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…]

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Fall. It’s my favorite season and it’s way too short, in my opinion. It seems like we go from 90 degree Summer days to 30 degree Winter days. It just seems like if you blink you miss the entire Fall season! What’s better than a nice crisp October morning when you can see the leaves changing and smell Apple Pie baking in the oven? Pretty much nothing! Okay…maybe eating an Apple Cider donut at a local orchard. But my point is I love apples and pumpkins and the pretty leaves! I love Pumpkin Spice season at Starbucks! That means I can drink my favorite drink – a Pumpkin Spice Misto. If you haven’t had it, make sure you try it. It’s half brewed coffee, half steamed milk and Pumpkin Spice syrup. To. Die. For. I’m always super sad when the girls at my local Starbucks tell me there isn’t any more Pumpkin Spice left. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream

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As we wrap up summer, I wanted to share some AMAZING ice cream that I made. Have you seen those Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies? When I saw them I knew that I had to incorporate them into some homemade ice cream. It would be wrong not to. So I used my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe and I added in the crushed up Peanut Butter Cup oreo cookies and a peanut butter sauce to swirl in there. And I have to say this came out better than I ever expected! So here we go – Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream! [Read more…]