Mudslide Poke Cake

Mudslide Poke Cake

I’ve told you before, multiple times probably, that I love boozy desserts. This time I am bringing a little booziness to the poke cake. I have become quite fond of the poke cake. They are just so easy to make, and lets face it, they taste amazing. Today I share the Mudslide Poke Cake with you. It’s got some coffee baked into the cake, a shot a Bailey’s Irish liquor and Kahlua all mixed with a chocolate cake. As much as I would like to throw the term “winning” out there, I think it’s probably an irrelevant term at this point. Yes? No? You tell me.

For the Mudslide Poke cake, I baked and regular boxed chocolate cake mix, but I replaced the water with a strong brewed coffee. Replacing the water for coffee does nothing but add awesomeness to your cake. They say that the coffee actually enhances the chocolate flavor, but who am I to say if that is true? You can’t taste the coffee in the cake, so don’t be afraid of this substitution! I soaked this cake in a Bailey’s infused chocolate ganache and then topped it with what I’m calling mudslide mousse.

Mudslide Poke Cake

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July 4th Recipe Roundup

Can you believe it’s July already? Where did June go? Between BlogHer Food, my friend’s wedding and my cousin’s wedding this past weekend, I guess June flew by!

I can’t wait for Wednesday. It’s kind of like the day before spring break at school. I can’t get anything done because I am too excited to have a few days off work. Do you have any fun plans for July 4th? We are staying local and hanging by the pool. I just thought I would give you a few last minute recipe ideas for your BBQs this weekend.

One more thing… don’t forget to follow me over at Bloglovin since Google Reader is no longer available. I never used Goggle Reader, but there is a great article from Not Your Momma’s Cookie about how to make the switch. I happen to love Bloglovin and it so easy!

Piña Colada Cupcake

Blueberry Pie Parfaits

Caramel Apple Pie Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake Cupcakes

Mini Gluten-Free Apple Pies

Gluten- Free Raspberry Crisp 

Chunky Monkey Magic Bars

Cookie Dough Muddy Buddies

Lemon Raspberry Magic Bars

Here are some fun ideas from around the web:

Funnel Cake Cake by The Domestic Rebel

Patriotic Cake Roll by Crazy for Crust

Patriotic Tye Dye Cake or Cupcake by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Sparkly Cupcakes by In Katrina’s Kitchen

Firecracker Bundt Cake  by What2Cook

Head over to Something Swanky for 60+ Patriotic Dessert Ideas

Seven Layer Bar Frosting

Seven Layer Frosting

OH MY GOSH, I am kinda excited about this Seven Layer Frosting. I love cupcakes; I really believe that the frosting can make or break a cupcake. I was never a huge fan of frosting, until I started to make my own. I used to eat the cake all the way around and leave the frosting on my plate.

Seven Layer Frosting

Well I was looking to try some new frosting recently.I have been on kind of a coconut and chocolate kick; see Pina Colada Cupcake or Chunky Monkey Layer Bars. I was inspired by high hat S’mores frosting and I wanted to try a different frosting with graham cracker mixed in. Continue reading