​Let’s Eat Cake​

There’s something magically about a tasty chocolate dessert. Watching that chocolate slowly soften while you are heating it up. Then that sweet aroma fills the room. 

Chocolate desserts are the easiest for me to cook, so when my family asked for me to make something gooey, chocolate and warm, of course, I said yes. Read More

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I believe that everything should be done in moderation. Too much of anything can be harmful. With that being said, I am in the health profession, and I always preach to my clients that too much sugar is of course, unhealthy. We should all remain mindful of our sugar intake. Read More

Chocolate Crescent Rolls

I am determined to learn how to make crescent rolls like Meryl Streep on “It’s Complicated”. I absolutely love every bit of that movie but the baker in me keeps rewinding the scenes of her in the bakery. I think I would feel like I had died and gone to heaven if I had a bakery that looks exactly like hers.

One Day I will!!!

Okay, so there is a scene where she is making huge chocolate crescent rolls for Steve Martin and the way she is rolling out the dough and sprinkling chocolate chips is AMAZING!! I swear I have seen that part a thousand times and it will never get old.

Out of total inspiration from this movie… I present to you my chocolate chip Crescent rolls. Stay tuned for a bigger version in the near future.

Ingredient

  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 12-ounce package of Chocolate chips
  • 1 can of Crescent Rolls or Refrigerated Dough

Watch the video below and enjoy making this easy recipe!

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored.

~BellaDonna~

Sweet Sammie Rae’s Strawberry Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

I have a slight dislike and LOVE for my kids birthday. Dislike because they are getting older and closer to being adults. That is just a depressing thought for me. So we are going to stop talking about that RIGHT NOW! Okay, Moving on.

I love birthday time because I get to create a new cake and design it anyway my kids desire. I may not be a huge fan of some of the flavors they want me to make. But this isn’t my birthday, so I do what they like. Which brings me to Samantha’s birthday cake this year. She loves strawberry cake and I never knew just how much until now. I have never made this cake and I must admit that I wasn’t very hopeful.

The first thing I did was hit Pinterest for some awesome ideas. I was quite concerned that I would get a bad batch of strawberries which would destroy the flavor of my cake. I then stumbled across a recipe that hit right on my issue. The recipe called for frozen strawberries. I learned that you should always use frozen strawberries because the taste will remain consistent.

Often times the cake batter will call for gelatin but I chose to go without it in my recipe. Not for any particular reason, just didn’t want to use it. Also please note how I always place parchment paper at the bottom of the pans. This is a must for me because I have been known for not greasing my pans enough, which will cause your batter to stick.

Ingredients For a 3 Layer Cake

Preheat Oven 325 degrees

Bake for 25-30 minutes

  • 3 Cups Flour
  •  2 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Strawberries
  • 3/4 Cups Oil
  • 4 Eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 Ounces Cream Chesse ( (2) 8-ounce packs)
  • 3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Sugar

Whip the cream cheese, Vanilla, and Sugar. Slowly add heavy whipping cream. Whip Until stiff peaks form.

Please Watch the Video Below for step by step process.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored.

~BellaDonna~

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have so many loved ones that cook and do it well. We talk about food and how to make meals better all the time. Okay, when I say meals I mean sweets! Please don’t judge me! It’s okay if you indulge every once in a while. RIGHT?

I am a strong believer in living life to the fullest which, to me means having a few treats once in a while.

I will never enter my fall season without a good meal and a banging treat. I can’t explain the joy that I feel when I’m in the kitchen with candles lit, the fireplace going, soft music playing, the oven on and fresh homemade cookie dough going into the oven.

Allow me to backtrack and give you the story behind this cookie. I was on the phone with my niece and she was making cookies with her daughter. So, of course, I had to ask what kind. I almost dropped the phone when she told me pumpkin chocolate chip. I just knew that this was a home run and could not wait to make it. My niece was going crazy over the texture of the cookie and how many cookies she was able to make.

Needless to say, she was right. I hope you all love these cookies as much as we do. But the best part is you should have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already, with the exception of pumpkin puree.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 bag of chocolate chip

Serving 2 dozen cookies

Cook Time 12 mins on 350 degrees

In a large bowl add dry ingredients and slowly add in the pumpkin puree, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. Lastly, add chocolate chips and then roll the entire batter on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour. The longer the dough rest the more the flavors will infuse into the dough.

Grease your pan or use parchment paper. Roll the cookies and place 6 to 8 on the sheet at a time.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~BellDonna~

Makenzie’s Deadliest Chocolate Frosting

When I bake I have an idea of what I want my creation to taste like. I usually know what ingredients I am in the mood for. Then I go on Pinterest and type in specific details and watch the recipes roll in. I always use a combination of recipes and create my own little mix.

Before I go any further let me remind all of you that I am a huge fan of chocolate. The darker the better! I work out like a horse and eat healthy all the time so when it comes to my treats…DON’T PLAY WITH ME!

So without further ado let’s get to this recipe. Only three ingredients are needed to make this delicious, mind-blowing frosting.

Ingredients

  • 2 12 ounce packs of dark chocolate morsels
  • 1 half stick of butter
  • 2 cups whipping cream

Put your heat on low add the butter, after it’s fully melted add chocolate chips. Continue to stir slowly and make sure everything is melted.

In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of Heavy whipping cream. Whip until peaks are formed and then add to your chocolate mixture. Gently fold for two minutes. The purpose of this is to make sure that everything is melted and smooth.

Add the mixture back into your electric mixer.

Now at this point you have a couple of options. Option one, placing your chocolate into the refrigerator for two hours. This will make the chocolate thicken and spread easily onto your 3 layer cake.

Second option serve it warm onto your three layer cakes.

Please watch the short video and enjoy making Makenzie’s Deadliest Chocolate Frosting.

Please refer to my previous post for the 3 layer chocolate cake recipe.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored.

~BellaDonna~