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!

butter and sugar

This video has left me devastated! Why? Because my microwave is broken and I can’t make this delicious caramel! Sometimes life is so unfair but I’m tucking this away so as soon as it is fixed I can make it happen. Please let that be soon! With this easy microwave recipe we should never be buying caramel again.

Butter and sugar are two of my favorite things and this recipe is chock full of those ingredients. Sugar high!
Be careful caramel is addictive and not the healthiest treat. Eat some steamed veggies every once in a while or your waistline might regret it. Lol. I am thinking this is perfect for making caramel apples.

6 ingredients and 6 minutes (plus cooling time) until bliss. I would eat the ‘batter’ straight out of the bowl. Watch out for your fillings people! This chewy goodness could do some damage. I’ve also seen some recipes for microwave peanut brittle, like this one from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. If you thought caramel was easy, wait until you see this!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

DIY Owl Cake

Um, I love this cake! It looks a little bit like an adorable furby (which makes me love it even more!). Owls are the cutest woodland creature and this cake is no exception. I can’t believe that it is a DIY. It looks incredibly professional but it’s not that hard to make if you follow all the instructions. The steps lined out in the tutorial are wonderful! The pretty pictures are very helpful too. I love the red bow!

I love cake, frosting, and fondant. Who doesn’t love sugar and marshmallows? Fondant is the most fun dessert to play with. It’s like play dough but tastes better! The kids will have fun playing with the scraps while you work. I am going to have to find a ball cake pan. Start out with the cupcake version if the cake intimidates you. Disney Baby has a delicious idea. Find it here

Get the full tutorial from Joyfully Home here…

Joyfully Home: Owl Cake Tutorial