Nutella

The One Pot Chef has a true passion for food and I’m so glad that he shares his recipes with us! Recipes like this no-bake Nutella Cheesecake. Yum! Nutella is the byproduct of a marriage between chocolate and hazelnut. It makes a delicious spread that can be put on almost anything and, like this cheesecake, is to die for.

I just learned that there is a world Nutella day. We missed February 5th this year but let’s all commit to make this cake next year. I’m not going to wait untill then to make this! It’ll be a wonder if I can make it into next week. Lol. This is terrific. It would be fun to try this with peanut butter too. Think that would work?

Now I can’t stop thinking about yummy creamy cheesecake! Must-Have-Cheesecake! I’m all about the no-bake method too. All the deliciousness without the delay. Score! The Joy Of Baking has another recipe that you must try. Check it out here.

Here’s the video…Enjoy (and eat up)!

SKittles

Yum! I’m starving and seeing this delicious cake only makes it worse. Sugar! Love it! It will rot our teeth and make us fat if we gobbled it up every day but it’s ok to indulge once in a while. Why not indulge is this bright colorful tasty treat?! I think I will. I know the fam will be so happy with this dessert!

I hope you have experienced the goodness that is a poke cake. Normally they are made with jello but there are recipes that range from pudding to strawberry lemonade. Very good. My Granny used to make them all the time. This cake, talk about a blast from the past! This version of the cake is made with skittles. I think everyone loves that candy so I’m pretty sure everyone will love this cake.

This is a little more time consuming than a regular cake but worth it. Melting the skittles down unto a gel can take a little bit of time. I’m still game to try. This is an amazing video tutorial, complete with recipe, detailed steps, and all ingredients listed out for us! I’m so excited to feature this here today! Vanilla/white cake with skittles colors and flavors? Yes please!

Life is too short to not have fun and try delicious desserts. Wine And Glue has 30 delicious poke cake recipes you must try someday! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here they are.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

dump cake recipe

Cheese, chocolate, ice cream. Cake is cake. But dump cake? Hummm. I wasn’t too sure about it but after seeing this video I’m a believer! It’s made from really simple ingredient. (Lots of butter and sugar! My favorites!) You will only need 10 minutes of prep time and 1 hour of cook time, this cake is an all around winner.

The thing is, I’ve eaten this cake before and it is good! I just didn’t know what it was at the time or how to make it. Now I know and you can be sure I’ll be making it. Maybe it’ll become my potluck staple.

I don’t much care for cherries or walnuts so I would tweak the recipe and experiment with all types of flavors. How fun will that be?! Raspberry filling with a chocolate cake mix would be heaven. A peach version would be yummy too. It almost looks like a cake/crisp hybrid. Fine by me! I love crisps almost as much as I love cakes. Epicurious has one of my absolute favorite crisp recipes. Find it here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Holy Donuts

There is the most magical donut shop not too far from me. Just driving by it can brighten my day. They serve their treats in bright pink boxes and none taste better than their donut holes. Sadly, they are a little spendy and I don’t treat myself to those pink boxes of happiness all that often. I’m so glad to have found a donut hole DIY. My life is now complete!

This truly is as advertised. Three minute donut holes. Three minutes until you will be enjoying warm golden brown deliciousness. You will need biscuit dough, sugar, and oil for frying. And of course toppings. Careful when using hot oil. It will only take a few singed arm hairs to make you cautious. Other than that have fun!

The only downside of this video tutorial. Added calories. You now are armed with the knowledge of how to make delicious sugary donut holes and must resist the temptation to not make them every single day. Good luck with that. With great knowledge comes great responsibility and all that.

If you notice that your pants are getting a little too tight and your waist a little too big… Greatist has a delicious roundup of 29 slightly healthier donut alternatives. Find them all here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

DIY Fondant

DIY fondant is so simple to make that you only need three ingredients. Four if you count the food coloring. Two if you consider that the Crisco is only to keep things from sticking. I have powdered sugar and vegetable shortening but I’m fresh out of marshmallows. I just used them all to make marshmallow shot glasses. I don’t regret that decision but I do need to head to the store to stock up on some more so I can make this fondant. It’s the perfect recipe!

There are a couple of wonderful video tutorials and I watched every second of them! I suggest you do the same and read every instruction! Making fondant is a lot like baking bread. It’s time consuming but worth it in the end. There is a lot of kneading. When making this be sure to take your time. There are a lot of variables that go into homemade fondant. (Who knew?) Climate, temperature, consistency, etc. Also don’t forget your apron! This is a messy and sticky treat. Here is another fondant recipe from Allrecipes.com. Slightly different but no less delicious. Yum.

Find the complete tutorial from Cute DIY Projects here…

CuteDIYProjects: Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe Anyone Can Use

Valentine Fudge

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Literally. It’s in three days and I am not prepared. (Don’t tell but I haven’t put away my manger scene yet!) I haven’t decorated, baked, or shopped. I need to get to that ASAP. I have some time tomorrow and I’m gonna hit the stores and knock out my holiday list like a boss! No matter how lazy, there is always time to make fun and delicious treats. Thanks to the internet anything is possible. Things like this yummy cherry fudge take only minutes and will wow your friends and fam!

This isn’t a microwave recipe but it’s still super quick! It’s perfect if your microwave is broken like mine is! Cream, marshmallows, white chocolate, butter, sugar. Healthy! We all know fudge isn’t healthy but there is no pretending with this recipe. I love how this desert is a pretty pink color. I don’t really like cherry so I would probably substitute raspberry or strawberry. If you’re not a fan of cherry either, you might want to try these delicious chocolate fudge recipes. There are 8 of the them featured at Mr Fudge. Yum.

Here’s the delicious video… Enjoy!

Cake Toppers

I died laughing! These are too cute. Long gone are the days of traditional cake toppers. My best friend just had Battlestar Galactica characters atop hers. (Some inside joke between her and the groom I think). No matter how crazy the cake toppers get, the cake still takes delicious and it gives the guests something fun to remember about the reception besides all the horribly bad dancing.

My cake topper is in this roundup! My honey didn’t care about a lot of the little details but he did care about the cake and he picked our topper. #4 takes the cake! It is up on the dresser with our wedding pics right now. I love it and it’s even better since I didn’t pick it out. I’m biased toward the princess and the frog (mine) but Bridezilla is funny and #8 is probably true for this generation. There is something to fit everyone and you can get the bride and groom figurines with any hair and skin color to fit your special day.

Think these toppers are funny/adorable/creative/weird? Wait till you see this roundup of cakes from Buzzfeed.

See all 17 hilarious toppers here…

Diply: 17 Hilarious Wedding Cake Toppers That Will Make You Laugh

Heart shaped Cake

I made myself sick the other day by eating a whole bag of conversation hearts. They were so delicious that I just couldn’t stop. I love Valentine’s Day and all of the cute candy and cards. I love all the yummy sweets. This heart shaped cake looks adorable and delicious! P.S. Its incredibly easy to make!

I want to make this cake and I’m so glad that I don’t need a heart shaped pan to do it. I definitely don’t have one and unless someone gives me one I’m not going to buy one. You will need a square pan and a round pan to shape your cake like a heart. Simple! Don’t worry about cutting and pieing it back together like a puzzle. It’s only going to take one cut! Brilliant. I ‘heart’ this heart shaped cake!

Another fun cake, perfect for February 14th, is a cake with a heart inside of it. Bake It In A Cake shows us how it’s done here

Find the full recipe and tutorial from Better Recipes here…

Better Recipes:
How To Make A Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Cake

Baked Apple Recipes

Math is not my forte. Far from it (fractions make me cry!) but here it goes. If one picture is worth one thousand words and I have five pictures… I think that means I can use 5000 less words than normal to describe this amazing recipe from The Gunny Sack. I really only need one word, Scrumptious. There I said it. Job done. Enjoy! JK! I’m so excited to feature this bloomin apple here today. Just thinking about a caramel apple ice cream combo makes me happy.

I’ve made bloomin onions before and they were heavenly but I have a feeling that this will top that savory treat by far! The most difficult part of this recipe is going to be cutting the apples and that is more time consuming as opposed to difficult. Well, I take that back. The most difficult part is going to be waiting for them to be done. Sooo delish!

Love this? Wait till you try a caramel apple pie from Williams-Sonoma. Yum! Here’s the recipe.

Get the delicious recipe from The Gunny Sack here…

The Gunny Sack: Bloomin Baked Apples Recipe

ice cream bread recipe

Ice cream bread sounds impossible. How can you cook with something that melts? Apparently it’s possible and even more surprising than that… it’s delicious. I’m ready to try this. I have some mint chocolate chip sitting in the freezer right now and it is begging to be put to good use. I can’t think of anything betting to do with it, other than covering it with chocolate fudge and sprinkles that is.

This bread looks really tasty! And the best part is that it only takes two ingredients to make! (3 if you’re running low on self rising flour.) Gather together 2 cups of ice cream and 1.5 cups of self rising flour. Regular flour can be made self rising by adding 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder. Bake your bread at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes and enjoy! Everything I’ve read says don’t over mix your ingredients but other than that you shouldn’t have any problems with it.

If your family and friends are anything like mine, they will gobble this up so be sure and get a bite for yourself first! allrecipes.com has a terrific collection of ice cream recipes! There are so many flavors that you can make this bread taste like anything you want! Find all the delicious flavors here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!