Category Dessert

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

We toss shredded carrot with a little brown sugar and let the mixture stand for ten minutes. This tenderizes the shreds-important here because, unlike with an actual carrot cake that bakes for a while, these cook for only 10-12 minutes, not much time for the carrots to cook to softness. Just like Whoopie Pies! Basically a carrot cake in mini form. Perfect for Easter...

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Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

My mother in law saw a recipe in for Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes. She pulled out the page and gave it to me. My husband’s best friend’s birthday was coming up as well as Easter so I figured I would attempt to make them with a few minor changes...
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Peanut Butter OREO Pie

CAUTION: This is extremely rich in peanut butter and sweetness. You can get away with tiny slivers when serving your guests. If they want seconds…GREAT! Most will enjoy a few bites and get their sweet tooth fix. If you enjoy peanut butter, cheesecake and OREO cookies, then this recipe is for you. You will feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Ingredients for the Crust:
25 whole O...
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Cake, Cake, & More Cake

Cakes, cakes, and more cakes. YES, I love to bake. I also like surprising friends and family with making them their own special cake or cupcakes for their birthdays. Here’s just a glimpse of the many different cakes you will find on my food blog. Most of these are simple and not time consuming whatsoever.
Barbie Doll Cake & Ken Doll Cake:
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BEST Cream Cheese Frosting

For The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting EVER:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon or full teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to give your frosting a chocolate beige coloring...
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St. Patrick’s Day Cauldron Cupcakes

  Ingredients for Cupcakes:
  1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow Cake Mix, 15.25 oz.
  Cake mix requires: 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of butter
  Ingredients for center filling:   
  1 cup of sour cream
  1 cup of white sugar
  1 cup of sweetened coconut
  Ingredients for frosting:
  6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
  6 oz...
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake Frosting


·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet or Bitter-Sweet Premium baking chocolate chips
·         1 cup of Sour Cream 
Optional: You can substitute chocolate for white chocolate…
Over a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwave save bowl, melt your chocolate and stir ...
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Dirt Bike Cake

My Grandma Bustle would make this cake for special occasions. My Aunt Peggy says it is her favorite cake which inspired me to make it. Best decision ever. This cake is delightful. I want to make it many more times!
1 box of cake mix, yellow cake mix or butter flavor. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow recipe (15.25 oz...
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For the Crust:
2 1/4 cups ground graham crackers (about 1 and a half sleeves of graham crackers)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
10 Tbsp. melted butter
Cheesecake Filling:
3 x 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, room temp
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup Dulce de Leche (Nestle brand, La Lechera, found at Super King’s in 13.4oz...
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Peach & Strawberry Puree

I had some fresh peaches and strawberries and had just made a cheesecake from scratch for my mom’s birthday. At some restaurants they serve a side of raspberry sauce, caramel, or chocolate on the side to drizzle on the cheesecake. I wanted to give her all the options for her special day. She would have any toppings she could ever imagine...
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