Chocolate Cakes & Cupcakes

Mocha Latte Cupcakes

If you like a dense, rich cupcake with a buttery coffee-flavored frosting, this recipe is for you! I started developing this cupcake recipe back when #Choctoberfest was going on, but got too busy to finish finessing it. My husband’s office really enjoys when I develop new recipes! These cupcakes have a strong chocolate flavor and […]

101 Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes #NationalCheesecakeDay

Happy National Cheesecake Day! The Golden Girls definitely had the right idea. Every day can be made better with cheesecake! Yes, it is a little pricey and finicky to make. But when you get it right… YUM! And of course, cheesecake is like pizza: Even bad cheesecake is still cheesecake. Since this blog celebrates all […]

White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes #CupcakeLoversDay

Today is #CupcakeLoversDay, so we’re joining some of our bloggy friends in a cupcake-filled celebration! (BIG Thank you to The Baking Fairy for organizing this recipe round-up!) A few days again, Jess and I made and posted a recipe for white chocolate wine truffles. As we were perfecting the recipe, we realized that we had […]

Tropical Chocolate Mermaid Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

Happy #Choctoberfest, y’all! Earlier today, I posted a fun Day of the Dead cupcake cake using chocolate cinnamon cupcakes, and I have a second cupcake recipe for you with this Tropica Chocolate Mermaid Cupcake recipe. It’s National Cupcake Day, after all! I knew I wanted to do something with a mermaid theme that is more […]

Day of the Dead Cupcake Cake (Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes) #Choctoberfest

It can’t be #Choctoberfest without a chocolate cupcake recipe! Recently, I watched the movie Coco for the first time. I had always thought sugar skulls were pretty, but I loved learning more about Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. This is a Mexican holiday all about remembering your loved ones. […]

Chocolate Coffee Maple Cupcakes #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Jeffrey officially started his new job this month! I was a ball of nerves waiting for him to get home to see how things went on […]

Chocolate Sweet Potato Mini Cakes #FoodBloggerLove

Today is #FoodBloggerLove, which is a day where a group of my food blogger friends and I share the love with some awesome Valentine’s Day themed recipes! I actually love Valentine’s Day. Well, love is perhaps a strong word, but I don’t have the negative reaction that some people have to the holiday. I think […]

Angelic Chocolate Sponge Cake #Choctoberfest

Sometimes things don’t turn out as¬†expected. But it’s not always a bad thing.¬†That’s exactly what happened when I was making this cake the other day. I planned and the universe laughed. It was my first free Saturday in several weeks. I’m usually out and about working for the local winery at a wine festival on […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Wedding Reception

My wedding day back in June was perfect. On August 19, we had a reception in Pennsylvania, and it was even better. What is better than perfect? I don’t know, but that’s how I felt on my “second” wedding day! I wanted to share with you some pictures from the day. We baked three flavors […]

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

All the photos in this post are courtesy of our awesome wedding photographer Stevie from Stevie B Photography. If you need a photographer in Central Pennsylvania, we highly recommend contacting her! When I asked Jeffrey what flavor of cupcake he wanted for our wedding reception, it wasn’t even a contest.. he wanted red velvet. He […]

German Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m the go-to girl in the neighborhood when someone is having a birthday… but I hate making cake! Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but even though I have some favorite cake recipes (like this carrot cake) I usually prefer making cupcakes instead. This time around, my neighbor was turning 40 and his wife […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Bridal Shower

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a huge yard sale, which included several bags of old dresses. The entire day, my cousins and I played dress-up between sales, donning her old outfits and marching down a make-shift aisle in the yard. I don’t know if the yard sale was a success, but […]

“Pot of Gold” Miniature Rainbow Cupcakes

I’m so darn proud of these cupcakes. Have you ever tried a recipe that you were sure was going to be a flop? That’s how I felt with this recipe. I was sure that the rainbow batter was going to blob together and create an ugly gray mess. Boy, was I wrong! SUPER WRONG! These […]

Moon Pie Cupcakes

Every year for Valentine’s Day, I make my fiance Jeffrey some kind of special dessert. Well this year, I decided to do something different. We went to the grocery store, and I let him pick any ingredient in the whole store for me to make his Valentine’s Day dessert. As you can imagine if you […]

Fudgy Brownie Cheesecake #Choctoberfest

I love cheesecake like a Golden Girl, and I don’t care who knows it! This fudgy cheesecake is filled with chocolatey richness, and you don’t have to be intimidated to make it. Cheesecake isn’t always the easiest dessert to bake, but if you get some cracks (like I always do), just cover ’em up with […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]