Gooey Vanilla Cake Bars (St. Louis Style!)

Fun fact: this is my first post from an airplane! Although technology just frustrates me most of the time, I must admit that blogging from 35,000 feet above ground is pretty cool! On the way home from New York, my family and I are stopping in St. Louis, so I took it upon myself to explore its dessert attractions. I was certainly not disappointed, for although they might be best known for ribs and their Gateway Arch, my favorite one of their specialities is their St. Louis gooey butter cake! Continue reading

Candy Dump Cake (Easy & Delicious!)

I know it’s post-Halloween and pre-holiday season, but before we attempt to start our fall diets, here’s a last-mintue (and totally worth it) treat to try! I never know what to do with my leftover Halloween candy; although I can undoubtedly finish it in less than a day, this year I decided to use the candy to make a FAN-TASIC confectionary creation! I had promised my friends that I would bring a candy cake to school the day after Halloween, so my baking time on Halloween night was very tight. Thus, I have two versions of this recipe: 1) A perfectly sweet homemade cake OR 2) A super easy cake that only requires 5 minutes to prepare (look below)! The light vanilla cake tastes fantastic just on its own, so you can only imagine how amazing it tastes when infused with Snickers, Kit-Kats and Butterfingers galore! The candy becomes a luscious caramel filling that coats the cake with an indulgent layer of sweetness and later solidifies to form a yummy, gooey, candy crumble! Feel like a little kid with this out-of-this-world candy cake…It’s love at first sight! Enjoy!!!

Recipe: Leftover Halloween Candy Bundt

**NOTE: Make sure to take out the cake out of the immediately after baking so that the melted carmel/candy does not stick to the pan!! For a super EASY version, just use a yellow cake mix and add in your candy before baking.