Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen

Strawberry and Cream Mug Cake

A sweet treat in just a few minutes…this Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake is baked in the microwave and is the perfect dessert for summer.  Fresh berries and vanilla bean topped with sweetened cream are an excellent pairing in this ready-in-a-flash cake.   Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kitchen PLAY on behalf of Frigidaire.  Compensation was provided to The Suburban Soapbox, all opinions are my own…as always.​ I spend hours a day in my kitchen.  Hours.  More than the … [Read more...]

The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Simple and loaded with chocolate, these Chocolate Chip Cookies are a country fair blue ribbon winner.  Crispy edges with a soft, chewy center, this cookie will turn any frown upside down. I didn't win...if you're wondering.  The blue ribbon at the country fair, I didn't win.  I HAVE, however, been making these cookies for a couple decades...ever since I snagged the winning recipe from the winner herself.  My ex-mother-in-law (are those hyphens correct???).  And don't worry, I'm sure she … [Read more...]

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Salted Caramel Sauce

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake

Celebrate derby day with an impressive Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake.  A slight departure from the original Bourbon Butter Cake, this version is layered with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel sauce. The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner.  I've never been but I really think it would be my thing....if I could ever get myself there.  It's the most excited I get for a sporting event all year and I can't even tell you why.  Maybe it's the gorgeous horses or the brightly clad … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs

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Smooth dark chocolate eggs with a sweet surprise inside.  These Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs are simple to make and are completely habit forming.  One bite into the luscious, creamy filling and you will want to keep them for yourself. Creme brûlée is one of my favorite things on the entire planet.  I know I say this about a lot of food but really...who doesn't like creme brûlée.  It's creamy and wonderful...and it's fun to bust through that hard, sugary top with your spoon.  Almost … [Read more...]

Cadbury Mini Egg Cupcakes

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Vanilla cupcakes studded with Cadbury Mini Eggs are decorated festively for Easter.  Little bunny peeps poking out of the grass are sure to make your dessert table extra special this year. One of the most rewarding things about being a food blogger is the amazing people I get to meet.  The blogging community is full of beautiful, fun and special people that support each other every single day.  I worked in the corporate world for years where I would see wonderful (and let's face it...not … [Read more...]

Mocha Mousse Parfait with Bailey’s Whipped Cream and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway

Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys Whipped Cream | the Suburban Soapbox

Thick, creamy and rich mocha mousse is layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream spiked with Bailey's.  Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean you have to toss out the Bailey's.  Whip up these easy Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Bailey's Whipped Cream to enjoy during the weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth! Guess what friends.....I got a new gig!  Don't worry though, you'll still get your regular recipes here at The Suburban Soapbox but now I'll also be a contributor over at … [Read more...]

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting

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A twist on the popular Nutty Irishman coffee served commonly as an after dinner drink, these Nutty Irishman Cupcakes taste just like it!  Topped with a creamy buttercream frosting spiked with Bailey's they're a festive way to toast the irish this St. Patrick's Day. It's snowing again.  All I keep thinking to myself is "15 days until spring."  It can't come soon enough.  I'm sick of the cold, tired of the crunchy ice under my feet every time I walk outside, bored with the gray trees and … [Read more...]

10-Minute Samoa Cannoli

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Crispy cannoli shells are stuffed with sweetened ricotta and crushed "Caramel Delite" Girl Scout cookies for a unique twist.  These Samoa Cannoli take just 10 minutes to make and 30 seconds to devour.   I find it ironic that Girl Scout cookie season is the exact same time as "Holy crap, I have to lose 20 pounds" season.  Really.  Just as soon as I get into the swing of healthy eating and working out semi-regularly....the doorbell rings.  And I always hope it's a present or something … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

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Two favorite cakes combined into one towering dessert, this Red Velvet Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting is bright and festive.  A great dessert to share with anyone you love. I made you a cake.  It's another gigantic cake and I couldn't decide which flavor to make so I made both....in one mammoth cake mashup.  What do you think?  Do you think it's big enough? My grandmother used to make a red velvet cake when I was like 2 feet tall.  I loved it....it was my favorite cake … [Read more...]

Death by Chocolate Layer Cake

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Layers of fudge brownie, mocha mousse, chocolate meringue and rich ganache make up this chocolate lover's dream cake.  Death by Chocolate Layer Cake is the ultimate special occasion cake. Do you know what today is?  National Chocolate Cake Day!  I've been saving this recipe for just this occasion.  The first time I made it was to take to my new husband's parents house for Christmas.  I saw this cake on a show called The Best Of back when The Food Network was still young.  The Best Of was … [Read more...]