Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sometimes you just need chocolate cake. This easy one-bowl cake recipe comes together in a flash. It bakes for half an hour, you smother the frosting on top and bam, you’re done. It’s easy as…sheet cake! Add some fun sprinkles and you’ve got the perfect birthday cake or picnic cake, as 9×13 cakes are much…

The Best Chocolate Frosting

I dream about this frosting. When I bake my favorite chocolate cake, it’s usually because I want this frosting. I use dark chocolate cocoa powder in my chocolate frosting, making it rich and super chocolatey. There are a couple of important tips when it comes to frosting: Make sure your butter is soft. Cold butter will…

Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

Inspired by Disneyland’s Peppermint Marshmallow Wands from Marceline’s Confectionery Have yourself a Disney Christmas with a delightful treat inspired by the parks! I’ve never been to Disneyland at Christmastime (goals!) but every year I think the Peppermint Marshmallow Wands are so damn cute on Instagram. I decided to have a little Disney magic at home and recreate…

Peanut Butter Trees

Inspired by Reese’s holiday candy Last spring I made Homemade Reese’s and I noted that they would be awfully cute in holiday shapes. Well, here you go: delicious Peanut Butter Trees! These are so, so good and would be so cute on a Christmas cookie plate. I used a small Christmas tree cookie cutter to…

Rocky Road

An old-fashioned, no-bake candy Why did people ever stop making rocky road? It’s so easy and has such a wow factor. You basically just cut up marshmallows to line an 8″ pan, then pour a chocolate-butter-nut mixture on top. This would be perfect in the summertime when you don’t want to turn on the oven,…

Black Forest Pretzel Board

Need an Oktoberfest dessert or a gorgeous holiday board? You’ve come to the right place! Black Forest Cake is one of my favorite German treats. I’ve translated that delightful chocolate-cherry-whipped cream combination to a board paired with another popular German treat: pretzels! Now you could make your own pretzels if you have more patience than me…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Maulwurfkuchen

If you love chocolate cake, bananas, and whipped cream, keep reading! This is my favorite German cake, and that’s saying a lot because I really love Black Forest Cake. Maulwurfkuchen or “mole hill cake” just has so many of my favorite things: chocolate cake, whipped cream, bananas, chocolate sprinkles! It’s light and airy yet still decadent. And it’s…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…