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Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup 1 percent milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces fat-free evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces light whipped topping
  • Fresh fruit such as kiwi, tangerine, and pineapple, for serving (optional)
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Rainbow Sorbet Cake

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Make a Pinata

Steps:6
Part of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Materials
  • 14-inch balloon
  • Cloth tape
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper, cut into 1-by-6-inch strips
  • Wheat-paste powder
  • Strong white paper (20-pound copy paper works well)
  • Spray mount
  • Compass
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in several colors
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing mat (optional)
  • Utility knife
  • Large needle or piece of wire
  • Tissue-paper streamers
  • Strong cord
  • Candy, treats, and small prizes, for stuffing
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Coconut Cupcakes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fine unsweetened coconut flakes, finely ground in a food processor
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Salt
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Garnish: large unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
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Almond Crescent Cookies

Time:2 hours
Other Ideas:
Almonds, Dessert, Molded cookies
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Sparkling Fruit Coolers

Other Ideas:
Coolers, Juice, Lemonade, Limeade
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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and pureed until completely smooth
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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