Miracle Whip Chocolate Cake

This cake is so moist... your guests won't believe it's not a cake mix.


1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup water, cold


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 - 8-inch layer pans, or a 9x13 cake pan.

Cream Miracle Whip and sugar together. Add the egg and the vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to salad dressing mixture alternately with water, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Blend well after each addition until smooth.

Pour into prepared pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Frost as desired.

NOTE: the original recipe does not call for an egg, however Tante Mary always puts one in because she says "how can you make a cake without any eggs?"


2 tbsp melted butter
6 tbsp cocoa
1 cup sifted icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp hot hot hot water

Mix the melted butter, the vanilla and the cocoa. Sift the icing sugar and add it in. Mix and add the hot water little by little till you get the desired spreading consistency. Spread on cake and allow to set.

Oreo Cupcakes


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 large egg whites
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
36 Oreo cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Separate 24 Oreos, leaving cream filling on one half. Place cream side up in the bottom of each liner. Add the other halves and remaining cookies to food processor and pulse a couple times to create large chunks. Set aside Oreo chunks.

Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add milk and vanilla to a large measuring cup and stir together. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Follow with 1/2 the milk mixture, mix on low and continue alternating additions, ending with flour mixture. Stir in Oreo chunks.

Scoop batter into prepared liners, filling 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan about five minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 T vanilla extract
2 T heavy cream
1 lb powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and beat until incorporated. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until incorporated. Increase speed to medium high and whip for 30 seconds to a minute. Fill a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes as desired.

Garnish with an additional Oreos or Oreo minis.

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Quick Chicken Fried Rice


1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cups cooked white rice, cold
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup cooked, chopped chicken meat


In a small bowl, beat egg with water. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add egg and leave flat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and cut into shreds.

Heat oil in same skillet; add onion and saute until soft. Then add rice, soy sauce, pepper and chicken. Stir fry together for about 5 minutes, then stir in egg. Serve hot.

NOTE: If I don't have any pre-cooked chicken, i just take 1 or 2 chicken breasts, cut them up into strips, and quickly stir fried them in a little olive oil and just a pinch of salt. Once they were almost cooked through, I splashed on a little bit of soy sauce and set them aside.

If you are using freshly cooked rice, rinse it under cold water until it is cool.

You could also add some green onion to this dish, red pepper, and red pepper flakes.