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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake


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!

Pink Velvet Cake Truffles

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Pink velvet cake and cream cheese truffles dipped in pink and white candy coatings and topped with a royal icing rosette - my contribution to a virtual baby shower. These are simple to make, bite-sized, and absolutely delicious. A fantastic and sweet way to welcome a little baby girl!

Girelle alla ricotta


Soft and fluffy egg-less ricotta cheese brioche - delicious!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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Valentines day is fast approaching and if you plan on making a special meal for your sweetie add these to the menu! Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with cream cheese frosting are perfect for Valentines day!

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

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Dark chocolate mocha cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting.

Avocado Cream Cheese Cookies

Avocado Cream Cheese Cookies

This recipe taught me something new: you can substitute avocado for butter. (Extra benefit: "avocado is very healthy and can lower cholesterol.") Plus, I'm sure it's a great addition to the cream cheese that also shows up in this cookie batter! These cookies are adorable and delicious!

New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

"A slice of smooth, creamy and rich cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate my birthday and ring in the new year."

I couldn't agree more - happy belated birthday Sweet Pea!

Recipe: New York Style Cheesecake

Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

How about a little lemony sunshine on a cold winter day? 

"Tartlets that actually live up to their name. These tartlets are tart enough for even the most devoted-lemon lover thanks to a sassy infusion of Limoncello liqueur."

Recipe: Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

I love how creative folks are getting with their cupcakes, and this is a perfect example of classic flavors recombined into something deliciously exciting!

"Chocolate cream cheese filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes!! How does that grab you? These cupcakes were filled with a cream cheese filling and frosted with a coconut buttercream frosting… The pairing is out of this world delicious."

Recipe: Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Joelen takes a classic yellow cupcake and makes it festive by swirling in gingersnap crumbs - then garnishes it with a cute little floret of cream cheese frosting and gingersnap cookie - so deliciously cute!

Recipe: Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes