Vegan Raspberry Fudge Cake


This quick and easy hot fudge cake produces its own rich chocolate sauce as it bakes. Top with a tart homemade raspberry sauce for extra decadence. You won’t believe it’s vegan!


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Funfetti Jelly Bean Cake with White Fudge Frosting + Happy Birthday to Me!

Funfetti Jelly Bean Cake

This adorable, colorful cake was made in celebration of my 27th birthday. Since I’m now well past the age to be concerned with my girlish figure, this cake is also rich and decadent. Two funfetti cake layers wrap a raspberry cheesecake filling in a celebratory hug. The white fudge frosting contains a whole pound of butter so you know it’s to die for. (Warning: You may actually die from consuming this much butter in one sitting.) Topped with my favorite candy, Starburst jelly beans, there’s not much more I could ask for on my old lady day! Plus use up leftover ingredients for some yummy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

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Casey’s Diary Bday Cake + Graduation + Bonus Recipe

Caseys Diary Bday Cake

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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Raspberry Chip FroYo

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Sweetened raspberries plus dark chocolate help humdrum yogurt rival even the richest of ice cream recipes.

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Sneak Attack Cherry Berry Sangria

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I threw this together really quick with some stuff in my fridge that needed to be used up. I kind of guesstimated the measurements so feel free to adjust to your taste. Cheap red wine, raspberry tea, whipped cream vodka, triple sec, maraschino cherries and some assorted frozen berries.

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Berry Orange Baby Cheesecakes + All About Oranges

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Giant Eagle had their navel oranges on sale this week and you know how I love a recipe that uses sale ingredients! These muffin-sized cheesecakes are perfect for a little bit of a super rich dessert. Orange juice and zest give the filling a bright, sunshiney flavor. The sour cream topping is loaded with mixed berries. The orange cranberry crust ties together both of these fruity layers.

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