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Easy Recipe for Ganache Cake with Folgers® Coffee

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Folgers® but all opinions expressed here are my own and I hope you liked them.

Easy Recipe for Ganache Cake with Folgers® Coffee

Easy Recipe for Ganache Cake with Folgers® Coffee

I love my husband, and he loves his Folgers®. I decided to partner his love for Folgers®, myself, and my addiction to chocolate in a gluten free dairy free recipe for ganache cake that you can make in minutes without an oven. I know! Hold on to your seat for a treat that is quick and easy and in my kids words “Mom, this is awesome it tastes like heaven.” I loved the raspberries, but you could also do strawberries. Oh did I mention it is a microwave chocolate cake recipe.Continue reading

August 27, 2015

How to Make Cake?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

How to Make Cake?

How do you make cake? It used to be hard but with Duncan Hines new line of Perfect Size cakes it isn’t anymore. They allow you to make just the right size cake for 2 to 4 people. These great tasting cakes are perfectly sized for a few people when a full size cake is just too much. I just think that takes the cake. I love a little sweet but I often have an issue with making too much cake. This is the perfect way to have a treat without the fuss or the mess and have the perfect amount to share.

It is so simple and frankly this is perfect for someone living in a dorm or small apartment. The kit comes with a cake mix, frosting mix, and a disposable 6-inch round pan made just for the cake. If you can follow directions you will have a moist and delicious cake that is topped with a rich, smooth and creamy frosting. I know my husband would like that there’s no need to buy a special pan to make these perfectly sized cakes. I like that there’s no pan to clean up. 

How to Make Cake

 

The first thing you do is read the product directions.
Then you assemble the items you need. You do not need a pan since it comes with one. I then have the kids wash their hands. You just never know what they have been into. 


 
I am making my cake today to practice our reading comprehension. I will ask the kids to help me make the cake. It is my effort to help them continue to read. We love to bake together because it is our opportunity to make something great and spend time together doing it. This cake is just the right size to celebrate life, love, laughter, and forever after.
Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes are available in 5 deliciously indulgent flavors:
  • Chocolate Lover’s (chocolate cake with chocolate frosting)
  •  Red Velvet Dream (red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting)
  • Lemon Bliss (lemon cake with lemon frosting)
  • Strawberries and Crème (strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting)
  • Golden Fudge (golden cake with chocolate frosting)

This cake is perfect for just the 2 of you or even your family. It is an easy and inexpensive way to celebrate spending time together. I love that you get to have your cake and it is just the right amount for my family.

Now you can celebrate the little things in life with a perfect-sized cake for two, not ten. Find Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes in your grocery’s baking section.

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June 17, 2015

Cookie Butter Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

Cookie Butter Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

Cookie Butter Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

Craving for cake but don’t want to bake a big one? Then all you need is this Cookie Butter Microwave Mug Cake Recipe. It’s super quick to prepare and in just a few minutes you’ll have a delicious moist cake. Now you can make it for breakfast, snack even midnight snack, it’s so easy even kids can do it.

Here’s how to make this Cookie Butter Microwave Mug Cake RecipeContinue reading

Weight Watchers Pineapple Bundt Cake Recipe

Weight Watchers Pineapple Bundt Cake Recipe

Weight Watchers Cake

Happy Spring everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a recipe I made for our upcoming Easter dinner. Some of you know that I haven recently decided to try out Weight Watchers and it’s going pretty good so far. Just because I’m on a diet doesn’t mean I don’t crave sweets every now and then though! So this Weight Watchers Pineapple Bundt Cake is perfect when you are craving a dessert. It’s only 4 ingredients (Only 2 if you don’t count the toppings!) and 5 PlusPoints per piece!Continue reading

How to Bake a King Cake for Mardi Gras

The King Cake is a popular tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. Find out how to bake a King Cake.

The King Cake is a tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. During this time, people have King Cake parties.  A small plastic baby is usually hidden in or under a slice of King Cake. The guest that is lucky enough to find the baby in their piece of cake is then expected to host the next party and bake another King Cake. At our church we celebrate Shrove Tuesday on the Tuesday evening before Ash Wednesday with a pancake supper. Shrove Tuesday is another name for Mardi Gras. King Cake is also served at the  pancake dinner. The person who finds the baby has to bake the cake for next year’s Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner. It is a really fun tradition and the cake is really good. I decided to try my hand at baking a King Cake. But since I knew it was not your typical cake I decided to buy a cake mix. The mix came with everything I needed including the decorations and of course the little plastic baby.

The King Cake is a popular tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. Find out how to bake a King Cake.

How to Bake a King Cake

Following the directions on the box, I mixed up the dough. I used my stand mixer and then let it rise until double in size. Then I rolled out the dough. This shape and size is important of the rolled out dough is important. You want the dough rolled out flat as close as you can get it to a 5 inch by 30 inch rectangle. This will make shaping the cake into an oval much easier later. After you roll out the dough you will spread on a praline butter mixture. Then if you like you can add chopped pecans on top, which is what I did. Then, starting on the long side roll up the dough into one long roll.

The King Cake is a popular tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. Find out how to bake a King Cake.

The King Cake is a popular tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. Find out how to bake a King Cake.

After you have one long roll you should put it on your parchment lined cookie sheet and shape it into an oval and pinch the ends together. At this point, you need to let the dough rise again for about 30 minutes or so. Then you will bake the cake according to the package directions. After the cake is done baking allow it to cool. Then comes the fun part…decorating! Decorating this cake is so easy. Just mix up the glaze according to the directions on the box and spread it on top of the cake. Then using the traditional colors of Mardi Gras add sugar sprinkles before the glaze hardens. The colors are purple for  justice, gold for power, and green for faith. If you are curious about Mardi Gras, go read our post “Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?”.  I hope you enjoy your cake and have a festive Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras as most probably know is French for Fat Tuesday and is the last day of a period of celebration known as Carnival.

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake

It’s almost apple picking season! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the weather, I love the flavors, Halloween, the trees, all of it! And are looking for a delicious Fall Flavors cake that combines the seasonal Caramel Apple Milky Way candy bars and fresh apples? When we found the Caramel Apple Milky Way candy bars we determined they would be delicious in a cake. Not finding a cake recipe with such we decided to adapt a Fresh Apple Cake recipe. This is a gooey cake full of fall flavors!Continue reading