Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

Baked chocolate donuts are topped with fresh strawberry cream cheese icing. Pretty and delicious, these will be a new breakfast favorite!

Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing | chezcateylou.com

It is time for another Mystery Dish post! This month, Allie from Baking a Moment  picked a fun list of celebratory ingredients for us. They were Champagne, Strawberries, Oranges, Beets, Filet Mignon, Lobster, Cream, Chocolate, Rosewater, and Rice.  Since champagne, lobster, and filet mignon aren’t in my usual cooking repertoire, I’m not really sure what rosewater is, and I am not a fan of beets, I decided to go with what I know and love – chocolate and strawberries! It doesn’t get much better than that.  Especially when combined in a baked donut – chocolate donuts with strawberry cream cheese icing to be exact!
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One Hour Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Light and fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch, in an hour?? It is possible with these One Hour Cinnamon Rolls! Weekend breakfast has never looked so good, or so easy!

One-hour Cinnamon Rolls | chezcateylou.com

I finally did it.  What is it, you ask?  I made cinnamon rolls!  They are one of those bucket list cooking items that I have been wanting to make for ages, but just haven’t attempted.  They kind of scared me for two main reasons.  One, because I thought they would be really hard to make.  And two, because I was worried I would eat the entire pan.  Well I can’t really help you with number 2, because these are amazing.  You might eat the whole pan.  But making them?  That I can help you with!  I can’t lie, they are not the easiest thing in the world to make, but they are definitely worth the effort.  And, they only take an hour to make – yep that’s right, one hour cinnamon rolls!  In the world of bread baking, that is nothing!  … 

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Gingerbread Doughnuts

All the warm flavors of gingerbread are baked into a cute little donut and topped with a thick layer of frosting! These gingerbread donuts are perfect for the holiday season!

Gingerbread Donuts | ChezCateyLou.com

It is December 1 – let the Christmas recipes begin! I have a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit until Thanksgiving and my birthday have passed. But once they are over, I start to get so excited about Christmas. TheBetterHalf and I just got back from an amazing trip to Paris and Brussels (more to come about our trip in a future post) and both cities were all decked out for Christmas. It was gorgeous, and got me in such a festive mood!

So when I woke up at 5:00am this morning because of jetlag, naturally my thoughts immediately went to Christmas baking. And since it is a weekend morning, I focused on doughnuts, one of our favorite weekend breakfasts since I bought my Donut Pan.  And so gingerbread donuts were born!  … 

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Cinnamon Roll Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

These baked Cinnamon Roll Donuts, drizzled with cream cheese icing, give you all the delicious cinnamon roll flavor without the hassle of baking cinnamon rolls!

Baked Cinnamon Roll Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing | ChezCateyLou.com

According to this handy little website, it is Donut / Doughnut Appreciation Day!  I know there is a National Donut Day in June, but I fully support having two days a year when we can celebrate the mighty Donut.  If you follow my blog regularly, you probably think that I celebrate donuts on a weekly basis.  I have been obsessed with making them ever since I bought this amazing donut pan!  I decided that I had to celebrate this holiday with baked Cinnamon Roll Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing…. 

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Blueberry and Jam Buttermilk Coffee Cake

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This weekend, I managed to bake something that TheBetterHalf liked more than I did! Now don’t get me wrong, I loved this coffee cake – as long as butter and sugar are the two main ingredients in a recipe, I am a fan – but TheBetterHalf is a little more discerning. So when he started raving about this cake, I knew it must be good! I had some leftover buttermilk to use (this seems to be a theme in my kitchen, always using up leftover buttermilk like here and here) so I decided to whip up a coffee cake for breakfast on Saturday morning. In just about an hour, I had this delicious cake ready for us to devour! It was so good – very moist, and studded with so many fresh blueberries! The glaze is optional on this cake. I thought the cake was sweet enough without it. TheBetterHalf really liked the addition of the glaze. So if you are in a glaze mood, go for it! And if not, this cake would be delicious on its own. You could top it with a dusting of powdered sugar for a little decoration.  … 

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