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Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

School has started, the air is crisp, and the colorful leaves have begun to fall. This can only mean one thing; it’s time for some fall baking. Apples and spices scream fall baking, so I thought I would whip up an applesauce spice cake to…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Sheet cake is one of those desserts that I make several times throughout the year because it’s so easy and very tasty. My son requests it frequently. Like every other week. Even though the original is very good, sometimes it seems a bit boring. Enter…

Simple Chocolate Cake

Simple Chocolate Cake

Do you know what makes me happy? Chocolate cake makes me happy. So very happy. It’s one of those things where as soon as I take that first bite, I’m instantly transported to my own chocolate la la land.

This recipe is simply perfect. It is moist and ultra chocolatey, and truly comes out great every time. It is also a one-bowl recipe, which is just the icing on the cake (pun intended).

 

Any time I need to make a chocolate birthday cake, a small batch of cupcakes, a 4 tiered wedding cake, or anything in between, this is the recipe I grab.

Simple Chocolate Cake

July 10, 2019
: 24
: 10 min
: 40 min
: 1 hr
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp hot coffee (or water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2 In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  • Step 3 Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined (about 3 minutes).
  • Step 4 For cupcakes: Line 2 standard cupcake pans with liners. Fill each with a leveled large cookie scoop (3 tbsp). Bake one pan at a time for 18-20 minutes.
  • Step 5 For 9″ layer cake: Spray two 9″ round pans with non-stick spray. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time.

 

Chocolate Lovers’ Brownies

Chocolate Lovers’ Brownies

These brownies are for people who are in a serious, committed relationship with chocolate. If you prefer a mild brownie with a bit of cocoa, then you’ve come to the wrong place. My family request these often, and for good reason. They’re amazing. Sometimes I…

Fruity Pebble Cookies

Fruity Pebble Cookies

I almost didn’t post this cookie. They came out of the oven looking thin and frisbee-like, which was the opposite of what I was going for, and I nearly chalked it up as a fail. Then I ate one. It was magical. It did not…

Strawberry Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

Strawberry Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

A whoopie pie is such a fun treat! Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? How is it a pie? Who cares? It’s delicious!

My latest version of the treat is strawberry cheesecake, and they did not disappoint. The soft cookie has the addition of graham cracker crumbs, and it’s filled with a cream cheese frosting that’s flavored with wild strawberry artisan flavor.

Strawberry Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

June 20, 2019

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Ingredients
  • Cookie:
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 stick butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Amoretti Wild Strawberry Flavor
Directions
  • Step 1 Make the cookie: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Step 2 In a small bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Step 4 Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Step 5 With mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture, then the buttermilk, then the rest of the flour.
  • Step 6 Scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets using a medium sized cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 Tbsp).
  • Step 7 Bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Step 8 Cool completely on wire rack before filling.
  • Step 9 Make the filling: Cream together all of the filling ingredients until smooth.
  • Step 10 Assemble: Spread or pipe filling onto the bottom of one cookie, and top with another cookie.
Lime Cooler Cookies

Lime Cooler Cookies

These light, citrusy cookies are the perfect ending to any summer meal.   I’ve been on a lime kick since summer break has started, but I’ve already made a key lime pie, so I decided to come up with a cookie to curb my craving.…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their own idea about what makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Mine is that it should be thick and super chocolatey with crispy edges and a gooey middle. Oh, and large. They should definitely be large. These cookies check all of those boxes.…

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