Strawberry Banana Bread

PREP
20 minutes
TOTAL TIME
1 hour
SERVINGS
8-10 pieces
2 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1 medium brown-spotted banana mashed
2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1 cup strawberries, chopped
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp strawberry extract
2-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1-2 drops red food coloring, optional
STEP 1

Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Spray an 8x4 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

STEP 2

Place eggs, water, banana, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth.

STEP 3

Stir together oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add banana mixture and the pancake mix and stir until combined (batter may be slightly lumpy). Stir in chopped strawberries.

STEP 4

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

STEP 5

To make frosting: whisk together powdered sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, strawberry extract and 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream until a thick glaze forms.

STEP 6

Add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and whisk until smooth, adding more as needed for desired consistency. Stir in red food coloring, if desired. Frost cooled bread and slice to serve.

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Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake

PREP
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
50 mins
SERVINGS
4-5 Mini Bundt Cakes
Cake:
1 Package Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
10 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Melted
1 Tsp Coconut Extract
1 Cup Coconut Milk
Topping:
1 Pouch Lemon Glaze Mix (Comes in Mix)
2 Tbsp Water
1/2 Cup Toasted Coconut Flakes
STEP 1

Preheat oven to 350? F. Grease four mini bundt cake pans with baking spray and set aside.

STEP 2

In a medium bowl, whisk cake mix, melted butter, coconut extract and coconut milk. Whisk until just combined and no lumps are in batter. Do not over-mix. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

STEP 3

Bake 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen cakes around the pan and release from pan. Let cool on a cooling rack

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Orange-Lemon Pound Cake with Citrus Cream

PREP
5 min
TOTAL TIME
60 min
SERVINGS
10
Cake:
1 Package Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix
3/4 Cup Orange Juice
10 Tbsp Butter, Melted
1 Tsp Fresh Orange Zest
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp Water (for Glaze)
Citrus Cream:
1 (3.4 oz) Package Instant Pudding, Cheesecake Flavor
1 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Fresh Orange Zest
1 (8 oz) Container Whipped Cream
STEP 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8x4-inch loaf pan.

STEP 2

Stir together cake mix, orange juice, melted butter and orange zest until blended. Spoon batter into pan.

STEP 3

Bake 44-46 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan. Cool cake completely.

STEP 4

For glaze:

Whisk together lemon glaze mix from package and water until glaze is desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled pound cake. Allow glaze to set before serving.

STEP 5

For citrus cream:

With electric mixer, beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in orange zest and whipped topping. Serve alongside cake.

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Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

PREP
20 min
TOTAL TIME
42-43 min
SERVINGS
12 cupcakes
Cupcakes:
1 Package Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
10 Tbsp Unsalted butter, melted
3/4 Cup Water
Frosting:
14 Tbsp Unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Cups Powdered sugar
1 Tsp Coconut extract
1 Tbsp Milk
Garnish:
1 Cup Sweetened shredded coconut
36 Candy-coated chocolate eggs
STEP 1

Cupcakes:  Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine pound cake mix with melted butter and water and stir until completely smooth.

STEP 2

Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

STEP 3

Bake 22-23 minutes and remove from the oven; allow to cool completely.

STEP 4

Toast shredded coconut at 350°F for 8-10 minutes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.

STEP 5

Frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat butter at medium-high speed 5 minutes until butter is fluffy. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, and continue beating until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add coconut extract and milk.

STEP 6

Continue to beat on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes. Frosting should be very whipped and airy in texture.

STEP 7

Fill pastry bag fitted with a large open round tip with prepared frosting. Pipe frosting on edge of cupcake. Press toasted coconut into frosting border by hand. Fill centers with dollop of frosting and place 3 chocolate eggs on top. Store in an airtight container.

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Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

PREP
10 min
TOTAL TIME
60-65 min
SERVINGS
8-10
Cake:
2 Packages Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
4 Tbsp Water, for glaze
Filling:
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/4 Cup Granulated sugar
1 Egg
STEP 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 12-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.

STEP 2

In a large bowl, stir together pound cake mixes, water and butter until blended.

STEP 3

To make the cream cheese filling, whisk together cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth.

STEP 4

Fill bundt pan with half of the lemon pound cake batter. Layer cream cheese filling and spread over the lemon batter. Top with remaining lemon pound cake batter.

STEP 5

Bake 50-55 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.

STEP 6

Cool cake for 5 minutes, then invert cake onto cooling rack and cool completely.

STEP 7

To make the glaze, whisk together lemon glaze mix from the box and 4 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bundt cake and allow to set before slicing.

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How to Decorate Holiday Cookies

Here at Krusteaz®, when we think winter holidays, we think COOKIES! There’s no easier, tastier way to involve the kids in holiday preparation and create a new family tradition. Our Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix, Gingerbread Cookie Mix and Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix help you make classic holiday treats that are super easy to prepare – just stir in softened butter and an egg – and they’re ready to bake. 

Get the Kids Involved

But what really makes cookies exceptional this time of year is taking the extra step to decorate them. You don’t need to be a trained pastry chef to make cookies look extra special. In fact, leave this step to the kids while you manage the hot cookie sheets. We’ve got a couple of easy tips to ensure even the youngest chef in your kitchen can be successful.

What You’ll Need

We recommend you have a few things on hand to make the best of your cookie decorating fun.

  • Small ramekins or bowls
  • Food coloring
  • Toothpicks for fine detailing
  • Tweezers for placing decorations
  • Craft paint brushes

Add Colorful Sprinkles

One of the simplest, prettiest ways to decorate cookies is by topping them with colorful sprinkles. Sprinkling cookies or rolling them in sparkling sugar before they are baked are the fastest, easiest techniques to add a fun and festive look. 

If the kids are little enough that shaking sprinkles on the cookies ends up with more sprinkles than cookie, put the sprinkles in a little bowl and let them take pinches of sprinkles and dust the cookies. If you prefer sprinkling them after the cookies have cooled, you’ll first need to ice them and add sprinkles while the icing is still wet.

Easy Make-at-Home Sprinkles

Divide 2 cups of granulated sugar into several small bowls; add a couple of drops of food coloring to each bowl; stir well to distribute the color evenly.

Paint Cookies with a Glaze

Another easy-as-pie trick, let the kids paint the cookies! Set up a station with parchment-lined baking sheets for them to work on, make a thin glaze out of powdered sugar and water, add food coloring, pass out the paintbrushes and let them go. You’ll end up with beautiful, unique “watercolor-inspired” cookies.

Easy Make-at-Home Glaze

Place 2 cups powdered (confectioner’s) sugar in a medium bowl, add water or milk, a tablespoon at a time, until glaze is desired consistency. Divide the glaze into smaller bowls and add food coloring as desired. Then either brush glaze on or use an off-set spatula or butter knife to ice cookies.

Make it Festive. Make it Krusteaz®

Have some holiday fun by decorating cookies with your friends and family. With Krusteaz®, you can quickly make a batch of ready-to-decorate cookies that taste just like they came from a bakery. Turn it into a contest to see who can decorate the best cookie. Share your creations with those you love. 

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