Brownies & Bars, Candy, Cookies, Cupcakes

Happy Halloween!

Here are some ideas for baking up something scary good for Halloween!

Candy Corn Cupcakes  Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Orange Hug Cookies  S'more Cereal Bars

Pumpkin Coffee Cake  Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread  Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes 1

Halloween Candied Gorp  Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies  Halloween Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Breakfast, Cakes

Single Serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Making a single serving is a good idea for me because I cannot be left alone with baked goods. If I make a whole coffee cake, chances are I will eat a whole coffee cake. So, one serving, it’s gone, no willpower needed. Ü

Single Serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Topping:
2 Tbl flour
1 Tbl brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbl butter, softened

In a small bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix in butter with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.

Cake:
1 Tbl butter, softened
2 Tbl sugar
1/2 of 1 beaten egg (approx 2 Tbl)
2 Tbl sour cream
drop vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp baking powder

In a mug, mix butter and sugar. Stir in egg (save the other half an egg for your coffee cake tomorrow!), sour cream, and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder and mix just until combined. Pour streusel topping mixture over cake batter. Microwave for 1 minutes, then at 10 second intervals until done; about 1:20 to 1:30 is about right. Cake will be hot! Stir lightly with a fork to let some heat out and distribute the streusel.

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Two Years Ago: Cheese Olive Herb Bread Cheese Olive & Buttermilk Herb Bread

Three Years Ago: Apple Pie Muffins Apple Pie Muffins

Breakfast, Cakes

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Oh, the heavenly smells of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Oh, the delicious tastes of pumpkin and spices!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Batter:
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup milk
1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk; mix well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix just until well combined. In small bowl, stir together topping ingredients; sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and nuts. Creating layers, spread half the pumpkin batter in a sprayed 9″×9″ baking pan. Sprinkle half of the topping evenly over the batter. Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over topping and gently spread to make even layer. Sprinkle remaining topping evenly over batter. Bake 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Two Years Ago: Pumpkin Pancakes Pumpkin Pancakes

Breakfast, Cakes

Pineapple Coconut Coffee Cake

This is what comes from having a can of pineapple tidbits in the pantry and an overactive baking imagination…

Pineapple Coconut Coffee Cake

1 (20 oz) can Pineapple tidbits
2 Tbl cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1½ tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups flour
1½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup coconut

Drain pineapple, set pineapple aside and pour juice into small saucepan. Whisk cornstarch into pineapple juice. Bring pineapple juice mixture to boil over medium high heat, whisking constantly, until thick; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool, stir occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, the 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans; set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and the 1½ cups sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pineapple tidbits and coconut.

Spray 9″x13″ baking pan with nonstick spray. Spoon half of pineapple coconut batter into baking pan, spread out evenly. Carefully spoon thickened pineapple juice mixture over batter in pan, spread gently. Sprinkle half of cinnamon sugar pecan mixture over thickened pineapple juice. Spoon remaining pineapple coconut batter over cinnamon mixture, carefully spread. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar pecan mixture evenly over batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

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