mountain dew cupcakes

Jun 21, 2010 by

so this guy named paul often comes over to our apartment and more times than not, raids the mountain dew in the fridge.  it was paul’s birthday last week and to celebrate, i made up a batch of mountain dew cupcakes.  i thought it was the only appropriate way to celebrate such a cool guy. 🙂 happy birthday, paul! 🙂 adapted slightly from slush cupcakes (makes 1 dozen) 1 stick butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/2 c mountain dew juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separated into two piles) 3/4 tsp orange extract 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. add sugar and zests.  beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. add eggs one...

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german chocolate cake

Feb 15, 2010 by

valentine’s day was yesterday. it was our first as a married couple! to commemorate the day, i baked my hubby a heart-shaped german chocolate cake, one of his favorite desserts. source cake 1 4 oz. package baker’s german’s sweet chocolate 1/2 c water 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 c butter, softened 2 c sugar 4 eggs, separated 1 tsp vanilla 1 c buttermilk preheat oven to 350°. cover bottoms of 3 9″-round cake pans with wax paper; grease sides of pans (i used pam with flour in it). microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 – 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. stir until chocolate is completely melted. mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. beat...

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