Mudslide Poke Cake

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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.

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Hot Fudge Poke Cake

Poke Cake

So yesterday my birthday, my golden birthday, 27. I cross over from my mid-twenties to my late twenties. Yes, it doesn’t make me a little sad, but when I reflect on where I am at in my life, I am so incredibly happy. You know what else makes me happy? Chocolate cake. I am so much more of a chocolate person than a vanilla person.

I recently posted a French Toast Poke Cake, which you all seemed to really enjoy, so I decided that I needed a poke cake inspired by the new phase in my life. You know what really made me happy on my birthday? A hot fudge sundae and a slice of cake. So today, for you, I combined the two to make a Hot Fudge Poke Cake.

Poke Cake

First of all, let’s revisit the whole concept of a poke cake. You bake a cake, you poke the holes, drizzle the goodness, then top it off with pudding and whipped cream. You proceed to indulge in the best pudding cake ever. This Hot Fudge Poke Cake is a chocolate cake, layered in hot fudge sauce, banana and vanilla pudding, whipped cream, strawberries and toppings of your choice. Continue reading

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Cake Batter Whipped Cream

Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! It’s been awhile since I have been home to celebrate his birthday with him. However, it never fails that my dad makes himself an ice cream cake for his birthday. This is sort of our family tradition when it comes to birthdays. I decided I would make a mini ice cream cake with cake batter whipped cream frosting for his birthday. Don’t worry dad, we ate the whole thing!

Ice cream cakes are pretty easy to put together, and I mean really, what goes better with cake than ice cream? My favorite flavors are grasshopper pie (editor’s note: I don’t know what that is) ice cream with chocolate cake. There are so many flavor combinations with the ice cream cake, which is why it is one of my favorite cakes! If I wanted some serious calories, I would choose Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream, that is my jam! Continue reading

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

This post is long over due, as someone’s birthday (not mine) was a little over a month and a half ago. This someone shall remain nameless, but if you follow my blog, you probably know who I am talking about; he hates his birthday. Whatever. He did however request a mini cake, which I was really excited about because it gave me an excuse to buy 6” cake pans!

He also specifically requested chocolate cake from the Ghirardelli Cookbook, which I was really excited about. The first cake we baked together was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting; this boy has a major crush on chocolate cake.

While I adore the small size of this cake, I am going to tell you honestly that I am not a fan of the actual cake recipe; therefore, I am not going to share it here today. Maybe it was too rich for me, maybe I over baked it or maybe the small pan size caused the cake to be too dry. Continue reading

Cake Ball Stuffed Cookies

Cupcake stuffed cookie

It’s been widely popular this past year to find safe ways to eat our favorite girls’ night snack: cookie dough! When we were little, my sister and I were babysitting my little brother. We made a batch of cookie dough and made him eat it with us. He got super sick, oops. Ever since, he won’t touch raw cookie dough.

There are tons of cookie dough cupcakes, but what happens when you want to stuff a cookie full of cupcake? It’s a pretty simple fix really. You make a cake ball and cover it in cookie dough, bake and ta-da, you have a cake ball stuffed cookie!

Cupcake stuffed cookie

First you need to make some cake balls. I have told you before, I never waste cake or cupcakes, I always crumble it up and throw it in the freezer for a later date (is that normal?). If you don’t already have some cake saved up, you should make a batch of your favorite cake, let it cool and break it into little crumbs. Then add your favorite frosting. Continue reading