Monday, 17 September 2012

Cake Batter Truffles

I was looking for an easy, quick yummy dessert to whip up for my girlfriends Bridal Shower this past weekend and I came across this recipe for cake batter truffles.. who doesn't love cake batter?!

These didn't take long to make at all and everyone seemed to love them (I know my hubby and I did!).

Recipe adapted from this blog.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 cup margarine or butter softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3 - 4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp sprinkles

Truffle Coating: 
1 to 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate melting wafers

Beat together the butter and sugar using an electric or hand-mixer until combined. Add in cake mix, flour, salt and vanilla and mix together well. Add in 3 tbsp of milk gradually until mixture reaches a doughy consistency. Mix in sprinkles by hand (I literally used my hands for this).

Roll dough into 1 inch balls ans place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge for about 15 - 20 mins until firm and ready for dipping.

Melt the white chocolate wafers using a glass bowl placed over a saucepan filled with water set on medium-high heat (make sure the bowl is a tight fit so the lip of it sits on the edge of the pan and is not actually submerged in the water). Using a fork dip the truffles into the melted chocolate one at a time. Once you're done dipping one row of truffles sprinkle them with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.

Set in the fridge for about a half hour to harden and then enjoy!! Store uneaten truffles in the fridge.


Monday, 3 September 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Okay... so I know I've really, really neglected my blog lately... this pregnancy has taken a lot out of me and the last thing I've felt like doing after work and on the weekends is bake or cook... I'm all about instant gratification these days when it comes to my sweets (that means buying them from Marble Slab or the bakery.. lol)

I've started maternity leave, so I'll have a little more time to myself before this little lady arrives so I'm going to try my darndest to keep up with my blog a little bit more.

I have been craving banana pancakes with chocolate chips lately, so I found a recipe online that looked good and I thought I'd whip them up this morning. They turned out delicious and I will definitely be making these again (and again.. lol). I added a little more chocolate chips than their recipe calls for because I love them extra, extra chocolatey!!


Makes about 8 large pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix together.

Add in the milk, banana, egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Heat up your pan or skillet to medium / medium-high and spray with cooking spray.

Add in your batter and smooth out a bit with back of a spoon. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side, once bubbles start to form flip it over and cook the other side for about 1 minute or until browned.

Serve up with a sprinkle of extra chocolate chips, butter and syrup.. and enjoy!!