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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Watch out world. Bananas everywhere were just left to ripen on the counter for a few more days. I can almost hear them ripening. No big deal. I have ears like a hawk…. ‘s eyes? What expression am I looking for here? Anyway, it’s basically a super power of mine. I can be dead asleep and the pitter patter of my children’s feet on the carpet will wake me up. Take that murderers! You know what murderers love? Cupcakes. How would I know that, do you ask? Because everybody loves cu

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and Candy

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Halloween has never really been my FAVORITE holiday per say, but now I have kids and it’s like new life has been breathed into me about how fun this holiday can be. I pretty much only liked Halloween before because it was the beginning of the holiday season and I LOOOOVE the holiday season. Maybe it’s because I don’t love candy. Even as a kid, I would stash my Halloween candy away for a time when I REEEEEALLLY wanted it… and then that time would never come.

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

DUDE. This pumpkin cake is probably the best pumpkin cake I’ve ever had in my entire life… and I’m not exaggerating even a little bit, because that would be irresponsible. It is FREAKING moist *shudder*, PERFECTLY spiced with all of your favorite fall spices and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting… ah, man… it’s perfection. It’s the literal icing on the literal cake. If you make only one pumpkin thing all fall, make this cake. Seriously. I’m not joking. You have to roll all th

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This dang cheesecake. It’s SOOOOO creamy. It’s SOOOOO dreamy. And it’s INSANELY rich. This sucker can feed A LOT of people because it is that rich. Seriously though, I fed half of my neighborhood with this thing, AND some of Ty’s co-workers. These people don’t like the blog or anything. Sometimes I feel guilty because I feel like I’m sabotaging everybody’s diet. But who doesn’t love a piece of delicious cheesecake? It’s good for the soul. This is probably the creamiest cheese

Boston Cream Cheesecake Cake

I have really grown to love making cheesecakes. They are such an impressive and decadent dessert that people seem to be afraid of, but they really aren’t all that hard. Trust me, I was right there with you. I was terrified of these things. But with a few tried and true tricks I believe anybody can make a totally delicious and epic cheesecake. As long as you are patient. Like I totally wasn’t this one time. It was ONE TIME PEOPLE. Learn from my mistakes. Don’t be impatient. Do

Banana Sour Cream Cupcakes

Obviously I’m a fan of fruit and sour cream going together in desserts? I guess I like the tartness of the sour cream combined with the sweetness of the fruits. And in this recipe, the sour cream combined with the bananas also adds a great texture to the cupcake itself. I don’t usually put nuts on top of these cupcakes, but the nuts were so pretty! … that sounded inappropriate coming out of my fingertips. With so many boys in my house growing up, there was a lot of sports tal

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

So… I’ve been thinking, and we need to have a little chat (Did that sound a little softer than, “We need to talk.”?? I think I pee my pants a little whenever someone tells me, “We need to talk.” Am I right?). So, here’s the deal. Up to this point, this blog has been all about what we are having for dinner, and what we are having for dessert, and what I’m stuffing into my hungry volleyball girls and things I make for my wild little boy scouts… but I feel like it’s time to chal

Texas Sheet Cake

I finally have a dessert post up! Sorry it’s been a while since the last dessert post, guys. This pregnancy has been crazy! I pretty much only crave pizza. If I popped out a ninja turtle in July, I probably wouldn’t be that surprised. Well… I mean, I’d be a little bit surprised because, ya know… It’s a turtle. But it’s probably because I couldn’t resist giving it all the pizza. Pregnancy cravings are like normal cravings except for your mouth is on fire and your body is on f

Chocolate Cake with Pudding Filling and Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Last month was Baby Girl’s birthday and we partied like it was 1999. I think. I don’t know. I don’t remember parties in 1999. I was like, eight, so I wasn’t going to many shin-digs if they didn’t involve choreographing dances to Britney Spears songs or pillow fights. So we partied like a bunch of people that celebrated the cutest girl in the world turning two! That’s a little more precise. Baby Girl is pretty obsessed with Oreos so I knew I had to use them in her birthday des

Samoa Sheet Cake

WHAT WHAT. This sheet cake is magical. Magical in taste. And magical in that it fed an entire hungry volleyball team. That’s why I love the sheet cakes, and the slab pies, and the bar desserts. They feed the masses, and I’m a big fan of feeding the masses. Who are we kidding though, I love all things covered in sugar and happiness. This cake is like your average poke cake except not. It’s doused in a homemade caramel sauce, smothered with freshly whipped and slightly sweeten

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

You guys! My first recipe re-do! Does this make me a real blogger now? Admittedly, this is REALLY overdue. The last pictures were terrible. I honestly don’t even know why I posted them in the first place. You can’t even go back and look anymore because I have deleted them, though. Suckers. *Evil Laugh* Eh hehm. Oh well. You live and you learn, right? The frosting is my creamy Nutella Frosting, which is TO DIE FOR. Seriously. I had never been a fan of Nutella until this magic

Chocolate Coconut Poke Cake

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. I know this recipe isn’t super “Fall-y”, but I couldn’t resist sharing it any longer. The first time I ever had this was actually in Hong Kong. Famous Julie made it for us while we were visiting her and Papa Steed and Roberto while they lived there. Thinking about it, I don’t even understand how she actually made it. The size of her oven was kind of hilarious. It was like trying to cook with a microwave oven… FOR A YEAR. I guess she was

Coconut Angel Food Cake

I’m desperately clinging to summer with every fiber of my being. Because summer has this angel food cake in it. I’m actually really ready for Fall as you can remember from this post. Yikes. But I am desperately clinging to the fresh fruits and veggies that summer has to offer. And these light and fruity desserts that I have been posting. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m all about pumpkin just like the other 400 million food bloggers out there, but I’ll never get over this cak

Summer Cake with Fruit and Cream

This dessert is the epitome of summer. You could put any fruit that is currently in season on top and I’m sure it would still be magical. Right now, I’m so obsessed with peaches. If I made it tomorrow the whole thing would just be covered in peaches. You wouldn’t even be able to tell that there was anything underneath my massive mound of peaches piled in a 9×13 pan. Actually, that sounds amazing. The amount of peaches that I have personally consumed since peach season came on

Melissa’s No Bake Cheesecake

Melissa is one of my awesome sister-in-laws and while I love so many things about her, one of the things I love most is that she ALWAYS has chocolate covered strawberries at her house. So I only found it fitting that when I made her no-bake cheesecake the other week, that I cover it in strawberries and douse it all in melted chocolate. Melissa, you are an inspiration to all of us. Obviously you can top this magical dessert in anything you want, but just remember: Chocolate is

White Cupcakes

Something you may not know about me is that I’m the cubmaster for the scouting group through my church. We had our blue and gold banquet last week, and so to celebrate the occasion I made these super yummy cupcakes. I thought about dying the actual cake gold or blue, but if I’m being completely honest with you, different colored cakes totally freak me out. I think that’s why I have such a hard time with red velvet. I know that it’s supposed to taste like chocolate, but I swea

Banana Sour Cream Cake

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I buy bananas for the sole purpose of keeping them long enough to make banana bread. I know I’m not alone in this. Banana bread is my usual go-to, but every once in a while I just need a change in the lineup. This cake, my friends, is making a play for the MVP. Mouthwateringly Velvet-ey Pastry. … that didn’t work out as well as I was hoping. If you come up with something better, leave me a comment, and you may just become the lucky new w

Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

I want to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, second dinner, snacks, tea time, recess, dessert, brunch, brinner and every other second of every day. This makes me happy. You want to know what else makes me happy? This. That, my friends, is the most wonderful, beautiful, amazing photo-shoot crasher on the face of the planet. I’m not even a little bit ashamed to admit that I am completely and totally infatuated with her, and she may or may not run the shots in this household

Italian Love Cake

Happy weekend, friends! Because I love you, and all things Italian, I thought I’d give you this recipe today. It’s about time a cake made it on here because who doesn’t love cake? And this cake… takes the cake? Wow. Can we still be friends after that? Check out those layers! A six layer cake has never been easier. Italian Love Cake 2016-01-22 15:42:24 This rich and moist chocolate cake is impressive and flavorful! Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Cake 1 box of your fa

Sugar Cookie Sheet Cake

Famous Julie and I attempted to turn her favorite sugar cookie recipe into a sugar cookie bars, and as you can see from the title, we turned out with something way more awesome. Bonnie’s Sugar Cookie recipe turned into sugar cookie bars take 1: I have no idea who Bonnie is… but apparently this is her recipe, and it has been one that Famous Julie has continued to make for my entire life. They are thick and soft, and almost seem to get softer the longer they sit… Who doesn’t ad

 

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