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Kahlua Red Velvet Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

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Kahlua Red Velvet Cake

with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

As a kid growing up, my Aunt Ula Mae’s red velvet cake was hands down my favorite dessert. And I’m pretty sure that her recipe is legendary in my home town. She would cook one for our family every year when I was a kid. But as I grew up, moved away, and spent less and less time in Apopka, I had fewer tastes of that magical cake. So it has become one of my missions in life to create another red velvet cake that has  that same richness and depth of flavor. And I actually believe this Kahlua red velvet cake with Baileys cream cheese icing comes close! And with a boozy kick!

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The Method

Kahlua Red Velvet Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. red food colloring
  • 3 mini bottles Kahlua (about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese - softened
  • 2 sticks butter - softened
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 mini bottles Baileys Irish Cream (about ½ cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing with vegetable shortening and sprinkling with 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder, tapping pans to coat and discarding extra.
  2. First, in a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. Next, in a separate large bowl - using a hand mixer, combine the sugar and vegetable oil. Then, one at a time, add remaining wet ingredients - eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring, vinegar, and Kahlua.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix just until fully combined, do not over-mix.
  5. Then pour batter into pans. Should be about 3 cups per pan.
  6. Now bake for about 35-40 minutes. Or until a test toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove pans and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing cakes. Then, once pans are warm to touch, transfer cakes to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.
  8. Meanwhile - Place the butter, cream cheese, and 1 mini bottle of Baileys in a mixing bowl an mix together for a few minutes, until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. Then add the second bottle of Baileys and mix until fully incorporated. Lastly, increase to the highest speed until whipped texture is achieved.
  9. Frost the cakes in the style of your choice. And enjoy!


Dessert Recipes

Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie

That’s on Another Level!

I’ve been eating sweet potato pie since I first grew teeth. So I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur, especially since I eat them several times a year for the past 39 years. That being said… I’ve been doing lots of experimenting in the kitchen this year. And who knew that I would find something to add to this dessert that would change the game? Well, I did. My secret ingredients: acidity from lemon juice (and extract) and cardamom! And if you don’t know what that is, it’s pretty much an orange flavored spice. Check it out!

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The Method

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Sweet Potato Pie
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (baked, then peeled)
  • 1⅓c sugar
  • ⅓c butter - softened
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • ⅓ c milk
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • Prepared pie crust
  1. Bake sweet potatoes in a 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, "cream" the sugar, butter, and eggs using a mixer. (I use a hand mixer.)
  3. While still hot, peel potatoes and remove any dark brown spots. Cut into medium chunks.
  4. Add half of the potatoes, both extracts, lemon juice, and salt to the bowl. Mix well until completely combined.
  5. In a small bowl - whisk milk and flour together until all lumps are gone.
  6. To the large bowl, add remaining potatoes, milk mixture, and spices. Mix well for several minutes, until mixture is smooth and evenly colored. Be sure to remove any strings that get caught in mixer.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Grease a deep pie dish with shortening. Roll pie crust onto dish. Then, starting in the center and working outward, gently press down the dough, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. Trim any excess dough around the top of the dish.
  9. Pour potato mixture into pie crust, making sure that it's evenly spread out.
  10. Bake pie for 90 minutes.
  11. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!
Dessert Recipes

Sweet & Savory Apple Pie with Bacon and White Cheddar

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Sweet & Savory Apple Pie

With Bacon and White Cheddar

One thing I love about cooking is experimenting with flavors and discovering something new and amazing. That is exactly what happened with this sweet and savory apple pie! I’d heard of people putting cheese slices on top on apple pie, but never tried it. So I figured… why not put it in the pie itself. And as far as the bacon goes. Well, everything is just better with bacon. It’s a fact.

Get One Of These for Slicing

Ever wonder how to get perfectly uniform slices? Well, it’s possible to use a food processor (if the vegetable or fruit will fit). But more than likely you’ll need a mandolin. Not only will it ensure all the ingredients cook at the same speed, but it will cut your prep time by more than half. And that will always make a new tool worth it.

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The Method

Sweet & Savory Apple Pie with Bacon and White Cheddar
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 2 9-inch single pie crusts
  • 5 cups Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored & thinly sliced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 orange – zested
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 6 oz. white cheddar cheese – cut into ½-inch chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Once hot, place cookie sheet on bottom rack to heat up.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk until well blended.
  3. Add thinly sliced apples, zest, and juices to sugar mixture & toss until all apple slices are coated. Let sit for 15 minutes, until apples release their juices.
  4. Meanwhile, cook 8 strips of bacon until very crispy. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  5. Combine bacon and cheese with apple mixture.
  6. Arrange coated apple slices, bacon, and cheese into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
  7. Cut extra pie crust into ¾-inch strips. Arrange on top of apple pie, about ½-inch apart, to create lattice top.
  8. Bake on cookie sheet for 50-55 minutes or until pie filling is bubbly and crust is golden.


Dessert How To Recipes

Pound Cake Recipe – The Secret Formula for Perfection

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Perfect Pound Cake Recipe

With Berries and Vanilla Cream

Aren’t we always on the lookout for the best pound cake recipe? I know I am. And no matter what’s on the table for our monthly family dinner, we pretty much always have pound cake for dessert. Along with the occasional sweet potato pies!

The Secret Formula

When I was a kid, my mom taught me the secret recipe to pound cake. I never forgot it.

2 + 2 + 2 = 6

2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, equals 6 eggs. And that’s it – the base for a great pound cake.

The Variations are Endless…

The fun part about this pound cake recipe is making it your own. You get to choose the cheese (if you want any at all) and the flavor. We tend to stick in one of two lanes – cream cheese with vanilla flavor or (my personal favorite) lemon. The easy way is to use a couple teaspoons of extract. But if you want authentic flavor, don’t be afraid of scraping the seeds out of a vanilla bean!
As I’ve started experimenting more, I recently tried something that I loved. I’m planning on changing this is on my family to see if they’ll notice. I’m switching from cream cheese to mascarpone! If you don’t know about it, do your life a flavor and check it out.

This Pan is Amazing!


I’ve cooked with many cake pans in my lifetime. But this was by far the best one. It’s so sturdy and well-made that you’ll feel like a baker for sure. And even better, the grooves in this pan pretty much slice the cake for you. If you slice along the grooves, you will get perfect portions all the way around – half small slices and half large.

Why the Berries and Cream?

I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt like pound cake needs something to go with it. I’m not a big fan of that powdered sugar frosting you see so often. Or even worse, just plain powdered sugar. I also don’t want my cake to become soggy if I need to walk away and refresh my coffee.

So berries and cream is one of my favorite desserts of all time – especially if the cream is custard. But obviously, the custard would be too much to pair with cake. One day, while eating strawberry shortcake, my inner fat kid thought, “Why not combine my two favorites into one dessert?” So that’s what I did. And I’m so glad I did.

Recipe for the Berries and Cream

For the berries…

Take whatever assortment of berries you like and rinse well. Place them in a large bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix well, then set aside at room temperature (for about 2 hours) to allow berries to release their juices. Mix every half hour.

For the cream…

In a large mixing bowl – add 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract. Whisk with hand mixer until peaks form.

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Pound Cake with Berries and Vanilla Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 2 sticks butter - softened, unsalted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese - softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs - room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease bundt pan with shortening. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl (I use a hand mixer), mix butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until fully combined.
  4. Add sugar ½ cup at a time.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add flour ½ cup at a time.
  7. Transfer batter to pan, spreding evenly. (You may need to pat bottom of pan firmly.)
  8. Bake for 90 minutes - or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Place cake place upside down on pan and flip. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Slice, serve, and enjoy!