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Aunt Nettie’s Orange Nut Cake

Aunt Nettie’s Orange Nut Cake quickly became one of our most favorite cakes ever with such incredible flavors of orange, cranberries and nuts. It’s truly stunning and fantabulously delicious!

This post is being sponsored by Nordic Ware® featuring their Heritage Bundt Pan and the “Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens” cookbook. All opinions of these ABSOLUTELY AMAZING products are mine.

This cake guys, oh my goodness guys, this cake!   In 2 weeks I made it twice because it’s THAT GOOD! It is the perfect winter cake and one that every holiday table needs! This cake is dense but so incredibly tender and moist. This is that cake, that when you walk past it, you have to stop and slice off just the teensiest of slivers because you can’t help yourself. And this is that cake you purposely walk past it 47 times just to get that teensiest of slivers before you have a real serving for dessert. I mean those slivers don’t count, right? I mean it’s not a real slice of cake. It’s a sliver after all. LOL

Aunt Nettie's Orange Nut Cake

This cake comes from an incredible cookbook by Susanna Short titled “Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens“. They partnered up with the Minnesota Historical Society  published this wonderful cookbook.  Nordic Ware® partnered up with the Minnesota Historical Society to help share their state’s stories while connecting people with history in meaningful ways.

This pan and this cookbook needs to be on your wishlist!

Swirled Apple Vanilla Bean Loaf Cake

Swirls of apples nestled in a tender vanilla bean flecked cake drizzled in a luscious caramel and a kiss of confectioners’ sugar. This cake is simply delicious in the most beautiful of ways.

This post is being sponsored by Nordic Ware® featuring their Heritage Loaf Pan  and their Better Batter Bowl.  All opinions of these ABSOLUTELY AMAZING products are mine.

When Nordic Ware featured their Premier Gold Collection I knew they were on to something huge. Now we all know their products are in a league all of their own but these pans, well they transcended the kitchen and now are part of design decor. These gold finished, cast aluminum pans are absolutely stunning. If you’ve not seen one in person, trust me on this, its jaw dropping. We’re talking dead sexy. Yes, these pans are dead sexy.

I’ve been fortunate as I’ve been creating deliciousness for them for about 2 years now and honestly every time I get a new pan to test out I kind of just sat there staring at it in awe. This time they sent me the new 6-cup Heritage Loaf Pan  and their Better Batter Bowl to test out. Those curves and swirls of the pan just begged to be highlighted in a cake. However, one thing about their pans is you can push the limits with it. Who says you have to limit it to a cake?

This pan would rock at making an epic meatloaf, formed salad, pate and so forth. I have a ton of ideas planned for this cake including a Neopolitan swirled cake. But today I wanted to go with something a bit more jaw-dropping. By adding the apples to the swirls of the cake pan you end up with some seriously gorgeous cake. And those crevices just beg for caramel drizzles.

Impress your family with this truly stunning and delicious cake!

Buckeye Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cake Bomb

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #CollectiveBias

If you’re a peanut butter lover I’m about to BLOW YOUR MIND (and taste buds) with this Seriously Delicious Buckeye Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cake Bomb! Creamy peanut butter swirl ice cream, buckeye filling, chocolate cookie crumble and ridiculous hot fudge center!

Ice cream to me knows no seasons as it’s always in my fridge. It’s been there for celebrations, parties, break-ups, date nights, girl’s nights, and those nights when you just want to shut off the world, pop in your favorite movie and curl up on the couch with a big ol’ bowl of creamy deliciousness. Ice cream gets me. It doesn’t judge and is always there to comfort. Just like how I am when it comes to pizza, I’m an ice cream snob. We LOVE Blue Bunny® ice cream. Like if you looked in my freezers right now I have 4 containers there plus a package of their new Bunny Snacks™. Ice cream is no joke in my house. We take it very seriously and even more serious when you touch a flavor that is not yours. While marriage is all about give and take; an equal partnership there is nothing equal when it comes to ice cream. You have yours; I have mine – let the balance stay as that.

I’m fortunate right now as the amazing folks from Blue Bunny® reached out looking for deliciously creative ways to showcase some of their new 2017 lineup of ice cream flavors and treats. Needless to say, I was am over the moon elated. I mean I get a professional reason to go buy (and eat) ice cream!  HA!  Take that yoga pants for judging me every time I eat ice cream! This is a legit reason to partake in deliciousness!

As I mentioned they recently came out with new flavors and treats, one of which I’m going nuts over. If you’re a peanut butter lover you’re going to lose your mind! PB ‘N Cones™ has swirls of creamy peanut butter and crunchy chocolate dipped cone pieces throughout the delicious vanilla ice cream. Wha?! They also came out with Rockin’ Rocky Road™, Monster Cookie Mash, Toffee Brownie Twist™ and Mint Cookie Crunch as well. Plus for all of your cherry lovers, their Cherrific Cheesecake, which had been a seasonal flavor, is now available year-round.  I know Mr. Fantabulous is thrilled about that flavor!

This dessert is a true game changer!

Sweet Potato Maple Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Forget pumpkin everything season, maple sweet potato is the new flavor! This Sweet Potato Maple Cheesecake Bundt Cake is unbelievably moist and gloriously delicious!  WOW your guests with this soon-to-be iconic cake!

With the Fall in full swing right now and Thanksgiving next week I wanted to create a cake that not only was delicious but also representative of the season.  Now I know, I know, we all think once Fall hits it has to be every single thing under the sun flavored as pumpkin/pumpkin spice.  Yeah I get it, it’s delicious but it’s so 5 years ago.  It needs put to rest and a new flavor to become champion.  Enter the Sweet Potato.  Yes, sweet potato.  Coming from a girl who, only 3 years ago, hated these things, my eyes have been opened. I have fallen totally head over heals in love with sweet potatoes.  I would make them all the time for Mr. Fantabulous but for me, nope; I was a simple russet potato.  Or if I was feeling randy I’d go for the red or yukon. But a sweet potato just seemed… wrong.  Potatoes are meant to well, not taste like anything – that’s kinda the whole purpose of adding butter, sour cream, milk, bacon, salt, pepper or even chili.  But the thought of putting cinnamon and brown sugar on a potato seemed…I don’t know…wrong.  Yeah, I’m an idiot, I know that now.

It wasn’t until I decided to roast one, top it with honey and roasted grapes did I realize just how amazing they were.  AND OMG don’t even get me started on how incredible they are in baked goods.  Er um wait, that’s kinda the whole point of this recipe, huh?  LOL  Love you As you know I’ve been fortunate now to be a part of the Nordic Ware® family for about 2 years now – reviewing their PHENOMENAL bake and cookware plus creating mouth watering recipes.


Today I’m featuring their Fall Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan. It’s absolutely stunning made with the same stellar quality we’ve all come to love  and expect from Nordic ware.

Move over pumpkin, there’s a new Flavor Hero in town!

Grandma’s Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This post is being sponsored by Nordic Ware featuring their absolutely perfect Classic Pound Cake and Angel Food Pan.

So for the past few years I’ve been truly fortunate to create recipes for Nordic Ware.  It is such an honor and a blessing but there’s more to it than just that.  You see Nordic Ware is a brand both my grandmother and mother had in their kitchens.  It’s all they used; it’s the ONLY brand they trusted with their cakes. Even before I thought about becoming an engineer (because if I had my way, back then I was going to grow up and marry Scott Baio – um, hello Chachi!) I knew their pans were elite.  Now it goes unsaid that to have a successful cake you need a great recipe, a cook that can follow directions and a stove that has accurate temperatures. However what’s the most important aspect of any great cake is the pan you bake it in.

Having an amazing pan to start with sets the precedence for a better cake outcome.  Think about it.  If you were to build a house, you want the foundation to be the best it can be; solid, reliable, dependable.  Well with Nordic Ware, that’s what you get.  You get the very best there is! I mean Nordic Ware has been in business 70 years as family owned and operated Kitchenware Company.  70 years!  They are definitely doing something right!

Grandma's Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake3

Now I’ve shared several different recipes surrounding their pans throughout the past few years however this one, this one has so much sentimental meaning to me. You see this recipe was my grandmothers.  It’s been in my family for generations though I can guarantee I’m probably the only one that remembered the recipe as I’m sure if your grandma was like mine, nothing was written down.  And if it was it was a pinch of this, some of that and bake til done.  LOL
Whenever I am missing my grandma all I need to make this cake of hers and remember all the times we’d make it together

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