Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

This Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake has all the cinnamon deliciousness of a cinnamon roll in cookie form, covered in a sweet vanilla glaze! And since cinnamon rolls are breakfast food, this cookie totally passes for breakfast too. ;) So we all have our things that we are a bit anal about, right? I think I have a few. But the one that the hubs makes fun of pretty much every night is my obsession with our sheets and covers on our bed. For some reason, our fitted sheet won't really ever stay in place. We've even tried different sheets and it's always the same. Every morning, it's moved around and wrinkly underneath me. So before we go to bed, I always fix it. Always. I've even made the hubs get out of bed after he's laid down so that I can fix it. After 5 years, he seems to finally be over being … [Read more...]

Tiramisu Poke Cake

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This Tiramisu Poke Cake is easily one of my new favorites. There are so many things to love. It’s very similar to tiramisu, but easier to make. It is incredibly moist. And it tastes amazing. I could eat the whole cake in one sitting. SO good. So we had quite a nice weekend. We spent a little time out on the lake before it gets too cold. It was tad chilly when the boat got and the sun was behind the clouds, but other than that it was quite nice. Since it was a little cooler, Jessie loved it. She spent most of the afternoon up on the front of the boat enjoying the breeze. She’s probably the only lab that doesn’t like water though, so there was no swimming. And yesterday we watched the Carolina Panthers. I usually spend so much time baking, that when it comes to making stuff to each while … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Almond Cupcakes

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Who doesn’t love Cinnamon Sugar Almonds? The smell of them literally calls to me and draws me in. It’s intoxicating. So I figured why not take those flavors that I love and make something fun with them - like a cupcake?! And these Cinnamon Sugar Almond Cupcakes were born! They have all the flavor of a wonderful sugary sweet cinnamon almond, without the crunchy, nutty texture of a nut going on. You get the cinnamon almond flavor with a soft, moist and fluffy cupcake. Both the cupcake and the icing have almond and cinnamon, which makes a heavenly experience. I stored them in favorite cupcake/cake carrier and every time I took the top off, I’d get that same delicious cinnamon sugar almond smell hitting me right in the face. Mission accomplished. :) So let’s talk about flying for a second. Like on an … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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This Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or for baking with your kids. It's easy to make, festive and who doesn't like a giant chocolate cookie? If it was ok to hand out homemade things to trick or treaters, I might even hand out slices of this cookie cake. I personally think it'd be much more fun than a 10th little bag of skittles. But alas, homemade things probably would be regarded quite skeptically and not eaten, unless it was a neighbor that knew me. And I get it - if I had kids and some lady was giving out something and I didn't know what was in it, I probably wouldn't want them to eat it either. The fact is, there are some weird people out there who do not so nice things. Unfortunate, but true. Fortunately, I can share this recipe with you and you can make … [Read more...]

Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake

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This Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake was a huge hit! With layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse and chocolate graham crackers all topped with chocolate sauce, you will be in a chocolate coma after eating it. :) So you know what I don’t love? Jeans shopping. If I want to feel not so hot about myself, jeans shopping will surely do it. That must be why I usually wear my jeans until they start to have holes in them before I’m willing to go shopping for them again. I did a little jeans shopping on Sunday and Monday and the experience was as expected. I tried on mountains of jeans and barely found some that actually fit. Seriously, why is it that every. single. pair. fits differently. I could try on the same size of jeans but because they're different styles they’d all fit differently. Some big, … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

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This Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake is a tasty combination of chocolate cake and strawberry and vanilla ice cream. It's reminiscent of the neapolitan ice cream sandwiches I ate as a kid and I didn't want to stop eating it. It's been a while since I've posted an ice cream cake. I figured it was time to fix that. After making my Neapolitan Millionaire Cake and being reminded of how tasty the flavor combination is, it seemed like the perfect new version to make. So on Friday night, a totally awful thing happened. My phone died. I dropped it and it cracked and it wouldn't turn on again. It was lost forever and along with all my info and ability to connect with the world. Ok, so that might be extreme, but I felt naked and disconnected. I'm so used to having everything right at my fingertips, it … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

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This Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake is a perfect mix of moist chocolate cake and smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake. The combination of flavors and textures is delicious - even better than I expected! I think chocolate and pumpkin is my new favorite flavor combo. So after our trip, it has been good to be back in the gym the last couple of days. I hadn't worked out for almost a week, and I have absolutely no control when on vacay, so it has been much needed. The only problem is that I'm a bit sore. Not from the gym, but from the trip. My niece was really into doing handstands while were there and it reminded me not only of my younger self, but of my cheerleading days. I cheered competitively for 8 years and it had me missing it. So I made the brilliant decision to get up and do handstands … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

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This Caramel Apple Layer Cake is made with layers of brown sugar cake soaked with caramel sauce and cinnamon apples. And without a need to ice the cake (it's naked!), it's so easy to put together! It's also amazingly good and my second recipe for Apple Week! If you missed my first Apple Week recipe, check out my Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake here. And be sure to check out Julianne's recipe for today too - Bourbon Apple Pie Ice Cream! This cake is based on this recipe for a Salted Caramel Cake. I made it a while ago and it was HUGE hit! I thought it'd be perfect with apples and I've been wanting to make this fun new version ever since. This cake looks complicated, but there's actually just a number of steps involved. The main three phases are making the cake layers, the caramel sauce and the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Cake

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This Chocolate Coconut Cake was a huge hit! The chocolate cake is my favorite chocolate cake - it's moist for days and super chocolatey. And the coconut icing and toasted coconut is full of flavor and compliments the cake perfectly. If you saw my "Let's Chill" post from Labor Day, this is the cake with a slice missing that was sitting in the cake carrier with ice packs taped to it. :) I took it to the tailgate for the WVU vs. Alabama football game that weekend. It's not necessarily football food, but I was tasked with bringing sweets and since I'd made this, it was one of the things I brought. Despite not being inherently football food, it ended up being a big hit. Like I said, it's crazy moist and full of flavor. If you like chocolate and coconut together you will definitely love this cake! … [Read more...]

Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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These Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are a classic combination! The cupcake is moist and fluffy and the chocolate frosting is chocolate at it’s best! Plus, you only have to use one bowl! I made these for a birthday last week in our small group. This is the birthday girl’s favorite flavor combo. :) Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a white and yellow cake? Well there's a little difference in the color of the cake, which is a result of a difference in the eggs. In a white cake, it's only egg whites that are used. In a yellow cake, you'll have more egg yolks than egg whites. The yolks will give a little denser cake than a white cake, but it can also be moister. So the greatest thing happened Monday night while my parents were still in town from the weekend. You might have … [Read more...]

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