Mango Coconut Donuts

A browned butter donut is topped with fresh mango glaze and toasted coconut! These tropical Mango Coconut Donuts will make you feel like you are on vacation!
Baked Mango Coconut Donuts | http://ChezCateyLou.com

We are throwing a party today! It is a BABY SHOWER for my good friend Zainab aka Blahnik Baker. Zainab was one of my first blog friends, and she is absolutely amazing. In addition to being an incredible baker, she is such a great person – so supportive, kind and fun! She is going to be the most amazing mom, and I’m so happy to be celebrating her today!

She is a coconut fanatic (see here and here) so we are throwing a tropical themed party for her. I’m bringing Mango Coconut Donuts to the party!  Donuts are kind of my thing, so I knew I had to make some coconut donuts for this coconut themed baby shower!
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Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake

This Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake is just like a treat you would find in Italy! The flavor is incredible, and it is a perfect cake for summer.
Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake | http://ChezCateyLou.com

We are back from our trip! We had the most amazing time – I shared a ton of photos on Instagram. I hope it wasn’t too many…I just couldn’t resist posting all of the gorgeous views and delicious meals! And I can’t wait to tell you more – a Portofino post will be coming soon. But first, let’s have cake.

Thanks to jetlag, I was up super early on Saturday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was bake! I missed the kitchen! I get so much inspiration when I travel, and want to recreate everything that I ate. We saw lots of olive oil cakes and lots of cornmeal in the breads and pastries in Italy, so that is what inspired me to make a Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Chocolate muffins are stuffed full of peanut butter chips. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins taste decadent but are actually on the light side!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com
Bok from Dubrovnik! That means “hi” in Croatian! TheBetterHalf and I arrived in Dubrovnik yesterday, after eating and drinking our way through Italy. We are absolutely loving Croatia so far. This is my current view…I wish I could write every blog post with this view!  Talk about inspiring.

I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins before we left on our trip and we loved them so much that I just had to take a quick break from vacation to share them with you!… 

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Mango Strawberry Smoothie

This Mango Strawberry Smoothie is my go-to breakfast this summer. Mango and yogurt give it a great creamy texture and the flavor combo is perfect!
Mango Strawberry Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get obsessed with a certain food / recipe? I go through phases where I eat the same thing literally every day until I’m sick of it. For awhile, it was these pancakes (one of my favorite solo dinner meals!) And right now, it is this Mango Strawberry Smoothie. I have found my perfect smoothie combo! Frozen mangos, fresh strawberries, light vanilla yogurt, and pineapple-coconut water. Love love love it.   The flavor is amazing, and it is so refreshing.  I’m absolutely obsessed!

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A delicious and classic recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, made with fresh pineapple. This caramelized fruit is a perfect complement to moist yellow cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake | ChezCateyLou.com

With all the baking that I do, you would think that I have tried every classic recipe at least one time. Nope. Not even close. There are just SO many amazing recipes out there. My to-bake list is never-ending. However I am trying to knock out some of the most classic recipes, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is on that list! I know it isn’t that popular anymore, but it is such a well-known old fashioned recipe that I just had to try my hand at making one. Plus, I’m not sure how this happened, but I had never actually eaten a piece of pineapple upside-down cake until I made this one! Verdict: I am a fan!

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