Sunday, August 16, 2009

Artichoke Dip & Yummy Cakes

Artichoke Dip
I got this recipe at a gallery opening in my building. The dip they were serving was so yummy I had to make it myself. I think it's the green chilies. I may just start adding green chilies to my own dip recipe :)

1 c. mayo
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
14 oz (or so) jar of artichoke hearts, drained
3-4 0z shredded parmesan
salt & pepper

Mix all together. Bake, microwave or crockpot until hot. Serve with tortilla chips or french bread.

Favorite Chocolate Cake
I know I've blogged this before, but it is one of my very favorite cake recipes. We LOVE it and it gets rave reviews from everyone that tries it. Mmmmmmm

1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
2 c. milk
chocolate cake mix
chocolate chips

Make the pudding as directed on the box. Stir in the dry cake mix. It will be thick. Mix well. Spread in a 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkle the top with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. This cake is so moist and yummy.

Soda Pop Cake
This is a variation on my chocolate pudding cake recipe. I've made it with Sprite, root beer and now Coke. You can simply substitute the pop for the water in a cake mix or you can make it extra moist with my pudding cake recipe.  The frosting is fantastic too!

1 box instant vanilla pudding
2 c. soda pop
1 yellow or white cake mix

Mix the pudding powder and pop together. Stir in the cake mix until well mixed. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until done.


You can make a really good pop flavored frosting using 1 c. of pop, 1 box of pudding and an 8 oz tub of cool whip, but I like to make mine using my Spiff-E-Whip or Dream Whip.

Spiff-E-Whip is a powder that whips up with water to make a whipped cream-like topping. I always have it in my food storage and we really like it. Dream Whip is the same, just a little pricier. You simply use the pop of your choice in place of the water and whip. It's great on Soda Pop Cakes. Yummy!!!


~..kass..~ said...

That artichoke dip looks bomb! I will be trying1 Thanks

Anonymous said...

First off I tried one of Angies cakes like the pudding and chocolate chips but I did the Reese Pieces she suggested and it was YUMMO! I will have to try that soda pop cake.

Ann Marie said...

I make an artichoke dip.. but this one looks easier! I will try it.
You can't go bad with artichokes right???

Stacey said...

I happened upon your blog today and had to tell you I LOVE it! =)