Train Birthday Cake

Both my parents have birthdays in July but they live in Illinois so we don’t get to see them that often let alone celebrate birthdays with them.  They just came for a visit so I thought it would be fun to have a joint birthday party for them while they were here.  I made my … Continue reading

Sandcastle Birthday Cake

Our cute neighbors were having birthdays this week so I pulled out my new Nordic Ware Castle pan and made a Sandcastle Cake for them. The cake is made with a yellow cake mix using this recipe here. The “sand” is 1 pack of graham crackers which I ran through the food processor until sandlike. … Continue reading

Sloth Birthday Cake

It’s my daughter’s birthday today and she loves sloths!  The whole fam is headed to the aquarium today because they have sloths there so I decided to make her a sloth birthday cake.  I think it’s pretty cute. The cake is chocolate from this recipe. I spread a generous layer of Nutella between the layers. … Continue reading

Toffee Coffee Cake

Delicious!  Easy!  Fast!  My three favorite things in a recipe, maybe I’ll start referring to these kinds of recipes as DEF’S, get it?  I served it with Cool Whip and it was a hit! 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 … Continue reading

Cinnamon Twist King Cake

In keeping with my bread making goal for the year, I decided to give this “cake” a go since it is made from a yeast dough.  It came out pretty good, a little  under baked so I need to work on that as it seems to be my main issue with yeast doughs so far … Continue reading

Irish Cream Bundt Cake

I found this recipe to try out for St Patrick’s Day but couldn’t wait to try it and it was extremely delicious! cake 1 cup chopped pecans 1 box yellow cake mix 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup Irish Cream … Continue reading

Cake Mix Sour Cream Coffee Cake

YUMMY!!!!! cake 1 box yellow cake mix 1 egg 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla streusel 1 1/4 cups flour 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small cubes a couple handfuls of mini … Continue reading