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Coconut Balls Recipe…..

Coconut Balls Recipe…..
Coconut Balls Recipe…..

I had posted on my Instagram a late night picture of what I was going to make to tame my sweet craving….

Now i’m big on desserts and baking but at such a late hour i didn’t have the luxury of time and wanted to just have something sweet…. That takes less than 20 minutes to be devoured!

First Measure all the required ingredients…. You’ll need 

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Next step is basically Mix ALL ingredients in a food processor until it begins to fold in on itself creating a dough like look.

Using a tablespoon or a mini ice cream scooper ( My personal choice!) Drop the balls of the dough onto parchment paper. ( you could just eat scoops out just like that if you want too!! )

Optional Garnish: To fancy up the balls you can sprinkle the balls with more lime zest.

Freeze the balls for at least 5 minutes if you’re in a hurry….ideally 10-15 minutes will make them completely firm

At this point you have two choices…. Eat the whole batch (totally doable!!! I know) or be a little more sensible and have a few and store the remaining in a ziploc or air tight container in the freezer…..

** You can totally substitute Lemon for the lime!

 

Making Life Memorable with sweet bites

Date Cake & Caramel Sauce

Date Cake & Caramel Sauce

The amazing thing about living in Kuwait is that there’s always fresh dates. Tasty and sweet!!

We have a great Palm tree in our garden that blesses us every summer with dates.

Off course with that blessing comes a big responsibility of having more dates than one can handle…. To that I dedicate this fabulous Date Cake that my mother is very famous for and I’ve made it my own.

Enoy!!

DATE CAKE
Ingredients
1 cup Butter                      1 ½ Cup Flour
1 Cup Icing Sugar            1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Egg                                    1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Cup boiled Water         ½ Tablespoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Pitted Dates

Instructions:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 300ºF. Spray baking pan with vegetable pan spray and coat with 1 tablespoon flour.
Step 2 In a bowl, Soak Pitted dates in the boiled water.
Step 3 Blend butter, icing sugar & egg
Step 4 Add remaining ingredients (except date & Water) to the butter mixture. Blend well. Add Date & Water mixture & mix until all combined.
Step 5 Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
Step 6 Pour Caramel Sauce over cooled cake.

CARAMEL SAUCE
Ingredients
1 cup Sugar                             1 tablespoon Yogurt
½ Butter                                    ½ cup Milk
1 teaspoon Baking Soda      1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until it becomes thick & brown.
Pour over cooled Date cake.

This cake is so good that it’ll no doubt be Making life Memorable every bite you take.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I love this cake because it’s extra moist so if I bake it a day in advance it doesn’t dry out by the time I serve it at my girls’ birthdays.

I also use this same recipe as I do my vanilla either 24 cupcakes or 2 layered cake.

Ingredients:
2 Cups flour
1 3/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Salt
1 3/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 Squares (3 ounces) Unsweetened Chocolate

Directions:
Preheat oven 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)

Melt the Chocolate in a saucepan at low heat mixing continuously. Make sure you don’t “cook” the chocolate. Remove from the stove and let it cool.

In a bowl mix all ingredients except egg & Chocolate with an electric mixer until completely combined.

Add Eggs and chocolate and mix for an additional 2 minutes.
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For cake use two 9inch round pans (greased & floured) Bake fore 30 minutes

 
For Cupcakes Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool before frosting.

Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake

My standard Vanilla Cake works well in making either a 2 layered Cake or 24 cupcakes.

It’s really a classic recipe that’s beyond basic but perfect in every way.

The reason I like this recipe is because it’s not too sweet which makes up for the sweetness of the frosting.

Ingredients
3 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 cup Butter (Softened)
2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs

Directions
Preheat oven 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)

In a bowl combine All ingredients except Eggs.

Mix with an electric mixer until it’s all combined.

Add Eggs one at a time and continue mixing.

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For cake use two 9inch round pans (greased & floured) Bake fore 30 minutes
For Cupcakes Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool before frosting.

My favorite ButterCream frosting will elevate the taste to the next level!

Special “Butter” Tip
If you’re anything like me and have to make a cake in between your other daily plans then you generally don’t have time to let butter come to room temperature and be naturally softened.

Use this tip! Slice butter into several cubes and microwave for 20 seconds at a time until its soft but not melted. It’ll also make it easier to measure.

ButterCream Frosting

ButterCream Frosting

There’s definitely one major component in a cupcake or cake that can easily transform a cake or cupcake from good to fabulously amazing and that’s the frosting!!!

I debated posting my recipe as it is one of my trade secrets….but I love to share!!!

This by far is the best recipe EVER!!! So versatile and easy to work with and most important TASTY!

The challenge is not to cringe when you read what goes in it!

Worlds best ButterCream Frosting

Ingredients:
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (also known as powdered sugar)
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup.

Directions:
In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla.

Add sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.

After all the sugar has been mixed add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Finally add the light corn syrup.

(if you want a thinner consistency to spread the frosting add 2/3 more tablespoons of corn Syrup)

Making Life Memorable with the best Frosting EVER!!!