Monday, February 7, 2011

Cobbler isn't supposed to be this easy?

This recipe comes courtesy of my best friend, Shannon. I had mentioned to her that I wanted cobbler but it just never came out right. She said "I have a cobbler recipe that has only 3 ingredients in it but it tastes like you made it from scratch. Nobody knows.." I didn't believe her. A cobbler recipe with only 3 ingredients? NO WAY!!! Well, it's true. It's tasty, easy to make and makes your house smell SO GOOD!


1 large can of fruit pie filling (I used apple pie filling)
1 stick of butter melted (you may not need to use all of it)
1 box of cake mix (either yellow or vanilla)


preheat oven to 350 degrees
spray one medium sized, deep baking dish with cooking spray. pour in pie filling of your choice. in seperate bowl, pour cake mix and slowly add melted butter. mix the butter in the cake mix with your hands until the cake mix becomes crumbly and forms small balls. sprinkle the cake mix on top of pie filling. again, you may not use all of it. just use enough to cover the filling by maybe 1/2 inch. this recipe is so fast and simple that it really doesn't matter. it's all personal preference.

place in oven and bake until topping is golden brown. about 10-15 minutes.

serve warm! mm..with ice cream, of course! =)


the BEST apple cupcakes EVER!!

This has got to be the best apple cupcake I have ever tried. I've done various frostings and glazes on this cupcake including maple cream cheese and a candy caramel glaze. I bet cinnamon cream cheese would be delicious as well. This recipe is all from scratch. No box mix involved! I promise, these cupcakes, no matter what frosting you put on them, will be gone before you realise what happened.

1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 rome apples (about 1 pound), peeled and shredded

Shred the apple instead of chopping it for even distribution in the batter and to keep the cupcakes moist.

Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350°. Line a cupcake pan with baking liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Whisk in the oil and vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined; stir in the apples. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan until almost full. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.