My awesome brother gave me a brand new 12-inch skillet as a gift recently. I was so excited to get it seasoned and start using it. I couldn’t decide what to make in it first!
I love a good pumpkin roll. This year, I’m making my pumpkin roll into bars. This way, I can still get all the pumpkin-and-cream-cheese goodness without the rolling.
Nothing against boxed cake mixes, I think they occupy a wonderful place in this world, but I really prefer to doctor them up a bit. Add some buttermilk and sour cream and make them even tastier with a nice heavy texture. Maybe throw in some sprinkles.
The Lizard finally settled on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for his birthday, which is just fine with me. My family’s love of chocolate and peanut butter is practically legend. As if chocolate peanut butter cake and peanut butter frosting weren’t enough, I covered the top with chocolate ganache and threw some chopped peanut butter cups on top.
At any rate, it was time for chocolate at my house, in a big way. Not light and fluffy tiny bits of chocolate, but heavy, dense, serious amounts of chocolate. Even with all that, I still had to resist the urge to cover it with chocolate syrup and Oreo cookies.
The book says it’s called a visiting cake because you can see your neighbors coming up the road, and throw this cake together before they get to the front door. It’s just about right, too. This thing was easy like Sunday morning.
When I informed Robb of an upcoming dinner get-together, and asked what I should make for dessert, cake and dip was his idea. Changing the chocolate dip to caramel dip was his idea, too. Changing the white cake to brown sugar cake was my idea, though. I’m taking full credit.
Since the neighbor and long time friend of the Hippie Chick was having a birthday, we wanted to celebrate with something, well… fun. And, obviously it’s more fun if it has the word “fun” in it. Or if it has Oreos. And so I used both.
Then I remembered the time I made Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies and decided I needed that flavor combination in my life again. So it really could not be a lime poke cake. It HAD to be a Coconut Lime Poke Cake. It was the only choice.
I actually love this recipe, because it’s super easy. You start with a boxed white cake mix, and then you improve on it by adding your own concoction of creamy milk fats.
This chocolate cake recipe is fast, easy, and made in the microwave. Who knew microwave cake could be so delicious?
Since this last year has been so much fun, I figured it was only fitting to celebrate with my favorite cake of all time. And let me tell you, it takes a lot to eclipse the wonders of Red Velvet Cake.