Strawberry Upside Down Ricotta Cake – delicious moist ricotta cake with juicy strawberries on top! The perfect spring and summer dessert!

Hi guys!

Okay, I know I said we were doing pizza every Sunday for the entire year but I’m tired of pizza. Pizza’s a lot of work. Also? I get a lot of unsubscribers every time I post a pizza recipe.

I mean, y’all could’ve told me you were sick of pizza.

So. We’re having cake today.

I’m still going to use my Sunday post to share random photos from my week and talk about what I’m reading, watching, and loving. But we’re gonna take a break from pizza for awhile.

I’ve tested this cake recipe twice in the last couple weeks and both times, it’s disappeared from my kitchen within hours. You’re definitely going to want to make this one now that the strawberries are starting to look good.
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Simple and delicious Apple Upside Down Cake! Moist cinnamon-spiced cake topped with apples in a buttery brown sugar sauce. 

Apple Upside Down Cake - simple and delicious apple cake! Moist cinnamon-spiced cake topped with apples coated in butter and brown sugar.

Hi guys, happy almost Friday!

Not to be dramatic but this Apple Upside Down Cake is my favorite thing I’ve made in forever.

And you know that I don’t usually like any dessert with fruit.

But see, I’ve been craving pineapple upside down cake for literally months now and I was too lazy to make one so I finally broke down and bought one last week while I was in the middle of a week long argument with the boyfriend.

And then I couldn’t even enjoy it because I was too busy saying things like, “I keep dreaming about these giant bugs and google tells me that means I have anxiety and you won’t kill them for me!”

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S'mores Poke Cake - chocolate cake with marshmallow sauce inside! And topped with Cool Whip, crushed graham crackers, Hershey's bars, and marshmallows!

O. M. G.

Y’all. It’s s’mores week!


This is the 3rd year that Nicole and I have done this and if you didn’t know, National S’mores Day is Wednesday (August 10) so get your booty to the grocery store for all the supplies you need.

And if actual s’mores bore you, Nicole and I have 10 fun s’mores treats planned for the week!

TEN! So many s’mores!

(We probably should have gone for matching s’mores tattoos instead of pineapples, huh?)

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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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