Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
Milk 1 and 1/2 cups
Butter -1 stick
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Blue Curacao - 1/2 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Apple cider vinegar - 2 tbsp
Blue Curacao - 1/3 cup
Confectioners sugar - 10 tbsp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either two 9 in pans or 2 6-in pans and 2 smaller pans and line with parchment paper.
Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer or in a bowl, cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add milk and beat. It will look curdled but it will turn out ok. Then add the dry ingredients slowly till well combined.
Add in the blue curacao and food coloring, continue to beat till well combined and the food color uniformly distributed. Add the apple cider vinegar and lime zest, mix well.
Distribute equally into the greased pans. Bake till a toothpick comes out clean. If you are baking in 6-in ones, it may be around 18 -20 minutes. 9-in maybe around 24-26 minutes. Check according to your oven. Cool completely. Transfer to a plate. Mix 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup blue curacao. Drizzle this evenly on the cakes and let it soak in it.
In the meantime, whip the cream, powdered sugar, lime zest to stiff peak. Crumb coat the cake first and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Finish the second coat of frosting. Melt the candy melts and using the back of a spreader or spoon, dip and make streaks to resemble flower petals on a parchment paper. Let it cool. Carefully stick them with a little cream in the form of a flower on top of the cake.
Decorations can be done as per your wish. Buttercream can be used too.
Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix by Bear & Bug Eats
Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Cherry Croissant Breakfast Bake by Making Miracles
Classic Cinnamon Rolls by The Nifty Foodie
Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake by The Redhead Baker
Spiced Pear Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Star Bread by House of Nash Eats
Candy and Fudge Recipes
Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla by Christmas Tree Lane
Spiced Sugared Pecans by Love & Confections
Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Banana Cake by Palatable Pastime
Cranberry Orange Sugar Cookie Bars by Sweet Beginnings
Egg Nog Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Eggless Blue Curacao Velvet Cake by Magical Ingredients
Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls by Kate's Recipe Box
Lemon Ricotta Cookies by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Peanut Butter Cut Outs by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Crusted Pecan Pie by The Mandatory Mooch
Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
St Louis Gooey Butter Cake by For the Love of Food