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Top Cakes, Cookies, Desserts and Treats

It’s that time of year, and less than a couple months from the holidays that all these top cakes, cookies, desserts and treats appear again, just while we are into our groove of fitness resolutions…thanks Valentine’s Day!

 

If you are going to eat desserts, and fudge on your goals, these desserts better be the top of the top, because there will have to be a lot of extra running for them, and they simply cannot disappoint us, for what we will have to suffer through, and endure after eating them.

 

top dessertsAm I right ladies?

 

So let’s get these top desserts, cakes, cookies and treats out of the way right now.  Then we can get back to being good again…

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Walnut and Date Tea Cakes

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe: Ingredients:

 

1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup chopped dates

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe: Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 2 mini muffin tins (if you don’t have mini muffin tins use one standard size muffin tin). In a large bowl lightly beat the eggs. Mix in the sugar. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt and add the dry mixture to egg/sugar mixture. Gently fold in the chopped walnuts and dates. Spoon batter into each muffin cup and bake for approximately 10 minutes (15 for large muffins). Turn onto a wire rack to cool through.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Super Creamy Cupcakes

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

1 package cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 package chocolate cake mix

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake papers. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package instructions and set aside. In a separate bowl mix together sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in egg and mix well. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Fill cupcake cases 1/2 full of chocolate cake batter. Then add 1 full teaspoon of cream cheese mixture to center. Top with more chocolate cake batter. Cupcake cups should be 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in center. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan to cool completely.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Sweetheart Cake

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe: Ingredients:

 

2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
1 large bar baking chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe: Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly great a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In a large bowl beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Gradually stir in the milk, mixing well after each addition. Fold in coarsely chopped chocolate.

 

For this recipe, pour batter into pan and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and baked through. Decorate the cake with kiss-shaped chocolate pieces.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Pumpkin Cake or Cupcakes

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Directions:

 

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and spices.  In a separate bowl combine beaten eggs, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree.
Mix well and add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chopped walnuts (if using).  Place in a lightly greased pumpkin shaped baking tin or in a muffin tin.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for approximately 25 minutes or until golden and baked through. Decorate with orange frosting, candy corn and liquorice to form a pumpkin face.

 

Tip: If you don’t have a pumpkin shaped baking tin, you can use a regular tin and decorate as a pumpkin for a similar effect.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Banana Picnic Cake

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients

 

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas mashed
2/3 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Directions:

 

In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and mashed bananas to butter mixture. Add to flour mixture along with the yogurt and mix together well (until smooth). Spoon batter into lightly greased baking pan and top with walnuts (if using). Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until baked through.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Basic Pancake Recipe

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Food Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 cups milk
2 eggs (beaten)
1/3 cup butter (melted)
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Food Directions:

 

Makes approximately 8 pancakes

 

In a large bowl combine flour, milk, beaten eggs, 1/3 cup melted butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until just blended. Preheat lightly greased griddle or frying pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into pan per pancake. Cook until pancakes begin to bubble. Flip once and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer. Serve with maple syrup, jam or fruit.

 

*This is a basic, easy pancake recipe you can easily vary. Try adding fresh cut fruit or chocolate chips to the batter for variation.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Nutty Angel Cake

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

1 package white angel food cake mix
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 package 4-serving size sugar free milk chocolate instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups frozen (thawed) reduced-fat whipped topping
1 small package chopped nuts (of your choice)

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

For this recipe, place pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Pour milk into center of pie filling. Beat until dry powder is totally moistened. Thaw frozen topping and mix into pie filling mixture. Follow the directions on cake mix for baking an angel food cake. After cake is baked cool completely. Cut cake in half. Take one half of the pie mixture and spread evenly onto bottom layer of cake, spreading all the way to the edges. Place top layer of cake over the pie mixture on the bottom half of cake. Spread the rest of the pie mixture over the top of the cake. Mixture can be spread down the sides of the cake. Place in the refrigerator for no longer than 1 day. Serve with chopped nuts over the top.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Red White & Blue Cheesecake Parfaits

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Food Ingredients:

 

1/4 cup lite ricotta cheese
1/4 cup nonfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added all-fruit seedless raspberry spread, melted
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
3/8 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
2 tablespoons frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

For this recipe, combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese and sugar in food processor. Process until smooth, scraping sides of processor bowl once; set mixture aside. Combine fruit and stir gently. Spoon 1/4 cup fruit mixture into parfait glasses. Top with 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture, 3 tablespoons cookie crumbs, 2 tablespoons ricotta, cream cheese, sugar mixture, 1/4 cup raspberry spread, and 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Chill parfaits minimum of 2 hours before serving.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes  Recipe: Cozy Log Cabin Cheesecake

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

2 (8 oz. pks) fat-free cream cheese
1 (4 oz. pk) sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
2/3 C. non-fat, dry, milk powder
1 C. sugar-free maple syrup
1 C. lite whipped topping
1 (6 oz.) graham cracker pie crust
1 tsp. coconut extract
2 T flaked coconut
2 T chopped peacans

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Directions:

 

Bring cream cheese and whipped topping to room temperature. In a large bowl, add pudding mix, milk powder, maple syrup. Mix well. Add and blend 1/4 cup whipped topping. Spread evenly in pie crust and refrigerate.

In a small bowl, combine remaining whipped topping and coconut extract. Mix well and spread on top of cream cheese filling.

 

Sprinkle top with coconut flakes and pecans. Refrigerate over night or at least 3 hours.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Bright Early Pancakes

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

3/4 C all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 C whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 C skim milk
3/4 C fresh orange juice
Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
Vegetable oil spray

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix until well blended. In another medium bowl, combine all liquid ingredients and orange peel. Stir well. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Don’t over stir. Preheat griddle. Spray lightly with vegetable oil spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle , turning once edges of pancake are dry and there are bubbles on top.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Cherry Cheese “Cake”

Courtesy of kraftrecipes.com

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

1 package white cake mix
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tub whipped topping
2 (21oz) cans cherry pie filling

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions. Pour batter into two lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking pans. Bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes or until golden and backed through.

 

In a bowl mix the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Fold in the whipped topping and spread mixture over each cake. Top the cakes with cherry pie filling and chill for approximately 4 hours (or longer) until set.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Cake and Berry Layers

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

2 cups cold milk
1 package fat free sugar free vanilla pudding
1 package (13.6 oz.) fat free pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pint strawberries, sliced (about 2 cups)
1 C blueberries
1 tub (8 oz.) fat free whipped topping (thawed)

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Place pudding in large bowl. Add milk and beat with electric mixer on low speed until mixed together well, about 2 minutes. In large glass bowl place 1/3 of the pound cake. Add 1/3 of the strawberries and blueberries. Top with 1/3 of the pudding. Repeat layers 3 times. Add whipped topping on top. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Cups

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

16 vanilla wafer cookies
2 8oz packaged of cream cheese, softened
½ C white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 21 oz cherry pie filling

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin pan with cupcake papers. In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Place one wafer cookie in each cupcake paper then pour the cream cheese mixture over the wafer. Top with a little cherry pie filling and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and set through.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Fluffy Angel Cake

Courtesy of reformationacres.com

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

1 C sifted flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
¾ teaspoon almond extract
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 375F. Sift the flour twice into a large bowl. Place the sugar in a separate bowl. Beat the egg whites using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in the sugar only 3 tablespoons at a time, folding as you add. Do not overmix.

 

When the sugar is all added start adding the flour, ¼ cupful at a time. Fold in the vanilla and almond extracts and gently transfer to a lightly greased baking pan. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until golden and baked through.

 

Turn upside down on wire rack but do not remove baking pan until cooled through.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Graveyard Cupcakes

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

Prepared Cupcakes
Frosting of choice
1 package gummy worms
1 package chocolate cookies or graham crackers

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Directions:

 

Place a few cookies in a plastic bag and using the back of your hand or a rolling pin press down until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Using a teaspoon make a small well in the center of each cupcake.  Frost cupcakes around well and sprinkle with cookie crumb mixture.  Stick a gummy worm into the center of each cupcake.

 

top dessertsTop Desserts Cakes Recipe: Applesauce Cake

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

 

1 C butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 cups apple sauce
3 cups sifted all-purpose unbleached flour
1 ¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 C seedless raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Top Desserts Cakes Recipe Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a medium sized baking pan and lightly sprinkle with flour. Set aside. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the applesauce (make sure it’s cold) and 2 ¾ cups flour. Mix well. Fold in the raisins, remaining flour and vanilla extract. Mix well and poured into greased baking pan. Bake approximately 1 to 1 hour and 15 minutes until golden and baked through. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

 

Note: You can also add 1 cup chopped walnuts to this bread when you fold in the raisins.

 

Top Desserts Recipe: Blueberry & Greek Yogurt Lemon Cream Cups

 
blueberry

Top Desserts Recipe Ingredients:

 

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 C Greek yogurt, vanilla
1 teaspoon honey
1 large sweet lemon, zested and juiced

2 cups fresh blueberries

 

Top Desserts Recipe Directions:

 

In a bowl, put the cream cheese and mash until it’s smooth.

 

Add the Greek yogurt and the honey, stirring to combine.

 

Add the lemon zest and juice and use an electric beater to
mix it together until dessert is light and fluffy.

 

Form a layered dessert in pretty cups, first with a dollop of yogurt, then a layer of blueberries, then more yogurt, and top with some blueberries.

 

Repeat in each dessert cup.  Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.

 

Benefits of Yogurt:

 

Did you know that yogurt with live, active cultures contains probiotic organisms that improve your intestinal microbial balance?  In simpler terms, this is good bacteria that grows in your bowels, keeping the bad bacteria down, and your belly feeling better.  

 

If you tend to have belly aches or an irritable bowel, give live, active culture yogurt a try, and see if it starts to feel better in a few days.  You know that commercial with Jamie Lee Curtis for Activia?  It really does work! 

 

 
 

Top Desserts Cookies Recipe: Cookie Squares with Walnuts

 

 
cookies
Courtesy of momadvice.com
 

 

Top Desserts Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 

 
1 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups walnuts, chopped
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Top Desserts Cookies Recipe Directions: 

 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

In large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

 

Add the brown sugar and walnuts, and mix them until blended well.

 

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together with the vanilla extract.

 

Stir the egg mixture into the dry mixture, and keep stirring until combined.

 

Press the dough onto the bottom of the baking sheet.

 

Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until browned lightly.

 

Remove them, and let cool on the rack.

 

Then cut cookies into squares.

 

Top Desserts Cookies Recipe: Pecan Oat Bars with Cream

 

top dessertsThis one should satisfy both you and your kids, and you could serve them with a little hot chocolate to keep the chill away. This recipe can be served hot or cold, just heating up later, and you could add a little butter on top for the hot version…

 
pecan oat bars

 

Top Desserts Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

 

1/4 C sugar
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 C chopped, lightly toasted pecans
1/2 C brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 C butter, softened at room temperature


Top Desserts Cookies Recipe Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray, or butter.
In large bowl, put the butter, the 1/2 cup brown sugar, and sugar together.
Mix those with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
Add your egg yolks, water, and vanilla extract, and continue to beat everything until well blended.
Add your oats, flour, and baking soda, and blend well with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed.
Spread the dough in the bottom of the baking pan.
Bake in your preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Remove your baking pan, and place it on rack to cool.
Now, turn the oven down to 325 degrees.
In a new cold bowl, add the egg whites and beat them with an electric mixer until they are light and foamy.
Slowly add the 1/2 cup brown sugar, continuing to beat until you get stiff peaks.
Distribute this mixture over the bars, spreading to the edges of pan.

Put your pecans on top, sprinkling evenly.

Put back in your 325 degree oven, and bake 15 to 20 minutes until they are lightly browned.

Remove your pan, and cool for 10 minutes on the rack.

You can cut into bars, then when cooled down or cooled completely, remove from pan and serve.

 

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One thought on “Top Cakes, Cookies, Desserts and Treats

  1. small kucing

    Thanks for the recipes…Valentine Day is just around the corner. what is better than a home baked cake or cookies. yumz

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