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Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup Lay’s Are Hitting Grocery Stores Soon

From Chicago deep dish pizza to pickle chips with ranch, Lay’s has been making a bunch of flavors that hit on nostalgia recently. Their newest iteration pays tribute to one of the classic lunchtime combo meals: Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

Lay’s managed to combine the flavors of both into a single chip, adding the creamy, acidic punch of tomato soup to the buttery richness of cheese. The taste should evoke that of the classic pairing we all know and love.

Individual flavors of Lay’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato have existed in the past, but this is the first time the two have combined together.

You’ll be able to find the new flavor on grocery store shelves nationwide starting October 21. This is a limited edition release, so those wanting to snag a bag or two will want to locate them fast.

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Make SpaghettiOs Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting and Goldfish Sprinkles

During a chat with one of my fabulous coworkers the other day, SpaghettiOs were mentioned, and I thought, “I LOVED SpaghettiOs. And you know what else I love… cake.” Yup, my mind always goes to cake. I’ve made a tomato soup cake before, so I figured I could easily use a can of SpaghettiOs instead. As for the frosting, I used a basic Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor and used Velveeta instead of cream cheese, and man, was it on point.

Spaghetti-O Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting

SpaghettiOs Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting  & Goldfish Sprinkles

Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • Corresponding eggs, water, and oil
  • 1 can SpaghettiOs
  • 3T flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven and ready your cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Add the eggs, water, and oil called for on the back of the box, as well as the SpaghettiOs and flour, and blend on low for 30 seconds. Scrape side of bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes until thick and smooth.
  3. Pour into cupcake liners (about 3 generous tablespoons or a scant ¼ cup in each should get you 24 cupcakes), and bake until they spring back when lightly touched, about 17 to 22 minutes.

There was significantly less liquid in the SpaghettiOs than I anticipated, so I dropped the idea of using a tomato soup cake recipe (in which a lot of the liquid is in the soup) and just used the amount of oil and water called for on the box. Then, I decided to add a bit more flour to the cake mix to give it a bit of support.

Frosting
Adapted from the Cake Mix Doctor

Ingredients

  • 8oz. Velveeta, room temp
  • 1/2c butter, softened
  • 3 3/4c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1t vanilla
  • Handful of Goldfish

Directions

  1. With electric mixer, cream Velveeta and butter on low until combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar, blending on low until incorporated. Add vanilla and then cream frosting on medium for 1 minute (until fluffy).
  3. Pipe or spread the frosting onto your cooled SpaghettiOs cupcakes.
  4. Crush up some Goldfish, sprinkle over cupcakes and take a chance!

Note: I think Cheez-Its probably would have been better, but I went with what I had on hand.

While you probably couldn’t guess the flavor of the cupcakes, there is definitely something going on in there. The SpaghettiOs remained intact and visible and were a mix of chewy and slightly crunchy. But the frosting, OH, the frosting — it was REALLY good. I was surprised with how well it turned out, both in the texture and the flavor. If you aren’t feeling these cupcakes as a concept (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t) and want to start off slow, start with the frosting and thank me later.

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Sweets

Christmas Beverage Flavored Cupcakes

Christmas Dinner Flavored Cupcakes - Brown Sugar Ham, Fruitcake Cupcake, Spiked Egg Nog, Tomato Soup

Tiffini Soforenko from LA Bakeshop Yummy Cupcakes has created a Christmas Beverage 4-Pack of cupcakes including (from very left clockwise) Hot Chocolate Cupcake, Ski Lodge Cupcake, Hot Buttered Rum Cupcake and a Spiked Egg Nog Cupcake. AKA Yum City.

Yummy Cupcakes also has a Christmas Dinner 4-Pack (not pictured) that includes a Brown Sugar Ham Cupcake, Spiked Egg Nog Cupcake, Tomato Soup Cupcake and the Fruitcake Cupcake. Based on the online menu, prices range from $3.25-$5.25 per cupcake.

 

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Cravings

Craving: Tomato Soup

tomatosoup

Every once in a while I have a serious urge to eat tomato soup, and even though it’s hotter than hell outside, this is one of those times. Maybe with some garlic bread and pepper. Either way, either way. (Thx Formerchef)