Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

My boys absolutely love the light, fluffy, pillowy bites of this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake!

A Lego Mixel somehow found its way into the picture.  ~smile~

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Butterfinger Cake

Do you love candy and cake?  If you are reading this, chances are you do or at least know someone that does.  Either way, I've got you covered with this Butterfinger Cake.  It’s been around a very long time and it could very well be your Mama, and your Grandma, made this cake.  Yes, indeed.  Chocolate, caramel, candy and cool whip!!!!  Shut the front door!  Hurry up and make this for yourself or that someone that you know that needs this.  Needing is a good thing, at least when you are talking Butterfinger Cake.  Right?  




Monday, December 30, 2013

Confetti Stuffed Cookies

Aren't these just the most amazing cookies to celebrate with?  They would be perfect for New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day (little hearts), St. Patty's Day (green clovers), Halloween (with little spider sprinkles), Christmas (trees and holly) and even a baby shower reveal with colored gems!  So many possibilities!

#celebration #holidaybaking #confetti #cookies

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nine Of My Favorite Cakes and Homemade Cake Release

I've put together 9 of my favorite cakes along with Homemade Cake Release!  A variety of cakes some made from scratch and others with a mix as the base.  If you like the convenience of this post, please let me know and I'll have more round up posts.  I'd love to know what cake you want to make also.  Enjoy! 

Left going clockwise:  Carrot Cake, Dark Chocolate Cake, Sour Cream Pound Cake, Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake, Homemade Cake Release, Cranberry Coconut Cream Poke Cake, Chocolate Ricotta Cake, Mayonnaise Cake, Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake and center .. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Apple Cider Bubble Bread

I love using frozen bread dough to make appetizers, snacks, desserts and even meals!  Rhodes Brown-N-Serve White Dinner Rolls is the only one I use.  Don't you just love using them?  So convenient to use, the aroma and taste!  LOVE!   I wanted to make something for my boys and put half a bag of rolls. in a pan, in the refrigerator to thaw while I went shopping.  I returned home with a new apple cider caramel drink mix, by Alpine.  Have you tried this?  It is so good!  My thoughts then turned to the dough in the fridge.  I knew what I would make...Apple Cider Bubble Bread!  
(This is not a sponsored post..I just love this drink mix and rolls!)
Alpine Apple Cider


Friday, September 6, 2013

Peanut Bars

We love the way these bars turned out!  A dense yet soft cake, gooey filling and satisfying peanutty topping!  Yes, we are happy about this one!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lime Pound Cake Loaf

I made this recipe, which is supposed to bread,  but is more like pound cake, and topped it with a refreshing drizzle of lime glaze.  I took it to the pool and in no time at all, it was gone!  So refreshing on a hot day.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Strawberry Angel Cake w/Blueberry Compote

Happy 4th of July!  Do you have amazing plans?  We are going to the splash park on the beach, with dear friends to watch the sunrise, play, and eat.  We are hoping to get there, have fun and snack, before the rush comes later in the day.  Perhaps, we will see fireworks on the Inter Coastal Waterway at night.  Whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and dear friends, making memories that last a lifetime.

My Red, White and Blueberry dessert for tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Frozen Oreo Ice Cream Pudding Cake

I know you want this!  I can see it all over your face.  Come on…admit it!  There you go, I knew you would.  ~smile~  I’ve changed an old dessert to a “healthier” version.  Healthier, but by no means healthy.  Big difference so eat sparingly.  Or, eat like a piggy and diet for a month to make up for it.  ~big guilty grin!~  This makes a lot!  It is a huge frozen dessert.  You can make it in smaller pans or even cupcake liners as very cute and easy to handle dessert for the children and adults alike!  Go ahead…make someone people happy!  Enjoy

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Canned Fruit Jello

Have you seen the jello made in a can of fruit?  It looked so good and reminded me of my sweet Mama's Green Jello Salad she would make.  You know, the one with nuts, pineapple, cream cheese in lime jello?  Yeah, that one.  I love that!  This is close to it.  Well, not really but the lime and pineapple remind me of it.  Use different fruit and jello combinations.  I'm going to use peaches and ....I don't know, whatever the boys pick out I suppose.  I had to use a large box of jello and it was too much for the can but my boys didn't mind one bit at all.  ~smile~


Monday, February 11, 2013

Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake

If you have never tried Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake, or any orange coffee cake for that matter, you need to!  It really is amazing!  Hubby thinks so, too.  I cut a piece to take a picture later, put it aside and went about cleaning the mess I made in the kitchen.  I am a messy one!  When the kitchen was clean,  I went to take the picture of my perfect little piece of Cara Cara Orange Coffee Cake and it was gone!  Geez, I thought after hubby ate three pieces, this piece would be safe.  No!  He ate it!  Hence, the photo below is not the perfect piece I wanted to take a picture of.  I had to take a picture in a hurry and hope for the best.  This is it in all its glory.  From now on, if I want to take a picture of something I'll snap away or I'll hide it!  Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quinoa and Flax Seed Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

I am trying to incorporate healthier recipes in our diet.  The boys pediatrician said I could cut out gluten and and dairy to help with one of the twins over active behavior and my oldest short attention span and forgetfulness.  This is my first change and my boys really like them!  They have a slightly different taste and I'm not certain if it is because of the quinoa flour or flax seed.  I did find they taste better after they have cooled completely.  The addition of dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate ganache was a plus.   Hope you like them.  My boys have asked for them again....already!  You can find the recipe on Examiner.com.  I would love if you would subscribe to my articles there.  ~love and hugs~



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Friday, November 16, 2012

Dark, Dark Chocolate Pie



This pie is so rich, smooth, velvety and delicious your family and friends will be asking you to make this again even before the first one is gone. There simply isn’t a comparison between this and a store bought pie. Take the time to make smiles from your kitchen.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carrot Cake

I LOVE Carrot Cake!!  I think it is one of my all time favorite cakes.  While I was growing up my Beloved Aunt Ree Ree would always bake our favorite cake on our birthday.  That and a dollar or two in a card were treasured.  We were able to eat the first slice but had to share the rest.  ~smile~  Lately, I have been wanting one and just haven't been able to make one.  Every time I go to the fridge, I find the mini horses have eaten all the carrots.  I blame my hubby for that but no worries..the minis love carrots, too.

I watched The Pioneer Woman this morning and was inspired to make Sloppy Joe Hoagies and a Carrot Cake.  I wanted to make the Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars but didn't have time.  Perhaps in a day or two when the cake is gone.  The cake is an easy recipe to make.  It's one I have made for many, many, many, many years...a long time.  I usually only make a little icing.  My boys and I eat it as is.  Hubby likes the icing so we let him eat it all if he wants.  Enjoy!  Love and Hugs!

This recipe can also be found here.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!



Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  

Enjoy!  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Made in the Freezer

Here is another frozen recipe of delight!  We are having fun trying different flavors!  I wanted to skip the granulated sugar and opted for honey instead.   Such a wonderful flavor combined with vanilla!!!!  


Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

3 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 to 3/4 cup honey, your preference
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, your preference

Mix everything together well and pour in a freezer safe pan.  I use stainless steel, but any freezer safe pan will do.
When ice crystals form, take out of freezer and scrap the ice cream, breaking it apart and fluffing it up.
Do this 2 to 3 more times.  
Or.....
If you are gone, or forget like I do, you can break in small pieces once it is frozen,  put in blender,  food processor,  use a mixer and mix until smooth. 
Eat now or put in a freezer safe container and return to freezer until hard.
Top with your favorite toppings and Enjoy! 




Sunday, August 26, 2012

Frozen Banana Yogurt in the Freezer

My boys love ice cream, frozen yogurt and popsicles.  I have been trying to make healthier recipes for my boys....trying.   Since they have been asking for ice cream for days now,,  I thought I would make frozen yogurt instead.  Using four ingredients it is easy peasy.  Get your blender out and make this delicious frozen treat.  
The hardest part is the wait! 


Friday, August 17, 2012

Mocha Java Sorbet Made In Freezer

I am always looking for new frozen desserts.  It's summer and it's hot!  Okay, we eat frozen goodness all year.  Anyway, I was looking for a different one and found many for mocha java sorbet.   There are four of us that drink morning coffee.  The younger ones are more coffee flavored milk.  We like chocolate, too.  Hmmm, something for us to definitely try!  It turned out great!  Except...seems there is an exception a lot these days, I didn't have semi sweet chocolate squares and used milk chocolate chips instead.  Very chocolaty and yummy but the coffee is an aftertaste.  Use semi sweet if you are looking for more of a coffee taste or replace the water with coffee or both, which is what I will do next time.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Dark Chocolate Upside Down Cake

An old recipe my Grandma and Mama would make.  It's also known as Chocolate Cobbler.  Very simple yet wonderful.  It's just what your chocolate lovers are wanting!  A thin cake with a thick chocolate sauce. You can easily double this to make a thicker cake.  When ready to serve, cut a piece, flip it over with a spatula and see the amazement on faces gathered 'round.  
Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baked Banana French Toast Casserole with Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

I get tired of the same ole, same ole for breakfast/brunch, don't you?  Every morning, it's the same for us.  Eggs, turkey bacon, grits, oatmeal, pancakes...you get the idea.   It was time to try something new.  I decided on baked french toast and the result was a very delicious, dessert like meal.   Perfect for a lazing weekend brunch when you want something special but don't want to spend the morning making it. 

This needs to be made ahead of time, overnight is great.  You can make it in the morning for an evening dessert, too.  I made it in the afternoon and baked it the next morning.   A shorter amount of time would work as well.  I had an abundance of bananas I bought on sale, just wanting to become a part of this scrumptious pan of yumminess.  Those, along with homemade bread (I forgot to write the recipe down!) ...were perfect.  The baked french toast itself is not very sweet but the topping is.  The combination works well.  Feel free to adjust to your desired sweetness.  I also found that I did not need syrup or even powdered sugar, at all for this.  It's your breakfast/dessert, you eat it any way you like it.  After all, I read that eating dessert with breakfast helps you lose weight.  Perhaps it works if you eat your dessert for breakfast instead????  Enjoy!  <3 and hugs! 



Baked Banana French Toast with Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

Baked French Toast

1 loaf of French or Italian bread, sliced 3/4"
   may use regular bread, also
1 1/2 cups coconut milk, whole milk or half & half
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
   may use any combination
1/4 cup sugar or more 
1/4 honey or more 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 bananas or any fruit, or combination, you have on hand
1 tablespoon lemon juice and 4 tablespoons water, to dip bananas or apples in, if using

Brown Sugar Vanilla Crumb Topping

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon unsalted butter 

Grease, or spray with non stick spray, 8x10 pan. 
Put slices of bread in greased pan.  If using loaf bread, overlap the pieces.  
In large bowl, mix by hand, eggs, cream and milk, sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla.   
Pour over bread, pushing slices down.  Cover with foil and put in refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.  Although I have never made this before, I would probably put it in the oven before the 2 hours was up, if'fen I took a mind to.  ~smile~  

When getting ready to bake, take out of oven for 30 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cook, covered for 30 minutes.  While cooking, cut up fruit you wish to use, if any.  If your fruit tends to darken, mix lemon juice and water, and put fruit in it.  
Cut flour, brown sugar, vanilla and butter together to resemble crumbs.  
Place fruit that has been in lemon water, on paper towel to drain.  Pat dry.
After 30 minutes, take out of oven and carefully remove foil, there will be steam.   
Layer fruit and top with crumb mixture.  Bake another 15-20 minutes, until brown. 
*Note...my french toast looked like a mountain in the middle but settled back down once out of the oven.  
Serve with warm maple syrup and/or powdered sugar.  Warning....it will be very sweet if you do!  I like it just the way it is out of the oven.  Enjoy!  <3 and hugs! 

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