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Jul 23, 2017

Homemade Spicy Barbecue Sauce, Semi-Homemade Fresh Raspberry Cake

Homemade Spicy Barbecue Sauce-
I bought some nice big boneless country-style (my fave!) pork ribs today. I got home and realized I didn't have any leftover store bought barbecue sauce. I LOVE Bulls Eye sauce, sweet but spicy. So I decided to make some sauce. I combined a few different versions I have made before and this is the basic recipe, tweak as you like. Some add onions, jalapenos, cayenne pepper, etc. I made a double recipe of this today-

1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dark molasses
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 Tsp liquid smoke- hickory
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (or more if you like hotter)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon granulated garlic

Came out great!

Semi Homemade Fresh Raspberry Cake-
We bought some really nice raspberries yesterday. Being overloaded time-wise, and tired, I made up this! I bought a yellow/butter cake mix. Add your own butter, eggs, water, easy. Into the batter I put 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. I lightly crushed them with the whisk. Baked, frosted and added a few berries. Very moist and really has the berry flavor!

You can seen the raspberries!


Kristina said...


Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes, sauce was great, cake too!

Leigh said...

Oh, that cake especially, lovely! And I wish I could get Dan to like sauces. He's just a plain food kind of guy. May as a side dish for me!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

You could use a rub?

Susan said...

That cake is beautiful! I bet it was delicious! I like to make my own BBQ sauce, too. It always tastes better.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks very fruity. Next time I would do a different frosting~~~

Rain said...

I agree that the cake looks delicious. That's one thing I haven't tried yet, to make my own barbecue sauce...we have a favourite that we can't seem to find anymore so it might be about time!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks! The great thing with BBQ sauce is it's totally flexible! I may try a mustard based one next, southern style...

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