Easter Brownies

Brownies are one of the most loved desserts no matter the occasion, but this Easter version deserves special recognition!

Easter Brownies via Deliciously Yum!

Welcome to a new week, friends! I can officially say that I’ve caught the Easter bug. That’s bug and not bunny, ha! After the weather started to decline over the last couple of weeks, I had a hard time getting into the mood. But I’m happy to report that I’m all in. It’s amazing what a couple of sprinkles, pastel Easter eggs and chocolate can do for you. Also, the temps are looking to be much, much warmer – just in time for an outdoor Easter egg hunt this coming weekend. I’m talking about the little cousins and not us, of course.

Easter Brownies via Deliciously Yum!

We actually started things off yesterday with our first family get together for Easter. Which was the perfect time to whip out a brownie recipe I had been working on for the last couple of weeks.

I know I have plenty of recipes featuring homemade brownies on this blog already, but the itch for perfection and my all-time favorite brownie recipe never went away. And I doubt that it ever will. Much like I can’t choose a favorite of all the cookie recipes I’ve developed and written about. I seriously love them all. It really just depends on what mood I’m in or craving at the moment. And right now I simply can’t get enough of super fudgy, extra chocolaty (triple chocolate) and unbelievably chewy brownies.

Loaded with some of Easter’s finest candy. Sounds good? Let’s dive right in! [Read more…]

Peaches and Cream Sheet Cake

Need to feed dessert to a crowd? This scrumptious Peach Sheet Cake is just the thing you need!

Peaches and Cream Sheet Cake

Easter is finally on my mind. Realizing that Palm Sunday is this weekend and our first family gathering in celebration of Easter is happening in just a few days, caused me to figure out what my contributions should be. Just in case you’re finding yourself needing to feed a rather large family, I decided to whip up a festive and springy sheet cake that pretty much everyone will love.

Peaches and Cream Sheet Cake

Making peaches the center of attention was the best decision. I don’t know why but I’ve always loved peaches more than any other fruit in my desserts. And given the fact that a lot of you have been loving this Peach Cobbler Snack Cake, I thought I’d step it up and make a version that easily feeds a good amount of your loved ones.

And boy, will they feel the love when you present them with this goody. [Read more…]

Hot Cross Buns

 Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition. With the sweetness of cinnamon sugar and raisins, these buns are irresistible.

hot-cross-buns

With Easter almost exactly one week away, I thought today would be the perfect day to post these Hot Cross Buns. We’re getting together with one side of our family this weekend and these buns have family get-togethers written all over them. What’s not to love when it comes to freshly baked rolls?

Hot Cross Buns are usually eaten on Good Friday, which is definitely more than appropriate, but I love the idea of serving these on Palm or Easter Sunday as well. They are so pretty and would complete any brunch menu.

hot-cross-buns

I have had my fair share of these buns over the years, but this was my first time making them myself.

I remember having these around during Easter as a kid and I always got so excited when I first saw them. Until I remembered that there were raisins inside. Let’s just say I was somewhat of a picky eater and never understood why in the world my Mom had to add raisins to something that would be so much better without them.

Good thing I left little Kathi’s palate behind and learned to embrace them after all. These buns just wouldn’t be the same without the fruity component. Extra chewiness and sweetness should not be passed up by anyone :). [Read more…]