In the wake of the cronut, 2013’s most crave-able new sweet, we’re left with visions of doubled desserts dancing in our heads—and speculations on what could be the next food-fused craze in 2014. These sweet blogger recipes may be strong contenders. They are twice (even thrice) as nice as your average indulgence, with each recipe combining elements from traditional dessert recipes, creating new hybrid versions.
These Key Lime Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting and Salted Pistachios from Sweet Peas and Saffron offer a blend of the perfect tart-sweet combination found in key lime pie with the classic crowd-pleasing element of the cupcake. And the addition of a salted pistachio garnish? Forget about it.
Any recipe that cooks low and slow while you go about your business is more than okay with us, and this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Cake, courtesy of Mom On Time Out, is certainly no exception. The cake, which cooks over the course of several hours, has all the spicy elements of a traditional pumpkin pie but the ultra-moist quality of a slow cooked cake.
There are several magic cake variations to be found at Foodness Gracious, but this Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bar recipe is perhaps our favorite, combining the slight crunch of pecans with the textural beauty of magic cake—one thick, creamy layer topped with a perfectly cakey one.
The ooey, gooey blend of a fresh caramel apple with the dense, cakey quality of a classic blondie in this Caramel Apple Blondie recipe from Culinary Couture is almost too good to be true. Just get a load of that caramel drizzle!
Looking to change up your contributions to the potluck circuit? Look no further. Friends and family will love guessing at the familiar quality of these adorable Glazed Donut Cupcakes from Almost Makes Perfect.
Everyone loves a Rice Krispies Treat square. But imagine yours laced with pumpkin spice marshmallows, iced with cream cheese frosting and finished with a dusting of cinnamon sugar. Such is the beauty of these Frosted Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats from Creme de la Crumb.
Nostalgic favorites collide with adult-sized appetite in this lovely combination from Girl Versus Dough. Soft, cakey layers surrounding all the elements of classic s’mores in these Double Chocolate S’Mores Whoopie Pies will take you straight back to your childhood. The only thing missing is the scent of a campfire.