Is your love language gift-giving? Do you like to create with your hands or bake up yummy treats to share with others? Or maybe you just like to decorate your home with sweet touches. Scroll through this Valentine’s Day Roundup of 30 different ideas to inspire you. You’ll find lots of sweet treats, knitting and crochet items and lovely craft projects all with a Valentine theme!Continue Reading
You are probably familiar with dump cakes. Though the title doesn’t sound appealing, the cakes are amazingly delicious. Cherry pineapple cabana cake is a very easy dump cake with a sprinkling of coconut on the top that turns toasty while baking giving a wonderful tropical flavor.
As bountiful is the traditional Thanksgiving table with the roasted turkey taking center stage, and an array of savory side dishes playing their supporting role, we still anxiously await the finale of this abundant meal. No matter how stuffed we are, those Thanksgiving desserts are nearly impossible to resist!Continue Reading
Want to bring smiles to your family or friends? Serve them a slice of old-fashioned, moist and delicious applesauce cake with sweet caramel dripping down the sides. Then prepare for the thankful kisses. But you will have to wait for them to finish licking their plates.Continue Reading
Looking for a fabulous dessert that folks will love? Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake will make everyone happy! It is a deliciously moist cake topped with gooey caramelized pears. It is a perfect dessert any time but especially for fall!Continue Reading
Oh, the warm flavors of cinnamon and cloves make zucchini bars with spice frosting so irresistible. It is an easy recipe and just the right size when you don’t want lots of cake leftover.Continue Reading
Looking for a light and delicious dessert that satisfies and yet lower in calories? You will love orange angel food cake!Continue Reading
You might want to pick up some bananas now so they can begin ripening because you’re really going to want to make this exceptionally moist banana chocolate chip bundt cake.Continue Reading
Filled with a tunnel of sweetened cream cheese, surprise carrot bundt cake is moist and delicious. You’ll love this easy recipe that needs only a dusting of sugar to finish.Continue Reading
Swedish Visiting Cake with almonds is a delicious small-sized cake ready in no time. Whisked together in one bowl and baked until golden, it is a great recipe to keep near when you need a quick dessert.Continue Reading
A sweet treat is, well, a sweet way to show love to folks special to us. So for this Valentine’s Day I’ll be remaking a recipe for moist red velvet marbled cake made in a Bundt pan.Continue Reading
Do you love the flavor combo of sweet and tart? That explosion on your taste buds that shouts delicious? This easy to prepare Cranberry Apple Cake perfectly blends the best fruits of autumn with brown sugar, cinnamon and a hint of orange. The finished dessert is a little like cake and a little like pie. It is a perfect dessert.Continue Reading
Oh, those lazy, hazy days of summer. Doesn’t a bowl of strawberry shortcake sound like a lovely idea? This easy recipe for a summertime favorite is served with fresh, sliced strawberries and whipped cream for a delicious dessert.Continue Reading
cake to celebrate.
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup boiling water
Chopped Snickers, sprinkles or other candy for decorative garnish, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans
In large mixer bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water on low (batter will be thin) Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes (I needed to bake 45 minutes) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire racks. Allow to cook completely before frosting.
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cups butter
2 Tbs. cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups 10X sugar
Beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, adding cream a little at a time; add vanilla and beat until fluffy.
When cake is completely cooled, spread frosting between layers and frost the top and sides.
Refrigerate cake for an hour or so before topping with the ganache.
16 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Heat the chocolate chips, heavy cream, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
Spread the ganache over the top of the frosted cake allowing some to drip over the edge. Arrange chopped candy bar or other sprinkles as desired.