Martha Stewart Strawberry Cake

From Martha Stewart.

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pie plate
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

Garnish:

2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie plate. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
  2. Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low; mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to buttered pie plate. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.
  4. Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour. Let cool in pie plate on a wire rack. Cut into wedges.
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Puppy Chow

NOTE: This is NOT for dogs. This is a snack with a “cute” name. It is for humans. This snack is super popular in the Midwestern US, and it tastes SOO good. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

9 cups Chex cereal (any kind)(rice work best..)
1 cup (or 6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1⁄2 cup smooth peanut butter, melted
1⁄4 cup butter, melted
1 -2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Measure cereal in large bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter for 1 minute on high.
  4. Stir.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds longer or until smooth.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until coated.
  8. Pour mixture into large bowl and add powdered sugar.
  9. Mix well until all the chex are coated.
  10. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  11. Enjoy!