When you are contemplating serving dinner at your next party, consider giving your guests one of these yummy, homemade desserts. I’ve discovered that of all of the desserts I have served, all these are my “Top 3 Most Requested Delicious Desserts” (in no specific order). Enjoy!
Number One Most Requested Delicious Dessert–Raspberry White Chocolate Dream Bars
1 box white cake mix
1-1/2 sticks melted butter
1 cup chopped nuts
12 oz. white chocolate chips
Combine cake mix, milk, nuts and butter. Makes a very gooey dough. Spray a 9 x 13 pan and spread half the dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips . Crumble remaining dough on top and bake an additional 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.
For larger celebrations, this particular recipe easily doubles and can be created in a 15 x 10 pan.
Once you get the hang of the procedure, you can think of all kinds of combinations. How about using chocolate cake with mint chips? Or sour cake with white chocolate?
Number Two Most Requested Delicious Dessert–Chocolate Amaretto Bundt Cake
1 pkg. chocolate devil’s food cake mix
1 cup milk
1-1/2 oz. Amaretto liqueur
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam (optional)
1 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Amaretto
Blend first 6 ingredients and blend well. Stir in chips. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
Melt glaze ingredients in a microwave or saucepan. Pour 2/3 of glaze over top of cake while cake is hot from the oven and still in pan. Allow cake to stay in pan for 25 minutes. Remove cake from pan and garnish with remaining glaze.
While I make this cake dessert, I fill the middle with fresh raspberries and present it on my grandma ‘s crystal pedestal cake stand which is quite dramatic.
Just before serving, I earn a raspberry sauce by melting the jam in the microwave.
Each lucky guest receives a plate with a few of the sauce, a slice of cake, a few berries and some whipped cream. Yum!
Number Three Most Requested Delicious Dessert–Mystic Mint Cookies
These are melt-in-your-mouth paradise!
1 cup sugar
1 rod (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 squares (1 ounce. Each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, egg and unsweetened chocolate. Stir in salt and flour.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie using palms. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely.
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 sticks (1/4 cup) butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and of spreading consistency.
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, softened
2 tbsp corn syrup
1-6 oz. Package semisweet chocolate chips
Simmer all drizzle ingredients over low heat. Stir constantly until butter and chocolate are melted.
Spread peppermint frosting over cooled cookies then drizzle each with chocolate mix. Leave on counter for 2-3 hours before frosting is set.
If you serve one or more one of these homemade desserts, you can depend on your guests becoming really pleased. And I will bet you will be handing out recipes, just like I do at my residence.