Mint Cake

When the Hippie Chick asked for vanilla cake for her birthday (again!), I totally talked her out of it. After some back and forth, we finally agreed on this Mint Cake. Mission accomplished.

Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake in a Jar – Share a Coke

I decided to share Coke with my family. We each put two tablespoons of Coke in our jar cakes, and when they were done baking, we had a quiet little moment at the picnic table in the shade.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I’m having a chunk of coffee cake right now, as a matter of fact. I’d tell you it helps me think, but honestly, the only thing I’m thinking about is crumb topping. And lots of it.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

Your St. Patricks / Birthday / Rainbow party is going to be such a huge success with these cute jar cakes in your party plan!

German Chocolate Skillet Cake

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!

Pumpkin Roll Bars

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.

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

This zucchini is humongous. It’s the size of a small child. It’s as big as my leg. It’s the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen in my life. And it’s sitting on my kitchen counter.

Orange Funfetti Cupcakes

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.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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.

Chocolate Pound Cake

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.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

I’ve been noticing lately how many of my stories begin with the phrase, “So I went to Costco….” So, I went to Costco and came home with a giant box of strawberries. Gorgeous, sweet, juicy strawberries. I wanted nothing more than to bake with them.

Almond Buttermilk Cake

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.

Brown Sugar Cake with Salted Caramel Dip

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.

Funfetti Oreo Stacks

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.

Coconut Lime Poke Cake

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.