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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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

A classic recipe for Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake. This cake is a family favorite for my husband and I can see why – it is so decadent and delicious!
Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake | ChezCateyLou.com

I’m sharing a very special recipe with you today for a very special day…it is TheBetterHalf’s 30th Birthday! He’s finally as old as I am, at least for the next 6 months. He was complaining the other day about getting old. I told him he would get no sympathy from me! Welcome to 30 – it isn’t so bad!

I love celebrating birthdays on the blog – it is nice to have an excuse to make a decadent birthday treat (not that I need an excuse to bake…). Growing up, Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake was one of TheBetterHalf’s favorite desserts, so I got the recipe from his mom to make for his birthday. I was nervous to bake a family favorite, because I didn’t want to mess it up! Luckily, he said this chocolate sheet cake was just as good as he remembered it.

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Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting {& a Giveaway}

Fluffy yellow cake is iced with a peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. This birthday cake is the perfect treat to make for a chocolate peanut butter lover!
Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy 2nd Birthday to Chez CateyLou! My little blog is two years old today! And to celebrate, I made a birthday cake!  Because birthdays need cake.  And sprinkles.  Lots of sprinkles!

Our absolute favorite dessert flavor is chocolate peanut butter. TheBetterHalf and I are crazy for anything with that combo. Muffins. Brownies. Cookies. Cake. I even made peanut butter chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast this weekend (must share that recipe with you ASAP!) So when I was deciding what kind of cake to bake for the big 2nd birthday, I knew that chocolate and peanut butter had to be involved – Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting, and a little extra peanut butter filling in the center.  This is one amazing cake!!

And to celebrate Chez CateyLou’s 2nd birthday, I’m hosting a giveaway of $50 to Amazon!!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to join the party (aka enter the giveaway)!!

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{Healthier} Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini bread is the perfect way to use up your zucchini this summer! It is light, although you would never know it – it tastes so delicious!

Healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread | chezcateylou.com

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. And today I have a variation on that delicious loaf – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!  I love making zucchini bread in the summer – it seems like fresh zucchini is all over the place all summer long and zucchini bread is the perfect way to use it up.   You can’t beat having  two whole zucchinis hiding in a delicious treat.  The whole loaf only has 1/4 cup of oil, yet it is still super moist thanks to Greek yogurt and the zucchini!

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Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake + a Giveaway!

Yellow cake gets dressed up with a vanilla bean ricotta cheesecake filling. This cake is so simple to make and tastes delicious – the vanilla flavor really shines!
Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake | chezcateylou.com

What are your thoughts on baking with cake mix? I don’t use boxed cake mixes all that often, but sometimes I like to take a little help from the grocery store! Plus, there is something about the flavor of boxed cake mix that is just so delicious.

Ever since Cheesecake Day the other day, I’ve had cheesecake on the brain. And I also had a container of ricotta to use up, so I decided to try something very different from anything I’ve ever made – Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake.

I love baking with vanilla beans! The little seeds add the most incredible flavor to baked goods. Plus the bean specks are so pretty. And today, I have a fabulous giveaway for you – a basket full of Nielsen-Massey products, including vanilla beans! It is valued over $200! Scroll down to the end of the post and enter to win!

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