Cupcake With a Crunch

Whip up a decadent summer treat that combines sweet and savory flavors into one scrumptious dessert. Peanut butter and chocolate chips folded into the batter make each bite of these Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Cupcakes rich and nutty, while the chocolate pretzels on the top and bottom satisfy your taste buds with a gratifying crunch. If that doesn’t sell you, the frosting is sure to win you over. The impossibly fluffy and creamy butterscotch topping gives classic vanilla a run for its money. And if that’s [... more]

Cake With an Irish Accent

You don’t have to wait until Saint Patrick’s Day next March to celebrate Ireland’s rich culture. Salute the Emerald Isle this summer with a little local flavor crafted from their famous stout brew. This Guinness Chocolate Cake combines chocolate, caramel, and the dark Irish brew to create a dense and decadent dessert. Two full cups of sugar counter the bitterness of the beer, resulting in a rich, intense flavor. And if that’s not enough, a Salted Caramel Glaze drizzled on top elevates the cake to sinfully sublime. [... more]

Carrot Cake Creativity

A creative variation of the favorite spring dessert, these Carrot Cake Cookies will become your new baking obsession. Light and fluffy with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting in between, they dare you to eat just one. The chewy bites of carrot mixed and crunchy walnuts or pecans perfectly complement the yummy cake-like batter. Super moist and full of flavor, these carrot cake cookies make the perfect after-dinner treat or midday snack. We recommend doubling the recipe because 12 cookies won’t last long!

Ultimate Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella usually finds itself consumed via the end of a large spoon, but one taste of these sinfully rich chocolate Nutella Cupcakes and you’ll find yourself gleefully parting with not one but two jars of the scrumptious chocolate hazelnut spread. This decadent dessert features a Nutella filling as well as a Nutella buttercream frosting. And to top it off, each mini-cake is crowned with a delicious Ferrero Rocher candy. Bake a batch of Erica’s Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever on Sunday, and you’ll thank yourself every day for [... more]

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Muffins

Requiring no silverware and just two bites to consume, muffins make a satisfying breakfast or snack for those of us on the go. This recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins—which yields 12 to 15 moist, fluffy mini-cakes—takes just 15 minutes of prep time and 18 minutes to cook. The subtle nuttiness of the poppy seeds combines with the light lemon flavor to create a fresh taste. Drizzled on top, the light glaze, a mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar, makes the muffins moist and that first [... more]

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

As visually appealing as it is delicious, Salted Caramel Coffee Double Chocolate Cake satisfies your sweet tooth in one bite. Although it’s gluten-, refined sugar-, and dairy-free, this three-layer cake won’t weigh you down, but that doesn’t take away from its sinful taste. The rich, dark chocolate ganache deepens the flavor and offers heart-healthy benefits. While the cake does require some time and effort to make, it’s worth the wait. Drenched with an ample amount of salted caramel, this cake looks as good as it tastes.

Easter Morning Waffles

Whether you celebrate big or small this Easter, this recipe must make its way to your kitchen table come Sunday morning. While classic Belgium waffles are hard to beat, Carrot Cake Waffles will give them a run for their money. Moist and fluffy, just like the popular namesake cake, each bite melts in your mouth. A sinfully rich cinnamon maple cream cheese spread serves as the “icing” on these cakey treats. Sprinkle a few extra raisins on top to give them a sweet burst of flavor and [... more]

Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake

A nice change from your classic eggs and toast kind of morning, this Cranberry Swirl Pear Coffee Cake will start your day off the right way. Packed with rich flavors and a hint of pear, it is the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of coffee. And we love that it takes only 10 or 15 minutes of prep time, plus 45 minutes in the oven. Helpful hint: For the crumb topping, mix the ingredients with your hands to get the best consistency.

Family Tradition

A recipe can mean so much more than just a mundane meal. It can remind us of special moments and even cherished family and friends. Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours shared with us what she refers to as “The Best Cheesecake Recipe,” which was passed down from her beloved aunt who was “the ultimate hostess,” Blanner says. She reminds us, “Making old family recipes always brings back great memories and gives us a sense that they are still present in some little way.” You too can create [... more]

Top of the Mornin’ To You

The Savannah River will once again run green on March 17th. Each year, Savannah, Georgia, goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day, hosting the second-largest Patty’s Day parade in the country. After a day of fun, laughter, and paying tribute to the Irish, continue the green theme with Trisha Yearwood’s Key Lime Cake. A hearty day of partying always brings on the hunger. Green river, green cake. Perfect. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!      

Quiet Your Craving

Chocolate + Baileys = happy hour, and happy me! This Chocolate Baileys Mud Cake recipe is my answer to that universal craving that we all have experienced…chocolate. How strong is this craving? I’m glad you asked! The week before my daughter walked down the aisle and became a wife, all of the wedding favors were stored in our refrigerator, wrapped in little pink and tangerine wrappers. All of a sudden, this craving hit me. I couldn’t find a bite of chocolate anywhere in the house except for—yes—oh, yes—you guessed [... more]

A Razzed Up Red Velvet

When you slice through the dark chocolate frosting of a red velvet cake and remove the first piece, you immediately notice the distinct reddish brown layers separated by bands of creamy filling. This Red Velvet and Raspberry Supreme Cake recipe has many surprising elements that will amaze even the most discerning Southern baker. Unexpected fresh raspberries fill in between the cake layers and decorate the top. Inside, you’ll find two different creamy fillings: a marshmallow cream cheese and a pink whipped vanilla cream. Every bite is super [... more]