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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Coconut Frosting

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Yield: 10 servings

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To ensure your pie crust is flaky, use all Crisco® shortening instead of part butter and/or margarine. Then refrigerate dough before using.

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Dress up caramel apples with chocolate-covered toffee bits, seasonal sprinkles, or shredded coconut.

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To help keep baked apples from shrinking, before baking, remove a horizontal strip of peel from around the middle of each apple.

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For the juiciest results, always let grilled meats rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing or serving.

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To easily remove peach skin, immerse the fruit in boiling water for one minute. Then transfer to ice water.

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Minimal handling helps to achieve a tender pie crust. Handle the dough just well enough to mix it and roll it—no more.

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When baking, keep ingredients at room temperature for best results.

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When making muffins, be sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.

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To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.

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For each 5 pounds of weight, the turkey will need 25 hours in the refrigerator to thaw. Never defrost a turkey at room temperature.

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Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Pippin, and York Imperial apples are best for pies.

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Drain, but dont rinse, pasta before saucing.

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To make cupcakes less messy for lunchboxes and picnics, insert some frosting into the centers using a bulb baster instead of frosting the tops.

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Ginger can add tons of flavor to your food. To use, peel the thin tan skin with a vegetable peeler, then chop or grate as desired.

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When adding nuts to a batter, do so at the very last moment, and the nuts will have a crispier texture.

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You can partially freeze meat for stir fries to make slicing into thin strips easier.

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To reduce the fat in broth, chill before using. The fat will rise to the top, making it easy to skim off.

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Use heavy baking sheets that distribute heat evenly, creating uniformly baked cookies.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening has 50% less saturated fat than butter and 0 g trans fat per serving.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening produces tender and moist results in a cake, cookie or pie crust.

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Baking Tip:
To measure Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening, pack firmly into dry measuring cup, level with spatula or back of knife and then remove with rubber scraper.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening can replace butter in your favorite baked goods recipes.

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Baking Tip:
Nonstick cookie sheets should be light colored, or cookies may brown too much on the bottom.

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Baking Tip:
"Drop cookies" are made from semi-soft dough that is dropped onto a baking sheet.

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Baking Tip:
To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.

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