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19 Sep

(Septemeber 18th, 2012)

These. are. amazing.

Oreo chocolate chip cookie!
All you need is a bag of oreos, and chocolate chip cookie mix!
Mix up the batter for the chocolate chip cookies, take 1 oreo and put a small amount of cookie mix on the top and the bottom of the oreo. Then flatten the cookies mix all over the top and bottom of the oreo cookie and cover the sides as well.
Bake, and done!
These are so quick! And sooo delicious!


Tasty Tuesday

11 Sep

Chocolate caramel chocolaty chocolate chip cake!
This is far from a dry cake, it is a gooey delicious creation that melts in your mouth!
Don’t believe me?! Try it out yourself!

To make this cake I sprayed pam on the bottom and sides of the pan. I used chocolate cake mix and added chocolate chips while i beat all the ingredients together. I poured 1/3 of the mix into a pan. I then drizzled caramel sause that you would normally warm up and put on your ice cream, onto the first layer of chocolate cake. I then poured another 3rd into the pan. I then drizzled chocolate sause onto this layer, then added the last of the cake mix on top.
(Add as much or as little of each sause as you like. I used a lot, enough to cover over the entire top of each layer!)
Bake as directed, then once it’s ready to come out of the oven check to make sure that it’s ready by inserting a toothpick into the center.
Keep in mind that if you have to add more time make sure to not over do it!

Once the cake has cooled for about 5 minutes very carefully flip it upside down onto a plate you’ll be serving from.
The caramel and chocolate will be melted and runny at the bottom of the pan, so as you flip, be aware that it may fling or run off and you may be dealing with more of a mess than you intended.

Once flipped, serve warm! the middle on mine was still a bit gooey and runny, which was sooo yummy!
Counting calories is so last season! (;

Soooo gone.

Tasty Tuesday

4 Sep

This week I’ve created my version of a tuxedo cake!

I used half of a box of chocolate cake mix, half of a box of vanilla cake mix, individual caramel cubes, pre made vanilla frosting, and oreos!
I took a circular baking pan and lined it with pam, then dropped in the oreos, as many that will fit. (If needed, break the oreos to fit to pan.)
I then poured in my chocolate cake mix and baked as directed on box.
After it comes out of the oven, i placed it on a plate (oreos on the bottom) and poured in my vanilla cake mix.
After baking the vanilla cake I took it out to let it cool and had unwrapped half the bag of caramel squares and put them into a microwavable safe bowl. I heated the caramel making sure to not over heat it and then poured it over top of the chocolate cake.
After all the caramel is on top, place the vanilla cake layer onto the caramel topped chocolate cake.
To make the frosting I took the pre made vanilla frosting and crushed up about 12 oreo cookies. I stirred the frosting together to mix the cookies in then spread it on top and on the sides of the completed cake.

It is soooo good!
I was going to decorate the top with oreos that were split into halves but decided against it.
I didn’t know how well the caramel would taste, but it was just enough flavor to give it an extra surprise kick!

With the rest of the chocolate cake mix and caramel, if you dont have another purpose for them, use another pan (doesn’t matter what shape or size) and spray pam in bottom then pour melted caramel into the pan and top with the rest of your chocolate cake mix.
Be sure to not over cook, so check frequently.
Once out of the oven, and still hot, start to fold the caramel over from bottom of pan onto chocolate cake. This can get messy! Keep folding until all is combined and you have ribbons of caramel inner mixed with your now lose unformed chocolate cake.
This is perfect for a late night snack and best when still warm out of the oven the day you make it.

Tasty Tuesday!

29 Aug

Banana Nutella Cupcakes!
I call them “Monkey Business Cupcakes”

I dont know where I got this idea, I just had these ingredients laying around and decided to put them all together.
Paired with some monkey cupcake paper wrappers my mom got me from Safeway its a match made in heaven!

Again I just used some simple pre bought cake mix, prepared that and put them into their cupcake holders, added a blob of nutella and sliced some bananas and lay them on top.
Baked and there you have it! They’re so tasty once they just come out of the oven! sooo yummy!

Tasty Tuesday!

14 Aug

This week I had a little creative spark. I created a chocolate cupcake infused with orange juice that I squeezed.
I made a chocolate frosting with oranges too!
I melted down spicy chili chocolate and added it into the middle then sprinkled some red pepper flakes on top of the frosting.
It was a sweet and tangy yet spicy and savory treat for sure! (:

The recipe is just a question away! Ask me if you’d like!

This chocolate is sooo yummy! It’s not too hot yet I can still taste a bit of kick.
Gotta love that it’s made right here in Washington State and that it’s organic fair trade!

Tasty Tuesday!

7 Aug

Tasty Tuesdays are weekly posts of food I’ve cooked or things I’ve baked during the week.

This last week I was thinking about the desserts I’ve had when I’ve gone out to get food. The two best desserts thus far have been the Cookie Dough skillet from The Rock and the Brownie Sunday from The Hub. Both come with ice cream and are 100% to die for! So I thought, why not combine the two!?
I made the chocolate chip cookie dough from the Betty Crocker mix, and the brownie from a muffin mix (I think it was Betty Crocker too). I whipped up the cookie dough and pilled it all together on the baking sheet to fit the size of cake pan I wanted it to go into once it was done baking. Then I made the brownie mix and put it in the bottom of the pan I’d soon be putting the baked cookie into.
Sooo… I burnt the top of the brownie and I had to cut it in half and take the top burnt part off. However it was a happy mistake and allowed the cookie to fit perfectly to the top of the pan.
I put the brownie back into the bottom of the pan and placed the cookie on top, served warm with ice cream and boom!.. best brookie, crownie, cooknie, bookie, brownookie… ever! (:
If you’d like my full recipe just ask! Happy to share!

She’s jealous. =^.^=

Tasty Tuesday

1 Aug

(July 31st, 2012)
Tasty Tuesdays are weekly posts of food I’ve cooked or things I’ve baked during the week.

This is a lemon cake I made a little bit ago (July 12th, 2012). I made it basically directly after I had made my three layer strawberry cake.
I’ve gotta say I was thrilled with the way that one turned out so I was inspired to create another.
For this two layered lemon cake I used fresh lemon juice and store bought frosting and combined the two.
I used store bought cake mix just like I did for the strawberry cake. With the left over strawberry frosting I ‘half’ made I filled the middle with it. I cut up some fresh lemons and sugared each side of each of the slices and layered them on the top of the cake.
I’m calling this my strawberry lemonade cake!
If you’re interested in a full recipe just let me know! I’m more than happy to share.
Super fun & cute!