Candy Corn and Pumpkin Cupcakes from boxes

10 11 2011

Hi! Sorry I haven’t updated in a while, but I’ve had a lot of schoolwork and stuff. So, I guess this is a little late, but I associate candy corn with fall, not just Halloween. With the pumpkin, I have a friend who’s allergic to egg, so I made those for her because of the lack of egg.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Just so you know, this is not candy corn flavored, just colored, but you could put some candy corn in the batter, or use them as decoration on top. This really doesn’t need a recipe to explain. Just get one or two boxes of white cake mix, make them according to the directions, get two more bowls and third the batter, leaving one section plain, one food-colored yellow, the other orange. Then layer the cupcakes. (Remember, it’s yellow-orange-white, not orange-yelllow-white) The layering is time consuming, but it’s totally worth the end result.Finally you bake them according to the box. I wish I had pictures, but I forgot to take them.

Pumpkin Eggless Cupcakes

All you have to do is get a box of white cake mix, add a 14 oz can of pumpkin puree, beat according to the directions, and fill into cupcake tins. Bake as directed.

*For the pumpkin cupcakes, once you start beating it, it may seem really dry, but just keep beating, and it will work out.


Key Lime Pie

20 09 2011

This is really delicious pie. Really good. That’s all you need to know. I got it off of a bottle of Nellie & Joe’s famous key lime juice.

Key Lime Pie Recipe

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup key lime juice

9″ graham cracker pie shell (I just used a premade one)


Blend everything but the pie shell until smooth. Pour into shell and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 min. before refrigerating, then top with whipped cream when completely cool.

Vanilla Icecream

12 08 2011

Today we made vanilla icecream. Woo! I’ve been wanting to make homemade icecream for a while, but we couldn’t find some parts of the icecream maker. Finally, today I said,” I want to make icecream.” and we found the rest of the icecream maker.

It’s really good with chocolate syrup or pineapple. (I wonder if it would taste good with both?)

My brother’s creation.

Recipe for Vanilla Icecream-

3 cups milk (I used 1%)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix together and freeze as directed for your icecream maker.


Red Velvet

7 07 2011

I love red velvet cake. Looooove it. Ive made red velvet cake, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and I’m hoping to make pancakes. Also, my mom got me this great red velvet whoopie pie from Starbucks, and I had an amazing red velvet ice cream from Dylan’s Candy Bar.

I’ve never made a red velvet cake from scratch. I’ve only done it from a box, I really want to though.

Here are some recipes using a red velvet boxed cake mix-

Red Velvet Cookies- This is a very simple recipe that my aunt told me about. All you have to do is get a red velvet boxed cake mix, and instead of adding whatever the box tells you to add, put in 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil, mix it up, and then the possibilities are endless! I’ve rolled the dough and used a cookie cutter, I’ve molded it into cookie shapes, or you can just drop it onto cookie sheets. You can put chocolate chips, M&Ms, I’ve even put a chocolate covered pretzel in one cookie! Bake the  cookies at 350 for 7-9 minutes. This works with any type of cake mix also.

“Reddies” (Red Velvet Brownies)- I thought that I had made these up until My mom got me this awesome cookbook called101 Cupcake, Cookie, and Brownie Recipes by Gooseberry Patch. Here’s the recipe- 

1 pkg. red velvet cake mix, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking cocoa, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,and  2 tablespoons water.

Combine the dry ingredints, then stir in the wet ingredints. Spray a 13″x9″ baking pan with non-stick spray and spread in batter. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Thanks for reading! Comment if you try either of these recipes, or a good recipe for red velvet cake made from scratch. And remember, you’re never too young to start cooking.