Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake

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This Funfetti Birthday Cake Icebox Cake is full of awesome birthday cake flavor! It has layers of golden birthday cake Oreos, cake batter pudding and cake batter whipped cream. It’s definitely a new favorite! So we found out late last week that the hubs’ citizenship has been approved! Yay! Now we are just waiting to find out when his ceremony date, which I like to call his graduation, will be. Then we can celebrate! We did little celebrating for another reason this weekend. We went to Charlotte to celebrate the birthday of one of the hubs’ college friends. They lived together for about 3 years in college and played college tennis together. Another one of their old teammates was there as well. It was a lot of fun and great to see everyone. What’s funny is that since the hubs and I have been … [Read more...]

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

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This Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake really is the ultimate in cookie cakes! With three layers and three kinds of cookie, there is something for everyone to love. Speaking of love, I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. We aren't really into doing anything huge these days, seeing as it was our 12th Valentine's Day together. But the hubs dropped a not-so-subtle hint that it'd be nice if I didn't wake up and immediately start baking. So I decided to just not do anything blog related Saturday. I can't remember the last time I was actually at our house, in town, and I didn't at least do something. It was very nice, and yet it's hard for me to totally relax because I think of all the things that need to get done. One day I'm going to figure out how to totally unplug. Despite the super cold … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake

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This Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake starts with a layer of brownie topped with mini Reese's, then topped with a layer of peanut butter mousse, then a layer of chocolate mousse. It is rich, delicious, and yet light because of the mousse. Absolutely to die for! This cake was actually our dessert for Super Bowl Sunday last week. I had something else I was going to share with you today, but I just couldn't wait to give you guys this recipe! I think I mentioned that we had our small group over for the Super Bowl. Well, we had a birthday to celebrate and it was requested that it somehow involve Reese's. This cake is what I came up with. I've decided that I love the requests I get for this particular birthday. Last year, the inspiration was some kind of cannoli dessert and I made this Cannoli … [Read more...]

Chocolate Oreo Cake

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This Chocolate Oreo Cake is to die for! A moist chocolate cake full of Oreo icing! And not just any Oreo icing - it is FULL of crushed up Oreos. An Oreo lover’s dream. So you might remember that last year I mentioned that the hubs and I were going to South Africa, both to visit his family and for me to see the country. Well, we were supposed to go over Thanksgiving and into December, but ended up having to postpone the trip because of a delay with getting the hubs’ citizenship. It has taken a LOT longer than we expected based on some other people’s experiences, but finally the hubs has the final interview and test on Monday! We can’t wait for him to be done with it. Hopefully the finally “ceremony” where he’ll actually receive the citizenship won’t take too long - but of course we aren’t holding … [Read more...]

Banoffee Cupcakes

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I have been quite excited to share these Banoffee Cupcakes with you! I almost couldn't wait. A banana filled cupcake is topped with a thin layer of dulce de leche, then finished off with dulce de leche icing! They are so delicious and so fun - you have to make them! So yesterday, our church wrapped up a great first series for the beginning of the year. It basically turned the New Year's Resolution on its head and instead of asking what you can do to make yourself better, it asked what we could do to make the world better. It was basically all about the idea that if you want to become a better person, do something to make the world a better place. Often through doing for others, we grow so much more as people than when we focus on ourselves. Certainly there's nothing wrong with wanting to lose … [Read more...]

Nutella Red Velvet Poke Cake

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So if you haven't noticed yet, I'm a big fan of poke cakes. I love how easy they are and how they are soaked with yumminess and guaranteed to be moist for days. This Nutella Red Velvet Poke Cake is no exception. A delicious red velvet cake is soaked with a combination of sweetened condensed milk and Nutella and then topped with a Nutella whipped cream! So the other day, the hubs and I were driving home and my car beeped at us to remind us that my one of my tires was still low on air. The beeping had started weeks ago, but we hadn't done anything about it yet. The hubs found a gas station with an air pump thingy (do those have a word?) and proceeded to fill up the tire. Here's the conversation that ensued when he got back in the car: Hubs: "Man, you're tire was really low. Like 10 PSI low. … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake

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This Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake combines many of my favorite things - funfetti cake batter, brownies, fudge sauce and ice cream! It’s a wonderful combination of flavor and textures and it should definitely be on your must make list! So the hubs and I contacted a fence company about installing a fence for Jessie back near the beginning of December. We’d hoped to have it installed by Christmas, when we had 5 dogs staying at our house, but it didn’t happen. They were definitely on the slow side and we’ve had a fair amount of rain over the last few weeks. Well when we left for Miami last Friday, they’d still only put the fence posts up. We’ve been really ready for it to be done so that we can stop thinking about it and let Jessie use it. She’s had an electric fence since we got her, but … [Read more...]

Champagne Cupcakes

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These Champagne Cupcakes are super moist and full of champagne flavor! They’d be perfect For New Year’s Eve, or another special occasion. Well, this weekend was a great weekend. Our family slowly tapered off and made their way home, with my parents leaving today. We were busy bouncing around from activity to activity. My niece (she’s 8) played in a basketball game on Saturday morning. My brother is the coach and does a great job. My niece scored 10 of the team’s 13 points and they won the game! Then most everyone went to a movie, but my mom and I took the opportunity to do some returns and shopping. Some of our favorite times are when we are shopping. We have a great time together. Then Saturday night, my dad went back to my brother’s house with him family and my mom, the hubs and I went … [Read more...]

BAILEYS® Macadamia Brittle Cupcakes

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This is sponsored by BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer, but all opinions are 100% my own. These BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers Macadamia Brittle Cupcakes might be the best cupcake I’ve ever had - and I do not say that lightly. They are full of the most wonderful, almost indescribable flavor. They are nutty, but not too nutty. And caramel-y, to take on the flavor of the brittle. It was love at first bite. If you’ve been reading this blog long, then you know I’m a fan of all things BAILEYS®. I love the liqueur and the coffee creamers and have used them in a number of recipes (here, here, here). They could make just about anything and I’d want to eat it or drink it. So when I got a chance to taste a couple of their new coffee creamer flavors and make a recipe with one of them, I couldn’t wait! They sent me the … [Read more...]

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

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This Sparkiling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake is no doubt a new favorite - especially for Christmas! The cake is incredibly moist and flavorful and the cranberries add the prefect burst of fruity flavor. The white chocolate icing compliments the cake wonderfully. And the sparkling cranberries on top are beautiful and make it look like is just snowed. If I can’t get a white Christmas down here in the South, I’ll have a sparkling white cake. :) This weekend was crazy busy, but so fun! We finally started turning our “formal living room” into my office. We’d already cleared the room, so this weekend we steam cleaned the carpets and got the main pieces of furniture. I still want to get a few other things and some decorative pieces, but the big stuff is there and I’m ready to get organized! We got the … [Read more...]

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