Raspberry Breakfast Scones with Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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Breakfast is indeed the most important part of the day, so start it off with this British style raspberry scone with a hint of vanilla coffee creamer! A slice of this savoury moist cake is the perfect combo with tea or coffee. It’s also really easy to make and can last quite a few days at room temperature. You can pack this cake for a quick snack for work or school. It’s a little messy to make, but it’s totally worth it and tastes delicious! 

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Raspberry Breakfast Scones with Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Yields 8
Moist and soft raspberry scones with a hint of vanilla coffee creamer.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, diced
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
- 4 oz raspberries
Instructions
1. Preheat oven 400F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the cold butter. The mixture should look like breadcrumbs.
3. Gently stir in the coffee creamer and vanilla paste.
4. Mix in raspberries until mixture is moist and turn the dough onto the baking sheet. Shape it into a 8" disk. Flour a sharp knife and cut it into 8 wedges. Bake for 25 mins, remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet.
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Funfetti Millionaire Cheesecake with White Chocolate and Heavy Cream

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Talk about a overload of sprinkles! We are HUGE fans of sprinkles and anything “funfetti” here at Better Baking Bible, so this towering millionaire cake was really a no brainer to feature. It has a layer of almond cheesecake, funfetti cake, white chocolate mousse, and is topped with whipped vanilla icing. The party cake was made by my fave food blogger Lindsay over at Life Love and Sugar. This girl definitely has taste and knows how to make you ditch any diet you were ever on or ever thought about starting! Her recipes are absolutely delicious and really show stopping. She came up with this millionaire cake just in time – my birthday is in July! So stop drooling and start baking – here are the specs: 

Original recipe can be found here.

Funfetti Millionaire Cheesecake with White Chocolate and Heavy Cream
Almond funfetti cheesecake with layers of funfetti cake, whipped vanilla icing and white chocolate funfetti mousse.
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Ingredients
For Funfetti Cheesecake:
24 oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
3-4 tbsp sprinkles
1 1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/4 tsp butter extract

For Funfetti Cake:
2 cups Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs

For Funfetti Mousse:
1 tsp + 1/8 tsp powdered gelatin
1 1/2 tablespoon water
9 ounces white chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp butter extract
4 tbsp sprinkles

For Whipped Vanilla Icing:
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
To Make Funfetti Cheesecake
1. Preheat oven 300F. Grease sides of 9" springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl using a electric mixer on low, blend cream cheese, sugar and flour. Then beat in 2 eggs and sour cream till combined.
3. Beat in another 2 eggs, sprinkles, almond and butter extract until combined.
4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and slam bottom on counter 2,3 times to remove air bubbles. Wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil.
5. Place pan into another larger pan and fill this one up with water about half way. Bake 1:30 hours. Turn off oven and leave for 20 mins before removing. Open door half way and let it cool for 10 mins.
6. Refrigerate cake for 5-6 hours and then remove from springform pan.
To Make Funfetti Cake
1. Line bottom of 9" springform pan with parchment paper and grease sides.
2. In a bowl, mix cake mix, oil and eggs together until combined.
3. Pour into pan and bake at 350F for about 25 mins.
4. Allow cake to cool about 8 mins, remove from pan and onto cooling rack.
To Make Funfetti Mousse
1. Place your mixer bowl and whisk attachment in freezer to chill. Place water in a small bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin. Let it stand 5 mins.
2. In a medium bowl, place chocolate chips. In another bowl, microwave 3/4 cup of heavy cream until it begins to boil.
3. White in the gelatin and water into the heavy cream until dissolved.
4. Pour cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and smooth and then set it aside for 5 mins.
5. Take bowl and whisk out of freezer and on high, whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream until thick.
6. Whisk in almond and butter extracts until soft peaks form.
7. Mix in 1/3 of whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and then mix in the remaining whipped cream and sprinkles until combined.
First Assembling
1. Prepare a 9" springform pan by lining parchment paper around the bottom and edges making sure the paper sticks out above the edges of the pan. Place funfetti cake into pan and pour funfetti mousse on top, spreading evenly.
2. Place in fridge for 2:30 hours.
To Make Whipped Vanilla Icing
1. (Wait until the mousse has set in the fridge before making!) Place mixing bowl and whisk attachement in freezer for 10 mins. Remove from freezer and whip cream on high until thick.
2. Whip in vanilla extract and powdered sugar until thick and creamy.
To Assemble Final Cake
1. Remove cheesecake and funfetti cake/mousse from fridge. Place the cheesecake on a serving plate.
2. Remove funfetti cake and mousse layers from springform pan and then spread a thin layer of icing on top of the cheesecake.
3. Place funfetti cake and mousse layers on top of the cheesecake, using the cake to lift it.
4. Ice cake with the remaining whipped icing and decorate with sprinkles.
5. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
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7 Easy and Delicious Summer Wedding Favours

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It’s finally summer time and lucky you to be celebrating such a special day on one of the most gorgeous days of the year! If you are looking to give your guests a yummy gift at your summer wedding, look no further! Instead of treating them with a useless wedding favor they will end up throwing out, treat them with something special they will gobble up right before dinner.

You can set each and every one of these favors on their plates and let them be surprised with an adorable thoughtful gift as soon as they sit down. From little baggies of lemonade mix, to bite-sized treats and even pie pops, this summer is time to try something new and memorable. What’s even better is you can make them all by yourself! Take a look at some of these easy and pretty ideas:

Marshmallow Lemonade Cones

There is no better way to celebrate a wedding in the summer than with a cool refreshing drink! These lemonade cones make a thoughtful gift your guests can make when them come home from a long, hot scorching day or even stir up before the big wedding dinner!

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Donut and Milk Snack

Everyone loves a cold glass of milk and a tasty donut. To make this combo is easy, fill up jars with fresh milk, and tie a pretty straw with a thank you note. For the donut, dip paper bags in glue and then roll them in sprinkles. Pop a donut from your favorite donut shop and seal with gold tape and you’re good to go! 

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Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cones

Can it get any easier than this? These sweet party favors aren’t only totally irresistible but they are a lot of fun to make too! Before the wedding throw a party with your girls and get them to help you put these cones together. All you need to do is dip waffle cones in melted chocolate, roll them in sprinkles, then stuff them with cotton candy and wrap up in pretty clear baggies. You can even tie a cute note to the top thanking your guests for coming!

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Pretty Cupcakes in a Jar – Chocolate or Vanilla

We all know the big hype around cupcakes is slowly dying down with famous Crumbs cupcakes shutting down all its stores. The cupcake era is not completely over, it’s just time to reinvent it and present cupcakes in a whole new way. These cupcakes in a jar are so adorable and make a very cute favour for not only your wedding, but for your after party or even baby shower! 

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Cinnamon Apple Pie Pops

If you are planning an outdoor country themed wedding, these apple pie pops are perfect! You can wrap them up in plastic and tie them with a cute ribbon or string and place them on each plate. You’ve got to stick to your wedding’s theme, so if you have a rustic setting in the country-side near a old barn, these would be perfect fit.

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DIY Wedding Candy Popper Favors

These candy poppers require a little bit of time and very few materials to make so they are perfect for a budget wedding. What’s even better is that you can fill them up with anything you like! From Hershey’s Kiss candies, to Ferrero Rocher and even the cute chocolate hearts from Forever Wedding Favours, the choice is yours!

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Freshly Picked Organic Fruit in a Bag

You really can’t go wrong with a fresh treat your guests can take home. This is one wedding favour they won’t be tossing out. You can simply fill up a paper bag with ripe strawberries that they can take with them or snack on throughout the whole ceremony. It works well with an outdoor summer theme and keeps to a simple, drama-free wedding. Bonus if they are organic and homegrown! 

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Equip Your Kitchen with These Must-Have Baking Essentials

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No matter what the recipe, every baker needs to have a few simple tools to achieve the best possible results. Even though I have made tons of recipes that were truly a family hit with nothing but a wooden spoon, mixing bowl, and an old pan, using some basic kitchen essentials can make all the difference. Even though some may be pricey, they are well worth the investment and can last you years like a good Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Here are my favorite picks that I truly can’t live without:

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1. Measuring Cup –  A glass, microwavable measuring cup is a saviour and the basis to every recipe. Hand wash instead of popping in the dishwasher since the numbers will wear off over time. 

2. Pastry Brush – Makes it easy to brush your pastry’s with egg yolks and sugar. I find the rubber ones are better and more durable than the real hair brushes. 

3. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer – I recently had my kitchen re-done by Wren Living’s Fitted Kitchens and couldn’t complete my new makeover without a new stand mixer. It’s worth the money and will last you years and years.

4. Baking Sheet – These are so versatile and are perfect for baking cookies and pastry desserts. 

5. Sharp Knife – I can’t stress how much you need to have a good sharp knife when baking. It comes in handy when slicing cakes into layers and chopping up nuts and chocolate. My fave is William Sonoma’s gourmet chef knife.

6. Cupcake Pan – Cupcakes are my all-time favorite treat and you really can’t make them without a good cupcake pan. Since you line them with cupcake liners, they are pretty much indestructible. 

7. Glass BowlPyrex’s glass bowls are microwavable which makes things a lot easier. What I love about them is that they can stand really hot temperatures, so you can use them over a double boiler without being afraid of cracking. 

8. Ice Cream Scoop – No, it’s not just for scooping up ice cream! An ice cream scoop can be used for a variety of things like scooping batter into your cupcake liners. 

9. Measuring Spoons – Measuring spoons make measuring baking powder, baking soda, salt, and yeast so easy to do! 

10. Wooden Spoon – A thick sturdy wooden spoon is great for mixing heavy batter without worrying about it breaking. 

11. Pam – Back in the day I used to grease pans the old fashion way with butter and flour. Using Pam saves me a TON of time and diminishes a big mess. 

12. Whisk – You’ll need this whisk for sifting dry ingredients, whipping up cream, and whisking eggs. 

13. Spring Form Pan – A spring form pan saved me so many time when baking cakes. Make sure to run a sharp knife around the edges before taking off the outer ring. 

Strawberry Buttermilk Waffles with Chocolate Whipped Cream

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Strawberries and chocolate is my all time favorite combination and these easy waffles full fill my big sweet tooth! You can make these to spice up your breakfast or even serve them as dessert throughout the day. You can top them off with a handful of fruits like strawberries, blueberries and even sliced bananas for a extra dose of vitamins!

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Strawberry Buttermilk Waffles with Chocolate Whipped Cream
Yields 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
To Make Waffles:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk

To Make Chocolate Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup

To Garnish:
- strawberries
- chocolate syrup
To Make Waffles
1. Place a cold glass bowl in the freezer (to be used later for whipped cream). Turn on waffle iron and preheat according to waffle iron instructions.
2. In a large mixing bowl whisk four, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined. Add in chopped strawberries and fold in until combined and all the strawberries are coated with flour.
3. In the center of the mixture make a well and add the butter, egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Mix until combined using a wooden spoon and let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
4. Use a ladle to scoop the batter into the waffle iron and close it. Let it cook all the way through.
To Make the Chocolate Whipped Cream
In the cold glass bowl you put in the freezer earlier on, beat the heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Add in chocolate syrup and beat until combined. Place whipped cream in fridge until ready to serve.
To Serve
Place a big scoop of whipped cream on each waffle and garnish with chocolate syrup and whole strawberries.
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Neapolitan Marble Cupcakes with Frosting

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Marble cake is by far my most favorite dessert so why not make marble cupcakes! These neapolitan cupcakes are made using a very simple cake batter that really only takes a few minutes to make. The frosting is made from Betty Crocker’s pre-made whipped frosting so you don’t have to sweat making it from scratch. If you have a birthday coming up, special gathering, or even a baby shower, these cupcakes are sure to be snatched up first! I mean come on, who doesn’t love cupcakes?

Neapolitan Marble Cupcakes with Frosting
Marble cupcakes using chocolate and vanilla batter frosted with Betty Crocker frosting.
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Ingredients
- 2 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 egg whites
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 stick butter, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam
- 3 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker Whipped Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Strawberry Frosting
To Make Cupcakes
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites and milk, set aside.
4. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and crumbly and then beat in vanilla extract.
5. Slowly beat in the flour and egg mixtures to the butter mixture, until well-blended.
6. Split the batter into thirds. Set aside one third of the mixture. For the second, beat in the cocoa powder. For the third, beat in the jam.
7. Place a drop of each of the three colored batters into the cupcake liners. To create a marble effect, lightly swirl with a knife.
8. Bake 18-20 mins and transfer to wire rack.
To Decorate
Frost cupcakes with a layer of chocolate frosting, white frosting and strawberry frosting. Decorate with candy sprinkles and additional chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Cool Whip and Marshmallows!

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Light and refreshing, this chocolate cake is so easy to make and tastes wonderful! The chocolate cake layers are slathered with a light filling made from Cool Whip and marshmallows along with a layer of chocolate fudge frosting. To make it even better layers of sliced fresh strawberries peaking out at the sides are nicely laid out which not only looks pretty, but tastes delicious! I love this cake since it gives me a break at baking with it’s secret shortcut – boxed cake mix! 

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Cool Whip and Marshmallows!
Layers of chocolate cake with cool whip/marshmallow filling and fresh strawberries.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 container Cool Whip (8 oz)
- 1 container Jet Puffed Marshmallow fluff (7oz)
- 1 tub pre-made chocolate frosting
- 25 fresh strawberries
Instructions
1. Bake boxed cake according to instructions in two 8" or 9" round cake pans. Once cooled completely, slice each cake into two layers.
2. In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer on medium, mix Cool Whip and marshmallow fluff together until smooth.
3. Transfer chocolate frosting to a bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave and stir until a hot fudge like mixture forms.
4. Slice the strawberries lengthwise (leave a few to garnish). Place one layer of the cake on a plate and spread a even layer of frosting and then some of the cream.
5. Align strawberries around the edge of the cake to poke out and use small slices to fill the middle. Repeat with all the layers and top the final layer with remaining frosting. Pipe a circle of cream in the middle and garnish with two whole strawberries.
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