Fourth of July Cherry-Cola Cake.

first_img 55 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Fourth of July Cherry-Cola Cake. by: – June 30, 2011 Fireworks will go off when your guests bite into this flavorful chocolate and cherry cake.Frosted with a powdered sugar icing, this isn’t just for Independence Day; this cake will be a hit year-round.You can either bake it in a rectangular baking pan or two nine-inch round cake pans.Add a maraschino or bing cherry on top for the perfect garnish.Ingredients:1 pkg. 2-layer size German chocolate cake mixCherry cola1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger1 tsp. finely shredded lime peel1 recipe Celebration Icing10 to 12 dark sweet cherries with stems Sharecenter_img Share Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions except substitute cherry cola for the liquid called for and add ground ginger and lime peel. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.Use a serrated knife to cut top of cake level. Trim edges of cake. Discard trimmed pieces. Cut cake in half lengthwise into two 13×4-1/2-inch rectangles. Place one rectangle on a serving platter. Spread with tinted icing. Top with second rectangle. Spread with white icing. Refrigerate cake for 1 hour or until icing is set. Wrap cake in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours before serving. Top each slice with a cherry. Makes 10 to 12 servings.Celebration Icing: This recipe is based a 1-lb. box (about 41/2 cups) of powdered sugar. In a medium mixing bowl beat 1/3 cup butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in 2 cups powdered sugar. Divide the mixture in half. Tweet Recipe source:  Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

Broncos’ Elway building around his quarterback for a change

first_img___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — For the first time in four years, John Elway didn’t spend his offseason analyzing quarterbacks ad nauseam. He’s set at QB at long last with second-year pro Drew Lock, who won four of his five starts last season, his only loss coming in the snow at Kansas City.“It feels a little better … without having to worry about that position,” Elway said as he prepared for the NFL draft, in which half of the Denver Broncos’ 10 picks are in the top 100. April 16, 2020 With in-person visits forbidden, NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe. Fangio said scouts and college personnel appraisers are fond of suggesting that nine-tenths of the evaluation of a player is based on what he did in college, with just 10% coming off the NFL scouting combine, college pro days and personal interviews.“This is the year that it’s really put to the test,” Fangio said. Associated Press “We still have enough needs on both sides of the ball that I think the best player will still be the philosophy used for the most part,” coach Vic Fangio said. Although Elway wouldn’t be averse to grabbing a passer in the latter rounds, the turnstile at quarterback in Denver has finally stopped.“We’re thrilled the way Drew finished, finished 4-1. I think where we sit right now there is no question that Drew is the guy,” Elway said, adding, “We’re always going to try and surround the quarterback with people that he can be successful with and also protect him.”Here are some other things to keep in mind as Elway enters his 10th draft:DEFENSE FIRSTcenter_img Broncos’ Elway building around his quarterback for a change Elway has selected a defensive player with his first draft pick six times in his nine drafts. The outliers: QB Paxton Lynch in 2016, LT Garett Bolles in 2017 and TE Noah Fant last year. Lynch was a bust and Bolles has been flagged 46 times in 48 games, but Fant looks like a gem after a solid rookie season.Elway demurred when asked if he plans to exercise Bolles’ fifth-year option: “Don’t know yet. We’re going to wait until after the draft on Bolles.”PLAYOFF DROUGHTThe Broncos are counting on a third straight solid draft class to help them end a four-year playoff drought, something that became a tad easier when the league voted to add another wild-card team in each conference to the Super Bowl chase. “Yeah, we’re close,” Elway said. ”… the last couple of drafts have been pretty successful and so you know we’ve got to keep building on that. I’m excited about (having) a bunch of picks again this year and so if we do the right things, and if the young guys get better … then we’ll have a chance to get competitive.” FILM STUDY While stressing that Lock has “a long way to go” Elway said he feels he’s finally found a worthy successor to Peyton Manning, who retired four years ago.“Now is the fun part of trying to fill around him,” said Elway, who began that task with the free agent signings of O-lineman Graham Glasgow, running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Nick Vannett and backup QB Jeff Driskel.It continues in the draft. The Broncos own the 15th overall selection in the first round.The Broncos’ biggest needs are fortifying the front line and giving Lock more targets, necessities that intersect with two of the draft’s deepest positions.A wide receiver class like none other could land Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III or Jerry Jeudy in Denver, or Elway might take a tackle if the likes of Georgia’s Andrew Thomas is there at 15.last_img read more