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Devil's Food Donuts

Starbuck's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg

3/4 cup powder sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

To make the donuts: Prepare your donut pan by spraying with cooking spray, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown and white sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until mixed together. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, canola oil, and vanilla. Beat the dry ingredients with the buttermilk mixture until the batter is well combined and smooth. Pour batter into large Ziploc bag, snip off a tiny section of the corner, and “pipe” the batter about 2/3 full into the donut pan. 

Place in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes. Remove donuts from oven and set on baking rack. After a few minutes remove donuts from pan and let them completely cool on the baking rack.

Prepare the Glaze: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Start off with 2 tablespoon of milk, add more if desired to get the consistency you like. Remember the glaze is NOT thick, not like a frosting. Dip the entire donut into the glaze, let it the excess drip from the donut then place back on baking rack. It is also easy to dip the bottom half first, then immediately turn donut over and dip the top. Repeat with remaining donuts and glaze.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Makes 2 sandwiches

3 eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chives
salt & pepper
4 slices wheat bread

Place eggs in a pan cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Cover pan and turn off heat. Let sit for 8 minutes. Fill pan with cold water to stop cooking. Peel eggs, roughly chop and place in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, chives, salt and pepper. Gently mix. If mixture is too dry, slowly add a little more mayonnaise. Garnish bread with arugula and place half the mixture on each sandwich.

New Menu Items

Starbucks New Items:

  • Omega 3 Bistro Box: Smoked Alaska salmon cream cheese spread, edamame hummus, Omega 3 infused trail mix with dark chocolate chunks, wheat free crackers and cucumbers
  • Edamame Hummus Wrap: Edamame hummus with bell pepper, zucchini, spinach and garlic herb cheese on spinach tortilla, served in a box with roasted tomato sauce and sesame flax crackers
  • Thai Style Peanut Chicken Wrap: Grilled chicken breast tossed in peanut coconut sauce and topped with chile lime vegetable slaw, red bell peppers, lettuce and ginger cream cheese on a chile tortilla, served in a box with peanut coconut sauce and grapes
  • BBQ Beef Brisket on Sourdough (pictured): Brisket, Gordon Biersch beer braised onions and melted Sonoma Jack cheese on toasted sourdough, 
  • Chicken Artichoke Panini (pictured): Ancient grains flatbread spread with sun dried tomato pesto and topped with grilled chicken breast, roasted artichoke hearts and provolone cheese
  • Chicken Santa Fe Panini: Chicken breast, sour cream, green chile spread, bell peppers and pepper Jack cheese on ancient grains flatbread
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip Scone: Buttermilk scone with semisweet chocolate chips, filled with raspberry jam 

Availability: Through summer 2015

Starbucks New Item: 

  • Cold Brew Coffee, ground Starbucks Cold Brew Blend coffee steeped in cool water for 20 hours, strained, topped with water and ice and sold in just one size, Grande

Availability: Previously introduced regionally, now a permanent addition nationwide

Starbucks New Items:

  • Pepperoni & Tomato Foldover (pictured): Pepperoni layered with tomato and cheese, wrapped in La Boulange croissant dough
  • Ham & Cheese Foldover: Sliced ham layered with melted Swiss cheese and b├ęchamel sauce in La Boulange croissant dough
  • Wheat & Spinach Foldover: Spinach, shallots, white wine and b├ęchamel in croissant dough with added flax seed

Availability: Permanent at participating locations in the United States and Canada

Starbucks New Items:

  • Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino: A blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino roast coffee, milk and ice, topped with dark caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce
  • Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino: A blend of cinnamon syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, Frappuccino roast coffee, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and sweet cinnamon topping
  • Cotton Candy Frappuccino: A blend of vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream
  • Cupcake Frappuccino: A blend of vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream
  • Lemon Bar Frappuccino: A blend of lemonade, vanilla syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and caramel syrup
  • Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino: A blend of mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream

Availability: Permanent

Starbucks New Items:

  • Mini Frappuccino (pictured): A 10-ounce pureed beverage made with choice of coffee, syrups and ice, topped with whipped cream

Availability: Through July 6, 2015 at all North American locations

  • S’mores Frappuccino: Marshmallow infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, graham cracker cream, coffee, milk and ice, topped with marshmallow whipped cream and graham cracker crumble

Availability: Through Sept. 7, 2015

Starbucks New Items:

  • Sweet Greens Handcrafted Evolution Fresh Smoothie (pictured): Greek nonfat yogurt and cold-pressed juice made of an assortment of green vegetables, mango and banana
  • Strawberry Handcrafted Evolution Fresh Smoothie: Greek nonfat yogurt blended with cold-pressed strawberry, apple and banana
  • Mango Carrot Handcrafted Evolution Fresh Smoothie: Greek nonfat yogurt blended with cold-pressed mango and carrot,
  • Evolution Fresh Greek Yogurt Parfait: Greek nonfat yogurt layered with artisan granola and fruit, in Strawberry and Dark Sweet Cherry varieties, and seasonally with Fresh Berries and Honey

Availability: In more than 6,000 locations nationwide, year round

Starbucks for Life Sweepstakes

Starbucks for Life

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Starbucks is offering customers the chance to gift themselves the ultimate prize – Starbucks for Life.

This Holiday Season, Starbucks is Giving the Ultimate Gift to 14 Lucky Customers: Starbucks for LifeFrom now through Jan. 5, 2015, customers who pay using a Starbucks Card (registration not required) or their Starbucks® mobile app, can enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway for a chance to win one of 482,000 instant prizes, and 10 customers in the U.S. will win the ultimate prize of Starbucks for Life, which is one free food or beverage item from participating stores every day for the next 30 years.

By swiping a Starbucks Card or paying with a mobile device, customers will receive a receipt with a unique sweepstakes code that can be entered online at for a chance to win instant prizes, including free holiday beverages and treats, or the grand prize, the Ultimate Starbucks Card, which provides the winners with Starbucks for Life, an estimated value of $54,000 U.S.

With only 14 made, the Ultimate Starbucks Card not only provides customers Starbucks for Life, but also a piece of Starbucks history. With an estimated retail value of $5,000, the card is made of 10K hammered gold, and will be engraved with the winner’s name. A total of 10 Ultimate Starbucks Cards will be available to win in the U.S., three in Canada, and one in the U.K., making it the most exclusive Starbucks Card ever made.

From Dec. 2, 2014 through Jan. 5, 2015, customers who pay using a Starbucks Card (registration not required) can enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway for a chance to win instant prizes and the Grand Prize, Starbucks for Life. Customers may enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway up to two times a day using two different entry codes from the bottom of their Starbucks receipts, and may win one prize a day. Ten U.S. Grand Prize winners will be selected throughout the course of the promotion.

To enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway, customers can make a purchase using their Starbucks Card or Starbucks® mobile app. The receipt will have a 22 digit sweepstakes code to be entered online at – every new code is a new chance to win!

Apple Pound Cake

Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Makes 6 Mini Cakes

4 Granny Smith Apples
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Core and dice the apples. Place in a large bowl and coat with 1/4 cup of the sugar and the ground cinnamon. Place the coated apples on a baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Set the roasted apples aside to cool. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees.

In a mixer, cream together the softened butter and remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar. Blend in the milk and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each egg. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Slowing add the dry ingredients to the mixer. Mix until combined.

Spray a mini cheesecake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each part of the pan halfway full with the batter. Top with the roasted apples over the batter. Bake in the 300 degree oven for 65-75 minutes (or longer depending on the oven). Keep a close eye on the mini cakes. Cool for 5 minutes and remove the individual cakes from the pan. Serve warm with caramel sauce.