Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cake

Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cake combines the flavor and texture of cinnamon rolls with the ease of a simple cake. It is impressive, delicious, and so easy!

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I think I have discovered the most perfect breakfast recipe ever.

Imagine this scenario – you have last minute guests for breakfast / brunch. You want to impress them with something homemade. You need to show off your baking skills and you want them to think you’ve been slaving away all morning. It needs to taste amazing, of course, but oh – you really don’t have time to make anything complicated. Well guess what – I have that recipe for you! This blackberry cinnamon roll cake is everything I mentioned above! It is delicious, impressive, but most importantly EASY!
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Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter frosting is spread all over a baked chocolate donut, resulting in the most amazing breakfast ever! Sweet & salty and totally delicious!
Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting | chezcateylou.com

Ohh it is a good morning at Chez CateyLou. A great morning in fact. And that is because I have the best donuts I have made thus far to share with you. That’s right, the best. And I have made a lot of donuts since I bought my little pan back in the fall. The name says it all – chocolate donuts with peanut butter frosting.

If you are a chocolate peanut butter lover, then you are going to agree that these donuts are insanely delicious! And also that they really are dessert and not breakfast. But anything goes on Saturday mornings in our house.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta and whipped eggwhites make these lemon ricotta pancakes the lightest and fluffiest pancakes I have ever eaten! Perfect for weekend breakfasts!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes | chezcateylou.com

Sunday morning = pancake time. Growing up, my dad made us a big breakfast almost every Sunday.  It was the best. Well, it still is the best because he still cooks breakfast any time I am home in St. Louis. Tons of bacon. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Fried eggs if you want them (cooked in bacon fat and served on rye toast. that is worthy of its own blog post). And of course, my favorite, pancakes.

I still crave pancakes pretty much every weekend. And while I will always love good old fashioned plain pancakes, I love trying out new varieties. Like these lemon ricotta pancakes.

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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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