Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe with Chocolate Crust!

This is such a classic and great tasting dessert, I am ashamed I never shared it on my blog until now! The recipe I am sharing is a “copykat” recipe, in that it is reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory’s® scrumptious Pumpkin Cheesecake. While I love eating it there, making it at home has it’s benefits […]

caramel cake with apple cider whipped cream

Caramel Cake with Caramel Frosting and Apple Cinnamon Whipped Cream!

This cake. It’s… well.   It’s one of the best tasting cakes I have ever had the privilege of making. But here is the thing… I am going to share TWO recipes for this cake.  The reason being is that when I made it from scratch I used Rose’s Caramel Cake.  I made it and […]

Puppy Chow surprise-inside cake

Puppy Chow Surprise Inside Cake HOW TO

I love this cake. Every little thing about it.  From the amazing chocolate flavor to the chocolate sprinkles to the glorious surprise waiting inside. Delicious. Beautiful. (in my opinion!) and Easy. Let’s get to it! After assembling the layers of this cake I covered it in a thin coat of buttercream.  I used about 1 […]

candy corn cupcakes

Candy Corn Inspired Cupcakes with pure Candy Corn Glaze!

This post is sponsored by McCormicks. What’s for dessert?  Cupcakes.  Glorious dual-toned, frosting piled high, covered in an obscene sweet glaze decadent cupcakes. Imagine if you are in grade school, and have been sitting in class all morning.  The tick-tock of the clock is constant, and you are full of energy, waiting so impatiently for […]

vanilla cinnamon chocolate ombre pancakes

Vanilla Cinnamon Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

One of my favorite cakes in my book is the Ombre Cake.  The main reason I love it is because it screams masculine to me, and that is not always easy with a buttercream flower petal covered cake!  I happened to catch a quick glance at it the other day (it’s on my sidebar of […]

peanut butter chocolate chip coffee cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting!

This is one of those cakes that I inevitably end up having for breakfast but that should never be served for breakfast.  It is a full on honest-to-goodness cake with sugar and butter and decadent frosting. But it has coffee in it.  So I make it in the morning loving that I have a very […]

pumpkin spice puppy chow

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow!

I love puppy chow.  Muddy buddy’s.  Chum.  Trash.  It has a different name for every area of the country it seems.  Here in Minnesota it is puppy chow.  And it is DElicious. And easy.  Four ingredients. Ten minutes. And you are in white chocolate covered Chex Mix® heaven. Printpumpkin spice puppy chow Ingredients1 box Cinnamon Chex® […]

spumoni cake

Spumoni Rosette Cake!

Kinda.  I mean, in all honesty this cake was inspired from some ice cream I saw at the grocery store.  But when I saw it the first thing I thought was… Neapolitan Cake.  I need to make this “spumoni” into my Neapolitan Cake! So I did.  I mean, kinda.  I got the colors right… but […]

cookbook heaven (HUGE giveaway!)

Kitchen Aid Mixer

Want to win a Kitchen Aid and ALL the blogger cookbooks seen here? Well, you’ve come to the right place today. There will be 13 winners for this amazing giveaway. Yes, lucky 13! ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer in their choice of color (see color options […]

pumpkin puff pastry

Homemade Pumpkin Puff Pastry! From scratch toaster strudel!

I have officially jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon and I am so excited about it!  This faux Toaster Strudel® recipe is absolutely amazing, and the perfect way to start any day! It all started with a homemade puff pastry.  I have made it three times in the last couple days and love it more and […]

Logo Surprise-Inside Cake

McCormick Logo Surprise-Inside Cake!

I have been partnering with McCormick for a few years now. It is a match made in heaven! I get to use amazing quality products and share delicious and creative recipes and they… um… they… well. I am starting to think that I got the better end of this partnership. Don’t tell them I love my […]

great news from craftsy!

Candle Surprise-Inside Cake!

Every now and then I have to pinch myself.  Getting to work with an amazing organization like Craftsy has been such a blessing!  I have learned quite a bit and met some amazing folks.  Best of all?  Taking advantage of everything the Craftsy has to offer. Chances are if you are here, on my blog, […]

pumpkin rose cookies

Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

Making things into roses is kinda my thing.  I have an Original Rose Cake, Neapolitan Rose Cookies and Red Velvet Rose Cookies.  I recently decided to re-vamp my Pumpkin & Brown Butter Sandwich Cookie’s and make them into rose cookies! Which is kinda weird, I admit.  I mean, the correlation between roses and pumpkins is […]

happy birthday! {naked cake}

A Naked Cake in honor of all the September Birthdays!

Did you know that September 16th is the most popular birthday??  In honor of everyone who is lucky enough to celebrate this awesome day as well as all the September birthdays, I am sharing a fun “naked” cake! Calm down now, this is a G rated post.  A naked cake simply refers to the fact […]

homemade spice cake mix

Homemade Spice Cake Mix

The Homemade Yellow Cake Mix, White Cake Mix and Homemade Brownie Mix on my site are so popular, I deciding that adding to the selection needed to be at the top of my list of things to do.  (Don’t worry, chocolate is next.  I am still experimenting! You will read why below.) I have quite a […]

candy corn scotcharoo bars

Candy Corn Scootcheroo's!

Check out my Candy Corn Peanut Butter Scootcheroo Bars!  This totally Original recipe is sure to become a family favorite! Can we talk about candy corn for a second?  And in the sake of transparency, I am talking about it from the perspective of being absolutely obsessed with it.  Like, addicted to the stuff. I […]

amazing zucchini crisp {faux apple crisp}

The BEST Zucchini Cobbler! (tastes exactly like Apple Cobbler!)

After posting a picture of this dessert on Instagram, my friend Kate commented, “I’m conflicted….I want you to bake me something awesome but I am skeered you’ll pack it with your zucchini!! #whoamikidding #eatallthethings”. My advice to Kate? Be afraid. Be very afraid. This, my sweet friends, is Zucchini Crisp. It tastes exactly, and I […]

brownie cookie dough pie

Brownie Cookie Dough Marshmallow Pie!

Stop judging me. Ok, nevermind.  Judge away.  This dessert is… well… ridiculously awesome.   Let me tell you how this came about. I was craving brownie batter.  I know, I know, gross. Raw egg, yuck.  But I am one of those weirdo’s who does not have a problem with raw egg nor do I have a […]

Zucchini Banana Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Zucchini Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting!

There is something utterly refreshing about walking out to the garden and choosing a vegetable that I can turn into a cake.   So often when I think about cake and baking I think sugar, sweet, over-the-top decadence. Sometimes, however, it is nice to enjoy the beauty of a layer cake while still using wholesome and […]