Sometimes, I like to branch out and do something wild and crazy like bake something that doesn’t involve chocolate (Full disclosure: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a chocolate fiend. If I only baked for myself, it would be all chocolate all the time). Fortunately for my family and friends (and my health), I like to bake for the common good and a few weeks ago that resulted in these admittedly delicious Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars by Lauren’s Latest. They basically consist of sugar, topped with sugar, and decorated with rainbow sugar.
PSA: If you’re looking for a winning Thanksgiving dessert, THIS IS IT.
I’m back, after a month and a half hiatus. Although I’ve baked a handful of times in the past few weeks, I didn’t think any of it was really blog-worthy. WELL, let me present to you a truly blog-worthy recipe. It’s called Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake and it will change your life (or at least your Thanksgiving).
This rainbow cake is something I saw on Pinterest that I knew I had to make RIGHT AWAY. My general rule is that I only bake when I have some place to bring/serve my creation, otherwise I end up with an entire cake/batch of cupcakes/cookies sitting on my kitchen counter and I resist the urge to eat it all myself. Luckily I had an occasion to bake this only a few days after I saw it, because I don’t think I could have held out much longer.
While I usually choose to bake things based on how delicious they sound, I was drawn to this recipe because this cake just looks like so much FUN. The top of the cake is covered in pretty Golden Oreos and rainbow sprinkles, and then you cut it open and SURPRISE, TIE DYED CAKE! I’ve also been seeing recipes for poke cakes for a while now and I had been itching to try one. Poke cakes can be made with any combination of cake/liquid/frosting flavors. The general rule is that you bake a cake, poke holes in the top of it, and pour a liquid over it. The liquid seeps in and makes the cake extra moist and tastey. So obviously, this rainbow poke cake was calling my name. Continue reading