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10 Spectacular 4th of July Sweet Treats

by Jennifer Wieland
10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats

 

The 4th of July is one week away and I know that this upcoming weekend will be filled to the brim with cookouts, parties, festivals and just a whole lot of fun and merriment! Whether you are heading out to someplace else or having friends and family over to celebrate this great nation you’ll want to serve up some delicious sweet treats. Today, I am sharing with you what I think are 10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats from the blog!

10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats

Strawberry Cupcakes

These cupcakes are delicious and packed with all the summer flavor that fresh, organic strawberries can pack! The frosting is unbelievably light and creamy!

Strawberry Cupcakes a perfect farewell to summer treat.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is packed with fresh summer flavor and the addition of the ricotta cheese makes for a unique and very moist cake.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Firecracker Funfettii Cupcakes with Flour Frosting

These cupcakes will bring out the kid in anyone! The bright sprinkles make the cake colorful and look like a colorful explosion. The flour frosting is different and perfect for people who aren’t fans of regular buttercream but don’t want to worry about a whipped cream frosting in the summer heat. The secret ingredient filling in the cupcakes really makes them POP!

Firecracker Funfetti Cupcakes with Flour Frosting & Pop Rocks Centers #YoungAndHungry

Celebration Oreo Bars

Think Rice Krispie Treats made out of Oreos instead of cereal and you have these delicious bars! They are so simple to make and can be jazzed up with red, white and blue candies and sprinkles for the perfect Americana vibe!

Celebration Oreo Bars

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Since the 4th of July is a way to celebrate America’s birthday these Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat to help honor America and keep cool in the hot sun!

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla #NMVIceCream

Quick Fruit Cobbler

This is perfect for a last-minute, throw together dessert. You can make it with cherry, blueberry, strawberry or the always American classic apple pie filling. It comes together in minutes and paired with cool creamy ice cream it’s a delicious, classic dessert.

Quick and Easy Fruit Cobbler

S’mores Truffle Bars

S’mores are a summer, campfire, cookout staple during the summer. These S’mores Truffle Bars are a grownup take on the classic kid’s treat.

Decadent S'mores Truffle Bars

Four Ingredient CPS Lunchroom Butter Cookies

If you grew up in the Chicago area in mid to late 1900’s then you know and love these simple butter cookies. With only four ingredients these cookies come together in a snap and are delicious!

4 Ingredient CPS Lunchroom Butter Cookies

Strawberry Crème Pie

This no bake pie is packed with delicious strawberry flavor and since it’s a crème pie it is much lighter in taste than a traditional fruit pie. Added bonus, this can easily be made ahead so dessert is one less thing you have to worry about on the day of your cookout or party.

Strawberry Creme Pie

Cherry Pie Bars

This delicious dessert is a cross between a slab pie and almond brownies. The pairing of cherries and almond flavor make for a delicious dessert that’s more than able to feed a crowd!

Awe-Inspiring Cherry Pie Bars to celebrate National Cherry Month with Wayfair.com

What sweet treats are you cooking up for the 4th of July?

 

 


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Topped Lemon Ricotta Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

There’s a reason the line “Let them eat cake” is so famous! It’s because cake is something that people around the world can agree is a delicious treat that comes in an enormous variety of flavor combinations! Wayfair asked some us Wayfair Homemakers to take on cake in the first ever #WayfairCakeOff and the only requirement for us was that we had to use fruit in it. With all of the warm weather fruit selections are at their peak right now in the grocery stores so this was definitely a fun and easy recipe to work on. For my cake I decided to create a Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting topped Lemon Ricotta Cake . 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

I love to pair citrus and berries. They always compliment each other beautifully and always make me think of warm, sunny days.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

If you have never had a ricotta cake you are missing out! The sweetened ricotta sinks to almost the bottom of the cake and creates a pretty white stripe throughout the bottom. It also makes the cake unbelievably moist and delicious! 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

With the flavors of this cake making me think of sunshine, summer days and picnics in Tuscan countryside, I decided to keep the decorating to a sweet and simple for a more rustic look and only frosted the tops of each layer. 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Even though the cake may have been decorated simply there was definitely nothing simple about how delicious this cake is! This Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Topped Lemon Ricotta Cake will wow whoever you serve it this summer with its summer fruit flavors. While the stripe of sweetened ricotta cheese will leave the cake moist and with a uniquely, delicious flavor!  

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 8
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1038 calories
140 g
195 g
49 g
13 g
27 g
329 g
525 g
94 g
1 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
329g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1038
Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
76%
Saturated Fat 27g
134%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 195mg
65%
Sodium 525mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 140g
47%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 94g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
24%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  2. 1/2 c. butter, very soft
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 c. water
  5. 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  6. zest of one lemon
  7. 1 15 oz. container of ricotta cheese
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  9. 3/4 c. sugar
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 5 c. confectioner's sugar
  4. 3/4 c. finely diced strawberries
  5. 1-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray two 9" round cake pans with baking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix the cake mix, butter, eggs, water, lemon juice and lemon zest on low speed until combined. Increase speed and blend on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the cake batter evenly between the two cake pans. Making sure to make the batter as level as possible.
  4. In another mixing bowl combine the ricotta cheese, vanilla and sugar and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture on the cake batter in both pans. Then spread the ricotta mixture over the top in a circle leaving about 1/2" of space all the way around.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.
  7. Cool completely and the frost and serve.
For the frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In four batches add some of the confectioner's sugar and strawberries each time. Mixing each time on low until all of the sugar has been combined.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of the cream and mix on high for 3-5 minutes. Add more cream if it is to think. Once the desired consistency has been reached use it to frost the cakes.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.
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If your ready to get your baking then be sure to check out Wayfair for their great selection of cake stands and cake pans!

 

 


Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

 

 

Valentine’s Day is done and over so all the flowers, hearts, red and pink are out the window and it’s now time to bring out the green shamrocks and booze to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! To kick off all the glorious fun associated with the celebration of this Irish holiday I decided to make some Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes and to make them even more wonderful they are amazingly awesome and easy to do. These cupcakes are rich, decadent and delicious and have three layers of boozy flavor. 

Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

To make these little treats of St. Patrick’s Day deliciousness easy to do I started out with a box of devil’s food cake mix. To keep it on the track of simplicity I skipped the eggs, oil and water the mix calls for and just added some Guinness to it. That’s right people, cake mix and beer and you have ready to go cake batter!  Could it get any easier? 

Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day made with a box cake mix

While the cupcakes are baking you can whip up the chocolate ganache for the cupcake centers. The ganache is flavored with Jameson Whiskey and makes for a truffle like center to the cupcake. Oh yeah, that’s going to wow your friends and family!

Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Next comes the frosting. I opted to go with a cream cheese frosting to really take the richness of these to an even higher level! The cream cheese paired with Bailey’s Irish Cream really makes it taste like you’re enjoying a cheesecake taste to the cupcake. Now, combine all of these flavors together and you are going to love it! 

Amazingly Awesome and Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
Serves 24
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500 calories
63 g
48 g
27 g
4 g
12 g
123 g
277 g
53 g
1 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
123g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500
Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
41%
Saturated Fat 12g
60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 48mg
16%
Sodium 277mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 63g
21%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 53g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 1 box devil's food cake mix
  2. 1 11.2 oz. bottle of Guinness Draught
For the ganache
  1. 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  2. 2/3 c. heavy whipping cream
  3. 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  4. 2 tbsp. Jameson Whiskey
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 4 c. powdered sugar
  4. 2-3 tbsp. Bailey's Irish Cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix and the Guinness. Mix on low speed for thirty seconds until combined and then increase speed to medium and mix for two minutes,
  3. Scoop the batter into the cupcakes liners and bake for 18-23 minutes or until they bounce back when pressed on the top. Cool in the pan for five minutes then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.
For the ganache
  1. Place the chopped chocolate into a heat safe bowl.
  2. Heat the cream in a saucepan or in the microwave and bring to a simmer.
  3. Pour the heated cream over the chocolate and let sit for a few minutes.
  4. Add the butter and whiskey and stir until smooth.
  5. Let the ganache sit until soft but firm enough to work with.
For the frosting
  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time mixing on low in between each addition.
  3. Stir in the Bailey's Irish Cream and mix on low. Once combined increase the speed to high and mix for five minutes until light and fluffy.
To assemble the cupcakes
  1. Core out the center of the cupcake with a cupcake corer, paring knife or the bottom of a pastry tip.
  2. Scoop about a tablespoon of ganache and place into the hollowed cupcake.
  3. Top with the frosting and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Share with your favorite leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day and they’ll feel like they’ve gotten a bit of the luck o’ the Irish.  

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Make Halftime Deliciously Easy with Chili Cheese Dip

by Jennifer Wieland
Make Halftime Deliciously Easy with Chili Cheese Dip #ProgressoChili #ProgressoGameDay #GameDayFavorites

The teams are getting widdled down and the big game is fast approaching. It’s time to think about what you’ll be serving to wow your favorite football fans during halftime. For me, I am a fan of dips, finger foods and small plate options. It makes it so much easier to work with that while yelling at the TV. (Sorry, crazy, hardcore fan here.) One of my favorite go to dips is Chili Cheese Dip. It’s easy to put together and make but it’s filling enough to feel like you are eating more than just a dip. 

Make Halftime Deliciously Easy with Chili Cheese Dip #ProgressoChili #ProgressoGameDay #GameDayFavorites

In the past I have used <shudder> canned chili to make this dip but now that Progresso has a a great line of chili products available I have switched. I love that the chili is chunky with quality meats, beans and vegetables. 

Make Halftime Deliciously Easy with Chili Cheese Dip #ProgressoChili #ProgressoGameDay #GameDayFavorites

Progresso Chili comes in three great flavors:

• Roasted Vegetable Chili with 3 Beans
• Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans
• Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans

I love that I can get this with so many options. I can go traditional with pork and beef or change things up with a white chili or have my vegetarian frineds covered with a veggie chili!

Make Halftime Deliciously Easy with Chili Cheese Dip #ProgressoChili #ProgressoGameDay #GameDayFavorites

The Chili Cheese Dip is so quick and easy to make and your guests will love how great it tastes! Some simple ingredients and a quick bake is all it takes. 

 

Chili Cheese Dip
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1389 calories
46 g
368 g
117 g
50 g
68 g
851 g
2240 g
28 g
0 g
35 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
851g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1389
Calories from Fat 1025
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 117g
179%
Saturated Fat 68g
339%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 368mg
123%
Sodium 2240mg
93%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 8g
31%
Sugars 28g
Protein 50g
Vitamin A
166%
Vitamin C
582%
Calcium
114%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 c. salsa, thick and chunky
  3. 1 1/2 c. Progresso Chili
  4. 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  5. 2 green onions, diced
  6. 1 Roma tomato, diced
  7. 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a pie tin or cake pan spread the softened cream cheese to cover the bottom. Then spread the salsa over the cream cheese and follow that with the chili. Next, add the cheddar cheese over the top. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Top the cooked dip with the green onion, tomato and cilantro and then serve with tortilla chips.
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Progresso Chili is available nationally in the soup aisle and comes in a pouch (2-2 ½ servings). For more information on the entire line of Progresso products, and new game day-ready recipes and serving ideas go to the Progresso game day website.

 

 


Peanut Butter Cup Dip

by Jennifer Wieland
Peanut Butter Cup Dip a tasty start to your next party.

 

 

I love a good dip! My husband would say he does too and that’s why he married me… lol. I however mean the edible kind and not the personality. A good dip can bring in the crowds at the start of the party and get them talking. Well, at can at my parties because the people I tend to hangout with are food junkies like me. There are all kinds of dips; fruit dips, chip dips, savory and sweet. This morning I woke up on a mission to make a sweet dip that would be a party starter. I wanted a peanut butter cup dip!
Peanut Butter Cup Dip a tasty start to your next party.
What’s peanut butter cup dip you ask? Why it’s a sweet, tangy take on a classic candy that’s been made dipable! What’s better is that it takes only a few minutes to throw together but will leave your guests asking for the recipe. Yup, it’s that good!

Peanut Butter Cup Dip a tasty start to your next party.

Chocolate and peanut butter together are already on its own level of awesomeness! You can make it so much more glorious though by throwing that together with marshmallow creme, cream cheese and of course some whipped topping.

Peanut Butter Cup Dip a tasty start to your next party.

Peanut Butter Cup Dip
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4185 calories
296 g
343 g
300 g
123 g
93 g
1063 g
2877 g
169 g
0 g
177 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1063g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4185
Calories from Fat 2560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 300g
461%
Saturated Fat 93g
465%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 58g
Monounsaturated Fat 119g
Cholesterol 343mg
114%
Sodium 2877mg
120%
Total Carbohydrates 296g
99%
Dietary Fiber 31g
125%
Sugars 169g
Protein 123g
Vitamin A
70%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
70%
Iron
46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 8 oz. package of Neufchatel cheese
  2. 1 7 oz. jar of marshmallow creme
  3. 1 8 oz. container whipped topping
  4. 1 13 oz. jar of Reese's Spreads Peanut Butter Chocolate
  5. 1 1.5 oz. package Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the Neufchatel cheese, marshmallow creme, whipped topping and peanut butter chocolate spread until combined. Place in serving dish and top with chopped up peanut butter cups.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. You can use other brands of chocolate peanut butter spread or peanut butter cups.
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Decadent Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars

by Jennifer Wieland
Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars a re a sweet, tropical treat.

 

 

It’s so hard traveling someplace nice and warm and coming back to wintry weather, rainy weather or weather that just can’t make up its mind on what season it should be when I am now firmly in need of some summer weather. That’s why my recent baking has all had a bit of a tropical flare to it because I need to feel like summer will be here soon and baking tropical treats does that for me. These Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars came about one day during spring break last week. The kids and I all got sick and the weather was hit or miss so it wasn’t much of a fun break for us.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars a re a sweet, tropical treat.

One day while running into the store for a few things (since that was all I could manage with a fever) I spotted pineapple cream cheese and immediately, possibly may have drooled a little. I love pineapple! I like eating it in the winter because not only is it delish but it also makes me think of sunshine and beaches. As soon as I saw this pineapple cream cheese it immediately came to me that I was going to make some Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars. Had I made them before? Heck no! I was determined though fever and all though to make them and I am so glad I did! They were such a pick me up for everyone in the house, especially my husband who was stuck with all of us sickies. He really enjoyed them!

Decadent Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars are a sweet, tropical treat.

Between the icing, the pineapple and the cream cheese these bars have a lovely flavor that is tropical, sweet and rich.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars
Yields 24
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201 calories
32 g
28 g
7 g
2 g
4 g
61 g
88 g
21 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
61g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 4g
22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 28mg
9%
Sodium 88mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For the bars
  2. 1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple in it's own juice
  3. 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  7. 8 oz. pkg. pineapple cream cheese, softened
  8. 1 2/3 c. sugar
  9. 1 egg
  10. For the icing
  11. 1 c. powdered sugar
  12. 2 tbsp. milk
  13. 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp. pineapple juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9"x13" pan with baking spray.
  2. Drain the canned pineapple being sure to reserve the juice. Divide the pineapple and juice as follows. 1/4 c. crushed pineapple, 3 tbsp. pineapple juice, remaining pineapple and juice in separate bowls.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed. Add the sugar, 1/4 c. crushed pineapple and pineapple juice and mix until combined. Stir in the egg on low until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients in two batches and then mix on medium speed for a minute.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan and top with the remaining crushed pineapple.Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the middle has set. Let the bars cool for 10-15 minutes. While they are cooling you can make the icing.
  6. To make the icing whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and pineapple juice until smooth. Once the bars are cooled some spread the icing.
  7. Cut the bars into 2" squares and serve.
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carbs
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White Chocolate Passion Fruit Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
White chocolate passion fruit cupcakes

 

 

 

I have some flavor combinations that I just absolutely adore! White chocolate and passion fruit is one of them and if you follow this blog regularly then you may have seen some of my other recipes with this deliciously sweet and tropical combination. These particular white chocolate passion fruit cupcakes came to be because I wanted to make this cake that I had made before. It’s still cold and snowing here in Chicago (We got almost 6″ yesterday.) and I wanted a bit of a tropical flavored treat. I didn’t feel like making a whole big cake though and decided to make cupcakes instead to share with some friends.

White chocolate passion fruit cupcakes

I ran into a problem though when I went to the store to get all of the ingredients and discovered that I could not buy white chocolate cream cheese at any stores near me. Now I don’t know if it’s completely off the market or just not around here any longer but this meant I had to change-up my previous frosting recipe. I’ve changed it up so that it’s now made with plain, old cream cheese and it is still divine tasting!

White chocolate passion fruit cupcakes

These cupcakes are so simple and pretty and the taste is light, sweet and fruity. They are the perfect spring treat! The frosting covered in the chopped white chocolate reminds me so much of bunny tails.

White chocolate passion fruit cupcakes

White Chocolate Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Frosting
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4118 calories
567 g
517 g
206 g
22 g
124 g
985 g
867 g
550 g
4 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
985g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4118
Calories from Fat 1815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 206g
318%
Saturated Fat 124g
620%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 54g
Cholesterol 517mg
172%
Sodium 867mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 567g
189%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 550g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
131%
Vitamin C
27%
Calcium
49%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 4 c. confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  4. 3-4 tbsp. passion fruit juice (I use Goya)
  5. 4 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until light. Add in half of the confectioner’s sugar and mix on low until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl and add the second half of the confectioner’s sugar. Again, mix on low until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl again and with the mixer on low, slowly add in 3 tbsp of passion fruit juice. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for a few minutes until creamy. If you need to add the last tbsp. of juice. Frost cupcakes or cake and use the chopped white chocolate to sprinkle onto the frosted cake or cupcakes.
Notes
  1. Cream cheese frosting needs to be refrigerated.
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The recipe for the cake can be found here along with a fabulous white chocolate passion fruit mousse.

 

 

 


Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

 

 

 

I have had this idea for this cake rattling around in my head for almost a year now. For some reason though I kept either putting it off or something else would come up and it would get pushed to the back burner. A few days ago though I woke up and decided that I was going to make my final tweaks to the recipe and make it and by golly it was going to be abso-freaking-lutely ah-mazing! Do you want to know what? It was spectacular this Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake!

I’m so glad that I didn’t put off making this cake again for two reasons. First of all this cake truly is unbelievably good! Second of all, later in the day after making this cake I came down with what seems like to me is the world’s worst case of strep throat ever. I’m talking I needed steroid shots just to get my tonsils off of each other so I could do that crazy little thing called breath. Then a visit to the ER when it did it again. That’s enough about that though. 

Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

This cake is so easy to put together but will have people who eat it wanting more. It’s the perfect addition to a get together, office party or celebration and with cookout season and Easter right around the corner you can’t go wrong bringing this to share with the other guests.

Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

If you’ve never made a gooey butter cake before it consists of two layers. The base layer is the cake layer or in this case the cake and candy layer.

Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

The second layer of a gooey butter cake is a cream cheese layer or in this case a cream cheese and Oreo layer.

Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake

See, I told you this cake is awesome! Anything with chocolate cake, candy bars, cream cheese and Oreos just can’t help but be good.

Cookies N Creme Gooey Butter Cake
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5853 calories
660 g
1367 g
341 g
72 g
165 g
1487 g
3433 g
540 g
10 g
142 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1487g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5853
Calories from Fat 3009
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 341g
524%
Saturated Fat 165g
826%
Trans Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 38g
Monounsaturated Fat 104g
Cholesterol 1367mg
456%
Sodium 3433mg
143%
Total Carbohydrates 660g
220%
Dietary Fiber 20g
82%
Sugars 540g
Protein 72g
Vitamin A
144%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
74%
Iron
191%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 15.25 oz. box of devil's food cake mix
  2. 1/2 c. butter, melted
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 4 oz. bar of Hershey's Cookies N Creme Candy Bar, chopped
  5. 8 oz. cream cheese
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 6 Oreos or other chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  8. 2 c. powdered sugar
  9. 8 Oreos or other chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 pan with baking spray.
  2. Mix cake mix, melted butter and 2 eggs on low speed until combined. Press into the prepared pan. Top with the chopped up candy bar.
  3. Mix cream cheese and eggs with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in 6 crushed Oreos or other chocolate sandwich cookies and confectioner's sugar mixing until combined. Pour and spread evenly over the cake layer. Top that with the other 8 crushed Oreos or other chocolate sandwich cookies.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan and then cut and serve.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies

I love adding cream cheese to my baking! It adds a certain amount of tang and richness to your baking that takes something as simple as a cookie and makes it into something unforgettable. These White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies are a perfect example! These bite sized gems are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray.

White chocolate and cranberries not only taste great in your holiday baking but I love the white and deep red colors your foods get by adding them. After all, red and white are two of the color staples of Christmas. It’s like paying homage to Santa in a cookie and we all know how much Santa likes his cookies! So enjoy these White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies with friends, family or the big guy this holiday season.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies

 

White Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookies
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5284 calories
645 g
833 g
287 g
54 g
174 g
1165 g
562 g
384 g
7 g
88 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1165g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5284
Calories from Fat 2520
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 287g
441%
Saturated Fat 174g
869%
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 75g
Cholesterol 833mg
278%
Sodium 562mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 645g
215%
Dietary Fiber 16g
63%
Sugars 384g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A
150%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
59%
Iron
32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 c. sugar
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1 c. dried cranberries
  8. 1 c. white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheets.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese. Slowly pour in the sugar and mix until it’s fluffy in appearance. Mix in the egg yolk just until combined. Add the flour one cup at a time. Stir in the vanilla and then the dried cranberries.
  3. Roll tablespoons of the dough into balls and place on baking sheets. Lightly press the dough down to flatten some. Bake for 11-13 minutes and then let cool on the pan for a couple of minutes and then move to a rack to finish cooling
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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars

by Jennifer Wieland
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars #fallbaking #thanksgiving

It’s Veteran’s Day here in the good old U.S. of A. and yesterday was my parent’s 41st wedding anniversary as well. My dad was in the Navy and stationed in Virginia when they were married and my younger sister and I were both born in a Naval hospital. We even have state and military birth certificates. It’s kind of cool to have that military one! Anyway, I decided last night that I was going to bake and share a brand new treat with you all in honor of these two very important things in my life. Since Thanksgiving is coming up though so I wanted to create a dessert that would go perfectly for that friends and family filed holiday too. That’s how I came up these Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars. So today I say thank you to all of our military members past, present and future for all that you do and have done and all that you and your families sacrifice to keep us safe. I’d also like to thank my parents for getting married because without that one I wouldn’t be here today.

These bars turned out to be such a rich, decadent treat! They were full of pumpkin spice flavor that brings to mind all things fall but it is not done in an overpowering fashion. The addition of the cream cheese takes these from your standard, run of the mill blondies to something that is rich and oh so tasty. The glaze just adds the perfect finishing touch to the bars and adds another level of sweetness.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars #fallbaking #thanksgiving

I really liked the addition of the pumpkin spice morsels. It gave the bars a pretty little pop of orange color throughout. The really hard while baking these was keeping my 5-year old from eating all of the pumpkin spice morsels before I could get them mixed into the dough.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars #fallbaking #thanksgiving

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bars
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5653 calories
919 g
683 g
215 g
73 g
123 g
1522 g
3053 g
484 g
4 g
60 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1522g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5653
Calories from Fat 1872
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 215g
330%
Saturated Fat 123g
617%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 49g
Cholesterol 683mg
228%
Sodium 3053mg
127%
Total Carbohydrates 919g
306%
Dietary Fiber 51g
205%
Sugars 484g
Protein 73g
Vitamin A
140%
Vitamin C
112%
Calcium
245%
Iron
347%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the bars
  1. 2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  6. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  7. 1 2/3 c. sugar
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla
  9. 1 lrg. egg
  10. 1 10 oz. pkg. Nestle Pumpkin Spice Morsels
For the glaze
  1. 1 c. confectioner's sugar
  2. 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  3. 3 tbsp. milk
  4. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
For the bars
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9"x13" pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in the egg on low until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in two batches and then mix on medium speed for a minute. Stir in the pumpkin spice morsels.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the middle has set. Let the bars cool for 30 minutes. When they are almost cool make the glaze.
For the glaze
  1. To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk and vanilla until smooth. Once the bars are cooled spread the glaze over the top. Cut the bars into 2" squares and serve. Store in an airtight container.
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protein
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carbs
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