Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Cake Balls

January 12, 2011

Cake Balls

Adapted from Allrecipes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

Key Lime Cheesecake Ball

February 28, 2009

Key Lime Cheesecake Ball

Adapted by Homemade Gourmet





1    Homemade Gourmet® Key Lime Cheesecake Ball Mix  

1  8-ounce  package cream cheese  

1  stick  butter  



1. In a bowl, beat together all ingredients until creamy, cover and chill at least 2 hours.

2. Roll firm mixture into a ball and serve on a platter with graham crackers or fresh fruit.

Rhubarb Crisp

February 28, 2009

Rhubarb Crisp


Irish love Rhubarb; try this exciting recipe for St. Patrick’s Day.



1    Homemade Gourmet® Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Mix  

6-7 stalks [1 3/4 pounds] fresh rhubarb, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices [about 5 cups]

1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/3 cup flour

Pinch salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rhubarb, lemon juice and rind n medium non-reactive bowl. In another bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Add to rhubarb and mix well.


2. For topping, follow directions on package. Sprinkle topping over rhubarb mixture. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Dessert will be brown and bubbly.


3. Let cool slightly before serving, great with spiced dip or vanilla ice cream.

Frosty the Cupcake

December 8, 2008

Frosty the Cupcake

Adapted from Family Fun Magazine










Snow or no snow, your family can whip up a band of these merry marshmallow snowmen to satisfy all their winter wonderland fantasies.




 Cooled cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) 

 White icing 

 Large marshmallows 

 Waxed paper 

 Pretzel sticks 

 Decorators’ gel 

 Orange slice candy 

 Junior Mints 

 Thin Mints 

 Fruit leather 

1. Frost a cooled cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with white icing.


2. Flatten a large marshmallow on waxed paper with the palm of your hand. Cut a second marshmallow in half horizontally, then stack the halves on the first marshmallow to form a torso and head.


3. Push a thin pretzel stick down through the snowman (this will help him stand up), then set him on the cupcake.


4. Use decorators’ gel to create a mouth, eyes, and buttons, then add pretzel stick arms and a wedge cut from an orange slice candy for a nose.


5. Accessorize with a candy hat (a Junior Mint secured to a Thin Mint with icing) and a fruit leather scarf.