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Now that Angeline is back in school, it’s time to get back to my favorite part of the school year…BAKE SALES! I always joke that I hate cooking but that I love baking, and it’s totally true. I just love creating baked goods, and when the fruits of my sweet, indulgent labors benefit my daughter’s school, then it’s all that much more enjoyable!
I am always looking for new ways to spice up my recipes, and I’m currently trying out a ton of new McCormick extracts. McCormick extracts make it so easy to put a new spin on an old favorite!
The McCormick Kitchens have developed all kinds of unique cookie and brownie recipes to make sure that your baked good contributions are the most popular items on the bake sale table.
I was inspired by the Raspberry Brownies Bake Sale recipe because hello, brownies and raspberries? Delicious!
The recipe for McCormick’s Raspberry Brownies:
Add 4 teaspoons Raspberry Extract to brownie mix and 2 teaspoons to chocolate frosting for a fruity alternative to this bake sale staple. Garnish with a raspberry.
Of course, I had to add my own touches, so I created my own version: Raspberry Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting!
Raspberry Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 boxed brownie mix (or you can make brownies from scratch)
4 teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract
1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 pint fresh raspberries
When preparing your brownie batter, add 4 teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract into the batter. Bake as directed and allow to cool completely.
Mix your cream cheese, butter, sugar and 2 teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract with an electric mixer for two minutes, until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over your cooled brownies, and top with raspberries and mini chocolate chips.
Cut into squares and serve!
You can see my blogging teammates recipes too!
Support the McCormick Bake Sale and we all WIN!
I’m participating in a virtual bake sale on a team with five other fantastic bloggers, and we are competing against five other teams of bloggers, via my Pinterest board.
If you help “buy” from my virtual bake sale via a repin from my or my team’s virtual bake sale table, you’ll be entered to win a McCormick prize pack! One winner will receive a McCormick gift pack full of spices, extracts, and other items needed to inspire baking creativity, valued at $75!
How to enter:
- Please visit the McCormick Bake Sale Contest Pinterest board here and pick your favorite bake sale treat and repin it to one of your boards, using the hashtag #McCormickBakeSale
- Be sure to follow McCormick on Pinterest.
- Be sure to follow McCormick on Facebook.
- Follow McCormick on Twitter too!
We’ll find out which team gets the most repins and wins in the beginning of October and if my team wins, then one of you will win too! You can find out more about the McCormick Bake Sale Contest on the McCormick website!
Of course, you also have a way to win a $75 McCormick Prize Pack right here! I am hosting my own McCormick giveaway just for you guys!