Sunday Sweet #2 :: Cinnamon Bun Cake

  Mmm….I’m thinking this would make a mighty fine breakfast. A big ole slab of cake and a cup of coffee. Thats the breakfast of champions, right there. Or it is for those of us addicted to sweets! *wink*     Cinnamon Bun Cake What you’ll need for the Cake: 3 cups of flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup of sugar 4 tsp. of baking powder 1 1/2 cups of milk 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup melted butter For the Topping: 1 cup of butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. cinnamon Directions: Mix all the ingredients for the ‘cake’ together, except for the butter, until smooth. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Pour it evenly over the batter and swirl the mixture around with a knife. Bake the cake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. For the Glaze: 2 cups of powdered sugar enough milk to make a runny glaze – about 6 or 7 tablespoons 1 tsp. vanilla While the cake is still warm, drizzle the glaze over the top and enjoy!. (I’ve seen others say this is best the day its baked so wait until you have enough people to finish it….Or hide in a closet and eat it all yourself. Either will work fine.) Has anyone had this before? And does it taste as good as it looks? I saw this recipe over on the blog Housewifery. I’m not sure if its an ‘original’ or not but just in case…I’m linking. Check out the other blog posts while you’re there. I found a lot of neat stuff to explore when I visited.

Sunday Sweets #1 :: Oreo Cookie Cake

  I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to sweets. It doesn’t even have to be chocolate (although it helps). As long as its covered in syrup, sugar or a glaze, I’m all over it! I’ve found some of the BEST dessert recipes, and have a few that my family has been making for a while, and thought I’d share them with you here on the blog every week so…new weekly feature, alert! Sunday Sweets. Clever, huh? For week 1, I have this beauty. I have NOT made this yet as I’m ‘supposed’ to be watching what I eat *cough* but its in my ‘will try this despite the 1,000+ calories I’ll consume when eating the whole thing in one sitting, recipe file.   Oreo Cookie Cake Just looking at that thing makes my mouth water! What you’ll need 1 box of Duncan Hines “Chocolate Fudge” cake 4 – 1 ounce squares semi-sweet baking chocolate 1/4 cup of butter 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups of whipping cream 20 Oreo Sandwich Cookies, divided (Note: The ‘Mint’ or “Peanut Butter” Oreos would probably be to die for on this!)   Directions Mix and bake the cake according to the box instructions and place in two 9-inch cake pans. When the cakes are done, cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn them out onto wire racks until the cakes are cooled completely. When the cake is cool to the touch, break 12 of the Oreo cookies into chunks. You can do this by placing them in a zip-lock bag and giving them a good ‘smoosh’ with your hand. Set the cookies aside when you have them crushed.   The Filling Pour your whipping cream into a large bowl and beat until soft peaks form. … Keep Reading!