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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

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From the pages of Baked Explorations comes this rustic cake made rich with chocolate chips and butter, yet rendered homey with the addition of oatmeal and a thick cream cheese frosting. Even better is that this delicious cake mixes up in one bowl - all the faster from oven to table!

Piña Colada Bread Pudding

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Got the winter blues? A warm bread pudding infused with pineapple and coconut might be just the tropical jolt you need to shake off those doldrums. And a healthy dose of caramel sauce topping it all of couldn't hurt either!

Pull-Apart Cheesy Herb Bread

Pull-Apart Cheesy Bread

Imagine a soft yeast dough filled with pockets of cheddar cheese and fresh herbs, all baked to warm perfection! Are you getting the picture? This savory loaf is right at home alongside all your winter favorites!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Just a little bit of breakfast heaven to warm up your winter... Cherries and chocolate are an unbeatable combination, and with a touch of sour cream these muffins will make you stop and take time for breakfast!

Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies

These little gooey melt-in-your-mouth mini bites are ready for snacking in minutes! We doubt you can eat just one. Our sincere apologies.   

Recipe: Nutella Brownies

Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread

Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread

Aren't handwritten recipes the best? This one is Stephanie's favorite sandwich loaf, and with its soft oat-enriched goodness we can see why!

Recipe: Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread

Candy Cake

Candy Cake

A special first birthday brings a delicate buttermilk and coconut flavorerd cake layered with coconut mousse and topped with a smooth chocolate ganache. Add candy decor and candles - lucky girl indeed!

Recipe: Candy Cake

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Mousse and Lemon Cheesecake

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Mousse and Lemon Cheesecake

What to do when a friend is expecting, it's her birthday and she's craving lemon and cheesecake and chocolate... Jess answers the call with this delightfully lemony cheesecake topped with swirls of rich dulce de leche chocolate mousse! 'Cuz us girls have to stick together!

Recipe: Chocolate Dulce de Leche and Lemon Cheesecake

My Grand Aunt's Fruit Cake

My Grand Aunt's Fruit Cake

This Christmas treat is a family affair. Favorite dried fruits are soaked in a spiced and brandied sauce, then folded into a caramel-flavored nutty batter. Baked to perfection the finished cake is doused with whisky, dusted with sugar and served to a most appreciative family! Long live tradition!

Recipe: My Grand Aunt's Fruit Cake

Chocolate Mint Puddles

Chocolate Mint Puddles

There are chocolate people... and then there are chocolate mint people - you know who you are! These decadent chocolate butter cookies are delicious in their own right, but become absolutely divine with the addition of a swirl of chocolate mint.

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Puddles