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MINI RASPBERRY SHORTCAKES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

MINI RASPBERRY SHORTCAKES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

 

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are so fun to make and they look really fancy even though they are super easy too! I absolutely love shortcake, but it isn’t the easiest thing to make, so I was thrilled to find this recipe that starts with a cake mix. It’s amazing how much you can transform a cake mix with just a few simple ingredients! I love the miniature size too – these would be great for a party because they are already pre-portioned and ready to serve.

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

These mini shortcakes are made in a regular muffin tin, just the same way that you normally make cupcakes. Each cupcake is then cut in half and the filling goes in the middle. You can just put the filling right on top if you’re pressed for time, but I love the look of the shortcakes with the filling in the middle and then a little bit of whipped cream on top. They are a little tricky to eat, so you’ll definitely need a fork.

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients in Mini Raspberry Shortcakes

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (unsalted)
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients in mini shortcakes

Raspberry Whipped Cream Filling

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Adding a raspberry filling to the shortcake recipe

How to make Raspberry Shortcake

Preheat oven to 350° and spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, almond extract and vanilla extract in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full – I used a muffin scoop for this and it worked perfectly. Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top – about 15 minutes. Immediately remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Using a fork, coarsely mash the raspberries in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the cream and powdered sugar until firm peaks form. Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream.

Cut the tops off each cupcake and then spoon the raspberry whipped cream onto the cupcake bottoms. Place the tops back over the whipped cream layer and then dust with powdered sugar, top with regular whipped cream and/or garnish with more raspberries if desired. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Step by step instructions on how to make miniature shortcakes with raspberry filling

MINI RASPBERRY SHORTCAKES

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: mini raspberry shortcake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 18 shortcakes

Author: Butter With a Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter unsalted
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, almond extract and vanilla extract in a large bowl for 2 minutes.

  • Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full – I used a muffin scoop for this and it worked perfectly. Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top – about 15 minutes. Immediately remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool completely on a cooling rack.

  • Using a fork, coarsely mash the raspberries in a medium bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, beat the cream and powdered sugar until firm peaks form. Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream.

  • Cut the tops off each cupcake and then spoon the raspberry whipped cream onto the cupcake bottoms. Place the tops back over the whipped cream layer and then dust with powdered sugar, top with regular whipped cream and/or garnish with more raspberries if desired. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

How do you whip cream?

Whipping cream is easy to do, especially if you know a little trick! Use a metal bowl and freeze it for at least 30 minutes before whipping the cream. This cuts so much time from the process! Before I learned this trick, it would take 8-10 minutes of beating the cream before it would get stiff, but now it only takes 3-4 minutes!

Place the whipping cream in the bowl immediately after removing the bowl from the freezer. Use an electric mixer turned up fairly high to beat the whipped cream. The whipped cream is ready when stiff peaks form as you lift up the beaters.

Make sure to use a fairly large bowl, even if you don’t have much cream – it does tend to splatter if your bowl isn’t big enough! You can whip the cream a few hours or even a couple of days in advance – just store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

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Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

Mini Raspberry Shortcakes are made with a cake mix as the base, while the filling is made with fresh raspberries and real whipped cream. This easy shortcake recipe is absolutely delicious!

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Mini Raspberry Shortcakes - Butter With a Side of Bread
Mini Raspberry Shortcakes - Butter With a Side of Bread

EASY CHOCOLATE FONDUE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

EASY CHOCOLATE FONDUE - Butter with a Side of Bread


Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

We absolutely love fondue and this chocolate fondue recipe is the easiest one that I’ve ever tried! All you need is chocolate syrup, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. That’s it! Every few weeks, we have a fondue night where we enjoy cheese fondue for dinner and then have chocolate fondue for dessert. This is the perfect meal because all of my kids (picky eaters included!) absolutely love it and there are never any complaints. Unless we run out of cheese. Or chocolate. We also tend to make fondue when we have people over for dinner because it’s a little bit unique and it also is so customizable for each person – everyone can dip whatever they like to dip and skip the stuff they don’t!

Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

What to dip in chocolate fondue?

Pretty much anything tastes better when it’s dipped in chocolate! Our favorites include:

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • bananas
  • clementines
  • pineapple
  • marshmallows
  • angel food cake
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • small bites of cheesecake

Making chocolate fondue on the stovetop

Ingredients in chocolate fondue recipe

  • 16 oz (1 1/2 cups) chocolate syrup
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Making chocolate fondue with chocolate syrup and sweetened condensed milk

How to make chocolate fondue

Over medium heat, combine the chocolate syrup and sweetened condensed milk in a heavy saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10-12 minutes or until the mixture is thickened slightly. Make sure to stir frequently so that the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom, and if your stove cooks a little bit hot and the chocolate is bubbling a lot, turn the heat down a little bit.

Remove the chocolate from heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve immediately with all of your favorite dippers (strawberries, raspberries, angel food cake, Rice Krispie treats, bananas, pineapple, etc). Any leftover chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator and can be reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Step by step instructions on making easy chocolate fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy chocolate fondue

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 oz 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, combine the chocolate syrup and sweetened condensed milk in a heavy saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10-12 minutes or until the mixture is thickened slightly. Make sure to stir frequently so that the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom, and if your stove cooks a little bit hot and the chocolate is bubbling a lot, turn the heat down a little bit.

  • Remove the chocolate from heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve immediately with all of your favorite dippers (strawberries, raspberries, angel food cake, Rice Krispie treats, bananas, pineapple, etc). Any leftover chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator and can be reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Dipping angel food cake into chocolate

 

Do you need a fondue pot to make chocolate fondue?

You can use a fondue pot to make chocolate fondue, but you definitely don’t have to. I have an electric fondue pot that I love, but I’ve made this recipe in a regular saucepan dozens of times and it works just as well. If you are using a fondue pot, you want to make sure that you keep the heat down fairly low so you don’t scorch the chocolate – fondue pots heat up very quickly and get really hot, even when turned down low.

Dipping pineapple into chocolate

How do you serve chocolate fondue?

If we are just having fondue with our family, we put the fondue pot (or saucepan) in the middle of the table and dip away. All of the dippers are small enough that double dipping isn’t really much of a concern! If we have friends or family over, we typically have a couple of tables set up so we will scoop some of the fondue into small bowls/ramekins (I use these ones) and give them to those who can’t reach the fondue pot or just prefer to have their own serving of chocolate to dip into.

If you are serving chocolate fondue at a party, you can transfer the chocolate fondue into a small Crockpot and keep it turned to warm. Leave a ladle for people to scoop the chocolate into small bowls or even just to drizzle the chocolate all over the top of their dippers.

Different dipper options to dip into chocolate

Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

Easy Chocolate Fondue is made on the stove with only 3 ingredients and is the most delicious dessert for all occasions! This easy chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for dipping all of your favorite fruits and dippers.

CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY - Butter with a Side of Bread


Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

Sarah here from Feeding Your Fam to share with you one my family’s favorite, go to weeknight meals! This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is one of our favorites. It comes together super quick and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes, which is a huge win!!

We love our Chinese take out, but sometimes it is just not in the budget, so we make our own and you know what? It is so much better when it is made at home, and you have so much more control over what goes into the recipe.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

How to make Cashew Chicken

First, in a small bowl combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the chicken by slicing into small cubes and seasoning with salt and pepper. Slice the onion into 1/2 inch pieces.

In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, pour in olive oil and cook and stir chicken until browned and cooked through. About 5-6 minutes.

Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and place on a clean plate. To the hot pan add the onion, garlic snow peas and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently cooking 2-3 minutes until the veggies are tender, but still have a little crunch to them.

Place the cooked chicken back into the pan with the vegetables.

cashew chicken, snow peas and carrots in a pan

Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and veggies and turn the heat back up to medium. Bring the sauce to a simmer/slow boil and stir occasionally until it thickens and everything is coated. This takes about 3 minutes.

Add the cashews and mix. Serve over cooked rice.

bowl of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken, snow peas, carrots and onion

Ingredients needed for Cashew Chicken Recipe

  • chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic, minced
  • carrots, matchstick
  • snow peas
  • yellow onion

bowls of ingredients for cashew chicken sauce

Ingredients for Cashew Chicken Sauce

  • water
  • rice vinegar
  • chicken bullion
  • minced ginger
  • red pepper flakes
  • oil, canola or vegetable
  • honey
  • garlic salt
  • hoisin sauce
  • cornstarch
  • sesame oil

cashew chicken over rice on a wooden platter

How to serve Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

We like to serve this easy cashew chicken stir fry over white rice. We simple place the rice on a serving platter, then place the cashew chicken on top, drizzle with any extra sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

This recipe could also be served over brown rice, on its own or even over rice noodles.

How to store leftover Cashew Chicken

If you happen to have some leftover cashew chicken, place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days after you make it.

To reheat, take out what you are going to heat and microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes until heated through.

cashew chicken stir fry on a wooden platter

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made to fill you up with all the goodness of chicken and veggies covered in a delicious savory sauce that has just the right amount of spice! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy Cashew Chicken Recipe!

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Course: chicken, dinner, Main Course, Main Dish

Cuisine: American, Chinese

Keyword: cashew chicken stir fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups carrots, matchstick
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cashews, salted

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together until there are no lumps. Set aside until needed.

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.

  • In a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Heat olive oil and add cubed chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan to a clean plate.

  • To the same pan, add the onion, garlic, snow peas and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are tender with a little crunch.

  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Turn the heat up to medium and pour in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a slow boil and stir frequently until it thickens, about 3 minutes.

  • Add the cashews and serve over warm rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7389IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

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