Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Recipe: Fast and Easy Mini Monkey Bread


Happy 4th Birthday Spencer

I will post more this week on Spencer’s Cake! Happy Birthday to my “baby”!

3T Throwdown: Molten Lava Cake

A few days ago I told you about participating in a 3T Throwdown. Head over to Food (Just Sayin’) and Shin Dig It to see how Toni and Tonya did! Mine didn’t come out like it was supposed to. My “lava” was “lava rock”. It wasn’t hard just solid. My recipe called for custard cups instead of ramekins. Mine were Pyrex and most ramekins are ceramic. I believe this was where the cooking time differed. I baked it the least amount of time. Here is the recipe and my results for the contest. If you try it please let me know how yours turns out!

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  • 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Land O’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Flour


  • Butter (4) six ounce Ramekins
  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir together Chocolate Chips and Butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir, then heat again for 10 seconds. Stir until all the Chocolate is melted.
  • Stir in softened Cream Cheese and Vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Switch to Low Speed and gradually mix in Flour, only until combined
  • In a large bowl, combine Dark Brown Sugar and eggs and beat for 2 minutes
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in chocolate mixture until no streaks remain
  • Pour batter evenly into the baking cups.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until tops are bubbly and puffed
  • (I baked mine in the Pyrex Custard Cups for 13 minutes and they over cooked)
  • The center will still be soft. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Run a butter knife around the outer edges to free the cakes from the baking cups.
  • Turn each cake upside down onto a dish
  • Top with your favorite topping and eat!


Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I did not receive any cash, product or sponsorship of any kind. All products used in this post were purchased by me. Any brands named were in no way involved in the writing of this post. I wrote this post because I love to cook and bake and want to share it with my readers!

Peanut Butter Pudding Cup Surprise

One Sunday night I was in the mood to make the boys a quick and easy yet delicious treat. They ALWAYS are hungry when they get home for some reason. What I came up with really took no thought at all and it was fast and cute. They loved it!

Cool Whip whipped topping is an essential component to everyday desserts! You can see from the time stamps on my photos that this took literally less than 15 minutes to put together.

Pick your flavor and be creative!  There are so many flavors of Jello Pudding available.  I would have loved to been able to layer the chocolate with a something like the cheesecake or butterscotch flavor.

I simply mixed up a batch of Jello Pudding according to the box directions. I used the large box for this because I wanted to make 8 plastic cups.

Next, I filled each cup a little less than half full and placed a mini peanut butter cup in the middle.

Then, I topped it with Cool Whip and LIGHTLY sifted some Nesquik powered chocolate milk mix on top.

For the finishing touches I added a French Vanilla Jet-Puffed Snowman Marshmallow, a mini peanut butter cup and a few red and green sprinkles.

Disclosure: This is a personal post.

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