Easy Funfetti Cake

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I don’t think there always needs to be an occasion to make a cake. I’m the kind of person that just loves to bake cakes because I want to eat cake. I don’t think you need a reason! One day I had a craving for a Funfetti Cake, so I decided to just make one. Now this one is much easier than this other Funfetti Cake that I’ve made in the past. This cake is made in an 8×8 pan and you mix it by hand. Easy peasy. A walk in the park. There aren’t even that many dishes that you have to dirty. That’s right up my alley. It doesn’t make a ton of frosting because it doesn’t need a lot. It’s the perfect amount of frosting for this colorful cake.

So if you need a birthday cake in a pinch, or if you just want some Funfetti Cake, make this one. It’s so good. And it looks so pretty. All of those Jimmies! Speaking of jimmies…people often tell me they are called sprinkles. Well around here we call them jimmies. Always have. I remember when I was growing up and we’d go to Dairy Queen for ice cream I would get a chocolate ice cream cone with jimmies. And that’s how I would order it.

Do you call them jimmies or sprinkles? Let us know in the comments. I need to know I’m not by myself here! :)

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I was so tempted to eat the entire cake.

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But I figured I should share.

Spread the joy of this amazing cake.

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Don’t you just love how colorful it is?

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I dare you just take one bite and stop eating it.

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Okay, okay. I can’t do that either.

So if you want to make this cake, head over to Averie Cooks and find the recipe there.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately, but I wanted to break it all up with something good and chocolately. I’m not a huge chocolate fan, although my other half is. But sometimes I do crave some chocolate. I love a good piece of fudge or a soft chocolate chip cookie. But I thought these Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups would be the perfect thing to make. These suckers will be lucky to make it until tomorrow in my house.

The base is a delicious chocolate cookie and it’s filled with a light and creamy chocolate cheesecake. It’s got some powdered sugar in it as well so it kind of reminds me of a frosting…which I love. There are so many different flavor options you could try. I’m pretty sure that in the next couple of weeks I’ll try out a fall flavor. Can you imagine how wonderful a Caramel Apple Cookie Cup would be?

So the original recipe that I saw has Nutella in the Cheesecake Filling. My other half doesn’t like nuts, so I figured I’d put something else in there. I saw that Herseys now has a Chocolate Spread, so I figured I’d try that. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

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Even though Halloween and is done and over with, that doesn’t mean Pumpkin is off of my radar. I love to include a pumpkin dessert on the Thanksgiving dessert spread. And you can be sure that this Pumpkin Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting will be there. You can either keep the cake whole straight out of the jelly roll pan, or you can  use a circle cookie cutter and cut out circles like I did. No matter what, the cake will be amazing and so moist! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had some dry Pumpkin Cake before. This is anything but dry. This is very moist and goes so well with this light and fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting.

I decided to whip the heck out of the frosting. The cake is on the heavier side, so I wanted a light frosting on there. I don’t use the whisk attachment on my KitchenAid mixer much, but I used it for this frosting. If you don’t want a super fluffy frosting you can just use the paddle attachment and mix it until combined. I love to add that extra air in there to fluff it up. Perfect combination, in my opinion! [Read more…]

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

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I like Apple Pie, but my favorite is the Dutch Apple Pie. You know, with the crumbly stuff on top? I just can’t get enough of that streusel. But I figured I’d try making something without that streusel this time. So I decided on an Apple Pie Cupcake. You can’t go wrong with that. But I knew I didn’t want to do an actual filling in the cupcake. I wanted the Apple Pie filling to be folded into the batter. I knew this would create a nice, moist cupcake.

Now if you decide that you’d rather bake the cupcakes without the Apple Pie filling folded in, you can do that too. You can then add in the filling in after the cupcakes have cooled. Either way works. Go ahead and do whatever floats your boat! [Read more…]

Fudgy Brownies

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Let’s talk about brownies. I don’t know about you, but I prefer brownies to be nice and fudgy. I like cake, but I don’t like cakey brownies. So I set out on a mission to find the Fudgiest Brownies on the planet and you know what? I think I found them! These brownies were so fudgy and SO easy to make. One bowl people. One bowl and a wooden spoon. That’s all it takes.  [Read more…]