Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes


These Strawberry Cupcakes are soft, fluffy, moist and deliciously strawberry! There are pieces of chopped strawberry in the cupcake and pureed strawberries in the icing. No artificial flavor here - all flavor and color is from fresh strawberries. Yum! I've been wanting to give a makeover to the strawberry cupcakes I did back when I first started the blog. While delicious, I felt they could be even better! And since I've been on a mission recently to make the perfect vanilla cupcake (have you seen the picture of all the cupcakes on instagram?), I decided this was the perfect time. Plus, it's springtime. Well, kind of. Spring doesn't really seem to want to stick around. My vanilla cupcake will be coming your way soon, but first I just had to share these strawberry cupcakes. They are a … [Read more...]

Black Forest Ice Cream Cake


This post is part of the Lucky Leaf Spring campaign and contains sponsored content, but all opinions are my own. When I was approached to join the Lucky Leaf Spring campaign and create a recipe using their pie filling, this Black Forest Ice Cream Cake immediately came to mind! With spring finally showing itself, I knew it was the perfect time for another ice cream cake. Plus, this flavor is one I've been wanting to make for a while and I was pumped to finally have a chance to make it! Luck Leaf has a number of pie filling flavors that you can use in so many ways - pies, cakes, tarts, etc. They sent me cherry, blueberry and strawberry. I obviously used the cherry for this recipe, but I can't wait to try the others. Once I had this cake made and tasted it, I was so excited - it's delicious! If … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake


This Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake is one decadent, rich dessert! It's my second installment for Cookie Dough Week! Layers of brownie and peanut butter cookie dough are layered together and topped with chocolate ganache and a touch of peanut butter icing! You are going to want a tall glass of milk with this. :) If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know by now that while I love super simple treats, I also have a major love of an over the top dessert! In fact, this dichotomy is indicative of my own personality as well. Most of the time, I'm a pretty laid back kinda gal. Jeans and a top, hopefully cute, but not trying too hard. I mean really, I just don't have time for that. I used to. But not these days. And ultimately, I want to be comfy. Not comfy = me in a bad … [Read more...]

Funfetti Millionaire Cake and a Giveaway!


This Funfetti Millionaire Cake is funfetti overload! And TOTALLY awesome! The bottom layer is a funfetti cheesecake, the middle is funfetti cake and the top layer is a funfetti mousse. Seriously one amazing funfetti confection. I am completely in love with it! Surely you know that I am a huge funfetti fan. No? Have you seen my Funfetti White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake? Or my Funfetti Ice Cream Cake? Or maybe my Funfetti Overnight French Toast Casserole? There’s even more funfetti than that, but we’ll start with those. I abso-freakin-lutely love funfetti. Can you tell? Ever since I was a kid, it’s been my jam. If something hasn’t been funfetti-ized. I will do my best to funfetti-fy it. And not just any funfetti. The Pillsbury box mix will always be my first cake mix love. And I know I’m not … [Read more...]

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake


This Mint Oreo Icebox Cake is perfectly minty and so easy to make! It's no bake and I'm a big fan of no bake. Certainly by now you know that I also love a more complicated dessert and beautiful cakes as much as the next person, but there are definitely times that easy, quick and super tasty is all you need. This is one of those recipes for one of those times. And it's perfect for sharing with friends! And I need an easier dessert to make this weekend. I felt restricted because our garbage disposal was jammed, so no water would go down the drain and when I tried to use the dishwasher, water started filling up the sink. Eek! So, our Saturday night was spent doing two things. 1. We saw 'The Lone Survivor'. O.M.G. Have you seen that? Amazing. Must see. It absolutely blows my mind that our service … [Read more...]

Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake


This Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake is the perfect red velvet cake! Perfectly moist and tasty, the cheesecake swirl layered in it makes it even tastier! Red velvet + cheesecake = match made in heaven. But before I dive into the recipe, I must tell you about what happened when shopping with the hubs this weekend. Nothing ground breaking, but he always manages to surprise me - and make me laugh. :) We were running a marathon of errands. And no errand run would be complete without a trip to Target. Is it even possible to walk out of Target without buying something you didn’t go in planning to buy? Nope! Especially with that little section near the door where you can always find super cute sprinkles for $1. For once, I’d almost made it! BUT! As the hubs and I are walking through the … [Read more...]

Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake


This Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake might just be my favorite ice cream cake yet! Especially if you're an Oreo fan, which I am. It’s like eating the creamiest, most tasty Oreo filled ice cream dessert ever. You might find it strange that I'm posting not one, but two frozen treats in the month of January, but I see no reason to boycott ice cream at any point in the year. I eat it year round! In fact, just the other day I sat in front of the lovely fire the hubs made with a carton and went to town on a left over carton of eggnog ice cream. No shame here. And this ice cream cake is definitely worth making, no matter the weather. I stuffed it with as many Oreos as I could without literally putting a pile of Oreos on a plate. You’ll need just about a whole package. No skimping folks. And … [Read more...]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


I have become completely obsessed with this Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. It’s a moist and chewy peanut butter cookie stuffed with chocolate chips and chopped Reese’s. And as if that wasn’t enough, I topped it with a delicious chocolate frosting, more chopped Reese’s and chocolate sauce. Hold on while I the wipe the drool off of my keyboard… Needless to say, this cookie cake didn’t last long. I could barely keep my hands off of it while I took pictures. In an effort to not eat the entire thing and add another pound to the scale, I took most of it to our small group to get a little help from my friends. Of course, I had to leave some behind for the hubs (he’d like to add lbs to the scale) and then hide it from myself. Give that a try. Not so easy to hide things from … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Red Velvet cupcakes are a classic - especially with a delicious cream cheese frosting. And these cupcakes are super moist and stay that way for a number of days! I didn't really grow up eating red velvet cupcakes, despite growing up in the south. But the last few years, since diving into the sweets world, I've known a few people that are BIG fans. One them being a co-worker of mine. Last summer I think it was, we were in D.C. for work. We had some downtime and found ourselves on the same road where Georgetown Cupcakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes are. Being the crazy cake fan I am, I ended up with like 15 cupcakes to sample. I LOVE trying different flavors and comparing. And believe it or not, we hit the stores at just the right time - no lines! Seeing that I didn't grow up eating red velvet, I … [Read more...]

How To Make An All Fruit Party Cake


This all fruit watermelon cake is so easy to make! And with only fruit used to make it, does it get any healthier? I don’t think healthy’s ever looked this good! ;) And for those trying to lose or watch their weight for a New Year’s Resolution, this cake is the perfect way to celebrate an occasion and not break the calorie bank. Gotta love that! Personally I’m not really into resolutions. Calling it a New Year’s Resolution makes it no more likely that I’ll stick to it. I figure if I really want to make a change, I’ll just do it - no matter what time of year. And I'm pretty much always trying to eat better and workout regularly - a blog full of tasty treats kind of makes that necessary. And lately I have not been terribly motivated. Between all the traveling for the holidays and having back issues … [Read more...]