Monday, May 30, 2016

Skinny Chocolate Strawberry Poke Cake

Chocolate and strawberries - one of my favorites besides chocolate and peanut butter, of course. I bought chocolate pudding mix to use on a recipe a few weeks ago, but didn't end up needing it. So, how do we solve that problem? I couldn't just make the pudding to eat by itself.

So the solution was to try a new recipe - Skinny Chocolate Strawberry Poke Cake. I have yet to find a poke cake I don't like, and this is no exception. Light, yet dense strawberry cake, topped with chocolate fudge pudding (that's like regular chocolate pudding, but intensified), topped again with Cool Whip, and then again with fresh strawberries. YUM.

Ironically enough, I think I liked this cake the least out of my entire family. I cut it into 24 slices, and there were five of us trying it. When I put it back in the fridge, there were only 10 pieces left! Everyone said they liked it because it was light and not too sweet. (And, therefore, they could handle eating a few more pieces, I guess.) Success!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Apple Butter Streusel Muffins

I never even knew apple butter existed until probably less than a year ago. I know, I'm crazy, right? The first time I had it was at my first trip to Cracker Barrel, and right then, I was sucked in. Who can resist sweet, warm cornbread muffins with apple butter? Not me, I found that out right away.

So, I bought some apple butter with the intention to use it on toast for breakfast or something similar. Well, I couldn't even tell you the last time I had toast. I don't really even like it very much, so that was a bad idea on my part. Therefore, there has been a barely used jar of apple butter sitting in the fridge for weeks now.

It's been sitting there, just waiting to be used. Not on toast, no. But, instead in and spread all around on STREUSEL MUFFINS. How could I not have thought of this? I didn't think of it myself, but came across a recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try them.