chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough. Paired with deep, rich chocolate and you are basically in cookie dough lovers heaven! I was having a craving the other day which is so weird for me! Kidding. My diet is basically satisfying one craving to the next. But anywho, I wanted chocolate and cookie […]

Spring Layer Cake with Pink Buttercream Flowers

Pink Buttercream Flower Cake inspired by HGTV

I still love getting magazines. I know they are supposedly not as popular now that everything is available online, but I love thumbing through a magazine with a cup of good coffee and a comfortable sofa. One of my favorite magazines to get in the mail is HGTV Magazine. And do you know what my […]

pancake muffins {lifehack}

LIFEHACK! Pancake Muffins~ seriously the best!

With a large family breakfast usually goes one of two ways: 1. Make just enough and everyone is happy and full. 2. Make way too much and have lots of leftovers. (or does this happen with every size family??) Well, this sweet “lifehack” is kinda the best find ever. I am still making the same […]

angel food cake with roasted strawberry sauce

Angel Food Cake with Roasted Strawberry Sauce

When you are making homemade Angel Food Cake it’s important to be aware of two things: It uses a lot of eggs. Scratch that. It uses a lot of egg WHITES. Read the recipe before you start. #panfail #cakefail #bakerfail Now, if I could go back in time I would have definitely given MYSELF that […]

ruffle & dot cake

How to Pipe a Ruffle & Dot Cake

I shared this unique cake decorating technique for the first time in my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. (Quite honestly, developing and sharing brand new frosting techniques is a bit of a passion of mine!) I thought that a little video might help to show you how I do this technique. A few disclaimers: My first couple […]

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added! I am a sucker for anything in a skillet. It’s one of my weaknesses on Pinterest… I will type “skillet” into the search bar and scroll for days. And pin of course. And tell myself that I am […]

homemade funfetti cake mix

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at! This recipe is totally based on my Homemade Yellow Cake recipe except with one fun addition… SPRINKLES! […]

double chocolate loaf cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake from Nigella Lawson

Making cake into a loaf is a form of mind trickery for me. I have always associated a ‘loaf’ as somewhat healthy, not awesomely rich and sweet. Like banana or zucchini bread. So after I had made this cake, even knowing every wonderful ingredient I had put into it, I still saw that same only loaf […]

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Chocolate Cake MIx - Ditch the box mix!

Life is all about transitions, right? We grow and learn and make better choices when we know better. At least, that’s the hope. While I will not ever judge someone for choosing box mix, I am finding that baking from scratch is something that has become more and more important to me. I will still […]

strawberry crumb bars in a skillet

Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet

The grocery store has packs of strawberries for $1.99. Granted, they are not organic and strawberries are most definitely on the Dirty Dozen, but I stocked up anyway. (Lifehacker has a great post on how to keep berries fresher longer and simultaneously remove some of the pesticides. And that is enough for the public service announcements […]

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcake with Whipped Buttercream!

Did you have a favorite treat from the ice cream man? Whenever I would hear that music playing in our neighborhood I would start to dream of just one thing. Orange creamsicle. Making a cupcake with those flavors in mind seemed like a good idea. It ended up being a great idea. And I don’t […]

Pink Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

Pink Cherry Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

I have been waiting this book for a long, long time.  The amazing Rosie, the powerhouse of talent behind Sweetapolita, is the Queen of Baking in my mind. She wears so many hats; baker, decorator, photographer, stylist, writer, etc. and wears them all beautifully. Her book, The Sweetapolita Bakebook is nothing short of stunning. I […]

Eight Amazing Brownie Recipes

Amazing Brownie Recipes

Brownies are the ultimate dessert if you ask me. Right out of the oven, chilled, covered in ice cream, stuffed with all sorts of glorious concoctions. They are perfect no matter how you eat them! Here are 8 that I can’t get enough of: 1 Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lover’s Brownies 2 Frosted Rainbow Chip […]

soft chocolate chip cookies

Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does the world need a new Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? Probably not. So it’s a good thing I didn’t create I! For this recipe I was actually looking for the best chocolate chip cookie dough, (which it is!) but then was blown away when the cookie baked up. It was so light and so […]

simple sugar cookies with buttercream

Simple Sugar Cookies with Green Buttercream and Gold Sprinkles!

Making sugar cookies is one of those therapeutic things that seems to get me back ‘on center’. In a chaotic and stressful and demanding world, there is something so satisfying about the simple combination of flour, butter and sugar. I was just playing around and came up with this recipe. See, I have my Best Sugar […]

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Having an obsession with cheesecake cakes is not a good thing. I mean, it’s fine if you run 24 miles a day and can work off the calories. And it’s fine if you can dedicate hours in the kitchen to baking and assembling it. But it’s not fine if you are home alone with two […]

Five Ways to Eat Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownie Pie!

Five fun and easy ways to jazz up the most amazing Homemade Brownies! Brownie Parfait 1 recipe homemade brownie 2 cups chopped strawberries 2 cups whipped cream Prepare brownies in 9×13 inch pan, bake according to directions and allow to cool.  Invert pan onto a clean solid work surface and cut up brownies into 2-inch […]

Spring Cheesecake Cake (raspberry, lemon & orange)

Spring Cake! Raspberry, Lemon and Orange Cheesecake in a Moist White Cake!

Come on get happy! Spring is starting to happen here in Minnesota (and hopefully most places!) and I can’t help but be inspired by the light, joyful, and refreshing feeling it brings. This cake is a reflection of my favorite flavors of spring with Raspberry, Lemon and Orange cheesecake nestled between two lovely layers of […]

5 Amazing Nutella Treats

Nutella Chocolate Cake

It was recently brought to my attention that there is not ONE SINGLE Nutella recipe on my blog. Well, since I am a crazy busy girl and won’t be able to make one anytime soon, I figured I would share some recipes from my very very talented friends! Nutella Crepe Cake from Baking a Moment […]

Root Beer Cheesecake Cake

Root Beer Cheesecake Cake!

So, this whole “cheesecake cake” thing is kinda taking over my blog. My Snickers Cheesecake Cake is now the most requested recipe I have. And I have a lot! Let me talk to you a little bit about this one. It is a Root Beer Cheesecake. Surrounded by two layers of Cream Cake. Covered in […]