Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tea Cakes, and Cookie Bowls

       Today I had the whole day off from work, and school still hasn't started back up. So I decided it was time to do a little bit of baking. I tried out 2 new exciting and unique recipes. The first was a tea cake, which pretty much is a "cake-in-a-cup". You remember those awesome cakes that came in a box that you could cook in the microwave, and that weren't actually good, and didn't even look appealing. Well here's a cake in a cup that taste good, and it looks so cute.

     Secondly I made a cookie bowl. I found this idea on Pinterest, and was so excited to try it. It worked out pretty good.

     First off before I give the recipes I have to show you this oddly insane boxed "cake-in-a-mug" I found online. It's Hilarious! You are suppose to make a cake a day in a cup and it will increase your breast size. I can't believe people actually fall for this.
     Tea Cakes

* 4 T. self rising flour
* 4 T. caster sugar
* 2 T. cocoa powder
* 1 Medium egg
* 3 T. milk
* 3 T. vegetable oil
* a few drops of vanilla extract

1. Use a teacup that is microwaveable, and remember bigger is better!
2. Chop up the sugar in a food processor so that it is the consistency needed to make it caster sugar. Only pulse a few times. You do not want it to be as fine as powdered sugar.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, and cocoa in the teacup.
4. Add the egg and mix well.

5. Add the remainder of ingredients, and make sure that it is fully mixed. It will seem very liquidy, but that is fine.
6. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.
7. Let cool, and then frost as desired. I used wilton's frosting, and added 2 T. milk to the frosting to soften it up a little bit.
8. Enjoy!

     We pretended that Cameron was celebrating her birthday. It was fun, Cameron got all dressed up. and we sang the birthday song, and her favorite part is was when she got to blow out the candle.
Cookie Bowls

* Cookie Dough (I used pillsbury, but any kind of drop cookie will do)
* Non-stick cooking spray

1. Preheat oven. Pillsbury asked for 350 degrees, but I cooked it at 300 degrees. I was worried that it would cook faster, being thinned out on a muffin tin.
2. Cut up the cookie dough into 1/4 inch cookies, you may need to make it a little thicker, just depends.
3. Flatten the dough out into circles, make sure that it is large enough to cover the muffin tin "bumps" on the backside of the muffin tin. Remember to spray the backside of the muffin tin, but don't spray a large amount the cookie dough will slide off.
4. Place the dough around the muffin tin "bumps", but only let them run over the edge a little. The cookies will expand and run down the sides.

5. Bake, but check them 3-5 minutes earlier than the recommended baking time. Pillsbury suggested 15 minutes baking time, but I took the cookies out at 10 minutes.
6. Let them cool about 5 minutes.
7. The bowls should then pull right off the muffin tin.

8. Finally serve with ice-cream or with fruit. Yum-Oh!

Cute Cameron Moment: Lately Cameron has become afraid of the dark. She is constantly asking me to turn lights on, even when it is only slightly dark. So were outside tonight looking up at the stars, because it is probably one of the last nice days left before it becomes cold, and Cameron says, "Mommy I am scared. It is dark!" So I tell it is okay, and that it will be light again tomorrow. So I ask her, "Do you know why it gets dark outside?" and her adorable response is, "you need to turn the light on." I love little minds!



  1. These are so darling! What a fun idea! The picture of Cameron is too stinkin' cute! What a little doll! xoxo

  2. Loved your ideas!!! And of course, Cameron is adorable! :)


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