Chocolate Birthday Cake

Chocolate Cake

It was my mom's birthday this week and I let here choose the type of cake she wanted for her birthday.  As I've mentioned before in my previous posts my mom is a big chocoholic, so it wasn't very surprising when she asked for a chocolate cake for her birthday.  I have a few good chocolate cake recipes that I have made before but I never like to make the same thing twice so I decided to try out some new recipes for this birthday cake.

Chocolate Cake

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Good Morning!  What better way to start your day off then with a big old plate of pancakes smothered with bananas and maple syrup!  These pancakes were soft, moist and sweetly delicious.  I decided to make them a little more on the healthier side of things to start my day off lighter (but I guess it doesn't really doesn't matter if I'm just going to eat them with lots of butter and syrup, YUM!).  I like to add the bananas to the batter after pouring it onto the pan because I find if you mix them into the batter before cooking them they tend to get too mushy.

The 'Somewhat' Healthy Cookie

The Somewhat healthy Cookie

My friend called me the other day telling me that he was looking on my website for a healthy cookie recipe.  He said the only one he could find that wasn't too sweet for him was the breakfast cereal cookie but he didn't have any Corn Flakes on hand.  So I decided to make this cookie just for him.  I decided to call it the 'somewhat' healthy cookie because I did use a fair bit of sugar still and I added chocolate chips (but only because my boyfriend asked me too) but feel free to omit them if you like or substitue them for nuts. 

Spice Cupcakes with Maple Galze

Spice Cupcakes with  Maple Glaze

It was my Grandma's birthday this week and my mom asked me to bake her some cute cupcakes rather than make a cake.  So I decided to make a classic white cupcake with a twist.  This cupcake is like an apple fritter doughnut mixed with a pancake breakfast (if you can imagine that...lol).  This cupcake is moist and has a mouthfull of flavors while the glaze is not overly sweet with just the right amount of maple flavor.  I think the cupcakes would taste really good with tiny pieces of chopped apples mixed into them but I didn't have enough time to do that, sorry Grandma!