Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes | Cravings of a Lunatic | Absolutely simple to make and wildly delicious!

This no bake recipe for strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes is super easy to make. Your guests will never believe this only took minutes to make. I have never had so much fun making a recipe and repeatedly testing it in my whole life. These strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes are absolutely addictive. You will have a hard time sharing these little beauties with your family and friends. I made oodles and still did not want to share. I'm greedy like that. So before we get to the recipe let … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Parfaits #HolidayFoodParty

Red Velvet Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make!

Super easy to make, and looks lovely on any holiday table. Okay peeps, y'all know I am always honest with you. This was NOT supposed to be a parfait. Not even kidding. It was supposed to be a cake roll.  Unfortunately I had trouble rolling the cake roll so this recipe was altered to hide my oops. It's what I do. When in doubt "parfait it". I'm not sure what that says about the fact that I have a zillion parfaits on my site. *giggles* … [Read more...]

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Shots {Two Ways} #SundaySupper

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Shots by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love no bake desserts. They make me happy. I think it's the fact that you can fool people into thinking you spent all day making cute little desserts... when you really spent all day watching things like The Real Housewives of Everywhere and Anywhere. So apparently I'm admitting to getting a kick out of tricking folks. Not sure what that says about me. Not sure I really care. I've got a full belly and I caught up on all The Real Housewives this week. So life is good. And when … [Read more...]

Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes #Bundtamonth

Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes by Cravings of a Lunatic

I love black forest cake... I love mini desserts... so it seemed like this would be an awesome way to combine the two things. Yet I swear I hit every roadblock known to bakers with this recipe. Every thing that could wrong did. The recipe I initially used was a brownie recipe...bad recipe... The pan I used was a mini brownie bundt pan...bad pan... I forgot to grate my chocolate and threw whole 1 oz pieces in my mixer, yup, bad baker... I ran out of eggs while making … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake | #BundtaMonth

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is nothing I like better than a tropical theme. Well unless you count actually being in the tropics. Since I'm stuck waiting out old man winter here in the cold Canuck climate I was thrilled when they announced the theme this month. I figure if you can't be in the tropics, then pretending to be is a close second. While I'd much rather be eating this cake in Hawaii being served Blue Hawaiians by a gorgeous pool boy, who if I'm lucky looks a lot like Timothy Olyphant, I'll have to … [Read more...]

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) #SundaySupper

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) by Cravings of a Lunatic

I can hear the collective gasp of surprise now... Kim made something Turtley... Shocking right! I think you'll forgive my obsession when you realize how flipping cute these are. They are also the easiest little cheesecakes in the world to make. We'll call them "cheater cheesecakes". And we won't even feel a little bit bad about it. Trust me, these will make those of you who like to spend hours prepping your desserts change your tune. They take about 3.57 minutes to make... and … [Read more...]

Black Forest Bites: Guest Post for Generation Y Foodie

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Chocolate- check! More Chocolate- check! Cherry Pie Filling- check! Whipped Cream- check! Cherry on Top- check! Is it possible to eat your weight in Black Forest Bites- check! … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic Photo 1

This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It's a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

Turtle Bundt Cake

This month is all about chocolate. Rich, luscious chocolate. I love the stuff. I would swim in it if it was socially acceptable. I would eat if for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Any excuse to bake with chocolate is a great day in my world. Today is a fabulous day. I was able to bake with chocolate and turn it into a turtle treat. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me | Surprise Birthday Cake from Movita Beaucoup | Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

My Birthday Cake Courtesy of the Talented Movita Beaucoupl!

Well Happy Birthday to me! And what a birthday it is. Cake, prezzies, sleeping in, and a cake surprise that is bound to blow my skirt up. I am one lucky birthday gal! … [Read more...]

Cherry Cake Pops | Cookbook Review | Cookbook Giveaway

Coconut Cherry Cake Pops 5

Cakepops... it's a love/hate relationship for me. I love to look at cakepops other people like Bakerella make. She is so talented and it makes me think I can make pretty cakepops too. Then I realize I can't. But you totally can...and I'm here to help you. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mini-Me & No Bake Cake in Jars (Desserts in Jars Giveaway- Closed!)

No Bake Cake in a Jar

Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me! You are awesome... and gorgeous... and I'm grateful for you... and to you... … [Read more...]

#ChristmasWeek Recap and #Giveaway Links

Christmas Week

  Hi folks. This week was a whirlwind of Christmas goodies. Christmas Week was a huge success and I hope we inspired you all to get into your kitchens and start your holiday baking. There are so many amazing recipes to get your creative juices flowing. I thought I'd recap the week for anyone who just tuned in or missed it. Hope you enjoy. I know I sure did. I may have to wear stretchy pants for the next month the way things are going. … [Read more...]

Christmas Coconut Cake for Day 3 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [Read more...]

Shirley Temple Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

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Hi folks. I am off at Mixed Con this weekend. So I am going to make this post short and sweet. And when I say sweet I mean really sweet. I was inspired to make this Shirley Temple Bundt cake after making Shirley Temples this summer. I grew up having Shirley Temples as a treat when we visited restaurants. We did not go out to eat very often so getting one of those sweet cherry drinks was a supreme treat. … [Read more...]

No Bake Cookies n Cream Cheesecake

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Hi folks. I made these last week when I was in the mood for something sweet but easy to whip up. A recipe like this is super easy to make and quick too. There are times when life gets busy and you just want something delicious without all the fuss and dishes. If you are in need of a dish like that this is the one for you. … [Read more...]

Peach and Roasted Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Sugar #Bundtamonth

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Hi folks. I am so pleased to be joining the Bundtamonth crew. As many of you know I've been trying to really take a good look at which groups I do and which ones aren't working for me personally, or my family. I made the decision to let go of the ones that don't fit into our meal plans. This left some room for me to experiment with some that do gel with our culinary tastes. I'm trying to be more economical with my time and money. So only doing groups where I have the time to commit and the … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cupcakes

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  Hi folks. Today is a very special day. We are celebrating Megan Pence's upcoming wedding by throwing her a virtual surprise bridal shower. … [Read more...]

Black Forest Brownie Mini Trifles

Trifle made with homemade brownies and cherry sauce. Topped with chocolate mousse, more brownies, whipped cream and a cherry!

I made these tasty trifles last week. They are so amazing I can barely contain my excitement in describing them. But first let me tell you about one of the ingredients in this dish. It's a brownie a friend named Skye pointed out to me about a year ago. I was sceptical about them and basically tried them to prove her wrong. That's a huge claim to name them the way the author did. Then I tried them and it all made perfect sense. So for this trifle recipe you get the pleasure of using the recipe … [Read more...]