Tuesday, September 6, 2011

 From Megan's Kitchen 
(I love Megan's kitchen!)

I am going to give you easiest dessert recipe ever!  First, you buy a box of cake mix and a package of break and bake cookie dough. Then set your oven to 350 degrees and make the cake according to the instructions on the box. Fill each cupcake 2/3 full...since this is a mind-boggling step, here is a pic:

 Then, you break apart those little break and bake cookies and divvy them out, one per cupcake.
 Then you stick them in your oven, set the timer for 15 minutes and wait for these gooey good treats to reach maximum perfection. They may take a couple extra minutes, but you want the tops to be cracked and set.
Now that these are cooked, they aren't truly complete until topped by some delicious frosting. You COULD just buy a can, fill your cake decorator and go to town making them look fancy BUT then what would you say when someone asks you for your frosting recipe, and you have to sheepishly hem and haw while blocking their view of the empty frosting can peeking out of the trash can trying to give you away? Or worse yet, they bite into this gooey goodness and immediately know your a fraud...I know it's ironic that I'm going on about this when I just revealed a recipe containing two store bought, pre-made, fully processed ingredients, but their just is just no faking frosting. And so, that being said, I will now for the 3rd time on this blog, give you the best frosting recipe I have ever tried! Enjoy...

Butter Cream Frosting:

3 sticks of butter softened
2/3 cup shortening

5-7 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar
1-3 tbs corn syrup

Mix shortening and butter together on medium until smooth.  Scrape down sides.  Turn mixer to low and add cream and vanilla.  Scrape down sides.  With mixer on low, slowly pour sugar into the mixture (you might need to increase the speed as you go.)  Once the sugar is mixed, scrape again and mix in corn syrup.

You may need more or less cream.  The corn syrup adds elasticity and shine to the frosting and is optional.
I don't know about you, but for me, making frosting is a messy process!

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