Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins & a VISA Sweepstakes from C&H Sugar!

Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!
I’m super excited about this post for two reasons. One, because I love me some coffee cake, and these muffins are out. of. this. world delicious. And two, because C&H® Sugar (my favorite sugar brand) has just released two fabulous new products that you guys have got to try!

When I first started baking, I didn’t like how “precise” I thought it had to be. I really loathed measuring things, especially dry ingredients like flour and sugar, because of all the spooning and leveling that happens to get the exact amount. Along the way I’ve learned little shortcuts, but by far the best one I’ve seen is C&H’s newest: their Pourable Golden Brown Sugar in a handy flip-top canister!


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C&H’s Pourable Golden Brown Sugar is a free-flowing brown sugar that doesn’t harden or clump and makes measuring out brown sugar so much easier–there’s no need to pack it in, and it measures cup for cup with the ease of a sleek, pourable dispenser with a resealable flip-top lid. The brown sugar inside is granulated, which makes for easy finishes for oatmeal, fruit, or crumbles (like in these muffins!). DSC_0830A DSC_0835AThey’ve also released their Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar, built in the same convenient and sleek dispenser, which virtually eliminates the need to refill your sugar bowl (another task I dislike!). The Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar has finer sugar crystals, which are ideal for dissolving into beverages, like iced tea, hot coffee, lemonade, or smoothies, while rapidly sweetening them.

I just love how pretty the bottles are and how simple they are to use! No measuring out, no packing it in, no spooning & leveling–simply pour into your measuring cup and you’re done. Sign. Me. Up. DSC_0802A

Plus, C&H is offering a super-fun sweepstakes to kick off the launch of their newest additions. Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card simply by answering me this: What’s your favorite way to use brown sugar? Answer in the comments below for a chance to win!

And in the meantime, save .75 cents off any canister with a special coupon! Simply click HERE to grab the C&H Sugar coupon, or HERE to grab a coupon from their sister brand, Domino Sugar, which is available in the eastern half of the US. You can also search for a grocery retailer near you to find the canisters in your area!

Now… who wants muffins? These Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are so wonderful and are made with C&H Pourable Golden Brown Sugar for that rich, sweet, brown sugar flavor we all know and love in baked goods. These are impossible to resist and couldn’t be simpler to make with my new sugar shortcut. Let’s get baking! Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!

*recipe adapted from my blueberry muffins recipe

4.9 from 18 reviews
Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins & a VISA Sweepstakes from C&H Sugar!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 18
 
These Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins offer the best of both words: crumbly coffee cake in a convenient muffin form!
Ingredients
  • FOR MUFFINS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup C&H Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FOR CRUMBLE:
  • 1 cup C&H Pourable Golden Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup C&H Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 muffin cavities with about 18 paper liners; set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently stir in the wet ingredients until batter just about comes together - batter will remain lumpy, and don't overmix! Overmixing leads to tough muffins. Set batter aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crumble ingredients. Stir until thick, coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
  3. Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full with the muffin batter. Top with a heaping Tablespoon or two of the crumble mixture. Bake for approx. 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!

I mean, who can resist a muffin that’s bursting with brown sugary crumbles on top? Not I. Swoon. Be sure to connect with C&H Sugar on their website for recipes, news, and their .75 cent-off coupon! Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I am working on behalf of BlogHer for C&H Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own and I was compensated for this post and my unique recipe.

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Oreo Macarons

Oreo MacaronsWe need to talk about TimeHop for a minute.

You know the app right? It’s called TimeHop (obvi) and it basically brings up old dirt you would hope would be buried and long-dead forever via pictures, old Facebook statuses, tweets, and Instagram posts… and whatever other social media account you’d like to torture yourself with.

I got TimeHop because I kept seeing my friends post fun #tbt pictures and I figured I wanted to also remember the things I said and did in the past. Everyone else’s TimeHops are so cute and fun and such a great way to reminisce. However, my TimeHop? Totally different and disturbing story.

So TimeHop doesn’t just unearth things from a year ago. Oh no. TimeHop is pure, unadulterated evil and digs up junk from five years ago. Meaning the stuff I was saying when I was just 19 years old is allllllllll up in my face again. And no one should ever be confronted with their 19-year old sayings. EVER.

Things like saying the most mind-numbingly stupid things, like “text it, peeps!” and recounting every single thought I had that day as a Facebook update (I’m sorry). Pictures of me trying to look hip and fun and cool that just look sad and pathetic and hopelessly dumb. I really, really can’t even.

So far I’ve found maybe three photos I’ve thought about re-sharing, and they all involved an animal of some sort. Otherwise, I hastily scroll through TimeHop finding a mountain of incriminating evidence that I was once a super-dumbass.

Once? Maybe still am. But I certainly don’t update Facebook with my every waking thought or use the term ‘peeps’ literally.

DSC_0847AANYWHO. Let’s talk about something that never gets old or embarrassing. These Oreo Macarons are the perfect springtime treat and taste just like Oreo cookies, but in a fun and pretty macaron. These are light, delicate and outrageously chocolaty with the perfect Oreo cream filling in the middle that makes these cookies & cream wonders extra sweet.

DSC_0854AIf you love Oreos, you’ll heart these cookies! I promise, peeps.

DSC_0850A*adapted from my Nutter Butter Macarons – view a full, step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make macarons HERE

5.0 from 2 reviews
Oreo Macarons
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Delicate and sweet, these chocolate-packed OREO Macarons are perfect for the Oreo cookie lover!
Ingredients
  • 2 & ⅓ cups powdered sugar
  • 3.5 oz almond meal (like by Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3.5 oz Oreo Cookies, filling scraped out and reserved and cookie pieces pulverized into a fine crumb (about 12-15 Oreo Cookies)
  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • FOR FILLING:
  • Reserved Oreo Cookie filling (from about 12-15 Oreo Cookies)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 1.5 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. First, measure your ingredients out properly. On a kitchen food scale, measure out 3.5 oz of almond meal and 3.5 oz of pulverized Oreo shells. Pour both into a bowl with the powdered sugar. Place a large handheld sifter over a separate bowl and begin sifting the dry ingredients together until blended and sifted.
  2. If you have harder "pebbles" leftover, either push them through the sifter with your spatula, or remove them to re-pulse through your food processor, then try resifting them. If there's a teaspoon or less of the harder "pebbles", you may discard. Set sifted ingredients aside.
  3. Bring a large pot filled with 1-2" of water to a simmer. Place your stand mixer bowl over the pot of water and immediately add in the egg whites and white sugar. Whisk quickly for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is frothy and bubbly. Do NOT overmix. Immediately remove from the heat, wipe off the bottom of the bowl, and attach to your stand mixer base. Using the whisk attachment, begin whipping the egg white mixture on HIGH for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  4. Remove the whisk attachment and gently stir in HALF of the sifted mixture. Do not fully stir this mixture in; just fold it in maybe 4 or so times and then add the rest. Turn your wrist clockwise around the bowl, folding the mixture around and in on itself to incorporate the dry, sifted ingredients. The mixture should look like a little thick and chunky when it's done. If you draw an invisible line through the mixture with your spatula, the line should disappear within the mixture in a couple of seconds.
  5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, making the parchment the same dimensions as your baking sheets. Conversely, you may use silicone macaron mats if you have them. Do not grease the mats, the parchment, or the sheets.
  6. Scoop the macaron mixture into a large disposable piping bag affixed with a large open-circle tip (I used Atecco 807). Hold the bag straight down and gently squeeze to release the batter, counting to four. Flick your wrist to stop the flow. This should translate to a macaron roughly the size of an American quarter. Repeat with remaining macarons. Macarons may have slight lumps on top; either use a lightly wet finger to gently pat it down, or follow the recipe accordingly. Once macarons are all piped on, gently tap each sheet a couple of times on the counter to release air bubbles and help those lumps fall. Allow the macarons to sit on the counter for 20 minutes prior to baking. During this time, preheat your oven 275* degrees F.
  7. Bake the macarons for approx. 12-14 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even baking. Mine bake at EXACTLY 13 minutes. Remove the macarons gently and allow them to cool on the baking sheets. Macarons should come right up or peel off with little resistance.
  8. To make the filling, in the clean stand mixer bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla and Oreo Cookie filling with the paddle attachment for about 1 minute or until creamy. Beat in the powdered sugar until a soft yet thick and spreadable mixture has formed. Place the mixture in a piping bag attached with a smaller open circle tip and pipe onto the flat surface of a cooled macaron; sandwich with a remaining macaron top.
  9. Serve immediately. Macarons are best the same day or the next day. To store macarons, gently place them in a large airtight container and place them in on the counter. You may also cover them airtight and place them in the fridge, but allow them to come to room temperature completely before eating.

DSC_0858AThese are SO FABULOUS! I could not stop snacking on them after I made them – they are so petite, sweet and perfect, and the Oreo flavor is spot-on, thanks to the chocolaty-cookie crumble macaron shells and that sinfully sweet Oreo creme filling. You’ll love these macarons!

Easy Oreo MacaronsPssst: Have you checked out my macaron tutorial yet? It features step-by-step photo instructions for how to make the perfect macarons! Check it out now, and check out my other macaron recipes!

Nutter Butter MacaronsNutter Butter Macarons – complete with the photo step-by-step tutorial

 cottoncandymacaronsCotton Candy Macarons

fruitypebblemacaron Fruity Pebbles Macarons

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

Strawberries & Cream Scones

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.So I’m sure if you’ve been on any form of social media in the last month, you’ve been encountered at least one post about essential oils. It’s like, the new thing. Cupcakes = out. Essential oils = in. Everyone and their mama are slathering themselves with patchouli and telling everyone about it.

At first I didn’t pay much attention to this whole oil craze. I once had a friend who slathered herself up with oil and she looked like a freakin’ Thanksgiving turkey. I had zero desire to do the same, albeit look more raw-turkey-esque since I’m so pale.

Raw turkey – not a good look for me.

ANYWAY. But then I started experiencing some *minor* problems in my life. Struggles with finances, general anxiety, allergies making me homicidal, you know – the works. And I figured, maybe instead of pumping myself senseless with all these drugs I could try essential oils. MAYBE I won’t look like a raw, buttered turkey. Maybe I’ll feel better. At the very least, I’ll smell lavender-y, and I wouldn’t mind the latter.

So I dabbed some lavender oil on my neck before bed and I slept better than a freakin’ baby, because I don’t know why people say that since babies are always waking up in the middle of the night crying and soiling their diapers, of which I did neither. I was happily dead to the world, sleeping a whopping 9 restful hours before emerging like a freshly created butterfly. Or something.

And the next day, I got some orange oil, which I hear helps a load with mood and uplifts your spirits, dabbed that sucker on my wrists and huffed myself like I was the newest drug on the street, and voila! I was uplifted. Inspired. Reinvigorated. But for reals, I totally felt better. And who knows – maybe this whole oil thing is a conspiracy and we’re all just huffing plants which offer some kind of mental placebo effect to our ailments. Maybe snorting grapefruit oil only makes me think I’m happier, when really I’m every bit as depressed and just huffing oil from citrus fruits. WHO KNOWS. But what I do know? I felt better, and that’s that.

So yeah, now I’m one of those oil people. I won’t sell it, I doubt I’ll talk about it on Facebook, and I’m certainly never using patchouli because I have limits, and smelling like a music festival is not one of them. HOWEVER, I do love the ones I’ve tried and blending them to create these perfect little potions that make me feel all uplifted and inspired. And if it makes me feel good, why not, right?

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.Another blend that uplifts me? Strawberries and cream. [Does it smell like non-sequitur in here, or is it just me?] But seriously, I’ve been embracing the strawberries as of late and have to say, I’m pleased with the delicious results.

I’ve been wanting to make more scone recipes since my blog is sorely lacking them, and I found a recipe for Cream Scones that sounded totally delightful… of which I added some strawberries to really bring it up a notch and add some much-needed freshness to a thick and doughy scone. The result? The perfect brightness to these moist and crumbly cream scones, which are bursting with sweet vanilla flavor and cream. You’ll love them.

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.Oh, and there isn’t any oil in them, I promise.

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.*adapted from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey For Kids Cookbook

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberries & Cream Scones
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These tender and moist Strawberries & Cream Scones get their fresh zing from strawberries and their wonderful creamy vanilla flavor from heavy cream, which lends a hand for the scone's amazing texture, too.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 & ½ tsp baking powder (make sure it's fresh!)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) very cold butter
  • 1 & ⅓ cups very cold heavy cream, plus more for brushing tops of scones
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • FOR GLAZE:
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • About 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Crystal sanding sugar, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder until blended and fine. Using a handheld cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture. Toss the butter with the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the cream and vanilla. Use a fork to gently pull the flour mixture into the cream until just barely combined together; fold in the strawberries last, just barely folding them into the batter. Do not overmix, as this leads to tough scones.
  3. Lightly dust a small work surface with flour and turn the dough out onto it. Knead the dough briefly, folding it into itself a couple times and form the dough into a ball. Roll or press it out until it's about ½" thick and about 8-10 inches in diameter.
  4. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and place them staggered on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with additional white sugar, if you'd like. Bake for approx. 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  5. To make your glaze, whisk together the softened cream cheese, vanilla and lemon juice until blended. Add in the powdered sugar until a thick yet syrupy glaze has been achieved. Drizzle it onto the cooled scones and sprinkle with coarse crystal sugar, if you'd like. Serve immediately or store scones airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days.

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.Talk about delicious. These Strawberries & Cream Scones are bursting with fresh, bright strawberries tucked within layers of moist, crumbly cream scones. They’re so delightful and the perfect weekend brunch item! Don’t like strawberries? Substitute blackberries, raspberries or blueberries for this recipe. Or, feel free to add chopped rhubarb to the strawberries for a strawberry-and-rhubarb flavor.

Craving more strawberries? Check out my other berryrific recipes!

strawberrycrumbStrawberry Crumb Muffins

strawberryeggrollStrawberry Shortcake Eggrolls

Strawberry MeringuesStrawberry Meringues

These moist & tender Strawberries & Cream Scones are the perfect weekend breakfast! Comes together in minutes and baked until golden perfection.Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes

These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet marshmallow buttercream and a Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookie!I’m so happy to be bringing you these delicious Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes today on behalf of Little Debbie!

Little Debbie and I go waaaaay back. We’ve been friends since before I can remember! My childhood days consisted of Nutty Bars, Oatmeal Creme Pies and Cosmic Brownies. So when Little Debbie asked me to create some fun recipes with their seasonal product line, I was happy to agree!

These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet marshmallow buttercream and a Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookie!And these Marshmallow Puffs? THE. BEST. Forreals. They are so gooey and fudgy and perfect, and I’m obsessed with the fun spring-time sprinkles on top. They truly are the inspiration for their namesake cupcake, which is a fudgy chocolate cupcake topped with a heavenly puff of marshmallow buttercream.

Tremendous. Marvelous. Indulgent. Incredible. I cannot stress this enough!

These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet marshmallow buttercream and a Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookie!These would make for such a wonderful Easter dessert since they’re so easy – simply pop a Marshmallow Puff on top of each frosted cupcake for an adorable and delicious garnish. No one will be able to resist these pillowy cupcakes!

(And you don’t want to know who ate ALL of the remaining Marshmallow Puffs I got. Seriously dude, call Marshmallow Puffs Anonymous. I killllllled two boxes!)

Diet starts tomorrow. NOT.

These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet marshmallow buttercream and a Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookie!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes
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Serves: 16
 
These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are delightful chocolate cupcakes topped with a pillowy soft marshmallow buttercream and garnished with Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookies for a fun and tasty springtime treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 small box chocolate instant pudding mix (just the dry mix)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk, if needed
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • About 16 Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with about 16 paper liners. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, prepare the cake batter according to package directions. Stir the box of chocolate pudding mix into the batter.
  2. Portion the batter evenly among the cupcake tins, filling about ¾ full. Bake for approx. 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract until creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about one cup at a time, until light and fluffy. Add in the milk if frosting is too thick.
  4. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and dredge the sides of the frosted cupcakes in sprinkles. Top with a Marshmallow Puff Cookie. Serve immediately, or store leftovers airtight at room temperature.

These Marshmallow Puff Cupcakes are fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a sweet marshmallow buttercream and a Little Debbie Marshmallow Puff Cookie!So again – these cookies. They’re so impossibly fudgy and chocolaty and topped with the softest cloud of marshmallow. Then the whole thing is coated in white chocolate and sprinkles – talk about heaven on earth, people. These cupcakes are like a giant, cakey version of these cookies, and combined, it’s a force to be reckoned with.

Have a super sweet day, and stay tuned for more Little Debbie-inspired treats!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I am working with Little Debbie to bring you fun, springtime recipes featuring their seasonal products. I was not compensated for this post except for product and all opinions, as always, are 100% my own. 

Funfetti Cream Pie

If you're a cake batter lover, you'll love this Funfetti Cream Pie! Light, thick and fluffy, it tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter!I’m a big believer in celebrating pretty much everything.

I celebrate when a bad day ends. I celebrate everyone’s birthdays. I celebrate holidays. I just love celebrating. (Or really, I just love a good excuse to pig out and drink).

Don’t read ‘celebrating’ to be the slightly-nutty person who paints their face green, wears head-to-toe green and wears a giant emerald boa for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t do monochromatic colors except black, and I don’t wear boas. And I certainly won’t be blowing kazoos after a rough day of work. BUT, I will take the time to appreciate the small feats – a person’s living to a certain age, for example, or nailing an interview, perhaps. And by celebrating, I mean drinking. Seriously – copious amounts of alcohol will be consumed.

That, and food. I want all the food.

If you're a cake batter lover, you'll love this Funfetti Cream Pie! Light, thick and fluffy, it tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter!Cake is always good celebrating food. But sometimes the idea of baking a cake seems a feat in itself. There’s the whole cooling period, and don’t even get me started on frosting it. I am the worst cake froster in the history of the land. Like, they’re comically terrible. I once took a cake decorating class at Michael’s and dropped out because I felt so defeated that I couldn’t make an icing rose. The icing rose did me in. I’ll forever be branded a Michael’s dropout.

So anyway. Cake, but not cake. This pie is technically a cake-but-not-cake since it tastes like cake but is the opposite: it’s a fabulous, luscious, creamy pie. And you totally need it in your pie-hole like yesterday.

If you're a cake batter lover, you'll love this Funfetti Cream Pie! Light, thick and fluffy, it tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter!I came up with this idea after seeing my friend Julianne’s post about Funfetti Cream Pie Cookie Cups. She seriously put Funfetti Cream Pie inside of a cookie cup. Genius much? Then I figured, if she can make Funfetti Cream Pie, so can I. And here we are. Sans cookie – you can check out Julianne’s recipe for that! – but every bit as delicious. And oh so creeeeeeeamy.

Yesssss.

If you're a cake batter lover, you'll love this Funfetti Cream Pie! Light, thick and fluffy, it tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter!*inspired by Julianne’s recipe

5.0 from 1 reviews
Funfetti Cream Pie
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Serves: 8
 
This Funfetti Cream Pie tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter but in a light and luscious pie! You won't be able to resist this sweet and sprinkly treat.
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 small boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix (just the dry mix)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Rainbow sprinkles or jimmies
Instructions
  1. First, prepare your whipped cream. Place your stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for about 15 minutes prior to starting. This will ensure they're extra cold for your homemade cake batter whipped cream.
  2. Once thoroughly chilled, place the 2 cups of the heavy cream into the mixer bowl and begin whipping on HIGH speed for about 4-5 minutes or until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the cup of dry, powdered cake mix and continue beating on HIGH for an additional 2 minutes or until stiff peaks have been achieved. Sprinkle in some rainbow jimmies to combine. Set mixture aside in fridge.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the two boxes of pudding mix, the almond extract and the 2 cups of cold milk. Mixture will be thick. Stir in a handful of rainbow sprinkles. Fold HALF of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture until combined; spread evenly and carefully into the prepared pie crust. Top with remaining whipped cream.
  4. Refrigerate the pie for at LEAST 2 hours or until set, before cutting into slices. Store leftovers in the fridge covered for up to 2 days.

If you're a cake batter lover, you'll love this Funfetti Cream Pie! Light, thick and fluffy, it tastes just like rich and creamy cake batter!This pie is INCREDIBLE! It’s so rich, creamy and thick, just like Funfetti cake batter. You won’t believe how light and fluffy it is, thanks to the homemade cake batter whipped cream. Smothered in sprinkles and ultra sweet, this is the perfect treat for a cake batter lover!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars are rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel cups and topped with a thick & creamy dulce de leche. The perfect sweet & salty bar recipe!adore caramel. But can you believe there was a time when – *gasp* I thought I didn’t like it?

(I know, I was seriously deranged).

I was insistent on my hatred of caramel. I would only do hot fudge and would make a face at my dad who would promptly douse his sundae in caramel sauce. He would goad me into trying it and I’d wrinkle my nose as if he were offering me pickled pigs feet to pair with my rocky road.

But then something in me clicked and I tried it one day. And lo and behold, I’m a completely convert. In fact, now I overlook the hot fudge and always go straight to the heart of the good stuff – caramel, caramel, caramel.

Is there anything this golden, sweet, buttery syrup can’t do? (Well, actually, yeah. It can’t get me a tax return. It can’t buy me flowers on a bad day. And it certainly can’t pay my car payment.) … but hopefully it can convince you guys to make these bars, because they are SO unbelievably tasty and rich.

The secret to these guys? Dulce de leche. Trust me on this one – it’s a doozy.

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars are rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel cups and topped with a thick & creamy dulce de leche. The perfect sweet & salty bar recipe!Dulce de leche is different than caramel in that it’s primarily milk based – specifically using sweetened condensed milk for a richer, thicker, creamier flavor and consistency than your standard sugar-based caramel sauce. And did I mention how amazing it is? For realsies, it’s the best, and it’s the reason these bars are oh-so magical.

Because how can you say no to this?

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars are rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel cups and topped with a thick & creamy dulce de leche. The perfect sweet & salty bar recipe!

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars
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Serves: 9
 
These Dulce de Leche Gooey Chocolate Bars are the ultimate treat for a chocolate and caramel lover! Gooey, thick dulce de leche makes these bars over-the-top amazing.
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Rolos, unwrapped and cut in half
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can/jar (7-8 oz) prepared dulce de leche (I LOVE & highly recommend Trader Joe's version)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil liberally with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and melted butter with a spatula until a thick but soft dough forms. Press ¾ of the dough into the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Top with the chopped Rolo candies evenly.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and HALF of the can of dulce de leche until combined. Pour the mixture evenly over the top of the Rolo candies. You may not use all of it; that's okay. Crumble the remaining dough on top of the bars, covering it as much as possible.
  4. Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes or until the edges of the bars are set and golden and the middle is just about set. It may be slightly jiggly still, and that's okay; you don't want to over-bake it as it will continue to set up as it cools. Cool completely.
  5. Before cutting into squares, drizzle with remaining dulce de leche. Serve immediately or store leftovers airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days. *NOTE: I recommend letting the bars set overnight so they're more solid when you cut into them. This helps them from completely falling apart.*

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars are rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel cups and topped with a thick & creamy dulce de leche. The perfect sweet & salty bar recipe!Rich, buttery, and jam-packed with caramel, these ooey gooey treats will be your new favorite in no time! And if you’ve never tried dulce de leche, be prepared to convert to the creamy side of caramel.

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Gooey Bars are rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel cups and topped with a thick & creamy dulce de leche. The perfect sweet & salty bar recipe!Have a sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.It’s obvious I love lemon. But I don’t really specify where I like that lemon.

Much like how people dislike fruits in their dessert, I dislike lemon in my dinner. I don’t do savory lemon. Savory lemon is dead to me.

Lemon has zero place near my chicken. It should not be near pepper. In my eyes, shrimp and lemon had a falling out forever ago and are no longer on speaking terms. Likewise, it shouldn’t be zested on green beans or mixed with rice. It should stay among its friends in the desserts world, like cakes and pies and tarts and cookies where it belongs. All you people with your lemon chicken and rice make me shudder.

Sweet lemon is where it’s at! You can’t turn down sweet lemon; it’s your BFF, your confidant, your — perhaps I spend too much time alone with food. But seriously, sweet lemon is awesome and I love it best when it’s mixed with butter, sugar, cream, or white chocolate… among anything else in which it’s transformed into a heavenly dessert.

Sweet lemon doesn’t betray my taste-buds like lemon pepper chicken does. Seriously? Lemon and pepper and garlic? Nooooooo. It hurts my heart. But lemon and butter and white chocolate? Doable. Totally doable.

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.And this cheesecake pie? So insanely doable, it may as well make itself and just about does. It’s so simple, you guys. It’s a mere 5 ingredients – 6 if you count freshly grated lime – and it comes together in seconds, albeit needing time to chill. And chill we can — because I am obsessed with this luscious, lemony dessert and have been eating pretty much straight from the middle with a spoon after I took these pictures. You all should be so glad you don’t have behind-the-scenes footage of me after photo shoots. Dear lawwwwdddd help me and the food I shovel into my pie-hole so I don’t have to put it away.

(And is it just me, or is putting things away always THE WORST? Putting away your clean laundry, putting away the clean dishes, putting away the groceries, unpacking your suitcase… it is TERRIBLE. I would rather sacrifice my growing thighs than throw some pie back in the freezer. True story).

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.Anywhooooo, this pie is fab and you should make it. It’d make a great Easter dessert! So dooooo it. Be Team Lemon with me!

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.

No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie
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This sweet and easy Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie comes together in just a few simple steps and tastes fabulous! Sweet, creamy, tart and light, it's the perfect refreshing dessert for any occasion.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz (half of can) pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 prepared or homemade graham cracker pie shell
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, condensed milk, and pink lemonade concentrate with a handheld electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds. Turn up the speed to medium and cream for about 1-2 minutes or until combined and smooth.
  2. Add in the Cool Whip and lime zest and continue beating the mixture until it's completely smooth, light and fluffy, or about 2-3 minutes. The mixture will thicken up as it mixes.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and place in the freezer to set, about 3 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer and cut into slices just before serving; store leftovers in the freezer. Pies taste perfect after about 5 minutes at room temperature.

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.This pie is everything. Sweet, tart, light and luscious, it has everything you could want in a creamy, refreshing dessert: ease of preparation, fantastic flavor, no-bake(!!) and it looks pretty. What more do you want?

*Tip: You could easily make this pie lower-calorie, lower-sugar, and/or lower-fat by using Cool Whip Free or Cool Whip Sugar Free, Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk, Fat-Free Cream Cheese, and Low-Sugar Pink Lemonade Concentrate. 
This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.

Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

 

Oreo Cookies & Cream Banana Bread

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!I am woefully powerless every time I go to Trader Joe’s. It’s like a total money suck and if Target were completely a specialty grocery store, it would be Trader Joe’s.

Seriously, I step in and I feel like I’m a whole new girl. A girl who takes interest in prepared kale salads, pre-cut celery and gorgonzola gnocchi. I immediately want to buy every last bouquet of their gorgeous flowers and already after putting a couple in my basket I’ve blown whatever modicum of a budget I ever had.

And then I get all up in the prepared food section and think about making a lobster ravioli because that’s practical, and how I’ll use these breaded turkey roulades to make the best damn dinner ever (even though my family would cringe at the word ‘roulade’), and oh! what about this flax granola? I totally read somewhere once that flax is good for you, and since I thought about wanting to eat healthy five months ago, I’ll just buy ten of these.

The frozen section? Honey. Take my money and burn it all to the freakin’ ground. I’m particularly fond of all of their appetizers, which makes me feel like a starved hog at an all-your-can-eat buffet, and their Chinese food selection which, when purchased and consumed, adds another 10 pounds to the scale. Notice how they don’t talk about that on their little descriptor tags.

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!And how come the cookies and candies are lined up like little thigh-expanding soldiers right above the frozen fruits and veggies? Seriously, I can’t buy a damn pack of frozen blueberries without caving and knocking all of the Joe-Joe’s into my cart with reckless abandon. Whyyyyy, I’l scream as I pluck five cartons of fleur de sel caramels into my basket, contemplating my poor life choices up to this pivotal moment. I am a monster.

Oh – and the chip aisle? Not even cute. My love affair for chips is ever-growing, like my waistline, and Trader Joe’s only exacerbates this issue of mine. I fool myself every time with the Reduced-Guilt Cheddar Puffs, because this obviously means they’re healthy, I’ll think as I mow down an entire bag during a particularly bitchy episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And the cheddar&caramel popcorn mixed up Chicago style? Kill me now; it’s so good.

Don’t even get me started on the “New Products” section, which transforms me into a somewhat-practical human being into a marketer’s dream come true. I’ll stare sparkly-eyed at the latest almond butter with flax seed, wistfully remembering the blip-fact about flax I read somewhere, and despite the fact that I don’t eat almond butter, will buy it anyway because it’s “new” and it has “flax” and the package is cute and cheeky. Or the peanut butter & jelly chocolate bar that sounds terrible but I throw five in my cart anyway because I have to be the first to try said terrible product or it didn’t happen, duh.

So yeah – all this before I even checkout is a nightmare. And I didn’t even explain the terror caused by all of the HORRIBLE CART-DRIVERS inside every Trader Joe’s store. It’s like their subtext to their name is Where All the Terrible Cart-People Are because you can’t even access the granola bars without asking until you’re blue in the face for that pregnant, green-juice-slurping model mom to move her tush. And trying to get sugar? Honey, you’ll sooner mill your own damn sugar than get in there behind Grandma Dolores, who’s hogging up half the aisle with her cart full of beans.

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!BUT amidst all of the chaos and bumper-carts that Trader Joe’s brings, they have some amazing stuff for-reals. For instance, I adore their cookie butter spread (so amazing!) and their jumbo cinnamon rolls are the best in their class. And there was one new product that stood out to me like a beacon of light in a sea of angry people pushing red carts: this Cookies and Creme Cookie Butter. Behold, a cookie spread made of ground chocolate Joe-Joe’s (their version of Oreos) and the creme filling. Seriously. It was a no-brainer; that stuff was in my cart faster than you could say ‘banana bread’… which is ironically what I ended up making with it!

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!This Oreo Cookies & Cream Banana Bread is easily one of the best things I’ve made recently. It’s moist, full of banana flavor, and is studded with chopped pieces of Oreo cookies. I prefer mine cut super thick with a heaping slathering of this cookie butter on top to really drive that cookies & cream flavor home… but I won’t judge you if you skip out on ol’ TJ’s and just stuff your face with the bread naked. Well, the bread is naked. Not you. That’s weird. I’ll stop.

Anywho: Banana Bread. Make it!

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!

Oreo Cookies & Cream Banana Bread
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This delightful banana bread combines my classic Best-Ever Banana Bread recipe with, you guessed it, Oreo cookies! The result is a moist and sweet banana bread studded with chopped Oreos for a fun cookies & cream flavor everyone will love.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 & ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup (about 1 small carton) Greek yogurt (I used vanilla flavor, but you may use banana or even plain)
  • 2 cups mashed banana (from about 3-4 medium-sized brown or black bananas)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small box cookies & cream pudding mix (if you cannot find this, use regular vanilla)
  • 1 & ½ cups Oreo cookies, coarsely crushed
  • Trader Joe's Cookies n Creme Butter Spread, optional for garnish but recommended
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, pudding mix (just the dry mix) and cinnamon with a whisk until blended. Set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and softened butter until combined. Add in the Greek yogurt, eggs and mashed banana. Using a spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just about combined, then fold in the crushed cookies at the last minute. Mixture may be slightly lumpy; this is OKAY and do not continue stirring as it will result in a tougher bread.
  3. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for approx. 30 minutes, then lightly tent the pan with foil and return to the oven to bake for another 30 minutes. Test bread for doneness at the 60-minute mark by inserting a toothpick into the center. It should come out with moist crumbs. Cool the bread completely in the pan before cutting into slices. Serve with the Cookie Butter slathered on top.

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!I love this fun twist on banana bread by using crushed Oreo cookies inside! Every bite is studded with little chunks of crisp chocolate cookies and that sweet hint of marshmallow-y vanilla filling swirled throughout. The Cookies & Creme Cookie Butter on top is the perfect treat to really emphasize that sweet chocolate and creme-cookie taste!

This Oreo Cookies & Creme Banana Bread is a delightful combination of moist, rich banana bread and chopped Oreo Cookies for a fun twist on a classic!Have a delicious day!!

xo, Hayley

Homemade Dole Whips {No Ice Cream Machine Needed!}

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!You guys. These whips. I die.

So last month, I attended the Food Blog Forum in Orlando, FL. It was an awesome and intimate conference that took place at Walt Disney World Resort where we could learn the tricks of the trade, network and mingle with our bloggy friends and awesome brands, and explore Disney World!

And as a Disneyland fan, I was a little skeptical about Disney World. Would it really be that big of a deal? Would it be better than Disneyland? But I quickly realized there is zero comparison. They’re both like, completely different planets but with the same mouse creatures. And they both have Dole Whips.

If you don’t know, a Dole Whip is a pineapple-y vanilla soft-serve cone that Disneyland and World serve up in their Adventureland. You can get ‘em standard (that’s a Dole Whip) or get them over pineapple or orange juice (that’s a Dole Float). I had the float, and it was miiiiiighty tasty. But the whip itself? Heaven.

It’s so soft and creamy, bursting with tropical, juicy pineapple and sweet whipped vanilla in every bite. It definitely lives up to the hype – and there’s a huge one – because it’s so freakin’ good. But when I came home to investigate how to make these creamy concoctions at home, I was so bummed that every recipe required an ice cream machine – something my life is severely lacking. But since I’m poor (see: Disney World) yet I wanted to satisfy this burning need for Dole Whips at home in California, I figured I ought to create something pretty darn identical to the original.

And you guys – this is it.Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!

Is it as stiff as the original? No, but that’s because it isn’t made from a prepared mix or churned out in a Taylor fro-yo machine. However, it is plenty creamy, freezy, and bursting with pineapple-y vanilla goodness that tastes pretty darn similar to the original Disney creation. Almost like if Dole Whips and the Wendy’s Frosty had a love child, it would be these. A delicious, outrageous love child.

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!Now if you need me, I’ll be knee-deep in Dole Whips (which is exactly where I want to be!)

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!*slightly adapted from HERE

4.8 from 4 reviews
Homemade Dole Whips {No Machine Needed!}
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Recipe type: No Bake Treats
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These guilt-free, homemade Dole Whips are the perfect refreshing treat any time of year! They taste pretty darn identical to the Disney classic and are made without a ticket to Disneyland and without an ice cream machine!
Ingredients
  • 2 cans (20 oz each) Dole Crushed Pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, frozen
Instructions
  1. In a blender, pour in the cans of crushed pineapple (pineapple and their juice), the sugar, juices of both the lemon and lime, and the vanilla. Blend for about 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
  2. Cut the frozen Cool Whip in quarters and place it in the blender. Blend on high until combined and smooth. Mixture will be thick but still pourable.
  3. Pour the mixture into two Mason jars with the lids off. Place the Mason jars into the freezer and freeze for about 3 hours, or until the mixture is soft and thick, like soft serve. Serve immediately. I find that in my freezer, 3 hours is the perfect amount of time for thick and creamy soft serve-style Dole Whips, but check yours after 2 and experiment with times from the 2-hour mark.

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!Yep. Paradise in a glass, all without the cost of admission to Disney World. Can’t complain about that!

Want to trash this up? Add coconut rum to the mixture and proceed. HELL YEAH.

Want to lighten this up? Use Stevia instead of the sugar and use Cool Whip Free or Sugar-Free Cool Whip for a lighter treat.

Homemade Dole Whips are a light and creamy treat bursting with juicy pineapple and vanilla flavor, served up frozen soft-serve-style. Just like the Disneyland classic, and no ice cream maker required!Have a sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Tiramisu Poke Cake

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!Sometimes I wish I was someone else. Like a Zooey Deschanel type who had thick black glasses, a long mane of natural hair, and wore clothes that came from ModCloth. It seems like everyone always likes that type of girl, ya know?

Any time I go to a coffee shop, I see that girl there. She’s face-deep in The Great Gatsby and drinking plain black coffee with her lips painted red. She probably listens to folk music from indie bands I’ve never even heard of and wears clothes expertly extracted from high-end vintage stores. And all the guys flock to her because she’s good-quirky and has an innocent dose of spunk and is generally attracted to guys who play guitar, and it’s practically a requirement that all guys play guitar. Her boyfriends are guys who wear loafers and think argyle sweaters are trendy. They coif their mustaches and wear newsboy caps and Wayfarers. They may or may not have a couple of wrist tattoos, likely of something artsy. You know the type. If you don’t, just inhabit your nearest Peet’s and you’ll see a whole lot of them drinking loose-leaf teas and pondering philosophy.

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!But then I realize, I don’t want to be a girl like Zooey. I like my tutus smothered in glitter, and I hate black coffee. Also, can you imagine me with natural hair? Subway rats have better highlights than my natural hair does, so that’s off the table completely. And dating a guy who uses mustache gel? Isn’t that a little strange? Like, I don’t mind waiting if he wants to comb his hair, but waiting for him to perfectly spiralize his mustache seems a little much. And don’t get me started on his artfully-placed Catcher in the Rye wrist tattoo. Blech.

I think, after all, I’d rather be me. Because I lead a pretty badass life, have a ginormous closet bursting with Betsey Johnson tutus, and I make a mean Tiramisu Poke Cake that has just the right amount of coffee — perfect for me. It’s high time I embrace who I am and eat an entire cake. Or, well, at least the former.

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!Psst – you guys have to try this cake! It’s amazing.

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Tiramisu Poke Cake
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This Tiramisu Poke Cake is rich and velvety, bursting with coffee flavor and Kahlua and coated in a thick and creamy whipped topping.
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 (6 oz) carton cafe au lait yogurt (I used Yoplait Greek)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • Cocoa powder and powdered sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. First, prepare your cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and liberally grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray; set pan aside. Prepare your cake mix according to package directions. Stir in the espresso powder and the cinnamon to combine.
  2. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool the cake completely. Once cake has cooled, poke holes in it using the handle of a wooden spoon, careful not to completely penetrate the cake all the way through.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, condensed milk and Kahlua until blended. Pour the mixture evenly over the top of the cake, careful to fill the holes as best as you can. Allow the cake to sit in the fridge for about 20 minutes, then spread the Cool Whip on top in an even layer.
  4. Refrigerate the cake for about 4 hours, or overnight, to settle and allow the flavors to combine and absorb into the cake. Cut into squares and serve! Store leftovers covered in the fridge for about 3 days.

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!This cake is full of the flavors of a classic tiramisu – rich chocolate, smooth coffee, and delicate whipped cream that make for a memorable and marvelous dessert! This poke cake marinates overnight in the delicious flavors of Kahlua and cream, making it moist and irresistible. I love the added dusting of cocoa on top for a pretty appearance and a little extra chocolate :)

This Tiramisu Poke Cake is bursting with the classic flavors of tiramisu: rich chocolate, sweet & fluffy whipped cream, and dark coffee - but in a simple-to-make cake!

Want more tiramisu goodness? Check out my other tiramisu recipes!

baileystiramisuBailey’s Twinkie Tiramisu

toffeetiramisuToffee Tiramisu Brookies

Have a sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

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