Cuckoo for Coconut: Coconut Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with Coconut Glaze

There is no denying that I have a crush on coconut. Wait. Scratch that. I LOVE coconut. I should probably marry it (except that would be extremely strange). So I did the next best thing. I made a gorgeous Coconut Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with a Coconut Glaze! This cake is extremely moist and bursting with that nutty and creamy coconut flavor (as there is coconut milk and shredded coconut in the batter and flaked coconut on top) and the glaze adds even more coconut flavor! This cake is awesome to make if you have leftover coconut cream from making my Coconut-Lime Piecaken. And to make this deliciously awesome cake even better, it is ridiculously simple and quick to whip up! I think this cake is perfect for brunch, dessert, or snack, so let’s get baking and chowing!

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Happy Birthday: Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake

Ah, cookies… Those buttery, dense, morsels of awesomeness. But they’re so tiny! What about super-sizing these delicious flavor-bombs? Wouldn’t that be even more awesome?! I think so, and of course, you should think so as well. That’s why I have created a Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake, packed with sprinkles, white chocolate, and vanilla (not to mention the fluffy and creamy vanilla buttercream on top)! This is perfect for any occasion, any season, but especially perfect for someone’s birthday! And what’s more, it is ridiculously easy to make! So let’s get baking!

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Happy Birthday Dad: Momofuku Milk Bar’s Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pie: a perfectly buttery, flaky pie crust topped with a fluffy banana cream and lightly sweetened whipped cream. Or so you may think… Momofuku Milk Bar, made famous for their cereal milk, compost cookies, and crack pie, takes the traditional and elevates it to new levels. This banana cream pie consists of a chocolately crust reminiscent of a graham cracker crust. On top of this unusual crust is a bright yellow, luscious, banana-flavor-packed cream.  Trust me, this recipe will change the way you look at banana cream pie forever. Happy birthday, Dad. I know you will enjoy a slice.

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The Ultimate Birthday Treat: Death-By-Oreo Cupcakes

I have this thing I do. Basically, I bake a whole lot of sweets when it’s a birthday for any single one of my friends. Everyone gets a treat and celebrates the birthday girl’s special day together. But what’s kind of weird is I have a document that has my friend’s and family’s names on it filled with desserts that someday I want to make for that specific person based on their tastes and personalities. So when I’m surfing Pinterest, I jot down any dessert recipes that seem like a good fit for a specific friend or family member. I know that seems like a lot of work and is slightly creepy, but I find it really fun. Plus, I love to be organized, and this is a great way to organize recipes! So this specific friend’s favorite dessert is chocolate cake and she has this thing with Oreos, so what could be better for her birthday than Death-By-Oreo Cupcakes? Let’s get baking!

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3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

Trust me, I know what it’s like to live with allergy restrictions. Although I don’t have any allergies, I grew up with my brother being allergic to literally everything. Nuts, tree-nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, legumes, certain shellfish and other random food items. You name it, he was allergic to it (luckily he has outgrown most of these allergies by now). Gluten-free is probably the most common allergen besides nuts, and luckily for all you gluten-free viewers out there, I have a special mug cake recipe just for you! This  flourless chocolate cake has a deep chocolate flavor that will satisfy any chocolate craving. An an additional bonus: it is by far the simplest mug cake I have ever made (it’s only three ingredients!).

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