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Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt Cake and an AWESOME Giveaway!

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I have exciting news for you all today.

1)  I get to do a really big and awesome giveaway thanks to Redwood Hill Farms and Green Valley Organics.  You guys do not want to miss this one.

and

2) I made a really delicious chocolate bundt cake, also thanks to Redwood Hill Farms and Green Valley Organics because I got the same package that I get to give away.

and

3)  I’m now obsessed with Redwood Hill Farms and Green Valley Organics… can you tell?

I had never tried lactose free yogurt or kefir before, but I honestly can’t tell the difference.  The only difference is that the lactose free kefir is not as thick as regular kefir.

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Redwood Hill has all sorts of recipes, news, events, and other information on their website.  Definitely make sure to check it out!
Okkkay, now what you guys have been waiting for…

GIVEAWAY:

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The prize package (minimum value of about $57.55) will include:

– 1 Eco-friendly insulated green “Get Your Goat, Have a Cow” co-branded tote bag (approximate value $5)

– 1 t-shirt (winner’s choice of Redwood Hill Farm Goat, Green Valley Organics Cow OR RHF kid-size shirt; approximate value: $15)

– 6, 6-oz cups Redwood Hill Farm Goat yogurts or free product coupons (valued at about $2.19 each = $13.14)

– 6, 6-oz cups Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts (valued at about $1.59 each = $9.54)

– 1 32-oz bottle Redwood Hill Farm Kefir (about $6.39)

– 1 32-oz bottle Green Valley Organics Kefir (about $4.49)

– 1 12-oz Green Valley Organics Sour Cream (about $3.99)

Are you excited yet? Because when I received my package, I felt like a little kid in a candy store.

To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Leave a comment saying why you want the prize package.
For extra entries:
  1. Like Green Valley Organics on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so.
  2. Like Redwood Hill Farms on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so.
  3. Like What Katie’s Baking on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so.
  4. Follow Redwood Hill Farms on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did so.
  5. Follow What Katie’s Baking on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did so.
  6. Subscribe to my RSS feed and leave a comment saying you did so.

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, October 2nd at 12:00 am.  Good luck!🙂

If you don’t win, don’t worry, you can just buy their products!  Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics products are available at Whole Foods Markets, natural food stores and specialty grocers nationwide. To find a store near you, go to redwoodhill.com/store and greenvalleylactosefree.com/stores/

Now, for this deliiiiicious recipe (which got devoured extremely quickly in my house):

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Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt Cake
Adapted from: Leite’s Culinaria

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1/3 cup (1 ounce) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Green Valley Organics plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, plus extra for pan coating

Glaze:

Directions:

Make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and sprinkle cinnamon in a 10- or 12-cup Bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and water and place over medium heat.
  3. Cook, stirring, just until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Place the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl and whisk to blend.
  5. Add half of the melted butter mixture and whisk until completely blended (the mixture will be quite thick). Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk until combined.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until completely blended before adding the next egg. Whisk in the Green Valley plain yogurt and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a rack. Let cool completely before glazing.

Make the glaze:

  1. Just before glazing the cooled cake, combine the Green Valley kefir, cocoa powder, butter, and sugar in a small saucepan and put over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip and dribble down the sides.  It will soak into the cake and taste delicious.

 

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New Books by Dede Wilson: Cake Balls and A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts

First of all, Happy Labor Day!🙂

Second of all, I don’t know if you have any of Dede Wilson’s books, but if you haven’t, you’re missing out.  But don’t worry, I can fix that.

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Today, I’m giving away two awesome cookbooks:

Cake Balls
More Than 60 Delectable and Whimsical Sweet Spheres of Goodness

This features all sorts of cake balls- I couldn’t have even imagined some of the cake balls in this book.  Creme Brulee Cake Balls, Espresso Brownie Cake Balls, Key Lime Cake Balls, Mocha Toffee Crunch Cake Balls?!  Tell me you can resists that.  Also, not only does the book have cake ball recipes, but the beginning has the perfect cake, frosting, brownie recipes for the balls.  You won’t find any fake box mixes in this book.  Plus, the step-by-step cake ball making instructions with pictures in the front of the book are extremely helpful.

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and

A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts
More Than 60 Warm and Fresh Homemade Treats

I love this book because finally, I know how to spell doughnuts, haha!  Kidding.  This book is just as awesome as the cake pop cookbook.  It has baked doughnuts, fried doughnuts, yeast doughnuts, filled doughnuts, everything.   Dede is really good at creating original recipes, like Carrot Cake Doughnuts, Chocolate-Salted Caramel Doughnuts, Creme Brulee Doughnuts, Honey Cream-Filled Doughnuts with Milk and Honey Glaze.  She sold me!

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I just got both of the books on Friday and I’ve already bookmarked almost all of the recipes (ha, helpful, huh?). AndI seriously sat in front of the TV last night making cake balls while Kellen and I watched a movie. So, just a warning, this book will make you do weird things.

Who wants these books?

Well, today is your lucky day. I’ve got a copy of each book to give away!  To enter, all you have to do is:

1.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite cake ball and/or doughnut recipe is.

For additional entries:

2. Like Dede Wilson on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
3.  Like What Katie’s Baking on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
4.  Follow Dede on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did.
5.  Follow What Katie’s Baking on twitter and leave a comment saying you did. 

Good luck!

The giveaway will end on Monday, September 10th at midnight.  Make sure you leave your email address, or some form of contact information so I can get in contact with you if you win.

GIVEAWAY: Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey

Hey guys!

Tropical Traditions is hosting another giveaway for me.  Aren’t they awesome?  This time it’s Organic Raw Honey.

I’ve never tried raw honey before, but as soon as I receive a sample, I’ll come up with a recipe for you all.

Until then, here are some delicious recipes from the Tropical Traditions blog.  My two favorites are the Grain-Free Honey Graham Cracker Pie Crust and Honey Caramels with Chocolate, Almond and Coconut.

If you’ve never heard of Tropical Traditions before, it’s the best place to get Virgin Coconut Oil. And if you don’t know what Virgin Coconut Oil is, Tropical Traditions does a good job of explaining it.

The only requirement to enter is to:

Subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter and leave a comment saying you did so.

And don’t forget to leave your e-mail address so I can reach you if you win.

The giveaway will end on Monday, April 23 at 12 pm.

GOOD LUCK!🙂

GALLON of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway


Remember how I just did a giveaway for coconut oil?

Well, when I received the e-mail from the awesome people at  Tropical Traditions telling me that I could do a giveaway for a gallon of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, I was shocked.

I e-mailed back and said, “Did I read that correctly… a gallon giveaway?”  and they said yes.  Isn’t that exciting?  That’s $120 worth of coconut oil.

If you don’t know what to do with coconut oil or what it is, check out this video:

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

All you have to do is subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter and leave a comment saying you did so.
Subscribe here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm
(Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address or some way for me to contact you if you win.) 

Giveaway ends Monday, April 2nd @ midnight.

Halloween Cake Pops and a Giveaway!

Hi Guys!

Sorry it’s been so long, but I’m back with a gift for you.

I just received this book, Crazy for Cake Pops in the mail and I’m so excited about it.  I thought I knew all there was to know about cake pops, but I was mistaken.  This book has so many techniques and flavor ideas it’s incredible!

The Cake Pop- A Treat That’s as Fun to Make as It Is to Eat!


A beautifully decorated cake can wow anyone. And there’s nothing more entertaining than food on a stick.  Combine the two and you’ve got the incredibly cute, one-bite, hand-held snacks everyone loves: cake pops!

Introducing Crazy for Cake Pops, a craft cookbook packed with 50 cake-on-a-stick designs and 70 stunning color photos. The wide range of exciting shapes and tasty flavors with have you eager to make and decorate these treats for any and every occasion.  A few fun examples:

  • Birthday Party Clown Pops
  • Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns
  • Holiday Bauble Balls
  • Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Pops
  • Game Night Poker Chips and Dice

…and more!

Teaching you how to create these scrumptious mini desserts with professional results, author Molly Bakes clearly explains the step-by-step process for cake pop success.  “These recipes show that you don’t have to be a brilliant baker or even an experienced cake decorator to make these adorable treats,” she says. “All you need is a few simple ingredients, some lollipop sticks, and, of course, your imagination!”

So, now I have one copy of the cute little book to give away.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment. Make sure you include an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

Extra entries:

  1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment saying you did so.
  2. Subscribe to What Katie’s Baking and leave a comment saying you did so.
  3. Follow What Katie’s Baking on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so.
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, October 24 and get the book sent out to you asap.
These are what I made with help from the book:

If you don’t win, I highly recommend you buy the book.  It’s only $10.17 on Amazon right now, so it’s a steal!

GIVEAWAY!!!

Things I like enough to stock up on:

Chucks.  Are.  My.  Favorite.  Shoes.  EVER.

The sparkly ones are my favorite.🙂

Nut butters.  Is this normal? :/  I’m also obsessed with making my own.

White Chocolate Wonderful is the best ever made.  No doubt about it.

Tupperware?  Also not quite so normal.

No favorites here.

Rings.  I can’t get enough of them.

My favorite is the big, flowery yellow one.
I’ve actually never worn the big white flower.  I ordered it off the Internet and it’s just too big for me!

SCARVES.  My favorite winter accessory.

You can’t see my favorite one, but it’s a tie-dye square scarf.  I love square scarves.

So… this giveaway I was talking about…

You could win this cute little Mary Engelbreit sugar and creamer set:

AND an assortment box of Chocolate Brownie/Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars. (3 of each)

All you have to do is :

1. Leave a comment.

For extra entries, do the following 3 things and leave a comment saying you did:
2. Tweet about the giveaway.
3. Like me on Facebook.
4. Leave a link back on your blog.  If you don’t have a blog, you can make a status linking to it on Facebook and tag @What Katie’s Baking in the post so I know you did it.

A winner will be chosen with a random comment generator on Tuesday, March 8! Please leave your email so I can email you if you win! 

I’ll be having a giveaways periodically… what all would you guys like to see for them!?


Good luck!!🙂

GIVEAWAY!!!

Things I like enough to stock up on:

Chucks.  Are.  My.  Favorite.  Shoes.  EVER.

The sparkly ones are my favorite.🙂

Nut butters.  Is this normal? :/  I’m also obsessed with making my own.

White Chocolate Wonderful is the best ever made.  No doubt about it.

Tupperware?  Also not quite so normal.

No favorites here.

Rings.  I can’t get enough of them.

My favorite is the big, flowery yellow one.
I’ve actually never worn the big white flower.  I ordered it off the Internet and it’s just too big for me!

SCARVES.  My favorite winter accessory.

You can’t see my favorite one, but it’s a tie-dye square scarf.  I love square scarves.

So… this giveaway I was talking about…

You could win this cute little Mary Engelbreit sugar and creamer set:

AND an assortment box of Chocolate Brownie/Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars. (3 of each)

All you have to do is :

1. Leave a comment.

For extra entries, do the following 3 things and leave a comment saying you did:
2. Tweet about the giveaway.
3. Like me on Facebook.
4. Leave a link back on your blog.  If you don’t have a blog, you can make a status linking to it on Facebook and tag @What Katie’s Baking in the post so I know you did it.

A winner will be chosen with a random comment generator on Tuesday, March 8! Please leave your email so I can email you if you win! 

I’ll be having a giveaways periodically… what all would you guys like to see for them!?


Good luck!!🙂