Tasty Treat Tuesday: Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake

Halloween is just around the corner! This pumpkin shaped chocolate cake from Delish looks so yummy – I don’t think you can ever go wrong with chocolate! Even if you don’t get a chance to make it before Halloween, it still fits with a “fall” theme!

Want to make this yourself?  Grab your Pumpkin Shaped Bundt Cake Pan set here–> Pumpkin Shaped Bundt Cake Pan

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake


  • 2 package(s)   (18.25-oz.)  chocolate cake mix, plus additional ingredients as directed on package
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s)   (light)  corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoon(s) milk
  • red and yellow food coloring , or orange, if available, optional
  • 1/3 cup(s) chocolate frosting
  • 1 wafer ice cream cone
  • 1 small tube green decorating icing , optional
  • edible leaf or petal sugar decorations, for garnish, optional

Here is the tutorial so you can make it yourself -> Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake Tutorial

Tasty Treat Tuesday: Leprechaun Bark

leprechaun bark 553This week’s tasty treat recipe is in honor of St.Patrick’s Day.  I feel like I use the same old boring dessert recipes for St. Patrick’s day every year.  I am so tired of green jello and green colored cake with green frosting!  This Leprechaun Bark will be such a nice (and yummy) change of pace.  Thanks Couponing and Cooking!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 pound good melting chocolate ( bars, chips, melts)
  • 1 pound good melting white chocolate (or candy melts)
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup of crushed Mint M&M’s
  • 1 cup of Andes Mint Baking Chips
  • Green colored sugar

Here’s how to make it -> Leprechaun Bark Tutorial


Tasty Treat Tuesday: Quick Version Amish Friendship Bread

CinnamonBread2I am so excited about this recipe!  I was in college the first time I tasted Amish Friendship Bread and I was hooked from the start.  For those of you familiar with this kind of bread, you know what a lengthy process it is to make.  If I remember correctly, it is a two week process involving daily squishing, mixing, and separating.  Let’s also not forget all the extra starter bags it yeilds that you then have to find to share with others.  The end result is worth all of that, really it is, but I just don’t have that kind of time right now nor the mental capacity involved in remembering to follow the daily steps for two weeks.  My kids and their schedules occupy pretty much all of my brain power these days.  It is for all these reasons that I am so excited about this recipe for cinnamon bread that tastes just like Amish Freindship Bread!  The best part… it takes less than 2 hours to make it.  Thanks for sharing Redfly Creations!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
Cinnamon/sugar mixture:
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Here’s how to make it -> Quick Amish Frienship Bread Tutorial

Tasty Treat Tuesday: Banana Pudding Poke Cake!

Banana Pudding Poke CakeBanana pudding and Nilla wafers are always a delicious combination.  Add in the whipped cream and you have a pretty amazing treat.  I really didn’t think it could get any better than that.  That was before I found this recipe for Banana Pudding Poke Cake!  Yes, I do believe that the right cake can make just about anything that much better.  You just have to try this!  Thanks The Country Cook!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 (10 oz.) box yellow cake mix
  • ingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil & water)
  • 2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 20 vanilla wafers, crushed

Here’s how to make it -> Banana Pudding Poke Cake Tutorial

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Tasty Treat Tuesday: Chocolate-Coconut Bars!

Chocolate-coconut barsMy favorite Girl Scout cookies are the Samoas.  Seriously, I could eat a whole box in one sitting and not even bat an eye.  It is kind of a good and bad thing that I can only buy them once a year.   During the rest of the year, I will just have to be tempted by these chocolate-coconut bars that are rumored to taste just like Soamoas.  I am so excited to try it out!  Thanks Martha Stewart!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 3 cups finely ground cookies (12 ounces), such as graham crackers or chocolate wafers, or a combination
  •  1/4 cup sugar
  •  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Here’s how to make them -> Chocolate Coconut Bars Tutorial

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