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By kelsa94

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (14 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 65

  • 12 sugar cones (2 to 2 1/2-inches wide and 4 to 5-inches long)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting for Christmas Tree Cupcakes
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling

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  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1 recipe Royal icing (see recipe below)
  • Edible glitter
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water
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  • CAKE:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (30 grams) cake flour, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup red & green Wilton batter bits (found at WalMart)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • VANILLA BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons red and green sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
  • DECORATIONS:
  • 4 ounces white chocolate
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4.2/5 (100 Votes)

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  • BUNDT CAKE:
  • Softened butter, for greasing the pan
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for flouring the pan)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature)
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup Andes Mint Parfait Thins, chopped
  • 1 large or several small candy canes
  • PEPPERMINT GLAZE:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 About 2 tablespoons milk
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 bottle red food color
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting
  • 3 (14-ounce) bags white or green candy melts or coating wafers
  • Red sugar sprinkles
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This Snickerdoodle bread is perfect for cinnamon-lovers! Serve hot with fresh butter or slice and make french toast...

  • LOAVES:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
4.2/5 (626 Votes)

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  • CAKE:
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
3.9/5 (207 Votes)

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  • GARLIC BUTTER:
  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or other melt-able cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
4.4/5 (66 Votes)

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Gingerbread cookies are a classic that almost everyone loves! But adding white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 (1 1/2-sticks) cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
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  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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  • SPONGE:
  • 1 cup (4 1/4-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup (6-ounces) lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • FRUIT:
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) dried pineapple, chopped in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) golden raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) candied cherries, snipped into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons (1-ounce) rum or brandy
  • DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 1/2-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 tablespoons (3-ounces) softened butter
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup (2 3/8-ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2-ounces) toasted almonds, chopped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4-ounces) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) confectioners' sugar, glazing sugar, or non-melting sugar
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (13-ounce) jar Nutella, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups pistachios, pecans, and/or walnuts, divided, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, divided, plus more to top
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Chopped Pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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