Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

 My recipe for Perfect Chocolate Cake topped with a finger-licking Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Today marks a special day for Deliciously Yum. My blog is turning 1! Yep, that’s right. It’s our first blogiversary. Yay!

Actually… it was last week. After continuously thinking about what to whip up for this sweet occasion, I cannot believe that I missed it. Like totally and completely. Once I woke up Labor Day morning, I realized two things. One – it’s the unofficial start of fall and Two – I missed my first anniversary. Does that make me a bad bloggie mommy?

Can I make it up to you and Deliciously Yum with chocolate cake? Yes? Good. I am glad we’re still talking the same language ;).

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I still remember clicking publish for the very first time. A little unsure about what was going to happen next, but beyond excited to share my recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Still one of the best cookies I ever made to date.

Looking back, choosing to share a cookie recipe as my first post was definitely the right decision. With 27 unique cookie recipes and counting, I was hinting at my cookie obsession and am more than prepared to continue my deep, long love for all things cookies and crumbles.

I am sure I will feel the same way about Chocolate Cake for my first blogiversary when I look back in the future. I mean, Chocolate Cake with an incredible Chocolate Frosting – there’s no question whether or not I made the right decision. [Read more…]

Cherry Hand Pies

 Buttery, flaky and absolutely scrumptious hand pies are at the tips of your fingers. Starring cherries – these tiny pies couldn’t be sweeter!

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I am finally making my pie debut with a recipe that is so easy to pull off, you won’t be able to stop making them. I mean, who wouldn’t be able to spare 10 minutes in order to enjoy a freshly baked Hand Pie?

All day long is what I’m thinking :).

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You could definitely fill them with anything you prefer, but I have always had a thing for cherries. I have great memories of my grandparents and me driving to a cherry farm and picking them fresh from the trees. Afterwards, we’d always sit on their balcony and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Before summer is coming to a close, I knew I wanted to create something that would bring back those fond memories of my childhood. Bite by bite, these amazing little pies are doing just that! [Read more…]

Tastes Just Like Apple Pie Bars

 If you love apple pie but not the time commitment and work it takes to make a homemade apple pie, then these bars are for you. So much easier to prepare and every bit as delicious.

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I have really been into glazing everything lately and these bars are no exception. It makes everything so much better ;).

When I was in the process of making this recipe, I couldn’t help but think of the new season that’s right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready to bid adieu to summer just yet, but these bars are a slight nod as to what’s ahead.

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Lovely aromas, flavors that will leave you feeling cuddly and warm inside, and everything autumn has to offer is about to take over the food world. Some of my fellow bloggers have already started to whip up a couple of amazing fall-inspired treats, which is getting me more and more excited about all things cozy and comfortable.

But I am not quite ready to welcome said season and am intend on enjoying every last day we have left of summer, which probably comes as a shock to no one.

So Apple Pie Bars it is. Always scrumptious, always a winner, no matter the season. [Read more…]

Chocolate Dipped Microwave Caramels

 Homemade Caramels that only take 7 minutes to make from start to finish! You won’t believe how easy they are.

microwave-caramels Welcome to the first day of August. I can hardly believe I just typed those words. Let’s just say I’m glad we’re talking about the start of another summer month instead of a colder alternative.

So I’m going to be honest. Caramels aren’t the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of summer. Thermometer, lower temperatures (aka no humidity), and patience are some of the things I associate with caramel-making. Now don’t get me wrong, homemade caramels prepared the traditional way is one of my favorite things to do. I get excited every fall when the conditions are just right and we get to enjoy some caramelly goodness again.

microwave-caramels It turns out there’s another way to make caramels. And it’s with the help of your microwave. Who would have thought?

Now there’s no more waiting for anything. You can prepare homemade caramels anytime of the year in about 7 minutes. Best discovery ever? Yes, yes it is. [Read more…]

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

 This is the easiest and most delicious Homemade Ice Cream around! 2 ingredients, no machine and a love for ice cream is all you need.

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Is there anything better than a big bowl of ice cream? How about Homemade Ice Cream on a Friday night? Quite possibly the best thing ever.

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I really wanted to share my very favorite recipe with you. It’s been around forever and ever. This ice cream is hard to beat, in fact, I have yet to taste one that satisfies and tastes better than this easy peasy frozen wonderfulness. It’s that good!

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What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine is obviously Mint Chocolate Chip. Always has been and probably always will be. Whatever your favorite may be, you can most likely recreate your own, using this recipe as a base.

Back in the day (before Adam developed lactose intolerance), we would practically live on this ice cream. I made an uncountable number of different flavors and seriously had the best time experimenting in the kitchen. [Read more…]

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