Cakes

Graveyard Cake

3

Let the kids go to town with Halloween themed decorations and create your very own delicious Graveyard Cake.

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For the cake:
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 and ½ cups caster sugar
3 large eggs
2tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
¾ cup cocoa powder, sifted
1tbsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup milk
For the topping/decorations:
14-16oz chocolate frosting; either homemade, or store bought. (I used store bought Chocolate fudge frosting)
1 and ½ cups crushed Oreo’s (or other chocolate sandwich cookie)
6-8 rectangular chocolate covered biscuits
Red or white writing icing
Chocolate fingers, optional (for a fence around the edge of the cake - I ended up not using them)
A mixture of Halloween sweets. I used Spiders, pumpkins, gargoyles, witches, ghosts, skeletons! I used a mixture of jelly sweets and chocolate, so use whatever you want!
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and grease a 10 inch square pan. I used a loose bottom one as I find them easier to use. Place the butter/marg and sugar into a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer and...
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Nutritions

Calories
325

Sodium
122mg
5% DV

Fat
18g
28% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

Zucchini Cake

291

This delicious yet simple Zucchini Cake is made moist with fresh garden zucchini and walnuts. The warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice along with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting take it over the top. I love to take this cake to potlucks and family functions as it is always a huge hit.

Zucchini Cake:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
3 cups grated zucchini
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 boxes)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
16
Nutritions

Calories
496

Sodium
284mg
11% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
49g
16% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Homemade Spiked Lemonade Recipe

226

Check out this homemade lemonade recipe, a refreshing drink to pair with your delicious dinner ideas. A wine flavored lemonade recipe made with just five ingredients.

There is a cool way of getting all the juice out of your lemons. Quarter the lemons and put them in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Use low speed to squeeze the lemons, then strain the juice directly into a measuring cup. A cool way to juice some lemons, right?

3 cups water, divided
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 bottle of white wine
1/2 cup mint leaves
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  1. Combine 1 cup of the water with raw honey and cook over medium-high heat until the honey is dissolved.
  2. Then transfer out of the saucepan and allow it to cool.
  3. In a large...
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Nutritions

Calories
122

Sodium
7mg
0% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

153
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/balsamic-brussels-sprouts/
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts ( trimmed and halved )
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
6 slices bacon ( chopped )
2 tbsp balsamic glaze
1 tbsp chopped parsley
cooking spray
6
Nutritions

Calories
163

Sodium
240mg
10% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
3g
1% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV

Spaghetti Salad

146

This Spaghetti Salad makes a delicious quick and easy light summer meal or side for all your grilling recipes. It is full of wholesome ingredients from the garden and drizzled with a homemade Italian dressing. The end result is pure bliss!

Italian Dressing:
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
Spaghetti Salad:
12 ounces spaghetti noodles (broken in half)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped English cucumber
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/2 yellow (or red) bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup sliced pepperoncinis
1/3 cup chopped hard salami
2 tablespoons grated Fresh Parmesan
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Nutritions

Calories
386

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
15g
24% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV
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