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4 Ingredient Cherry Crumble {aka Dump Cake}

There is no possible way you can mess up this recipe.
There is no measuring or mixing involved.
It has only 4 ingredients,
and it is delicious!

Do I have your attention yet?

I was introduced to this easy dessert many years ago.
At the time, I was told it was called "Dump Cake".
It earned this name because you just dump everything in the pan, and you're done.

Although a cake mix is involved, this recipe is more like a fruit cobbler or crumble.
And I think it deserves a more appetizing name, because it's SO yummy!
 So, I am calling it Cherry Crumble.
Much better, don't you think?

one can crushed pineapple
one can cherry pie filling
one box cake mix (yellow or vanilla)
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
First, evenly spread the crushed pineapple on the bottom of a 9X13 pan.

Second, drop spoonfuls of the cherries on top.
(I may be a bit obsessive about cherry placement. Don't be like me.)

Third, sprinkle your cake mix on top, covering all the fruit.

Fourth, cut the butter into squares and arrange on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, until golden brown.
Your house will smell sooo good!

Serve while warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and you have...

 Take this to your next potluck. You will be very popular. :0)

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British Flag {Union Jack} Cupcake Toppers

I have a confession to make...

I am an anglophile.

Wait, don't run away!
That just means that I am obsessed with Great Britain and all things British.

When I was 21 years old, I spent 18 months as a missionary in Wales and England.
I walked the streets of little villages and rode my bike through big city roundabouts.
I saw amazing history and architecture without ever going to a museum.
 I learned to recognize what county someone was from by their accent.
 I ate bangers & mash, beans on toast and trifle with clotted cream.
I got rained on a LOT. 

Kidwelly Castle, Wales
Basically, I got to know Great Britain and it's people really well...
And I love them!!
 As you can guess, I am thrilled that the 2012 Summer Olympics are in London!
You better believe that I will be glued to the TV, waiting to catch a glimpse of the country I love.

And I made Union Jack Cupcake Toppers in preparation...
You will need:
A batch of frosted cupcakes
White candy melts or almond bark
Wilton "Red-Red" icing color gel
Wilton "Royal Blue" icing color gel
Decorating bags fitted with small round tip (Wilton #2)
lollipop sticks

Download and print out this template:

Tape your template on to a piece of cardboard or the back of a cookie sheet.
Tape wax paper over the template.

Melt some candy melts according to package directions, and divide into three bowls.
Leave one bowl white, color one red and one blue.
 Place each color in a separate decorating bag.

  Trace the white parts of the flags first. Pipe a few lines at a time, then use a toothpick to push the candy melts into corners and straighten up lines.

Next, fill in the red parts of the flags.

Finally, fill in the blue parts of the flags. Place them in the refrigerator to set up.

 When your flags have hardened, carefully peel them off the wax paper.
Put a dollop of candy melts on the right side, and press a lollipop stick into it.

After the sticks have set up, Insert a flag into the top of each cupcake.

These cuties would be a fun treat for your Olympic Opening Ceremonies party. :0) 

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Raspberry Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

There are some food combinations that just seem meant to be...

Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Chips and Salsa.
Macaroni and Cheese.
Raspberries and Chocolate!

Yes, I do consider the pairing of raspberry and chocolate to be sheer genius.

I used fresh raspberries to make a seedless puree,
which flavors this cake and the buttercream frosting.
Then I topped it all with a dark chocolate ganache...a dynamic duo!

Start with a pint or two of luscious, fresh raspberries.

Rinse the raspberries and put them in a saucepan, heat over medium heat.
(There is no need to add any liquid.)
Stir occasionally, and they will break apart as they cook.
When the liquid starts to boil, mash them up with a spoon.


Remove from heat and strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve...
and you have seedless puree!

Raspberry Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

by Bird On A Cake

    Raspberry Cake
    • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 oz. Raspberry Jell-O powder
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1/2 cup raspberry puree
    Raspberry Buttercream
    • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
    • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
    • 1/3 cup raspberry puree
    Dark Chocolate Ganache
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    Raspberry Cake
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottoms of three 8 inch round cake pans with wax paper, and spray the sides with cooking oil.

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and Jell-O powder. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.

    Raspberry Buttercream
    In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar on low speed until light and fluffy. Blend in raspberry puree and vanilla. If not desired consistency, add milk one tablespoon at a time. Keep covered.

    Dark Chocolate Ganache
    Place the chocolate chips in a metal bowl. Heat cream over medium heat. Watch it closely and immediately remove from heat when it starts to boil. Pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 or 2 minutes. Then slowly stir the mixture. Continue to stir until all the chips have completely melted. Stir in the vanilla.

    Allow the ganache to cool and thicken before you use it. Let it sit at room temperature for an hour, or put in the refrigerator if you want to speed things up. Start pouring the ganache over the center of your frosted cake, slowly moving outward in circles. Smooth the top of the cake with an offset spatula.
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    Ombre Beach Cake with Sand Dollars

    Have you ever walked on the beach at sunset?

    It is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
    I love the sound of the waves, the sand under my feet, the seagulls swooping by.
    I love picking up shells and occasionally spotting a dolphin in the water.
    Being a Florida girl, I have spent most of my life a short distance from the ocean.
    The years that I spent living in a landlocked state, I missed the beach SO much!

    This beach cake would be perfect for a summer party!

    It combines an ombre frosting design, brown sugar sand
    and white chocolate sand dollars.

    To make the sand dollars, print out this template:

    Tape your template on to a piece of cardboard or the back of a cookie sheet.
    Tape wax paper over the template.

    Melt some white candy melts and put them in a decorating bag with a small round tip,
    or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.

    Trace the sand dollar outline with the candy melts,
    then go around each hole. Last, fill in the empty space.

    Place your sand dollars in the fridge to set up.
    When they are hard, pipe a little star shape on the top of each one.

    Divide a batch of white frosting into 3 bowls.
    Color them 3 different shades of blue (I used Wilton Sky Blue coloring gel).

    Using a small spatula, spread the darkest frosting on the bottom 1/3 of your cake.
    Spread the medium color in the middle, and the lightest color on the top of the cake.
    Use an upward curving motion with your spatula to make waves.

    Sprinkle brown sugar around the base of your cake to make sand.
    (You could also use crushed graham crackers.)

    Arrange the sand dollars around the base of your cake.

     I can just hear the ocean waves now!


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