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Vegan Bourbon Cake Pops, A Boozy Twist On A Classic Treat!

You may have had a cake pop, but you've never had one this way! This delectable dessert starts with a bourbon-infused chocolate cake base. It's then wrapped in cocoa buttercream and a smooth chocolate ganache before finishing off with a generous sprinkling of coarsely chopped and toasted pecans.
Now, say it with me, everybody: Yuuuuum.
Inspired by Chickpea Magazine
MAKES 45 - 60 SMALL CAKE POPS
Okay, let's begin by baking the cake that you're going to eventually pull apart and roll into cake pop balls. (I just heard someone's mind explode. Did one of you not know that's how cake pops were made?)
Anyway, let's start our cake pop-making journey by preheating the oven to 350F and lightly oiling and flouring a 9x13" baking pan. Set that cake pan aside, and in a large bowl, whisk together all of the cake's dry ingredients - the all-purpose flour, refined sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, stir together the soy yogurt, vanilla extract, water, bourbon, and coconut milk. Once they're well-mixed, slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir them until they're fully combined, then finish off by folding in the lemon juice.
Pour the cake batter into the greased baking pan, and bake it for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inverted and removed cleanly.
Usually during this step in any oven-reliant recipe, I'm killing the time by watching an old episode of 'Louie' on Netflix. Other times, I'll clean the kitchen or at least begin washing the dishes I'd dirtied during my cake prep. I always wonder what other people do when they're waiting for something to be baked. Do any of you do anything special?
Now that the 25 - 30 minutes are up, it's time to pull the cake out and allow it to cool. While waiting, you can start making the buttercream frosting.
Combine all of the frosting ingredients into a large bowl and mix them together on low-medium speed until fully combined. Check to see if your cake is cool and ready, and when it is, use a fork (or your fingers!) to crumble the entire cake int the smallest crumbs possible. If you come across any crisp edges, remove them from the pile of cake crumbs.
And then eat them. Because chocolate.
Next, place the cake crumbs and frosting in one large bowl and stir it, or use your hands to knead the mixture-like dough. Continue to stir/knead until all of the cake and frosting are fully combined.
Now cover your bowl of cake and frosting with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture is firm, which will take about an hour. You can leave the covered bowl in the refrigerator up to 3 days if you'd like to do this step ahead of time - or if you're like me and want a much more pliable cake material to work with.
Now you can start the ganache. Bring the soy creamer to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once the creamer begins to boil, remove it immediately from the heat. Place the chocolate chips in a bowl, and pour the creamer over the top of the chocolate chips. Stir them together until all of the chocolate has melted, and let the ganache sit, uncovered, at room temperature.
And now for the part we really play with our food. Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper, and remove the cake and frosting mixture from the refrigerator.
Roll the cake into small balls, roughly 1" to 1.5" in diameter. If you want your cake pops to stand upright like a lollipop, keep the balls on the smaller side. If you plan to place the pops cake-side-down, you can roll the cake into larger balls.
Place each cake ball on the parchment paper.
Dip the tip of one lollipop stick in the ganache. Pick up a cake ball, and slide the stick into the cake. The ganache will help keep the cake pop on the stick.
Place the cake pop back on the baking sheet, with the stick facing up (cake pop upside down). Repeat until all of the cake balls have sticks in them.
Now set the cake pops by placing the baking sheet in the freezer, uncovered, for one hour. Meanwhile, leave the ganache sitting at room temperature, also uncovered.
Start prepping for the assembly of your cake pops by pouring the pecan pieces in a large bowl or plate.
Dip each cake pop into the ganache, and rotate the cake pop in one hand while using the other hand to sprinkle the pecan pieces. Complete this step as quickly as possible so the pieecs don't slide off of the ganache.
Place the cake pop back on the baking sheet, and repeat each step until all cake pops are complete. Serve immediately, or you can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before serving. Enjoooy! (And remember to share.)
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smores cupcake
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When it comes to the campfire roasted, ooey-gooey perfection that is s'mores, I'm a purist. I've never once considered putting anything but two rectangles of good ol' Hershey milk chocolate between marshmallow and graham cracker. But then I found this recipe at Melanie Makes, and I don't care what you say, about blasphemy or anything else – once you've seen this picture, there's no going back. I HAVE to try putting a peanut butter cup on a s'more. It's a physical need. And if I don't do it soon, I might explode. So somebody come over and make these brownies with me tonight, please – it's an emergency. Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed S'mores Brownies Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 45 min. Difficulty: Easy. Makes one 9"x13" pan of brownies. Recipe by Melanie Bauer of Melanie Makes Ingredients For the Graham Cracker Crust: 3 cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter, melted For the Brownies: ¾ cup cocoa ¾ cup butter, melted 2 Tablespoons hot water 1 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/3 cup flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 12 peanut butter cups 1 dark chocolate candy bar 24 jet-puffed marshmallows Directions 1. First, make the Graham Cracker Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and butter until combined. Pour into prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until set and beginning to brown. 2. Now, make the Brownie batter: In a large bowl, stir together cocoa, melted butter and hot water. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. 3. Add the PB Cups and Chocolate: Top graham cracker crust with brownie mixture, spreading in an even layer. Press peanut butter cups into brownie batter in three rows of four. Break the candy bar into individual pips or pieces and place in horizontal and vertical rows between peanut butter cups. 4. Bake, broil, and enjoy! Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just set. Remove brownies from oven and turn oven to broil setting. Add marshmallows to top of brownies pressing lightly to adhere them to the warm brownies. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until they reach desired char level. Let brownies cool completely before attempting to cut and serve.
Pikachu Buns
I was in a baking mood and decided to try to make these! They came out good for my first time 😁😁 I'll post my recipes below if you'd like to try and make them. If you'd like the recipe, message me 😘 My bun recipe: -200g milk (Lukewarm) -5g active dry yeast -30g sugar --240g bread flour -60g all purpose flour -30g butter (room temp) -Egg wash Step 1: put lukewarm milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Whisk and set aside for 5min Step 2: in a separate bowl, combine bread flour and all purpose flour. Then add milk mixture. Add a pinch of salt and knead dough Step 3: after dough can take ball form, knead in the room temp butter. Knead until butter is fully incorporated. After incorporated, put in a lightly greased bowl cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 30-40 min. Step 4: after 30-40 mins, take dough out. It should have doubled in size. Put flour on your finger and poke the middle of the dough. If it first bounce back, declare the air from dough and cut in 8 equal pieces. Form in to balls and set aside on a baking sheet for 10-15 mins. Make sure to cover with a lightly dampened cloth. Step 5: cut two areas on the doughball across from each other in a diagonal direction. Egg was the parts you cut in to. Sprinkle with sugar cover them again with a lightly dampened cloth and let them rest for 30 mins - an hour. They will double in size again Step 6: bake in an oven preheated to 400° for 10-12 mins and you're done! Chocolate pudding filling: -2 egg yolks -2 1/2 tbsp sugar -1 tbsp all purpose flour -1 1/2 tbsp corn starch -1 tbsp coco powder -200ml milk (hot) -2 tbsp butter -30g chocolate. I used four squares of semi sweet chocolate Step 1: whisk egg yolks and sugar together. In separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch and coco powder. Add mixture to yolk mixture and whisk together. Step 2: slowly add hot milk to the chocolate yolk mixture. When fully combined. Put yolk mixture through a strainer into a pot. Out put on burner and set to medium heat. Continuously whisk until mixture thickens to pudding consistency. Step 3: take off heat immediately and add butter and chocolate. Continue mixing until chocolate and butter mix in. Step 4: place plastic wrap directly on pudding and put in fridge to cool. After it cools, mix it again and add to piping bag.
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