This cupcake is the best of both worlds! A classic snack time cookie favorite combined with fluffy buttermilk cake. I often dream about this heavenly cupcake 😍

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake:

  • Food cake mix (chocolate or vanilla flavor) - I used Vanilla flavor in my cupcakes

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil

  • 3/4 cup of fresh buttermilk

  • 1 cup of fresh sour cream

  • 24 fresh Oreo cookies

  • Tasty Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz of fresh cream cheese

  • ½ cup of full cream butter

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat stove to about 350 degrees.

  2. Carefully separate the Oreo sandwiches and then place one in every cupcake liner with the cream side up

  3. Gently mix the eggs, olive oil, fresh buttermilk along with the sour cream until all of the ingredients are combined.

  4. Add this mixture to the cake mix (sift cake mix for an easier mixing)

  5. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3-3/4 full covering over the Oreos. Remember to very carefully shake the pan from side to side in order to allow the actual cupcake batter to gently settle. (If you do not do this then, the cupcakes will tend to have a tall peak due to the Oreo cookie down at the bottom.)

  6. Bake the cupcakes in accordance with the back of the cake mix box, remembering that usually it tends to not take the actual full baking time.

  7. For The Frosting: Combine the cream cheese along with the full cream butter and gently whip together until it is light and very smooth. Proceed to add the vanilla essence along with as much of the powdered sugar that is required for the desired taste.


Icebox Cake

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This is a personal favorite inspired by the famous Magnolia Bakery. I have yet to meet someone who has not fallen Truly, Madly, Deeply in love with this heavenly treat!

it is so easy to make and requires no bake! ENJOY XO

Prep: 30 minutes

Ready In: 8 h 30 m

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Nabisco chocolate wafers

  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup of confection sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Beat cream in a large glass or metal mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until the cream holds stiff peaks. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the whipped cream should form a sharp peak that holds its shape.

  2. Spread a generous teaspoon of whipped cream on each cookie. Press cookies together to make 3-inch stacks.

  3. Spread a 1-inch wide line of whipped cream down center of a serving platter. Assemble cookie stacks into a log on platter following the line of whipped cream.

  4. Frost cookie log with remaining whipped cream and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

  5. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

  6. To serve, slice diagonally to create striped pieces.


NUTELLA PIZZA

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My mom & I had so much fun making this for dessert during Thanksgiving last year. It was super easy, we went to our local pizzeria and purchased dough and voilà we rolled and baked the most perfect pizza. Once the pizza cooled we covered it with nutella and topped it with strawberries, milk chocolate chips & powdered sugar.

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough: (You can also go to local pizza store and ask for dough :)

  • 1 tsp instant yeast

  • 1/4 tsp sugar

  • 3/4 cup warm water

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/2-2 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup of nestle milk chocolate chips

  • 1/2 chopped strawberries

Instructions:

Mix yeast, sugar, and warm water in a mixing bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Add salt, oil, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured countertop just till smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into an 11-12" circle.

  1. Place on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Poke all over with a fork. Bake at 500° for about 8-10 minutes, or till browned.

  2. Spread Nutella and top with sliced strawberries and milk chocolate chips.

  3. Top with powdered sugar if desired. Serve immediately.