Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberries and Chocolate Sauce!

This delicious Chocolate Shortcake with Strawberries, Blueberries and Chocolate Sauce is the ideal summertime snack! Fresh fruit is the perfect complement to this sweet treat. I love making cookies and taking care of my family! But it wasn’t always this way. There was a time in my life where baking was something bakeries did and […]

Frozen S’mores Cheesecake

Frozen Smores Cheesecake!

Classic s’mores are kicked up a notch in this decadent frozen dessert! Is it hot where you are? I live in Minnesota (and love it) but one of the things that we deal with is humidity. So while it may only be 80 degrees, it will feel like 100 because the humidity is 70%. It’s […]

bourbon chocolate tipsy cake

Bourbon Chocolate Tipsy Cake!

This Boozy Chocolate Cake is paired with a Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting and a Hard Sauce that I want to pour over everything!   I was recently asked to participate in a baking challenge with Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Since this is not a question I get often, my first and immediate response was […]

Sunflower Cupcakes

Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes! {video hot-to}

Simple decorated Sunflower Cupcakes are fun for every age level. This is the perfect cupcakes for any occasion that involves flowers! Next time it’s your turn to bring cupcakes to school/church/work/party be sure to consider these! They are fun, always leave people in awe, and definitely delicious! Here is a quick video on how to […]

Zucchini Double Chocolate Cake

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Ganache!

This is the best Chocolate Zucchini Cake, ever. Totally moist, full of amazing flavor, and destined to be your go-to recipe! And while I did add poured chocolate ganache AND piped chocolate ganache… the truth is that this cake really doesn’t need any frosting at all. All on its own it’s full of rich chocolate […]

zucchini slutty brownies

Zucchini Slutty Brownies! Seriously delicious and a fabulous way to use up some summer zucchini!

Making decadent chocolate zucchini brownies that cover double stuff Oreo’s that are nestled over a layer of zucchini chocolate chip cookies is my new favorite thing to do. Telling people what they are called is not. I first saw these over on The Londoner and, just like so many millions of people in the world, […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Cone made from Chocolate Chip Cookie! (video)

Let me just say this straight out, I did not invent this! I saw this on Dude Foods and was completely intrigued. But while they do give a brief description of how to do it, there were a lot of details missing. So I just winged it. A few times. It was definitely a trial […]

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies {And S’mores!}

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies~ Only Three Ingredients!

Graham crackers, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk combine to create a decadent cookie! I found this recipe in an old magazine clipping my grandmother has sent me. I love how she does that… sees something in a magazine and sends it snail mail. It’s such a treat to know she was thinking of me […]

Chocolate Beet Cake

Homemade Chocolate Beet Cake!

Today is a wonderful magical day! Not only do I get to share a new recipe that our family adores, but we can all celebrate a very special lady! Catherine is the amazing woman and talent behind the weelicious blog. She is that awesome mom who creates healthy and FUN meals for her kids and […]

Rhubarb Brownies

Rhubarb Brownies with Video Tutorial!

Decadent rich chocolate paired with slightly tart rhubarb is one of the best brownies I have ever had! Truth be told, I was the ONLY one in my family excited about these. My husband shook his head no when I presented the idea. The kids… they started gagging and acting like I wanted to feed […]

oscar the grouch cupcakes

Oscar the Grouch Cupcakes!

Making Oscar the Grouch cupcakes is not only fun and easy, but a great way to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Who doesn’t adore the familiar and lovable character from Sesame Street? I got a couple requests after the Cookie Monster video was posted. Mostly for Elmo, which I am certainly going to share […]

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 […]

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 […]

whipped chocolate buttercream frosting

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Rose Cake!

Is there anything better than light, fluffy, rich and flavorful Chocolate Buttercream Frosting? No. The answer is no. I have this recipe on my blog way over here,  but it gets lost next to that beautiful marble cake deliciousness, so I decided to make sure this fantastic recipe got it’s turn in the spotlight. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pink Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting

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 […]

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 […]