My Little Diversions

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Quick Biscuit Doughnuts with Chocolate Kahlua Glaze January 11, 2012

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Last month I found a recipe for doughnuts that can be made whenever you feel like it. No waiting to proof or having to let them rest before frying them up. These are the kind of recipes that I adore. So simple I couldn’t believe that I had not thought of it before. There is only one ingredient for the doughnuts themselves and the chocolate glaze is at least three ingredients. That’s all. So easy my husband could make them without help. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

Doughnuts:
1 10 count can of Biscuits (anything except flaky biscuits, I like the Texas Style Biscuits myself)
Oil for Frying (I like Vegetable Oil)

Glaze:
1/4-1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
2-3 tbsp. Chocolate Powder
3-5 tbsp. Kahlua/Milk

Directions:
Separate biscuits and punch a hole out of the middle. I used the large end of a piping tip to get the holes in the doughnuts.

Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan. You can test the oil with a doughnut hole. Oil is at a good temperature when bubbles form around the dough.

When oil is hot enough, add doughnuts (make sure not to crowd the pan) and fry to a golden brown. Fry up the doughnut holes as well.

The ingredients for the glaze should be mixed to your taste. If you don’t want to use Kahlua just use milk.

Dip the doughnuts in the glaze once cooled a bit and then enjoy!

These doughnuts are so easy and delicious I plan to make them again and again.

–Aly

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Two Ingredient Cake! August 17, 2011

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So I found a cake recipe that only calls for two ingredients! That’s right…two. I cannot believe that there is a cake that only takes two ingredients. It’s so easy my husband could make it without my help.

Now, I’m not taking the “two ingredients” too literally. The two magic ingredients are a box cake mix and a 15 oz can of pumpkin puree. This not only makes the cake low in fat but dense and moist like a brownie as well.

If you don’t like pumpkin then you’re in luck, you can’t even taste the pumpkin in the cake. I made it with a devils food cake mix but I suppose you could make it with any cake mix in your pantry. This is by far the easiest cake recipe I have found and I can make it quickly if I’m really craving something sweet.

Without further ado, here is the amazing recipe:

1 box cake mix
1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix on medium for 2 minutes. Spoon into a greased  7 x 11 cake pan and bake for about 28 minutes or untila toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

You can frost the cake with a buttercream frosting  (shortening, a little butter, milk, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder for chocolate frosting) or you can make a glaze with some milk, powdered sugar and perhaps pumpkin pie spice if you are looking for something easier. Just be sure to let the cake cool completely before pouring glaze over the cake.

Well, I hope you make this easy cake because it really does taste delicious and is too simple for words.

–Aly