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 […]

One Bowl Pink Velvet Cake

Pink Velvet Cake with Whipped Buttercream!

I think most cakes that call themselves “velvet” contain baking soda, buttermilk, and vinegar. This cake contains none of those. But it is pink. So please indulge a but of  “descriptive” recipe labeling. I truly believe that the texture of the smooth crumb is enough to grab that “velvet” name and run with it! After making some pink […]

whipped vanilla buttercream

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream!

Happy mistakes. Today I made a happy, happy mistake. I walked away from my stand mixer while making buttercream. I walked over to my computer to check an ingredient and got sucked into a facebook rabbit hole of opinions and drama and insanity. Please tell me I am not the only one who does this?! […]

how to make mini chocolate curls

How to Make Mini-Chocolate Curls!

I recently shared my Birthday Cake for 2015, which was covered in hundreds of little pink chocolate curls. Here is a quick and simple tutorial on how you can make these as well! For these little guys it’s all about the process. Here is what I do: 1 bag candy melts. (I love Bakerella’s new […]

cinnamon shortbread bars

Cinnamon Shortbread Bars with Chocolate Ganache!

Shortbread, when done right, is one of the my favorite ways to end a meal. The way that a light sweet cookie is infused with a crispy buttery crumb speaks right to my carb loving heart. Top it with the perfect ganache and my eyes are rolling towards the heavens. It’s perfection. The fabulous recipe just happens […]

snickers cheesecake cake

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

“MOM STOP!!!” “What? What is it?” “IT’S SPILLING EVERYWHERE!” Yes, it most definitely is. But I could not help myself. It was magical, that spilling forth of sugary sweet rich chocolate ganache and Snickers® frosting. Yes, I said Snickers® frosting. Poured on a cake. A cake with a Snickers® cheesecake inside. Sandwiched between layers of […]

red velvet fudge recipe

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

I already have one red velvet fudge recipe on my site, and while it is delicious, it is completely different from this recipe. (and I can proudly say that both of these recipes are original!) This one is easier (much, much easier). Plus it’s got real red velvet flavor, real ingredients, and is real pure […]

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

We have discussed these Gooey Butter Cakes before. They are, well, sweet. Actually sweet is an understatement. They are seriously sweet. I am not kidding, every time I try one my teeth actually hurt. This is the one dessert (ever) that I have said, “One bite is enough.” I mean, granted it’s like a super […]

red velvet buttercream rose cake

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

It’s all about that cake, bout that cake, bout that cake… Sorry. But that song (with my personalized cake-y lyrics) is stuck in my head. Funny thing about it is, it is NOT all about that cake. At least, not for this blog post! It’s all about that buttercream. Red Velvet Buttercream. Deep, rich, vibrant […]

salted caramel peanut butter mousse in a mini chocolate cookie cup

Peanut Butter Mouse in Chocolate Cookie Cups!

As you can tell by my blog posts of late, peanut butter is becoming my favorite ingredient to add to desserts. This amazing mini Peanut Butter and chocolate treat is no exception! Quite frankly, I was really inspired by the peanut butter itself for this particular dessert. Skippy has a limited edition flavor out that is […]

chocolate mug cake (in 1 minute)

Chocolate Mug Cake~ ready in ONE minute!

Delicious chocolate cake made in a mug and ready in just one minute! I was lost in a Pinterest rabbit hole the other day. When this 3-2-1 mug cake was in front of me I was fascinated. I mean, literally in 1 minute the cake was ready. This is a emotional eaters dream come true! I […]

my birthday cake

Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Layers and Chocolate Buttercream!

As is the tradition in our home, I make my birthday cake. Not because others won’t, but because baking cakes is my passion as well as my profession. My birthday is one of the few times a year that I throw all good business sense out the window (easy recipes, easy assembly, less time, etc.) […]

chocolate mint mug cake

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Kinda. Don’t you love when I start a recipe off with a “kinda”? I was in heavy experimentation mode yesterday and made this recipe more times than I can count. After much trial and error and vanity (I’ll get to that in a second) I changed up the entire procedure for the cake. While it […]

chocolate beer cake (adult cake)

The PERFECT Super Bowl Cake~ CHOCOLATE BEER CAKE!

I set off to make the perfect Superbowl Sunday Cake. While I have no intention of even watching the Super Bowl, you know I will embrace any excuse to make a cake. Here is the God’s honest truth: This cake tasted way too much like beer for me. I dismissed it and vowed to perfect […]

Cheesy Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Baked Bread

Cheesy Skillet Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Baked Rolls!

Sometimes a recipe comes along that calls out to me. “Amanda, make me. You NEED me. Your life won’t be complete until you have me…” This is that recipe. I have made it more than once.  I mean, #da. Once you introduce a cheesy gooey fabulous recipe like this into your life, how can you […]

homemade brownies with peanut butter butterscotch ganache

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented. It’s like the dream team to me.  Move over jelly, peanut butter has a new BFF. Adding peanut butter and butterscotch to ganache seemed like a good idea because clearly I look to add it to all the foods. All the cakes.  All the […]

skinny chocolate raspberry cake

Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Buttercream!

I will only eat a skinny cake if it tastes like it is a fat cake. Because if I am eating cake, I want a good cake.  I think it’s safe to say that bad cake makes unicorns and newborn babies cry. Unicorns and newborn babies are sensitive to these things, of this I know. […]

peanut butter brownie caramelitas

Carmel Brownies with Peanut Butter!

Not really sure I can call these carmelita’s, but if not I am hoping the carmelita police is busy pursuing other more serious offenders. I kinda love the name ‘brownie carmelita’ and want to keep it so please don’t tell me if it is completely being used out of context. But you can see why […]

old fashioned monster cookies

Old Fashioned Monster Cookies!

These Old Fashioned Monster Cookie recipe is inspired by a love of eating. I wish I had some awesome story about how my grandma made them in 1942, but yeah. It was just me tinkering away in my kitchen and putting together what I envisioned an old fashioned cookie would be like. Seems like that […]

banana muffins with vanilla glaze

Banana Banana Breakfast Muffin with Vanilla Glaze

On a dark and bitterly cold morning, where the only light that filters through the darkness is the soft blue light of an auto-set coffee maker and the only sound I hear is the hum of the furnace, I feel compelled to fill the void. As I brew my first cup I think of the little […]