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Strawberry Margarita Milkshake

5 May

Let’s just get one thing straight about Cinco de Mayo: it’s made up. Even more made up than Valentine’s Day, and that’s really saying something.

But even an obscure battle in which 4,000 Mexican troops defeated 8,000 French soldiers is a pretty good reason to enjoy margaritas in the sunshine, so I say let’s celebrate! Plus, this recipe is so easy, you could probably do it while battling Frenchmen!

Strawberry Margarita Milkshakes

Printable Recipe

2 cups vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup margarita mix

1/4 cup tequila

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until well blended.

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons sugar

In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, whisk the two ingredients until soft peaks form. Top milkshake with whipped cream.

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

5 Dec

I was in the mood for some really good cake. And when you’re in such a mood it is a terrible thing to be denied. So I made a warm and comforting treat which is synonymous with the holidays. (It is December anyway–why not enjoy all the holiday flavors while we can?) This gingerbread cake is tender and spicy and the cinnamon whipped cream is a light balance with a surprising spiciness that complements the cake–they’re a great pair!

Gingerbread Cake

Adapted from cafe cherie

Printable Recipe

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cups sugar

1 egg

1 cup molasses

1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cream together butter, sugar, and egg. If you are baking on a whim (like me) you can soften your butter quickly by popping it in the microwave on defrost for about 15 seconds. While the mixer is working–combine the molasses and hot water. This will make it easier to get all the molasses into the cake. With the mixer running on low, alternate adding the flour mixture and the molasses. Mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool while you a) finish your post about it or b) make the whipped cream. Your choice.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

1 cup cold heavy whipping cream

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a chilled bowl, whip all ingredients until the cream stands up in peaks. Top slightly warm cake with whipping cream.