Caramel Cake Recipe Begins With a Cake Mix

My two favorite cakes are red velvet and caramel. When I’m faced with a choice, I just can’t choose one over the other so I have a small slice of each. Life is too short to pass on my favorite cakes. Thankfully, this caramel cake recipe is easy to make.  When my family gathers for […]

Peggy’s Honey Bun Cake Is Moist and Delicious

I’ve tasted my fair share of honey bun cakes over the years. Some are just okay, some are dry, and some are really bad. Well, Peggy’s Honey Bun Cake is moist and delicious. If you try it and say it isn’t, it’s you, not the cake. 🙂 Here are some tips to make sure your […]

How to Make a Red Velvet Cake Roll

Red Velvet Cake is a favorite at my house. I grew up eating my aunt Jean’s Red Velvet Cake. Every time we have a family gathering, I always grab a piece of her Red Velvet Cake for dessert. I also make a Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes that are pretty awesome. This time around I decided […]

20 Gorgeous Birthday Cake Ideas You Will Love

For me, the perfect birthday party is one that’s casual and low-key. I like to celebrate at home surrounded by my family and close friends. These 20 Birthday Cake Ideas will have you planning your next birthday party. Since the birthday cake is the main event, it needs to shine. It’s hard to pick a favorite […]

Beauty and the Beast Tea Party with Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches

This post, Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches, contains affiliate links. I’ll make a little coffee money (not enough to buy the coffee shop) if you click a link and buy a product. There’s no extra cost for you. Out of all the fabulous Disney movies, Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite. I can hardly wait […]

Mexican Lava Brownies & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Sometimes I just need chocolate. Hot chocolate. No. Not the kind you drink. It’s way too hot for that (it’s 80º today!). I need spicy chocolate. I need heat. Sometimes I just need Mexican Lava Brownies & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream (caramel ice cream). Coffee ice cream is also good with these brownies. If […]

How to Make Orange Blossoms (Mini Cupcakes)

This post, Orange Blossoms, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurelySimple #CollectiveBias When you think about the ultimate dessert, what’s the first flavor that pops into your mind?  For me, it’s always citrus.  Add a little lemon, lime or orange to my cake and I’m all over […]

Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo

Hot summer days cry out for Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo.  What’s a Semifreddo?  It’s a partially frozen Italian dessert, usually in the form of an ice-cream cake, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. I love the way that word slips off my tongue, so I’ve been saying semifreddo all day long, every chance I get. For […]

Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party

Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias Welcome to the most laid-back, fun party of the summer – my Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party. Had you rather have an ice cream sundae? Dr. Pepper® Cherry Float? […]

Sweet Tea and Lemonade Cake

I’m as southern as the days are long, but this is a first for me – baking a sweet tea and lemonade cake!  I mean, sure, southerners are known for their good food and their sweet tea.  But to be totally honest, I haven’t had sweet tea in years – unsweetened for me, thank you […]