Cakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Butter Cream and Chocolate Ganache

I make a lot of cupcakes. These little gems are by the far the ones that are requested the most by family and friends. They taste as good as any found in a bakery and will not cost you $3.75 per cupcake to produce.

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1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sour cream

Caramel Buttercream
Caramel
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp water
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tsp vanilla
3 sticks butter, softened
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Ganache
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips(use a good quality)
1 cup heavy cream
Heat oven to 325. Dissolve the cocoa into the boiling water, set aside. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy with an electric mixer. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and soda. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
405

Sodium
155mg
6% DV

Fat
26g
40% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
41g
14% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV