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CHEESY HONEY CORNBREAD MUFFINS

Cheesy Honey Cornbread Muffins TSLC - CopyThis Cheesy Honey Cornbread recipe is a great change from the usual cornbread we make for most meals.  Your family will love the cheesy taste of these muffins.  Spread with some real butter and drizzle with honey while they are still hot for a great treat.  These muffins go great with any meal or have one with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk for a treat anytime. Enjoy!

2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix (I use Martha White, see below to make your own)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1/4 cup honey

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Whisk together the cornmeal and flour.  Add eggs, honey, melted butter, sour cream and buttermilk, stir well with spoon.  Fold in cheddar cheese.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.  Fill each cup with batter and bake in preheated 425 degree oven 15 to 20 minutes until tops are golden brown.  Makes 12 muffins.

Note:  If you cannot find self-rising cornmeal mix, you can make your own by combining 3/4 cup regular cornmeal plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. This makes 1 cup.  (You would double this formula for the recipe above).

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HANDY FOOD TIP – SUBSTITUTE FOR BUTTERMILK IN RECIPES

Did you ever get ready to make a recipe that calls for buttermilk  to find that you don’t have any on hand?   Here is a handy tip on how to make a substitute for buttermilk in a recipe. Many of you probably already know this but each time I post a recipe that calls for buttermilk, I always get asked what can be substituted.

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Substitute for Buttermilk

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SWEET POTATO CAKE

Sweet Potato Cake

This Sweet Potato Cake is delicious and wonderful to serve for the holidays or any gathering.  Serve it to your family and guests with coffee or have a piece with a glass of milk for a great snack anytime.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup butter or 16 tablespoons or two sticks, softened

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes (I bake mine then peel and mash)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts or pecans)

1 cup raisins, Optional

Whisk together all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  Make sure this is mixed well and set aside.  In a large bowl beat the butter,  eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, buttermilk,  sour cream and vanilla extract together.  Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in nuts and raisins.  Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray, pour in batter.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary.  Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.  Frost cake with your favorite frosting once totally cooled or can use frosting below.

Sweet Potato Cake

Spicy Cream Cheese Rum Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon rum or rum extract or could just use vanilla extract (I use regular rum)

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups confectionery or powdered sugar

heavy whipping cream (About 8 tablespoons or enough so that you can spread frosting easily or pour from a small pitcher on top of cake)

Whip cream cheese and butter with mixer.  Add rum, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and powdered sugar.  Whisk in whipping cream until you get the spreading consistency you want.

Note:  You could just put regular cream cheese frosting or any other frosting on this cake you like. We like the spices and rum in the frosting.

Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutmeg Frosting.

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3-LAYER BUTTERMILK CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING

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This buttermilk cake is good to serve family and friends as dessert or with a tall glass of milk anytime.

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
6 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
 
Beat sugar, shortening, vanilla and eggs together with spoon or mixer.  Mix flour, salt and baking soda with a wire whisk and add to creamed mixture.   Add milk and continue mixing until smooth.  Divide between 3 sprayed cake pans and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until centers test done.  Let cool and remove from pans.  You can frost with any frosting you like. I used the chocolate below.
 
Chocolate Frosting
 
1 stick  or 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup cocoa ( I use Nestles 100% pure cocoa)
Mix all ingredients with mixer until spreading consistency.  Spread on cake.
 
Enjoy!
 
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