Banana Bread Roulade Cake

This morning I came downstairs to find a lot of over ripe bananas sitting in my kitchen, so I decided to try and look for a perfect over ripe banana recipe to make, and I definitely hit the jackpot here with this one:

http://www.landofnoms.com/noms/banana-bread-cake-roll

I had some friends over for dinner too so thankfully I was able to share the recipe, and we were all in agreement that it was an amazing recipe!! The texture of the cake was absolutely perfectly made when the owner created the recipe. It was so good, that I’m bringing the leftovers in for my coworkers to try in the morning tomorrow… just too good to keep to myself!

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Jello Dessert Cup

Not too long ago I found this video and decided to try it!

I made it for my sister and I to eat after a long week of work as a “treat yo self” night and it was definitely worth it!! I used a raspberry jello and inside the cup I put a scoop of the peach froyo I made a while back, topped with a pumpkin cookie! It was a fun, interesting dessert to make!

Tiramisu Cake

Tomorrow is my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary, so I decided to try and make a cake they both love–Tiramisu! There were so many varieties of recipes all over the internet so I had a hard time deciding, but I finally settled on this one because it seemed the easiest to do. The only thing is that I did not know where to buy amaretto, so I threw in a splash of Bailey’s in place of that for an extra added flavor. The cake was so delicious and had such a nice coffee flavor, I loved it and so did my parents! Not to mention the cake held together really nicely and wasn’t extremely soupy which has happened in the past with other Tiramisu attempts. Successful recipe!

Banana Boats

Today, my sister and I made a dessert that was an old camp favorite for her… banana boats! All you do is slit the top of the banana and open it wide so you can stuff it with whatever you want. I stuffed mine with red velvet marshmallows, chocolate, coconut and brown sugar. Then, you wrap the banana in aluminum foil and bake it at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes so the banana gets warm and the toppings melt!šŸ˜



Ukrainian “Halva” Dessert

I just got back from going to Rivne and Kiev, Ukraine for a week, which surprisingly had some of the greatest meals of my trip! There, I tried a new specialty Ukrainian dessert called “Halva.” I made dinner for my family tonight and decided to try and recreate some Halva for them to try as a dessert. Here’s the recipe I used:

http://gringalicious.com/ukrainian-sunflower-seed-halva/

It wasn’t 100% the same as what I had in Ukraine, but pretty similar and still very good! Would definitely make this again, especially because it took all of 5 minutes to make!

Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake

My sister is having friends over for dinner tonight, so I made a Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake this morning to sit in the fridge all day until dinner time when we can break in to it! I got the recipe from my Tasty cookbook. It was so simple and easy, and not to mention very delicious!! Definitely want to try it with blueberries or other berries in the future!


Paleo Chocolate Cake

I decided to try and make my mom a paleo chocolate cake for Mother’s Day because she’s been trying to eat more paleo inspired recipes, and is a huge fan of chocolate. I found this recipe and thought it looked good enough to give it a go.

http://www.paleonewbie.com/paleo-friendly-chocolate-cake-with-ganache-recipe

It was really simple and easy, but it ended up tasting a tad dry to me. I wish that I poked some holes in the cake and poured some of the leftover coconut milk from the can on top of the cake to moisten it up a bit. Other than that, it was good!