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4th of July Cake Pops

So what’s a girl to do when after she’s made 4th of July whoopie pies and she’s left with a ton of red velvet scraps (not to mention some frosting that didn’t turn out quite right?) Why, make cake pops of course!

In case you’re not familiar with cake pops, they were created by a lovely blogger named Angie over at Bakerella. She’s totally awesome. Anyway. After she invented them, they started cropping up everywhere. 

Anyway, I’d never tried making them before, but they’re a perfect way to use up cake scraps! (more…)

4th of July Whoopie Pies

4th of July Whoopie Pies perfect for a patriotic barbecue!

Do you like whoopie pies?

I have to admit, my experiences with whoopie pies are pretty limited. It’s not a treat that defined my childhood in any way. But people seem to love them, so I decided to figure out what the fuss was about.

Red velvet whoopie pies are nothing new– do a Google image search for them and you’ll get loads of these guys staring you in the face. And while they seem to have been tailored for Valentine’s Day, I thought they’d make for a great 4th of July dessert as well! (more…)

Dessert For Dudes: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Bridget over at Bake at 350 does this thing every June called “Dessert for Dudes.” It’s sort of in honor of Father’s Day, but she does it all month.

I thought it was a cool idea, so I asked Hubs what his favorite dessert was. He doesn’t have one favorite, but he listed off several that he really likes. One of the top ones was carrot cake.

When I thought about it, I couldn’t remember ever having made a carrot cake before.

My friend Emma made a raw carrot cake for her daughter Olive’s first birthday, which had no sugar. I tasted a bit of it and it was delicious. So I decided to try my hand at naturally sweetened carrot cake. (more…)