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Espresso Cake Bites

Espresso, chocolate, cake, more chocolate, bite size. Need I say more?! Chocolate and coffee lovers alike. Even if you don’t like coffee, I think you would like these. The espresso is a subtle addition once combined with frosting and then coated in chocolate.

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  • 1 box Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake Mix (plus ingredients required for cake)
  • 1/2 of a (16 oz.) container Duncan Hines chocolate fudge frosting
  • 8 Tablespoons coffee grounds (instant or fresh ground)
  • 2 packages (16 oz.) Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
  • Garnish: Espresso beans

Baking Instructions

  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Add 8 tablespoons of ground coffee beans (or instant coffee) to cake mixture before baking. Once finished baking, allow to cool.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with frosting (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together).
  3. Chill mixture for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator (you can speed this up by placing in the freezer).
  4. On a wax lined baking sheet, roll mixture into 1 inch balls.
  5. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray™ according to the directions on the package.
  6. With a spoon, dip each cake ball into the Chocolate CANDIQUIK and coat completely. Return to wax lined baking sheet.
  7. Optional: Top each cake ball with an espresso bean before coating is dry. Once dry, drizzle with chocolate Candiquik.

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adding stronger flavor to some mixes

adding stronger flavor to some mixes

I like fruit flavored cakes, but, I find the flavors a bit on the weak side, so, I have a little trick to enhance it. For the lemon cake mix I use some bottled lemon juice in place of some of the water called for, approximately 1/3 of a cup of the juice then the rest of the liquid as plain water makes a stronger lemon flavor. Also, I like pineapple upside down cakebut again I find the original flavor weak, so I use the juice in one can of sliced pineappe and water to bring the liquid up.

Freezing Unbaked Cookie Dough

Freezing Unbaked Cookie Dough

You can freeze most unbaked cookie dough for up to one month. You may be wise to label and date your package, and include baking instructions.

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