I’ve been contemplating some holiday goodies lately. I don’t do a large scale bake-a-thon because I don’t need to be eating that much sugar.
Yeah, I know, but it sounds good, right? 🙂
Midnight Bliss Cake
One item has been returning to my mind: the Midnight Bliss Cake that Kraft and Bakers One introduced us to years ago.
Check out the recipe here: Bakers One Bowl Midnight Bliss Cake. I like to play with flavors, so I’m contemplating replacing the chocolate bits with Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips.
This cake is an easy to prepare show stopper that can be baked in smaller bundt pans to be wrapped and gifted. It is moist, however, so be thoughtful of the amount of time between creation and gifting. Wouldn’t want the cake to be stale when first bite is taken.
Cocoa Cinnamon Pound Cake
The cocoa cinnamon pound cake is another easy to do showstopper recipe that I was first introduced to by Hershey. It has a rich flavor with a touch of cinnamon that is different.
Check out this recipe from Cooks.com: Cocoa Cinnamon Pound Cake. It is also one that can be made in smaller pans for gifting.
I hope you check out these two recipes and enjoy both. They are great additions to a dessert table, pot luck, holiday fare or for gifting.
In addition to those all important calendars, there are gift ideas for those who are interested in collectors items or playables. And if you are in a group who love tabletop games, now is a good time to look for something new to add to the rotation.
Free shipping doesn’t hurt, either. I’m off to see what I can find to replace that calendar that will be out of date on New Year’s Eve. See you there!
FYI: If you are a member or either (or both) Ebates and Honey, your discounts are waiting.
If you haven’t already heard, the Crafty Gemini and Angela from the Midnight Quilt Show have partnered to create two easy to make tote bag projects. Both projects are on YouTube ready for viewing – and downloading free patterns.
Each project is a different take on a useful item that is also a great learning opportunity for beginning sewers and potential gift items for your stash. How’s that for checking off a few boxes on your To Do List?