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Month: June 2021

Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti Recipe for the Best Celebration Cake to Make at Home

Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti Recipe for the Best Celebration Cake to Make at Home

Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti is a rich and moist vanilla cake with incredibly thick cream cheese frosting. Many Nothing Bundt customers prefer this cake to the regular one because there is something about the colorful sprinkles that elevates the flavor. If you want to have this cake for your birthday party, you don’t need to buy it at the store. You can now make this moist and fluffy cake on your own with some accessible ingredients.

Here is the Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti copycat recipe:

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp of salt for taste
  • 4 tsp of baking powder
  • 2/3 cups of sour cream, opt for light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, large size
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil or canola
  • ¾ cup of colorful sprinkles
  • 2 or 3 tsp of vanilla extract for taste

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • You can simply buy one pack of white frosting (14 ounces), or
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 or 3 tsp of milk or cream
  • 2 to 2 ¼ cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup of colorful sprinkles for garnishing

Cooking Instructions:

  1. To make Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti, you need to first preheat the oven up to 350 °F. While waiting for the oven to fully preheat, spray the 12 cup size of Bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the mix into the dry mixture and mixing them lightly using a spatula until perfectly combined or until some small lumps appear. Make sure to not over-mix them or stir them gently. Add in the sprinkles, and gently stir them again.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 42-49 minutes and start checking the cake after 40 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center part of the cake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let it cool for around 15 minutes before removing it from the pan.
  4. To make the frosting, whisk the butter until it becomes creamy. Add in the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar and mix them using an electric mixer. Add in the cream as needed to get the desired consistency. Spread the cream frosting all over the cake and evenly sprinkle it with colorful sprinkles. The Nothing Bundt Cake Confetti is ready to slice and serve.
Tenderizing Steak Marinade Recipe to Try in Your Kitchen

Tenderizing Steak Marinade Recipe using Red Grape Juice in Thirty Minutes

Even though the key to cook a wonderful steak is by using tenderizing steak marinade, no one needs to plan it in advance for hours just to reap the benefits. A lot of people seem to think to get that flavorful, tender, and juicy steak; it’d consume plenty of time. This steak marinade recipe below will tell you the otherwise because this prepping step doesn’t take more than half an hour to be done.

Marinade can be made from various enzyme or acidic components such as lemon juice, vinegar, Red Grape Juice, and others. The acidity will tenderize the meat consistency. It also typically contains herbs, salt, and other ingredients to make the meat more flavorful. The recipe below will tell you the easy tenderizing steak marinade method by using Red Grape Juice. It only takes thirty minutes, and it has ability to turn even the cheaper meat cuts into a tender and tasty steak.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. skirt steak
  • ¾ cup or 175 ml Red Grape Juice
  • ½ cup or 125 ml olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. rosemary

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Put the skirt steak, then the rest of marinade ingredients inside an airtight container of zip-lock bag.
  2. If you use zip-lock bag, make sure that you press all the air out and it is tightly sealed. The marinade ingredients must coat around the skirt steak.
  3. Put it inside the fridge for minimum 30 minutes. For the most ideal result, let it sit for 6-24 hours.

Tenderizing Steak Marinade Recipe using Red Grape Juice in Thirty Minutes

Who doesn’t want their grilled steak to be rosy colored and juicy at the center? The best tenderizing steak marinade recipes will give you those. The ultimate marinade recipes work effectively whether you only have an hour or a full night of preparation time, so you wouldn’t waste the spent money to buy on the great streak.

Keep in note that the marinade recipe above can be used on various steaks such as ribeye, tenderloin, T-bone, and many more. That being said, while it works on any steak cuts, there are still some cuts that are better than the others, which mostly depend on one’s personal preferences.

The next step is to cook the steak depends on your chosen steak cut as well. Most marinated steaks, however, are best to be cooked fast and hot. It is also important to make sure that after you remove the meat from the tenderizing steak marinade, it must be patted dry before it is put on the grill.

El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Copycat Recipe to Use on Various Dishes

El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Copycat Recipe to Use on Various Dishes

Does the idea of making your own El Pollo Loco creamy cilantro dressing sounds intimidating for you? It might be, but it doesn’t have to at all. With this following copycat recipe, you will be able to recreate one at home in merely 10 minutes with really similar taste.

The original recipe of this menu comes from El Pollo Loco – a restaurant that specialized in Mexican food, especially grilled chicken. There are two different and independent chains of El Pollo Loco that’s operated under two companies: the Mexico-based restaurant and U.S based one. Both were established in 1974 by Juan Francisco Ochoa in Sinaloa, Mexico, before it was expanded into The United States in 1980s.

Back to the recipe, here’s how to make El Pollo Loco creamy cilantro dressing:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 6 tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp. garlic, minced finely
  • ¼ onion, minced finely
  • ½ lime, squeezed into juice
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients inside food processor and then mix until they are blended well.
  2. Store the blend inside airtight container and save in refrigerator. It may last up until a week.

There are so many ways you can make variations of this El Pollo Loco creamy cilantro dressing recipe. For example, you may use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt. You may add a teaspoon of honey if the taste of the dressing is a bit too tangy for you. Another way to make variation is to adjust the consistency based on your preference. The creamy cilantro dressing is very creamy, and if you want to thin it out, you can add milk into the blend.

The creamy cilantro dressing also works for various menus! It can be used as the dipping sauce for burrito or to put inside taco salad only by adding half an avocado into the food processor. It is very famous and ideal to be used as salad dressing during summer or for grilled veggies, with the herbaceous and tangy taste. It’s perfect as well to be used as side sauce for barbequed chicken or even to be poured over egg to add more flavors. The reason why El Pollo Loco creamy cilantro dressing is so well-loved is because it can go anywhere as you want it to be.

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