Sour Cream Cake Batter Donuts + History of Donuts + Chai’s Safari

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This colorful take on the typical sour cream donut recipe is baked, not fried. This method results in a light and airy donut with all the yumminess of the original. Throw these together on the fly with a simple shortcut, funfetti cake mix, which is used in both the donut and the sticky, delicious glaze. Top with additional sprinkles for extra fun. The perfect recipe for a loved one’s birthday morning or for any other morning!

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Airy PB Bread with Homemade Reese’s Spread

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This fun bread machine recipe uses puffed rice cereal to achieve a pleasantly air bubbly texture. A subtle peanut butter flavor means this isn’t your typical loaf! Serve with a homemade chocolate peanut butter spread and your favor jam or use for lunchmeat sandwiches.

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Casey’s Diary Bday Cake + Graduation + Bonus Recipe

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I made this just unnecessarily over-the-top cake to celebrate my little sister’s 21st birthday. It includes all of her favorite things. 3 layers of yellow cake with chocolate chip cookie dough and Twix cheesecake in the middle, all covered in chocolate ganache and other goodies. It’s a significant time investment but I’ve included several make-ahead tips in the recipe below. And the time invested is totally worth it for this big day! My family also celebrated some other events this weekend including Derby Day, Mother’s Day and my graduation from college. This fantastic cake suited all of our needs.

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Raspberry Margaritas (Pitcher Recipe)

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This super easy recipe will have you enjoying a whole pitcher (not by yourself, please!) of raspberry margaritas after just a couple hours of chilling time. A typical sour margarita mix poured over fresh raspberries.

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Derby Pie Brownies + Derby History + Mint Julep Special

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These brownies are inspired by my favorite pie which is Derby pie, of course! I extolled the virtues of this jacked up Southern pecan pie in an earlier post for my Not Derby Pie Milkshake. (Again, I want to be clear that there are NO WALNUTS in a Derby pie. ZERO.) A rich and chewy dark chocolate brownie layer spiked with bourbon is topped with toasted pecan halves and bourbon spiked caramel and chocolate sauces. A can’t miss recipe for lovers of chocolate, bourbon and/or the Kentucky Derby and all its related festivities. Like drinking bourbon. And eating pie. You’re welcome.

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