Brooklyn Blackout Donuts

The ultimate baked chocolate donut, these Brooklyn Blackout Donuts are based off a popular breakfast treat from NYC’s Donut Plant.

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I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the most concerning things to happen to me in the first trimester was not the constant nausea or fatigue…it was the loss of my sweet tooth! Honestly, desserts are one of my favorite things ever, so to just have no interest in eating anything sweet was the most bizarre thing ever. I wondered if it would be like that forever. And then one day, TheBetterHalf and I were in our local market, and something sweet actually sounded appealing to me…a Brooklyn Blackout Donut from the Donut Plant!!! It was like a light at the end of the first trimester tunnel.

Then for about 5 days in a row, I had to have that donut. Which was problematic when the store was out of it and I then had to go to every local coffee shop that serves Donut Plant donuts to find one…making me late for work…but it was totally necessary. After about the fifth day I decided that I probably shouldn’t be eating fried donuts every morning, so I thought it would be really fun to create a baked version! These are just as moist and chocolatey as the real thing, but are much lighter…. 

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Baby Girl Cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes are decorated with a classic buttercream frosting, colored pink. These Baby Girl Cupcakes are the perfect thing to serve at a baby shower or birthday party!
Baby Girl Cupcakes - yellow cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting | ChezCateyLou.com

So the news I mentioned the other day….I’m pregnant! TheBetterHalf and I are expecting a sweet baby girl, due on March 28. We are absolutely thrilled, and can’t wait to start this next chapter of our lives. I have been dying to share the news with all of you, and wanted to celebrate with the girliest treat I could think of – Baby Girl Cupcakes – aka yellow cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting.
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Candy Corn Donuts

Light and fluffy baked donuts are decorated to look like pieces of candy corn. These Candy Corn Donuts are the perfect Halloween breakfast!
Candy Corn Donuts - the perfect breakfast treat to make for Halloween! | ChezCateyLou.com

Wow, the fall really got away from me! I blinked and all of a sudden it has been a month since I last posted! To all my dear readers, I am very sorry – but I have a good reason that I will be sharing with you soon. But for now, at least I’m back with a really fun seasonal recipe just in time for Halloween – Candy Corn Donuts! I think these are some of the cutest donuts I have ever made. They are absolutely perfect for Halloween breakfast or for a Halloween party spread!
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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes {& a Giveaway!}

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

These are not just any Mini Funfetti Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are to celebrate a very special birthday…my good friend Katie’s blog Twin Stripe is turning 3 this week and I  am so excited to be celebrating with her!

When Katie invited me to join in Twin Stripe’s birthday celebration, I knew I had to make something with sprinkles, because nothing says birthday quite like sprinkles! I decided Mini Funfetti Cupcakes would be the perfect party treat. Cute, easy to eat, festive, and delicious!

And you have a chance to join in on the celebration as well!  Twin Stripe is giving away a birthday prize pack full of birthday treats and some of Katie’s favorite things.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Light and fluffy buttermilk Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are topped with Cheese Frosting – the ultimate fall breakfast! They can be made overnight so that you can wake up to fresh rolls!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting |ChezCateyLou.com #PumpkinWeek

Happy Friday!!! And welcome to the final day of PUMPKIN WEEK! I hope you enjoyed all the pumpkin goodness this week – I know that I sure enjoyed eating all of it!  If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a round-up of all the pumpkin recipes in case you missed any.

I saved the best for last…Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting!!  Pumpkin adds so much flavor and a beautiful color to the light and fluffy buttermilk dough.  Pumpkin pie spice mixed with cinnamon gives the filling a distinct pumpkin-y flavor.  And cream cheese frosting tops it all off. These rolls are absolutely delicious and could not be prettier.  This is what I call a showstopper of a fall breakfast!

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