Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

If you aren’t following me on social (WHY?! DO IT!), you may not know that I am beyond obsessed with doughnuts these days.

I plan my weeks around when and where I can get doughnuts. I went hiking the other day just so I had an excuse to hit my favorite drive thru doughnut shop on the way home.

It’s bad.

As you read this, I’m probably somewhere buying our weekend supply of those fried rings of deliciousness.

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

But I thought for right now, I could show you my favorite cheater way to make doughnuts at home.

Yep, cake mix! All you need is cake mix and a doughnut pan.

Well, and all the other stuff but you probably already have oil and eggs and water.

You know I love the Pillsbury Moist Supreme cake mixes! They are my all-time fave cake mixes – cakes and cupcakes just turn out so moist and fluffy!

And doughnuts turn out moist and fluffy too! Woo!

So to make these Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts, you just mix the cake mix with oil, eggs, and water and then bake them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool and then cover them in my new favorite frosting: Pillsbury Fluffy Frost in Strawberry Marshmallow. And then put sprinkles everywhere!

(And of course, you could use a different flavor cake mix if you really wanted but why would you want to? The strawberry is pink! Pink doughnuts!)

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

I’m obsessed.

If you’ve never had a baked doughnut, they’re really more the texture of a cupcake buuuuut, it’s more fun when they’re shaped like doughnuts, right?

I love these and I hope you love them too. Let me know what your favorite ways to use Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings in the comments!

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Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

I know some of you are covered in snow right now (and I’m jealous, trust me) but I have to tell you that it so feels like spring in Texas!

They weather is amazing, the bluebonnets are popping up, and the berries are already so delicious!

I am buying pounds and pounds of fresh berries every time I go to the grocery store and I’m putting them in everything I eat. I can’t get enough. I just want to bake ALL THE THINGS with berries.

Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

I decided to make these Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes because I wanted something to pair with my favorite Gloria Ferrer wine.

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is Carneros’ original sparkling wine house, owned and founded by the Ferrer family of Spain. The winery opened in 1986 in the breezy, now-famous region in southernmost Sonoma County. Their wines have earned over 400 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years.

My personal favorite Gloria Ferrer wine is the Chardonnay. It’s aged for 9 months in French oak barrels to intense complexity. It has notes of peach, pear, pineapple, and meyer lemon, as well as the delicious toasty oak note.

I thought the bright citrus flavor of the Chardonnay would be perfect with these shortcakes!

Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

If you haven’t baked with meyer lemons yet, you’re definitely missing out! They’re a bit sweeter than regular lemons, a little bit like an orange. I actually caught my 4 year old eating one the other day and couldn’t convince him that it wasn’t an orange!

So the shortcakes themselves have the meyer lemon zest inside and then they are topped with sweetened strawberries! And then you put a big dollop of meyer lemon whipped cream on top to make them extra delicious!

I loved the meyer lemon twist on a classic and they really did pair wonderfully with the Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay.

Make sure you check out the Gloria Ferrer website to find out more about the winery and the other wines they offer!

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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting - the perfect spring cupcakes! Fluffy cake with the most delicious frosting!

I am loving spring flavors right now. No surprise since it’s been in the 80s in Texas for the last week or so. How crazy is that?

I keep thinking about how much I want to go back to Colorado and then I see their weather and I’m like, “Ehh… maybe I’ll just stay in Texas and continue to wear flipflops all year.”

I am especially loving all things berry right now. I feel like I’m going to the store every other day for more strawberries! I’m loving them in everything, especially in treats like these Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting!

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting - the perfect spring cupcakes! Fluffy cake with the most delicious frosting!

I’m still loving having a stockpile of Pillsbury mixes and frostings in my pantry. But this time, I want to chat about the cake mixes because they are my alltime fave. If you ever see me instagramming or snapping cupcakes, I can guarantee I made them with the Pillsbury Moist Supreme mix.

Seriously, the softest cupcakes you will ever make.

So for these cupcakes, I took the white cake mix and made it according to the box instructions, except I added just a bit of fresh lemon zest. It gave the cupcakes a nice freshness – and also gave me an excuse to put strawberries on top.

Because lemon and strawberry is just the most perfect combo!

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting - the perfect spring cupcakes! Fluffy cake with the most delicious frosting!

For the frosting, I used the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme in vanilla and stirred in some pureed strawberries. Such an easy way to make a store-bought frosting your own!

The soft lemon cupcakes with the strawberry frosting was so delicious.

My oldest has a birthday this weekend and has requested that I make these again for the party!

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting - the perfect spring cupcakes! Fluffy cake with the most delicious frosting!

If you want to stock up on Pillsbury products for all your baking needs, make sure you download the Ibotta app to save $.75 and then visit Pinterest to discover more ways to #MixUpAMoment with Pillsbury!

I’ll be using Pillsbury products to make a super cute Easter treat in a couple weeks so make sure you check back!

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Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!

Okay.

You have to choose a favorite dessert. Have to.

What do you choose?

I 100% go for cheesecake. Plain cheesecake. Not too sweet, but sweet enough cheesecake.

Nothing beats it.

Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!

The problem with cheesecake is that it’s kind of a pain to make. There’s a lot of beating and mixing to get it nice and smooth. Then there’s a lot of crossing your fingers that it won’t crack. Or that your springform pan won’t leak. Or that the center won’t still be jiggly when you cut into it.

But this Fluffy Cheesecake recipe is definitely no fuss. It’s no-bake, the ingredient list is short, and it takes only minutes to prepare. The only hard part about the recipe is waiting 3 hours for it to chill in the fridge.

Plus, it’s a real classic. This is the first time I’ve ever made it but I’ve had it several times over the years at parties and such. And it’s good no matter how it’s served. With cherry pie filling on top like you see here or plain or with chocolate drizzled on top! You really can’t go wrong with this cheesecake!

Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!

If you’ve never tried this classic recipe, it really is the fluffiest cheesecake you will ever try! And so simple! You won’t even believe how quick and easy it is.

You just take softened PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and mix that with a little bit of sugar. Once that’s is good and combined, you stir in a container of COOL WHIP. Then you scoop the cheesecake filling into a graham cracker crust! That’s it.

No really, that’s it.

Then it sits for 3 hours or so to firm up a bit and then you can slice it and top it with some cherry pie filling.

So tell me, have you tried this delicious classic recipe?

Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!

Fluffy Cheesecake

8 servings

from Kraft

Ingredients

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)
1-1/2 cups cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar together until well combined. Stir in COOL WHIP.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  4. Serve with cherry pie filling on top.
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Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!

Fluffy Cheesecake - this no bake recipe turns out perfect every time! So easy and so delicious!
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Grapefruit Pound Cake - the perfect spring dessert! Bright and delicious and really easy! Perfect with fresh fruit and whipped cream!

Happy Tuesday!

I feel like now that the holidays are behind us, I’m in full on spring mode. Which is ridiculous because I’m sure we still have several months days of cold ahead of us here in central Texas.

I put up all my winter candles and brought out my hoard of watermelon lemonade – they just smell like summer! I am buying watery strawberries at the grocery store and pretending they don’t taste awful. I’m even getting aggravated when I have to go back into the house for a hoodie.

For whatever reason, citrus-y baked goods just feel like spring to me so, of course, I’ve got a mile long list of cakes, bars, and cookies that I want to make RIGHT NOW.

I’m obsessed with all things grapefruit, all the time. Sometimes I buy those ginormous tubs of precut grapefruit and I kill it within 24 hours. It’s a problem.

I got the idea of grapefruit pound cake stuck in my head weeks ago and finally had to go for it. Paired with some freshly whipped cream… perfection. It’d be great for potlucks or parties because who doesn’t love pound cake?

Grapefruit Pound Cake - the perfect spring dessert! Bright and delicious and really easy! Perfect with fresh fruit and whipped cream!

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