Breads, Quick Breads

Eggnog Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves

We love everything eggnog, we always buy some as soon as it appears in the store.  A sweet taste of the holidays.  This would be a nice gift for friends and neighbors.  This recipe is from tasteofhome.com, I added chocolate chips because…why not!

Eggnog Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves

2¼ cups flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup eggnog
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp rum extract
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat eggs, eggnog, sugar, butter, vanilla, and rum extract; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into three greased 5¾” x 3”x 2” loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

I was thinking cupcakes today and thought I would make easy Black Forest Cake Cupcakes.  So, here goes…

Black Forest Cupcakes:
1 box (16.5 oz) Devil’s food cake mix
3 Tbl dark chocolate cocoa
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
3 eggs
1 tsp rum extract

Preheat oven to 350°.  Put cupcake liners in cupcake tray (this recipe makes 24 cupcakes).  In large bowl with electric mixer, mix together on low cake mix, dark cocoa, cherry pie filling, eggs, and rum extract.  Mix on medium for 3 minutes.  Scoop batter into cupcake papers, evenly distributing batter for 24 cupcakes.  Bake for 18-21 minutes, until center of cupcake is set.  Cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbl whole milk or cream

Whip butter until light and creamy.  Mix in half the powdered sugar.  Mix in vanilla and milk.  Add remaining powdered sugar.  Whip well.  Pipe onto cupcakes.  Garnish with dark chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, chocolate jimmies, maraschino or bing cherries.

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