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Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial. I really need to preface this tutorial with...

Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial

EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life.

EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake

Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink. Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. Rainbow Cake in a Jar. I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight. In this simple recipe, a basic white cake is turned into a slew of bright colors, baked to perfection, then topped with a creamy white frosting. Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to five days. They make a great treat to ship to someone, so long as you can ensure delivery to it’s final destination within 3 days. Rainbow Cake in Jar 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructionsNeon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple3 one-pint canning jars1 can vanilla frostingRainbow sprinkles Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake. I saw someone wearing the greatest polka dot rain coat today and it inspired me to make this cheesecake.

The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake

It needs to be refrigerated overnight so make sure you make it the day before you want to serve it. I find that popping it into the freezer for about 1/2 hour makes it a lot easier to cut. Using a knife dipped in hot water between cuts also helps to make clean edges. If you want to make this into a traditional cheesecake you will need an 8 inch spring form pan. Crust 1 cup Graham crumbs 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup melted butter Filling 16 oz softened cream cheese ½ cup sugar 2 eggs 2 oz dark chocolate, melted 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup sour cream Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a 7 X 7 inch square pan and line it with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix together the graham crumbs, sugar, cocoa, and melted butter and press into the pan. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Pour the plain batter into the pan, smoothing out to the edges. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour. Dirt Cake. I’m really excited about today’s post.

Dirt Cake

I remember Dirt Cakes from when I was younger so I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Plus I’m a sucker for cute stuff and this Dirt Cake is too cute! Dirt Cakes are a great dessert not only for adults, but for kids too. Just add some gummy worms or maybe a little trowel or spade! It’s a great opportunity to have fun and be creative. This was another recipe Kara and I prepared for Mother’s Day dinner and they were a hit. Note: The yield depends on the size pots you use. Ingredients 12 ounces chocolate pudding 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 16 ounces whipped topping (I used cool whip) 16 ounces crushed Oreos DirectionsMake pudding according to package directions. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine cream cheese and butter. To assemble your dirt cakes: {use whatever dish you prefer} alternate layers of oreo crumbs and filling. To add flowers (optional), tape the bottom on a straw and push into center of cake.

Twix Cheesecakes – Gingerbread Bagels. Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake. Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake

Hi Hat Cupcakes. Coca-Cola Cupcakes. I don’t drink coca-cola.

Coca-Cola Cupcakes

But I do eat it. Weird. Yeah, I dunno. It’s way better eaten. Let’s take a look, shall we? There’s some dark and white sugar cooked with dark dutch processed cocoa powder…and a can of coke! Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells. I watched my Grandmother’s face when she realized that I hadn’t handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell. Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water.

“Crack it on the table,” I told her. Eggs were cracked, cupcakes were eaten, and I was perceived as a cupcake Houdini. Update 3/19/2012: For the basic instructions on these Easter cupcakes, keep reading. To see another example of them with dyed eggs and cream cheese “yolk” filling, see my latest version of these Easter cupcakes.