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Cotton Candy Peppermint Blast

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The fabulous Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations, mixed with a hint of peppermint flavored Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake makes a great combination at any event. The tie dye colors really pop when paired with the Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting. Jazz it up by plating it on a "pillow" of cotton candy to intensify the effect!! It's a real BLAST of flavor!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Duncan Hines Signature French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cans Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter
  • 1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy Flavor Mix
  • 4 bright colors of food coloring
  • non stick baking spray

Baking Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 3 mini cake release pans with non-stick spray.
  2. 2.Prepare cake batter as directed on package, adding the peppermint extract before blending.
  3. 3. Divide the batter into four separate small bowls.
  4. 4. Color the batter in each bowl with a few drops of food coloring . Mix to desired color
  5. 5. Drop dollops of each colored batter into the mini cake pans until they are ¾ full
  6. 6. Use a toothpick to swirl the batter a few times.
  7. 7.Bake according to instructions on box (I baked mine 30 minutes) and make sure a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  8. 8. Cool completely, and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  9. 9. Pour 1 packet of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy Flavor Mix into 1 can of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  10. 10. Cut each mini cake in half and frost with Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting, using a pastry bag.
  11. 11. Plate on a pillow of cotton candy.

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Cookies that stay chewy after cooling

Cookies that stay chewy after cooling

First of all, always remember to slightly underbake (only a minute under lowest time). As soon as you remove the tray from the oven, give it a good WHACK! On the open oven door or other hard surface. This forces the air out of the centre of the cookie that would have made the cookie crispy after cooling, so you have a nice chewiness that lasts a couple of days (not that your cookies will!!)


Moister spice cake

Moister spice cake

My maternal great-grandmother LOVED to bake and one of her favorite cakes to bake was a spice cake. People always asked her how she would get her cake to be so moist, She wouldn't tell her secret, but I know it. If you are looking for a way to make your spice cakes more moist, just add a half a cup of water to the batter when mixing. If you decide you want to freeze the cake for a month or so, and then take it out of the freezer to thaw, it will remain moist when you are ready to cut it





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