Cake Finds via Pinterest

Here are some of my favorite cake finds from pinterest:

Wedding cake with the poem, I Carry Your Heart, by EE Cummings.

Wedding cake with the poem, I Carry Your Heart, by EE Cummings.

Sea shells

Beach themed

pizza cake!

French fries cake

French fry cake!

Breakfast Cake

Breakfast cake: waffles, scrambled eggs, and bacon!

Nautical cake

Nautical themed cake

Minion Cake...I want this for my birthday!

Despicable Me cake! Minions, so super cute!!

Kitchen Aid cake!

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Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes

Granted these pancakes sure do have a long name they are actually really good. This recipes comes from How Sweet Treats. They give you step by step directions along with photos. Check out their site as well as the recipe below:

makes 12 pancakes

What You’ll Need:
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Measure out the milk and add the vanilla extract to it. Whisk together the dry ingredients and add in milk and vanilla, stirring to combine. The mixture will still be dry. Add in mashed bananas and mix. Add in melted butter and stir until batter is somewhat smooth.
2. Heat a skillet or grilled on medium heat. Using a 1/3 cup measure, spoon batter into rounds and cook until bubbles form on top – about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for a minute or two more. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve hot with butter and syrup, or the vanilla maple glaze.

Note: if you don’t have/can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, use 1 cup of regular whole wheat and 1 cup of all purpose. Or 2 cups of all purpose.

Vanilla Maple Glaze
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour over pancakes.

Enjoy!xo

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

Yes, you read right: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes. I’m part of this fabulous website Pinterest. It’s a virtue pinboard where you can pretty much find any kind of recipe, how to, craft, party idea, even invitation ideas. I L-O-V-E it. All of my recipes have come from here along with various cook books. Recently I found this recipe.

Your Cup of Cake is by far one of the best cupcake websites out there. I found this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcake recipe along with many others, but this is one that I’m most likely going to try. Check out the recipe below.

Cinnamon Cake:
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour cream
Vanilla Cake Mix (not white cake mix)
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch, lightly crushed

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Buttercream:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch powder (Crush the cereal in a bag then sift out 2/3)

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 20-22 cupcake liners.
2.    In a large bowl, gently combine eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
3.    Mix in sour cream.
4.    Add cake mix and cinnamon and mix until smooth.
5.    Stir in lightly crushed cereal.
6.   Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
7.    Buttercream: Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.  Add Cinnamon Toast Crunch powder.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar.  Adjust the consistency using milk if it is too thick.
8.   Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with cinnamon sugar and Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares.
Enjoy!
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