Month: September 2016

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients  Chocolate Strawberry Cake:  1 box chocolate cake mix  3 eggs  1/2 C. oil or melted butter  1 C. sour cream 5-8 strawberries  Chocolate Ganache (optional):  1 C. chocolate chips, I prefer semi-sweet  1/2 C. heavy whipping cream  Cream Cheese Frosting:  8 oz. cream cheese  1/2 C. butter, softened  2 tsp. vanilla extract  2-4 C.

Banana Bread Donuts With Browned Butter Caramel Glaze

Ingredients  Donuts:  1 large egg  1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed  1/4 cup granulated sugar  1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)  1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)  1

White Chocolate Orange Creamsicle Truffles

Ingredients  8 oz. white chocolate-chopped into small pieces  5 Tablespoon unsalted butter  3 Tablespoon heavy cream pinch of salt  1 teaspoon orange extract Orange (or red and yellow) food coloring-optional  1/3 cup powdered sugar Read more on: White Chocolate Orange Creamsicle Truffles @

Flourless Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

Ingredients Brownies:  2 cups white sugar  3/4 cup vegetable oil  4 large eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla  1 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder  1/4 teaspoon salt  1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate  Topping:  1 bag mini marshmallows (10.5 oz. or 5.5 cups)  2 cups chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)  1 1/4 cups peanut butter  5

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Ingredients  Bread:  1 egg  1 cup brown sugar  ¼ cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil)  1 tablespoon vanilla extract  ¼ cup sour cream  2 mashed ripe bananas  ½ teaspoon baking powder  ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt  1 cup all-purpose flour  Cream Cheese Mixture:  1 egg  ½ cup granulated sugar  4 ounce cream cheese,

Rolo Cupcakes

Ingredients  Cupcakes:  1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (I use salted)  1 cup sugar  2 eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla  3/4 cup buttermilk  1 cup all-purpose flour  1/2 cup cocoa powder  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 teaspoon baking powder  1 pinch of salt  1 ounce dark chocolate, finely chopped  Caramel Filling:  1 C. sugar  6 Tbsp.

Salted Caramel Brownies

Ingredients:  1 cup butter  4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate  2 cups sugar  4 eggs  1 1/2 cups flour  1/3 cup cocoa powder  1/2 tsp salt  1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips  approximately 10 ounces caramel sauce  coarse sea salt Read more on: Salted Caramel Brownies @