Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

So every year my family and a bunch of our other family friends have a "Santa Brunch" at one of our local restaurants. We've been going there for forever since I can remember. The restaurant is decked out in Christmas decorations and they have the absolute best Mrs. Clause ever. This lady's been doing it since I was a toddler and I swear she's the real deal. It was a really great afternoon, lots of good food and great friends. The only one missing was our puppy, Tory.... Again, she's really … [Read more...]

Farm Stand Buttermilk Doughnuts

Please meet the chocolate doughnut.... Hot, fresh, cakey, crunchy... smothered in chocolatey goodness..... And the cinnamon sugar doughnut... rolled and dunked in sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon.. Or how about the classic white iced doughnut? Dipped in smooth white icing and sprinkled in sparkling sugar. Are you drooling yet? I've got one hand in the container with all the doughnuts I just made and the other on the keyboard. My keyboard's a mess. This was my first go at … [Read more...]

Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Milk Chocolate Frosting

Rich, light, smooth, creamy, DELICIOUS chocolate cake. Like the kind of chocolate cake that no matter how many times you tell yourself 'just one more forkful....' ¬†you end up cleaning your plate and then scraping the frosting off your friend's piece next to you. And then go look for it in the fridge at like 2 am. Warning though: this cake is a bit challenging. Its not the typical throw a few ingredients in a bowl, mix, and voila! But its totally doable and soooo worth it. Its kind of like a … [Read more...]