Did you all have a good weekend? I sure did! I went down to LA with a friend and she took me on a bakery tour. I can’t wait to tell you guys about it later this week. I saw some pretty amazing flavors and desserts. It gives me some inspiration to get back in the kitchen and get to work.
While I was in Bass Lake this summer, I discovered Birthday Cake Oreos. Umm what? I have been living under a rock? These things are amazing. I knew I wanted to make some sort of dessert with them. So I used them in this Funfetti Poke Cake. What is so amazing about this cake? It is topped with Cake Batter Whipped Cream and Birthday Cake Oreos. This cake is sprinkle overload and I am in love.
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.
Do you favor cake or pie? What if I told you that you didn’t have to choose?! That’s right. Today, just for you, I have a Caramel Apple Pie Cake. I recently found out about Duncan Hines Spring Bake contest and I knew I had to enter. The contest gave me the opportunity to try some Duncan Hines Frosting Creations. There are all kinds of fun flavors of Frosting Creations, such as cinnamon roll, cotton candy and peach. I chose to use the caramel flavor for my recipe.
I love apple pie. It is the easiest pie for me to make, it’s good warm or cold, all year- round and it’s complimented by ice cream. I created a caramel apple pie cake using a Duncan Hines white cake mix as the base and layered it with caramel frosting and apple pie filling. There are a few steps involved, but follow along. It’s pretty simple.
Start with the cake. I used two 8” layers for my cake. Don’t worry if you don’t have 8” pans, you can use 9” and adjust the baking times. If you plan to travel very far with this cake, I suggest baking it in a 9” x 13” pan. I did learn that once I cut into this cake, it wasn’t as stable as I would have liked. I prepared my apple pie filling while my cake was baking, since it needs to cool completely before using it to fill the cake. Continue reading
What’s a poke cake? I started seeing all these different poke cakes on Pinterest, and I had never heard of such a thing. Basically, a poke cake is a cake, which you poke holes in and pour pudding or something similar over the top and allow it to absorb into the cake. You top it off with whipped cream and/or other toppings. Umm, cool! So I did some research and decided to try a French Toast Poke Cake.
What does my cake consist of? It is a cinnamon cake, loaded with maple syrup and vanilla pudding, topped with whipped cream. It’s pretty much dessert for breakfast, or breakfast for dessert. Either way you need to try this! Continue reading
Ugh, moving is such a pain and it’s never easy! I have moved so many times, I could be a professional. That’s why we need things like Pound Cake with Champagne Glaze in our lives. Last week I received an email from Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking inviting me to attend a virtual housewarming party for Ashton of the Something Swanky blog. Ashton moved into a new house this week and since we can’t be there in person, we are throwing her a virtual housewarming party! Welcome to your new home, Ashton!
Although I have never met Ashton in person, I am a huge fan of hers (blog stalker). Besides creating amazing desserts (I swear by her poke cake recipes), Ashton provides her readers with extremely helpful and easy to follow design tutorials. I have learned so much from her already; I am hoping to get the chance to meet her in person someday!
To welcome Ashton to her new house, I made my grandmother’s classic pound cake with a champagne glaze. After all, champagne is the best way to celebrate, right?! My mom raves about this pound cake and now I know why. It’s dense and full of vanilla flavor. My Grandmother always baked with margarine, so I figured she must have done that for a reason. My mom says it’s “the best pound cake she has ever had.”