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Snickers Cupcakes

Easily one of the best cupcake recipes I've come across, these chocolate cupcakes have middles that are filled with bits of snickers covered in homemade caramel sauce. What, did your teeth just tell you to stay away from these? You may want to make a dentist appointment after eating them, but they're amazing and will charm the pants off of your everyone at your party when you bring them out!

Chocolate Dump Cake

It may not have the prettiest title, but this chocolate cake is so easy that you'll actually volunteer to bring it to family functions. No kidding! With a shockingly low amount of ingredients, this chocolate cake spans seasons. Need a quick dessert for dinner? Dump cake. Need to bring a cake into work when you don't care enough to bake something for people you don't even like? Dump cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Icing

You only turn 26 once, and when you do you should celebrate with Red Velvet! These cupcakes come with a long line of recommendations and will not disappoint. Scouts honor.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Southern Apple Crumble

October 5th was a weird day around here. I was running around the house like an idiot trying to clean up because we had friends coming over to watch the Phillies game. It was also the day after Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, so while everyone I knew was complaining about the lack of features and general coolness the new phone had and lacked,  I was in the kitchen slicing up real apples. 

That morning I found a sweet recipe for a slightly different version of apple crisp and I was going to make it because we had people coming over. It was actually just a lame excuse to bake because school had been draining the life out out me and leaving me with no time to bake anything. Every time I walked in there I remembered when I covered the whole room with corn starch. I antiqued it. The memories. 

The recipe - Southern Apple Crumble - is from Betty Crocker. Before I used it on my test audience it had already gotten rave reviews online so it was clearly a no brainer. 

So while there were rampant squirrels running across the Phillies' chances of getting into the World Series, I was telling my friend Ben that Apple Crumble only went to the people who appreciated it. It was a tense moment. I'm not proud of it.

The weird part of the story is that as we were all cramped in our tiny living room, watching the squirrel and eating Apple Crumble when we found out that Steve Jobs died. This is why the word apropos was invented. So while I may be 13 days late in saluting a legend, this Apple Crumble Yeah, I'd Bake That post goes out to Steve!

I mean, face it. This is apple season, and this is the recipe you want to use to impress your friends who also love apples. Here's the recipe:

Southern Apple Crumble

3 large apples, peeled and chopped (I'd use 4 next time, but 3 is good too)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into small pieces

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup of chopped pecans

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square glass baking dish (which I clearly failed at) with cooking spray. In large bowl, toss filling ingredients together. Spread mixture in baking dish.

2. In the same large bowl, stir cookie mix and belted butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.

3. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with pecans. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown. 

Serve warm and probably with ice cream! Try it out my friends!

Source: Betty Crocker


We like using Fuji apples for our cobbler. Never thought to use oatmeal cookie mix. I usually use the Concord Foods brand Apple crisp mix. Will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks. =)

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