Monday, September 16, 2013

Easy Chocolate Lava Cake

This is super easy to throw together and bake while you are eating and it will be a perfect ending to dinner. It is so rich and the filling is sooooooo gooey. YUM! I am not a chocolate fan, as you know, but this is not overwhelming with chocolate. Bake is....soon!
1 c flour
3/4 c sugar
6 Tbsp baking cocoa, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c whole milk
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c packed brown sugar
1 4/3 c hot water
Toppings~ I used cool whip and white and dark chocolate

Combine the flour, sugar, 2 Tbsp cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and then add in the milk, oil and vanilla. COmbine well.  Spread into an ungreased 9 inch square baking pan.  In another bowl mix together the 4 Tbsp cocoa and brown sugar, sprinkle it over the batter.  POur the hot water over the top and DO NOT stir.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.  Serve warm and top with whatever you like!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Peach Blueberry Crisp

There is nothing like Texas peaches! YUM! We are all moved to Houston and in our new home, finally! I decided to take advantage of some HUGE, ripe, juicy peaches and make a new recipe tonight.  This is ridiculously easy and delish! Try a pile of vanilla bean ice cream!

3 cups fresh peaches (you can use frozen as well) I dip mine in boiling water for a quick second to get the peel loose and then I peel them.
1 cup fresh blueberries (frozen is okey dokey, too)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg (yum!)

2 cups vanilla granola
1/4 c melted butter
2 Tbsp
ice cream for top!

Heat the oven to 375 degrees
Spray the bottom and sides of an 8x8 baking dish.  Add the blueberries and peeled peaches to the bottom.  Mix the brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the fruit.  Bake 15 minutes.  Combine the granola, brown sugar and butter in another bowl**I will definitely double this next time, who doesn't love the topping?) Sprinkle over the top of the fruit and bake additional 13-15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream! YUMM! Enjoy~