To make this…

Nutmeg Spice Cake with Rum Buttercream, caramel drizzle, and toffee. An amazing holiday cake! from #DietersDownfall
Mint Chip Ice Cream rolled up in a dark chocolate cake, topped with cocoa whipped cream and cream cheese mints. from #DietersDownfall
I love Coconut and this Triple Coconut Cake is calling my name! Cake, frosting, pudding and macaroons - i love it all! from #DietersDownfall

Start with this {day one}…

Easy Toffee with Chocolate covered cocoa nibs and a hint of cinnamon. from #DietersDownfall
Mint Ice Cream and Chocolate Chunks combine into the BEST homemade Ice Cream! from #DietersDownfall
Huge Macaroons ready to be gobbled up. Take them up a bit with drizzled chocolate. from #DietersDownfall

then make that {day two}…

Easy Rum Buttercream that is great on just about any cake. It's perfect for a spice cake! from #DietersDownfall
These Cream Cheese Mints are a WINNER! Make some for someone special! Easy to make. from #DietersDownfall
Coconut Pudding. Enjoy it as is or spread it between a layered cake. from #DietersDownfall

Nutmeg Spice Cake

Nutmeg Spice Cake with Rum Buttercream, caramel drizzle, and toffee. An amazing holiday cake! from #DietersDownfall

Nutmeg Spice Cake with Rum Buttecream and Cinnamon Toffee Oh, my! This Cake! It’s amazing what some extra nutmeg will do to a spice cake! I loved it. This cake, with the toffee, took me two hours to make from start to finish. Start with baking the cake. While that’s in the oven, make the […]

Rum Buttercream

Easy Rum Buttercream that is great on just about any cake. It's perfect for a spice cake! from #DietersDownfall

Spiced Cake – Day two – Rum Buttercream I love a good frosting recipe and I’m getting much more confident with buttercream. I’m still not sure if this is a Swiss Meringue buttercream, French meringue buttercream or an Italian buttercream. I think that they all taste great, and I don’t think it really matters. However, […]

Cinnamon Toffee

Easy Toffee with Chocolate covered cocoa nibs and a hint of cinnamon. from #DietersDownfall

Spiced Cake – Day One – Cinnamon Toffee with Chocolate Covered  Cocoa Nibs I have to admit that I almost didn’t have a recipe to share with you this week. Life gets busy, especially with the holidays, and I just didn’t get around to making the cake that I really wanted. However, I did have […]

Mint Chocolate Roll Cake

Mint Chip Ice Cream rolled up in a dark chocolate cake, topped with cocoa whipped cream and cream cheese mints. from #DietersDownfall

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Roll Cake with Ombre Cream Cheese Roses and Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting Whoa! This was a beautiful dessert! I loved it, but more importantly, my girlfriend loved it! This was her 39th birthday cake that I made for her. She requested a chocolate and mint cake and gave me freedom […]

Cream Cheese Mint Roses

These Cream Cheese Mints are a WINNER! Make some for someone special! Easy to make. from #DietersDownfall

Mint Chip Roll Cake – Day two – Cream Cheese Mints I love, love, LOVE minty desserts. I’ll take a York Peppermint Patty over a Snickers any day. So, when I was thinking of something to add to the Mint Roll Cake, cream cheese mints came to mind. As I was researching ideas I was […]

Mint Chip Ice Cream

Mint Ice Cream and Chocolate Chunks combine into the BEST homemade Ice Cream! from #DietersDownfall

Mint Chocolate Roll Cake – Day One – Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream My girlfriend put in a special request for her birthday cake – a Mint Chocolate Cake. What I gave her was even better! She LOVED this cake and was so thrilled to receive it. You see, she’s a Thanksgiving baby and hasn’t […]

Triple Coconut Cake

I love Coconut and this Triple Coconut Cake is calling my name! Cake, frosting, pudding and macaroons - i love it all! from #DietersDownfall

Triple Coconut Cake – Coconut Cake layered with Coconut Pudding covered with Coconut Frosting and shredded Coconut Flakes and topped with Giant Macaroons Oh my! This cake is for serious coconut lovers. It’s a good thing that I, in fact, do like coconut I’ve found that coconut is one of those picky flavors. People either […]

Coconut Pudding

Coconut Pudding. Enjoy it as is or spread it between a layered cake. from #DietersDownfall

Triple Coconut Cake – Day Two – Coconut Pudding I love a good, homemade pudding. Taking the time to cook pudding on the stove top is just so soothing and the results are just so much better than the 5 minute mixes. Stove top method is also great because you know exactly what is going in […]

Giant Macaroons

Huge Macaroons ready to be gobbled up. Take them up a bit with drizzled chocolate. from #DietersDownfall

Triple Coconut Cake – Day One – Giant Macaroons This week I’m celebrating all things coconut! I hope you’re a fan of these tropical “nuts”. (Actually they aren’t nuts at all. They are actually stone fruit like peaches and plumbs. source.) Anyway, I love coconut in my treats – cookies, cakes, pies, popsicles and ice […]

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Amazing Pumpkin Pie Recipe from a whole pumpkin. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin seed toffee. from #DietersDownfall

Decadent Pumpkin Pie (from scratch) made from a whole Pumpkin, baked into an easy lard based crust and topped with sweetened pumpkin seed toffee and Mascarpone whipped cream. That was a mouthful! And so was this pie! I made it from scratch, but if you want to dress up a premade pie, this whipped cream […]