Yeah, me neither!
Yeah, me neither!
I have complied some great recipes I’ve gotten from other food bloggers that they recommend for bake sales. I also added a few recipes from my fellow bloggers that looked extra good! Thanks to my contributors, and thank you to our volunteer bakers, too!
I’m going to be completely honest with you, dear readers. I love to bake. But I also love to bake quickly. Nanny can tell you plenty of stories about how fast I can throw a pie together. So it makes perfect sense that some of my favorite recipes are what I like to call “dump and mix” recipes. Basically, the directions on these recipes read something like this:
“Preheat your oven and grease the pan. Dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy.”
Well, dear readers, today is my birthday. So last night, I found myself making my very favorite double-chocolate cake. We’ll have dinner tonight at my parents’ house and have this as my birthday cake for dessert.
This wonderful treat came about because I had some eggnog left over from Christmas that was due to expire at the end of January, and I needed a way to use it up fast! After seeking a little bit of inspiration online, I dove into my old cookbooks and found a great Betty Crocker recipe for eggnog cake. It uses as its base this wonderful yellow cake recipe.
This is a recipe that was invented by my wonderful mother – a combination of a Dutch Chocolate Chip Cake that my Auntie Gladys used to made and a Pecan Oatmeal Cake that my mom found in the Congressional Cookbook that she got as a wedding gift over 35 years ago. The marriage of these two recipes has created a cake that is a long-time favorite in our family.
The idea for these cute little S’more Cupcakes came to me from my friend Ashley.
I made these for some of our friends who have young kids, and they LOVED them. If it’s too rainy or cold to make real s’mores over a campfire, then these cupcakes definitely hit the spot. The icing is to die for – like a fluffy buttery melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow.