These fall-inspired cupcakes are full of apples and delicious spices. Top them with spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips – you will definitely love Apple Spice Cupcakes!

Happy almost Friday! I made cupcakes!

Guys, I am sick. Ugh. It’s about time since the kids have been in school for a few weeks and have all sneezed once or twice. Seriously though, weakest immune system ever.

If you need me, I’ll be Dayquil wasted (I don’t care what anyone says, that stuff makes me useless for hours) and watching Dawson’s Creek all day.

But cupcakes!

Honeycrisp’s are finally under $3/pound at my store. It’s absolute torture seeing them in the store for 4 or 5 bucks a pound because I refuse to pay that much for apples.

But oh my gosh, they are so good.

I picked up a few last week and sacrificed one for these Apple Spice Cupcakes. The cupcakes are full of the apple and lots of spices and then they are topped with a spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips.

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Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Good morning guys! Or night! Or whenever you’re reading!

Hope all is well! I also hope you’re in the mood for apples! And caramel! And cake!

It’s that time of year. You know, the time of year when we’re all thinking about entertaining! So many holidays and dinners and football games!

Today I’ve got a sweet fall-inspired treat that you can whip up in minutes! So if you have unexpected guests or if you just have too many other things going on, you can still have a fabulous dessert!

One of my favorite tricks is to keep Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake in the freezer. There are so many ways you can dress up the delicious pound cake to make it uniquely yours.

For this recipes, I took a couple apples which we all have on hand this time of year and cooked them with some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until they were soft and delicious. I scooped some of that onto the sliced Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake and then drizzled caramel sauce over top. Oh, and I had to top it with whipped cream too! Obviously.

Perfect dessert! And ready in less than 20 minutes!

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake is great to keep in your freezer for spontaneous desserts. Be sure to check out the Sara Lee Facebook page for more tips and tricks to dress up your favorite Sara Lee products!

And let me know: what is your favorite way to make Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake #UniquelyYours? A yummy trifle? French toast? Cut into cubes and dipped in fondue?

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

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Things that happened this week.

  • Fat baby (who isn’t a baby) took all the post-its off recipes I want to make in several cookbooks and put them on recipes that he wants me to make.
  • Husband made me mad and came home with bacon guacamole as an apology. Because you can buy my love with bacon guacamole.
  • I became addicted to Pretty Little Liars podcasts. (Extra weird because I was kind of over the show.)
  • Fake Ginger hit 10,000 Facebook likes! Woooo!
  • HEB suckered me into buying Home because they had coupons for $5 off the movie and then you got Swedish Fish and popcorn free. You know I love Swedish Fish. Anyway, I cried multiple times during the movie. Because Disney movies have that effect on me.
  • I bought a new bundt pan! Hooray!

I broke my new bundt pan in with this Lemon-Lime Pound Cake!

Yeah, it’s like that 7Up Pound Cake that your mom or your grandma probably made and it’s fabulous. I think pound cakes are my ultimate favorite cake. That or angel food cake. I just love a plain cake. They make the perfect base for fruit or whipped cream or like this one, lemon-lime glaze and candied lemons.

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Tracking PixelDelicious Pineapple Snack Cake made with DOLE Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice is perfect for any occasion.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a cake that can be eaten for breakfast.

I mean, I can justify pretty much any cake for breakfast (leftover birthday cake? Duh.) but I love a coffee cake or a fruity cake because no one can judge me.

This Pineapple Snack Cake was my breakfast for several mornings last week. And before you start thinking it’s not a breakfast cake, let me assure you that it’s doubley breakfast-y.

Because pineapple, of course. Fruit = breakfast. That’s just a fact. Aaaand it has a cream cheese frosting. What is cream cheese? Breakfast food. See? I can justify anything for breakfast.

I love using DOLE Canned Fruits in recipes (you guys know I am the worst at cutting pineapples and mangoes!) and the DOLE Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice was perfect for this cake.

DOLE Canned Fruit is naturally fat free, cholesterol free, and contains very little sodium. They are also rich in vitamins A and C. I am forever using the DOLE Canned Fruit varieties in fruit salad because they are so convenient. It’s perfect for all your summer desserts or for healthy snacks. Mandarin oranges mixed into cottage cheese is a one of my favorite snacks! DOLE Canned Fruit is available at your local grocery store or super center in the canned fruit aisle. For more information on the DOLE Canned Fruit and to see all the varieties they offer, visit

This cake stays so moist thanks to the crushed pineapple and it is absolutely delicious. The cream cheese frosting and the toasted coconut is perfect on top.

And remember, it totally counts as breakfast food.

Pineapple Snack Cake

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Good morning, guys!

Memorial Day is less than a week away and I’m pretty excited about it. The kids and husband have the day off and we’ll spend the day grilling and if the weather’s nice, playing in the sprinkler/pool.

My perfect day!

Anyway, when I think of Memorial Day, I think of sweet tea.

I think it’s because Memorial Day kind of kicks off summer and sweet tea is the most perfect summer drink.

And number two on the list of perfect summer drinks? Lemonade!

So I combined them into this Arnold Palmer Cake and topped it with a lemony cream cheese frosting. Because why not?

I wanted to give this Stevia In The Raw® a try in this cake. I’ve been putting Stevia In The Raw in my coffee forever now so I was pretty excited about the Stevia In The Raw Bakers Bag – it measures cup for cup like sugar. So it’s a great way to reduce sugar and calories in your baked goods.

So I used it for this cake! I used half sugar, half Stevia In The Raw and it turned out great!

Stevia In The Raw is part of the In The Raw® family of sweeteners which also includes Sugar In The Raw®, Agave In The Raw® and Monk Fruit In The Raw®. If you are interested in finding out more about Stevia In The Raw, go here and to find retailers near you that sell Stevia In The Raw, use this. Also, there are coupons!

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