Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

This is truly my dream Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cupcake. It’s cute and super moist with the perfect cool peppermint frosting.  Start with my favorite dark chocolate cupcakes then make peppermint frosting. You could easily just keep the frosting white and top the cupcakes with crushed candy canes for crunch. But if you want to do…

Bourbon Pecan Fudge

There’s just something magical about bourbon and chocolate. With a crunch of toasted pecans, this is one perfect bite! Toasting pecans really does make a difference. It brings the flavor to the forefront and gives them a nice, toasty finish. Don’t skip this step! I used my Brother’s Bond bourbon in this recipe and it…

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

These chocolate pumpkin cupcakes are perfect for fall! These cupcakes stay fresh for days – the perfect make-ahead sweet treat for Thanksgiving! Full of buttermilk and canned pumpkin, these cupcakes are incredibly moist. I adapted an old Country Living recipe to create these cupcakes and I honestly never noticed how moist the cake portion is because…

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Looking for an easy chocolate dessert to feed a crowd? Make my Peanut Butter Cup Trifle!  This delicious chocolate trifle consists of fudge brownies, chocolate pudding, pillowy whipped cream, and chopped peanut butter cups layered together for one spectacular dessert. Yum! It’s gorgeous, easy, and delicious.  The beauty of trifles is that they’re wonderful made…

Mickey Halloween Cupcakes

Could these cupcakes be ANY cuter?! I was going for a treat you might get at Disneyland during the Halloween season. It’s impossible not to smile eating an adorable Mickey Halloween Cupcake!  My Mickey Halloween Cupcakes are chocolate pumpkin cupcakes paired with vanilla frosting tinted orange with Halloween Oreos as Mickey ears.  Full of buttermilk…

Butterfinger No-Bake Cheesecake

This Butterfinger No-Bake Cheesecake is positively heavenly. I took a velvety bite and said, “Oh!” I mean, I was hoping it would be good but I wasn’t expecting this dessert to blow my mind like it did!  The crispy texture of butterfinger is absolutely divine paired with the cool creaminess of this no-bake cheesecake. I used…

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Don’t you just love a brownie mix hack? Photos don’t even do these gorgeous brownies justice. A cheesecake layer is swirled with brownie mix and puréed raspberries for a delicious chocolate treat bursting with berry goodness.  Mix brownie mix according to package directions, reserve 1/4 cup of batter, and pour the rest in baking pan….

Chocolate Berry Hill Cake

A new version of one of my all-time favorite cakes!  My favorite German cake involves chocolate, a mound of my famous whipped cream, and bananas. Here I’ve swapped out the bananas for blueberries and chopped strawberries for a lovely red-white-and-blue chocolate cake. It’s the perfect cake to make when you’ve got gorgeous summer berries on…

Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Photos don’t even do these cookies justice. This is cookie perfection: salty, sweet, chocolatey. The perfect combination! Is this my new favorite cookie recipe?! Here buttery sugar cookies are topped with rich dark chocolate ganache and topped with crunchy salted pistachios. Pure bliss! I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to top sugar…