Blog Posts - Cakes/cupcakes

Gingerbread Cake - A Festive Treat

I've been a little bit slow to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Usually, I'm in full swing making Christmas gifts from my kitchen but this year I was in a bit of a funk. I wanted to make something different! Then it hit me! When I was a kid w...
by Gourmet Getaways on Dec 5, 2016

German Apple Streusel Slice

Today I want to share a recipe for a German Apple Streusel Slice. I think everyone has probably tried this dessert before. It's one of those homely, old fashioned sweets that tends to brings back warm memories. The slice consists of three layers. The...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 1, 2016

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

During the colder months I tend to crave something sweet of an evening. Typically though, by the time I've put the kids to bed I'm all out of energy. This's where a quick, individual serve, dessert recipe like this Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake com...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 15, 2016

Salted Caramel Donuts - You know you want one!

Sometimes it seems like my best recipes are born out of a desire not to waste leftovers. These salted caramel donuts definitely fall into this category. Regular readers will remember my Salted Caramel and Pecan Monkey Bread.  It was a big hit in our...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 30, 2016

Salted Caramel & Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Good Morning readers, have you heard about, or tasted Monkey Bread? I have to admit it's pretty new to me also. At first I presumed it was a type of banana bread... well monkey's like banana's?? But no, monkey bread has nothing to do with banana's. S...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 15, 2016

Masterchef Chocolate Brookie Recipe

Masterchef is often a source of cooking inspiration for me. The other night I watched as three contestants were asked to create a midnight snack for Nigella Lawson. One of the contestants made a Dark Chocolate Brookie served with a Frangelico cream.
by Gourmet Getaways on May 28, 2016

Chocolate Mint Brownie w Peppermint Crisp

Chocolate Mint Brownie with, Peppermint Crisp, I finally made a dessert my family love! My family doesn't really like sweets. I know I have mentioned this before but it's the source of disappointment for me because I love making desserts and feeding...
by Gourmet Getaways on Apr 24, 2016

Luscious Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie

I have a treat for all the chocoholics! I'm sharing the most luscious Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe EVER! Granted, my timing may be a little imperfect... I know we have just finished the chocolate binge known as Easter. I'm counting on the t...
by Gourmet Getaways on Mar 27, 2016

Easter Cupcakes

Spring is in the air! I love this time of year! It’s like a breath of fresh air. The birds are chirping, the days are getting longer and the snow is finally melted and hopefully won’t return again until December! Easter is just around the...
by Mother Thyme on Mar 11, 2016

A Traditional Easter Cake

Do you have any Easter traditions?  We really don't have many, and the ones we do have are ALL about chocolate! Don't tell anyone, but I'm not that much of a chocolate fan... this is strictly a secret between you and I please readers, shh. Anyway, i...
by Gourmet Getaways on Mar 10, 2016

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter is just around the corner! Have you been lulled into a sugar coma yet by all the supermarket chocolate displays? Maybe I'm getting old, but I remember a time when you only ate chocolate Easter Eggs and hot cross buns on Easter morning? Or perh...
by Gourmet Getaways on Mar 3, 2016

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

When I made these amazing blueberry muffins I was in serious cake bliss. You see they smelled SO GOOD! Then I made the mistake of breaking one in half for the "photo shoot". Once the gooey jammy blueberry innards were exposed there was no going back!
by Gourmet Getaways on Feb 19, 2016

Dark Chocolate Butter Ganache

There are many uses of ganache. Depending on the temperature of the ganache, it can be use to pour over the cake, to use it for frosting and to sandwich the cake. Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate 120g salted butter 125ml (1/2 cup) double cre...
by Love to Cook Love to Eat on Oct 16, 2015

Chocolate Mud Cake

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by Love to Cook Love to Eat on Oct 15, 2015

Halloween Cupcake Idea : Easy Spiders & Webs

Halloween Spiders & Webs Cupcakes With Halloween just a few days away I thought I would share a quick, easy and fun cupcake idea for the upcoming parties this weekend or to surprise your kids with on Monday. Supplies Needed: * 1 cake mix * 1 tub...
by OurKidsMom on Oct 6, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Salted?)

Who don't like chocolate chip cookies? This recipe create crispy edge and chewy center chocolate chip cookies. However, if you prefer crispier cookies (no chewy center) extend baking time 1 to 2 minutes more than specify in the recipe. For this reci...
by Love to Cook Love to Eat on Sep 14, 2015

Ladybug Cupcakes | Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Ladybug Cupcakes These adorable ladybug cupcakes are perfect for a little girl’s party or just for a fun summer treat. With the right piping tip you’ve got a super quick and fun cupcake the kids will love. We start these cupcakes with a h...
by OurKidsMom on Aug 4, 2015

Lightning Mc Queen Cars Party

by Lmis Home Baked Cakes on Mar 18, 2015

Made in Heaven

I'm always open to new ideas and sources, so when I hear about the same place twice in a matter of days....I really stop and listen. Someone told me about the "flower pot" cakes by Made in Heaven Cakes and sent me a photo of one she sent to...
by Pretty Pink Tulips on Mar 4, 2015

Lemon & Basil Muffins – March Secret Recipe Club

I’ve been wanting to be a member of the Secret Recipe Club for a year now. A huge group of likeminded bloggers who are assigned a fellow member’s blog and can choose from their vast collection, which recipe to make. The waiting list is en...
by Casa Costello on Mar 1, 2015

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