Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Our friend Luke had a birthday last week and we had a BBQ to celebrate.  When I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted, he said to let my five year old son, Charlie pick.  This is what we ended up with. A fudgy, dense chocolate cake, layered with hot fudge filling, and… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

candy · christmas · Desserts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

I love me some chocolate covered strawberries.  I love me some Christmas. Chocolate covered strawberry Christmas trees?  I’m dying. Covered in powdered sugar snow? I just peed my pants. Seriously, how cute are these? I made them in 15 minutes with 2 ingredients and some sprinkles.  What an adorable thing to bring to a Christmas… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · candy · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

I am a total sucker for brownies.  Especially slightly underbaked brownies.  I always take mine out of the oven a few minutes early and let them bake a little longer in the pan outside the oven because while I adore brownies, there is absolutely nothing more disappointing than a dried out one. Sometimes this backfires.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

bars · chocolate · Desserts

Starbucks S’mores Bars

This weekend, I received the following email from reader Stephanie: I love your blog. I’ve made your copycat Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat bars. Yummy! I didn’t find it on your blog– but, can you figure out the Starbucks S’Mores bars– my new guilty pleasure? Please? I love emails like this. Also, if you haven’t tried… Continue reading Starbucks S’mores Bars

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Marble Cake

I’ve never attempted a marble cake before, but it has always looked good to me.  So when I saw a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction where she actually made like 2 dozen cakes trying to find the very best marble cake recipe ever I was totally sold and had to try it. Verdict: this recipe is… Continue reading Marble Cake

bars · chocolate · cookies · Desserts

Congo Bars

Congo Bars.  Really just a fancy name for a chocolate chop cookie bar.  I tried to find out why they are called Congo Bars instead of blondies, or cookie bars, but alas, I found no definitive answer.  I did find this over on congocookbook.com though: Congo Bars or Congo Squares are a popular dessert in… Continue reading Congo Bars