 things to do with a cake mix. And every one that reads this please leave a comment and try to make the recipes too.

Happy Baking,

Ava :)


Posted on August 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments ()

Monday - Tuesday I made whoopie pies. I apologize how late this is coming up but I went on a field trip with the senior center and today I called bingo for them. For the whoopie pies buy 1 chocoloate cake mix, 2 cups whipped topping, 2 eggs, 1 can vanilla frosting but I made home made, and powdered sugar. You have to mix the DRY cake mix with all of the whipped topping and eggs then chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. I only let mine cool for 1 hour so it was not cool enough. You need the oven at 350 degrees. roll into balls and roll in  the powdered sugar and I did not do this. Lets just say I will redo this recipe. They where flat! Space them evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Then cool, spread frosting between 2 cookies and serve. For the home made frosting you need 2 melted butter and mix that with powdered sugar  untill it is the way you want it. They are so good.

Thank you Stephannie Ashcraft for 101 things to do with a cake mix. 2 down 99 more to go. If you read this please leave a comment. Thank you every one that reads my blog.

Happy Baking,


Do You Like Pina Coladas?

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments ()

On Monday I made a pina colada cake. I picked this cake because it sounded tropical and Summery. First, you will need to gather your ingredents. 1 yellow cake mix, 1 can crushed pineapple, drained, 1 can of sweetend condensed milk, 8 ounces whipped topping, and last but not least 2/3 cup coconut. Make the cake batter like you normaly would. when it is completly mixed, add 1/2 of the pineapple and mix it in ( Save the pineapple, you will need it). I learned from this recipe never throw extra ingredents away. I threw away the remaning pineapple, thank goodness my mom had ringed pineapple and I cut it up very small. Then bake how it says on the back of the box. After baked check with a long tooth pick for doneness. Then use a fork and poke holes all over. Pour the sweetend condensed milk over the top and allow it to cool completly in the fridge. Spread whipped topping over cake and sprinkle the coconut and pineapple you have left over on the top. Then all you have to do is enjoy.

           Thank you Stephanie Ashcraft for 101 Things to do with a cake mix. 1 down 100 more recipes to go!

Happy Baking!


Day 1, To bake or not to bake...that is the question.

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments ()

Hi!  My name is Ava and I am 11.  I'm about to start 6th grade in middle school.  My mom has been a chef for my whole life and since before I was born.  I found out when I was younger that I really love to bake and I am actually pretty good at it.  I'm good at following baking directions and I like to eat whatever I bake when it is done.  We have a big kitchen and all the kitchen equipment and tools anyone could ever want.  

I recently watched the movie Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep and I thought, I could do that!  I could write a blog about baking.  This past summer while visiting Florida, I bought a book entitled "101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix" by Stephanie Ashcraft.  I decided to bake all of the recipes, all 101, and blog about each one, how to make it, how to present it, and some tricks to getting around sticky situations when baking.  Finally, I will let you know what my mother, the chef, thinks about each recipe since she will end up being the official taste-tester.

So,I am going to try to bake on Mondays and blog on Wednesdays, depending on my activities and school schedule. I hope you buy the book and are excited about this blog.  Maybe you will make some or all of the recipes on your own. 

Happy Baking,