Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Buttermilk Syrup

My neighbors got me hooked, this stuff is awesome! You can used it for waffles, pancakes, German pancakes, whatever, everyone who has it LOVES it.

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a medium-large saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. It will overboil, so just be careful.

-The recipe says it will serve 16, I say closer to 8-10 because everyone will have seconds.

Better Than Sex Cake

There's no other way to describe it, it's amazing. So, here's the recipe, in all of its glory.

1 box Devil Food's cake
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 small jar of butterscotch topping
*1 cup toffee bits (found by chocolate chips)
*1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 (12 oz) tup of Cool Whip, thawed

(*I'm hearing that the toffee bits are a "seasonal item," I don't know why, usually I just get a bunch to have on hand. Anyway, if you can't find toffee bits, you'll just want to crush up four Heath or Scor bars and use the crushed pieces instead of the toffee bits and mini chocolate chips.)


1. Bake cake as directed

2. As soon as you pull the cakes out of the oven, poke holes all over using the end of a wooden spoon or fork (I personally like the bigger holes...with my wooden spoon, they are about the size of your pinkie)
3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the cake and even out with spatula

4. Repeat that step with the butterscotch topping, reserving just a little bit to drizzle on the finished cake

5. Sprinkle toffee bits and chocolate chips or crushed up candy bars all over cake and then let cool for 15 minutes (reserve some bits and chocolate for the top)

6. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour

7.  Spread Cool Whip on cake, sprinkle some mroe toffee/chocolate pieces on top, and drizzle the butterscotch and chocolate syrup for a beautiful presentation and enjoy!

Just so you know, it's even better the next day...YUM, YUM!