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A July 4th Celebration!

A July 4th Celebration!
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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray

    Giant Cupcake Pan cavities with vegetable pan spray with flour.

  2. Pour 3 1/2 cups batter into base/bottom

    half of pan and 2 1/2 cups batter into top part of pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in

    pan 20 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

  3. Stack cake layers on serving plate with icing

    between layers. Decorate sides of cupcake with lines of red and blue Decorating Tip #18 stars. Cover cupcake top

    with white icing using Decorating Tip #1M stars. Sprinkle with nonpareils; attach icing


Makes 12 servings

Black Forest Brownie With Frozen Cherry Cream


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1

    tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pound (about 4 cups) individually

    quick-frozen cherries

  • 1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 packages (about 15 ounces

    each) brownie mix (8 x 8-inch size)

  • Eggs, water and oil to prepare mix
  • Vanilla Whipped Icing

    or whipped topping

  • Whole Bing cherries, for garnish


  1. In medium bowl, combine sugar, water, lemon juice and extract; stir

    until sugar is dissolved. Place in freezer until slushy, about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. In food processor fitted

    with grater attachment, grate frozen cherries. Immediately whisk into slushy sugar syrup. Cover with plastic wrap

    or place in airtight container. Freeze 2 to 3 hours or until mixture is a soft serve consistency. Fold in ice

    cream; freeze 8 hours or overnight.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray Dessert Shell Pan with

    vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, prepare brownie mix following package instructions; spoon 1/2 the batter into

    cavities of prepared pan.

  4. Bake 35 to 38 minutes or until brownies test done. Cool in pan 5 minutes;

    remove from pan and cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.

  5. Place cooled brownie dessert shell on

    plate; add scoop of cherry ice cream mixture; add whipped icing and cherry to garnish.

Makes about 6 servings

Northwest Cherry Growers
Wilton Industries, Inc.

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