• Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin & Chocolate Halloween Cake

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      “There is magic in the night…when Pumpkins glow by moonlight” Just wanted to do a quick little post to help you out if you’re still looking for something to bake on Halloween. This is a layered cake, made with two layers of chocolate cake, and two layers of pumpkin cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, and covered with buttercream frosting and candy ganache. The chocolate and pumpkin play great off of each other, and the cake looks amazing when you cut into it with those contrasting colors. Pumpkin Cake 1 cup flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp baking…

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  • Best Chocolate Cake!

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      “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” True story. If you do only one thing this weekend – it should be to make this chocolate cake. It’s seriously moist, sweet, and amazingly chocolate-y. There’s no need to waste more time – here it is – now go bake!   Chocolate Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk +1 tsp. white vinegar (let stand…

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  • Cardamom and White Wine Poached Pear Cake

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      “So glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” To continue my Fall recipes, I’m bringing you guys this yummy cake today. The pears are poached in white wine and cardamom and all the good Fall spices. I could just eat the pears all on their own (I had to stop myself). Then they’re baked into a cake with fresh apples and pears grated right into it. I’m sure you’ll love Fall after making this cake!   The Pears 3 Bosc pears, peeled 1/2 bottle pinot grigio 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves Combine all ingredients in…

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  • Pomegranate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

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      “We go together, like Avocado and…literally everything” …including pomegranate! You guys…I think you will love these cupcakes! Pomegranate is in season right now and not only is it delicious, but it also has a ton of health benefits. I used to be one of those people that was iffy about eating the whole seed, but it turns out there is a good amount of fiber in the seeds, so you can totally enjoy the whole thing and feel good about it. Plus, once it’s in a cupcake, what’s not to like? The slightly sour flavor of the seeds adds…

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  • Fig and Key Lime Cheesecake (no-bake)

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      “The secret ingredient is always cheese” Although in this case, cheese is the not so secret ingredient, and the unique twists are the figs and key limes – giving this no bake cake a naturally light, sweet, and tangy flavor. Figs and key limes are still in season – so I hope you enjoy this dessert!   Crust 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.…

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  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes (dairy free)

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      “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall” It’s Fall! It’s Fall! And I have some great Fall recipes coming your way! This one doesn’t have any pumpkins or apples, but it does have the fall spice flavors, and carrots – and those are orange and good for you – so they basically count 🙂 This one’s also dairy free, because everyone should be able to enjoy a cupcake, even if you can’t have dairy!   Carrot Cake Cupcakes 3 large carrots, grated 1 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 4 large…

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  • Hydrangea Cupcakes

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      “There are always flowers for  those who want to see them.” …or frost them on cupcakes! Hello Friends! It has been way too long since I’ve posted, and I apologize. Sometimes time just gets away from you! I owe you all many recipes, so let’s get started with this one! Banana flavored desserts are always a favorite of mine, and these banana-blueberry cupcakes add that perfect banana flavor without too much banana punch – I think the blueberries help give it a fresh kick too! The frosting is super sweet and yummy and goes well with the fruit flavors.…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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  • Blueberry and Raspberry Summer Fruit Tarts

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      “Happiness is a bowl of fresh berries” …or maybe a bunch of fresh berries on top of a shortcrust mini tart and creamy vanilla custard? I’ll take the latter version 😉 Here’s my favorite fruit tart recipe- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!   Shortcrust Tarts 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Beat together two egg yolks with water. Add dry ingredients…

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  • Patriotic 4th of July Mini Mousse Cakes – Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry mousse!

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      “The red and white and starry blue…” So it’s a little early for Independence day, but I wanted to get these little patriotic cuties up so you have time to make them by the end of the week! These mousse cakelettes are so tasty and light! They start out with a light as air lemon chiffon cake base, are topped with strawberry mousse, blueberry mousse, vanilla mousse, and some more blueberry mousse – and finished off with homemade whipped cream, and fresh raspberries and blueberries.   The Lemon Chiffon Cake base 8 egg whites Cream of tartar 1.5 cups…

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