Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Left over cake

If your like me, you always have that little bit of cake left over from leveling. We would always just eat it but, have you tried making cake balls with it? I've tried this recipe with just regular cake and it was great!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
I first tasted these two years ago at a Christmas party and immediately had to have the recipe. It’s based on a mix, but I imagine you can follow the same directions substituting from scratch cake and frosting (I’ll try that one day). You can also try it with other cake combinations.

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.

How to Make 3 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake |

3 minute Mug Cake
I've been told the 3 minute Chocolate Mug Cake is the most Dangerous cake in the world. You'll have to make my cake recipe and see if you agree.
Difficulty: Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • 1 Coffee Mug
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Chocolate chips (optional)
  • Small splash of vanilla
  1. Get a coffee mug of choice. If you are making this as a gift choose a coffee mug especially for that person. If you are making it simply to eat just grab your favorite coffee mug.
  2. Add dry ingredients to coffee mug and mix well.
  3. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  5. Add chocolate chips ( I used white chocolate as that is what I had) and vanilla and mix again.
  6. Put your coffee mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, don't be alarmed.
  7. Allow to cool a little, tip out onto plate if desired and eat.
  8. And you might be asking why is this the most dangerous cake in the world? Because we are only minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.

Tips & Warnings

  • This can serve 2 if you want to share.
  • You can add a few nuts to make it extra special.
  • A bigger Mug will keep it from going over the top.
  • You know what a cake looks like adjust the milk accordingly.
  • Don't overcook as your cake will be dry. You might want to stop a little early.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Homeland Coupon Books Discounted for Cyber Monday

If you are an avid couponer, you have heard about the Homeland Coupon Books.  

This is part of my fundraiser for #2 abroad trip. 

Each book is $5 $4.00 today only a piece. I can mail them if you like. It's just $1 to ship.

Here is a list of the coupons included in the book. Remember you can use all manufacturer coupons anywhere, not just Homeland. 

$5 of purchase of $50 (which pays for itself)
$1.00/1 Superior Selections Snack Nuts
$1.00/1 Best Choice Dog or Cat Food
$1.00/1 Best Choice Laundry Detergent
$1.00/1 Best Choice Supreme Jumbo Diapers

$1.00/1 Best Choice Ranch Dressing
$1.00/1 Best Choice Ultra Strong Bath Tissue 24 Double Rolls
$1.00/1 Velveeta
$1.00/1 Sargento Tastings Cheese
$1.00/2 Cartons Egg Land's Best Eggs

$.60/2 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
$.50/1 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!
$.50/1 Country Crock Spread
$1.00/2 Borden Cheese Packages
$1.00/1 Planters Nuts

$1.00/1 Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese
$1.00/1 Orange Juice when you buy 1 General Mills Fiber One Cereal

$1.00/1 Eggs when you buy 1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
 *Add with your SavingStar

$1.00/1 Old El Paso Dinner Kit
$1.00/1 90-ct Totino's Pizza Rolls
$1.00/2 Florida's Natural Brand NFC Premium Juice
$1.00/1 20lb or Larger Purina Tidy Cats Scoop