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Gingerbread cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Gingerbread Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Gingerbread cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

All we can say is “Yes, Please!” to this stunning gingerbread cake with buttercream frosting. If you’re looking for something to take to a holiday party, this cake has you covered.

If you’re worried about your cake building skills not being  up-to-par, do not fret. This cake is easy to assemble and decorate. All you need is an offset spatula and a ridged piping tip. Let’s get started!

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 stick butter, softened

1/3 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup molasses

1/2 cup buttermilk

Frosting Ingredients:

4 sticks unsalted butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

 

Instructions:

Set oven to 350 degrees and grease and line three 9-inch cake pans.

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together. Once fluffy and incorporated, add eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Alternating between dry ingredients and buttermilk, add into butter, sugar and egg mixture in 3 parts starting with the dry ingredients. Once fully incorporated, add molasses and mix.

Fill the prepared cake pans evenly and bake for 30-45 minutes until a skewer comes out of the cake clean.

While the cakes are baking, let’s make our frosting! Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated. If the frosting seems to stiff, add a splash of milk. If it seems too runny, add a little more powdered sugar. Once it reached the proper consistency, add the vanilla.

Once the cakes are cooled, stack the cakes and frosting in three layers. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until the frosting has set enough that the cake is relatively stable. Remove from refrigerator and frost the outside of the cake in a very thin coat. For the “naked cake” effect, scrape your offset spatula along the outside until you reach your preferred look.

With the leftover frosting, load it into a piping bag or large plastic bag with a ridged piping tip. Top your cake with dollops of swirled frosting, crumbled gingerbread, and caramel.

With this recipe, you can have your cake and enjoy it too!

 

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Reindeer Cookies

Food Club®Reindeer Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Reindeer Cookies

Let these Food Club® peanut butter reindeer cookies be the feature of your holiday desserts as well as Santa’s sleigh.  

Ingredients

1/2 cup Food Club® peanut butter 

1/2 cup Food Club® butter, softened 

1/2 cup Food Club® granulated sugar 

1/2 cup Food Club® brown sugar 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

1 egg 

1-1/3 cup Food Club® flour 

1 tsp. baking soda  

Pinch of salt  

Red candy coated chocolate morsels 

Mini chocolate chips 

Food Club® pretzels 

 Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Once smooth and fluffy, egg and vanilla extract. After thoroughly combined, add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well.  

Roll dough into 1/2-inch balls, sprinkle with sugar, make a small indentation in the middle for even cooking, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. 

While baking, split pretzels in half.  

While the cookie is still hot, place red candy coated chocolate morsel into the center, add mini chocolate chips for eyes, and stick 2 pretzel halves into the cookie for antlers. Enjoy! 

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Neighbor Gift Idea Cocoa Dippers

Food Club®Cocoa Dippers

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Neighbor Gift Idea Cocoa Dippers

Add some fun into your hot cocoa this season with these Food Club® hot cocoa dippers. 

Ingredients

1 bag Food Club® white chocolate chips 

1 bag Food Club® milk chocolate chips 

1 bag Food Club® mini marshmallows 

Crushed peppermint candies 

12 mini plastic or paper cups 

12 lollipop sticks 

Directions

Melt white and milk chocolate chips in separate bowls.  

Fill mini cups halfway with milk chocolate, top with crushed peppermint candies or mini marshmallows, and fill the rest of the way with white chocolate. Insert lollipop stick and put in refrigerator until set (about one hour).  

Once set, remove from mini cup and stir into hot milk for the perfect hot chocolate. 

Holiday Events

Santa Clause is Coming to Macey's!

Start the Holiday season at Macey’s  with the whole family. Meet and take a photo with Santa in select Macey’s stores throughout the month of December and learn how to make the perfect meats for your next holiday party.

December 8

Macey’s Draper Santa and reindeer meet and greet 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Register here >

Macey’s Tooele  Santa meet and greet 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Register here >

Cayt’s Meats and Meals cooking class at Macey’s Sandy at noon
Register here >

 

December 15

Macey’s Sandy Santa and reindeer meet and greet 12:00pm – 2:00pm
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Cayt’s Meats and Meals cooking class at Macey’s Draper at noon
Register here >

 

December 21

Macey’s West Jordan Santa meet and greet 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register here >

It’s Giveaway time with the 12 Days of Christmas!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is coming early with our 12 Days of giveaways! From December 3rd to the 18th, on Monday through Fridays, we will reveal our spectacular prizes at 12:00pm MST.

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win from a variety of prizes, like Hogle Zoo Light Tickets, Apple AirPods, and more!

Let us help you bring these prizes ho-ho-home for the holidays by doing the following:

  • Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram page to see the prizes revealed on weekdays at noon!
  • To enter, simply follow our Instagram page, @dans_market and tag a friend in the comments for your entry .
  • Winners will be selected after 24 hours, and revealed in our Instagram story the following day! Be sure to stay connected for your chance to win!

*Instagram entries only*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

It’s Giveaway time with the 12 Days of Christmas!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is coming early with our 12 Days of giveaways! From December 3rd to the 18th, on Monday through Fridays, we will reveal our spectacular prizes at 12:00pm MST.

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win from a variety of prizes, like Hogle Zoo Light Tickets, Apple AirPods, and more!

Let us help you bring these prizes ho-ho-home for the holidays by doing the following:

  • Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram page to see the prizes revealed on weekdays at noon!
  • To enter, simply follow our Instagram page, @maceys_store and tag a friend in the comments for your entry .
  • Winners will be selected after 24 hours, and revealed in our Instagram story the following day! Be sure to stay connected for your chance to win!

*Instagram entries only*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

It’s Giveaway time with the 12 Days of Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is coming early with our 12 Days of giveaways! From December 3rd to the 18th, on Monday through Fridays, we will reveal our spectacular prizes at 12:00pm MST.

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win from a variety of prizes, like Hogle Zoo Light Tickets, Apple AirPods, and more!

Let us help you bring these prizes ho-ho-home for the holidays by doing the following:

  • Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram page to see the prizes revealed on weekdays at noon!
  • To enter, simply follow our Instagram page, @freshmarketut and tag a friend in the comments for your entry .
  • Winners will be selected after 24 hours, and revealed in our Instagram story the following day! Be sure to stay connected for your chance to win!

*Instagram entries only*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

It’s Giveaway time with the 12 Days of Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is coming early with our 12 Days of giveaways! From December 3rd to the 18th, on Monday through Fridays, we will reveal our spectacular prizes at 12:00pm MST.

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win from a variety of prizes, like Hogle Zoo Light Tickets, Apple AirPods, and more!

Let us help you bring these prizes ho-ho-home for the holidays by doing the following:

  • Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram page to see the prizes revealed on weekdays at noon!
  • To enter, simply follow our Instagram page, @dicks_market and tag a friend in the comments for your entry .
  • Winners will be selected after 24 hours, and revealed in our Instagram story the following day! Be sure to stay connected for your chance to win!

*Instagram entries only*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

Dish of blueberry crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Dish of blueberry crumble
Fruit desserts are good the whole year but there is something about a warm blueberry crumble on a chilly autumn evening that just feels right. The yummy, gooey taste of blueberries paired with a generous amount of brown sugar topping, served with vanilla ice cream is a favorite. You can either use fresh or frozen blueberries which makes this dessert super easy to plan and make! The brown sugar topping is amazing – if you want to make this treat a little extra special, double the topping part. So, invite some friends over, turn on the fire place and have a good time!
Ingredients
Filling
4 cups of fresh blueberries or a 16 oz package of frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Topping
¾ cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 dash of salt
1/3 cup of butter, cubed
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°
Filling
In an ungreased 1 ½ quart casserole dish, mix together the lemon juice and blueberries
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cornstarch. Add mixture to blueberries.
Topping
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and salt in a bowl and then cut in butter. Spread topping over the blueberries.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until topping is light brown and the blueberry mixture is bubbling.
We love this served warm with a scoop of ice cream!

One-Pot Pot Roast

One-Pot Pot Roast

One-Pot Pot Roast

This simple pot roast will have you begging for more… carrots, onions, potatoes galore. It’s a one-pot wonder!

Ingredients

4 lb. boneless chuck roast (marbled)

Kosher sea salt + ground black pepper

3 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided

4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

1½ lbs. small red or gold potatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

3 cups beef broth

1 cup water

2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

6 cloves roasted garlic, minced

4 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place a large Dutch-oven over medium to high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

Salt and pepper both sides of the roast liberally.  Once the oil is hot, brown the roast for about 5 minutes on each side. Then move to a plate.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pot. Add in onion, potatoes, and carrots.  Cook vegetables for 8-10 minutes, or until they begin to brown.

Add water, balsamic vinegar, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, roasted garlic and a few dashes of salt and pepper.

Place roast back in the pot and place over heat. Once it starts to simmer, cover it with the lid and move to the oven.  Roast for up to 3.5 hours, or until tender.

Once cooked, move roast to a cutting board and then tent it with foil.

Let it rest for up to 10 minutes, then garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve and enjoy!