The Chocolate Nutella Cake that saved Easter…

8 April 2012 § 3 Comments

You can read more about how this cake saved Easter in my article on What’s for Dinner on Barista Kids. I posted two easy chocolatey recipes: Nutella cake and nest eggs. I make no apologies for all the chocolate, it is Easter after all. One of the few days of the year when it is acceptable to have chocolate for breakfast.

This cake is so easy, The Ladies™ did most of the work, including devouring decorating with the mini eggs.

These two choc-tastic offerings are unbelievably easy and quick: The “cheat’s chocolate cake” has just a handful of ingredients and the chocolate nest eggs are so easy your kids could make them. Even if you don’t celebrate Easter these are great desserts to have in your repertoire.

If you have any mini eggs leftover (but c’mon who has mini eggs left over? What is wrong with these people?) then these nest eggs make a pretty dessert that the kids love. I make them with wheat flakes so they’re getting some fiber with their chocolate.

Happy Easter!

Poptastic Birthday Cake Pops

1 February 2012 § 7 Comments

It has been a bit busy around here with the Ladies celebrating the fifth birthday last week. As if two dozen cowgirls yeehawing and galloping around the house would not be exciting enough I decided to try my hand at cake pops instead of goody bags.

I will be honest, cake pops are a bit more work than I thought they would be, but they don’t have to be. There are some shortcuts you could take such as using boxed cake mix or store-bought frosting but I was up for the challenge of making them from scratch.

The recipe is on my column What’s for Dinner? on Barista Kids. However I’m not suggesting you have them just for dinner, although breakfast is a different matter.

But to summarize with pictures, it all starts with a perfectly good chocolate cake (recipe here)… « Read the rest of this entry »

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