Poke cakes are so great to make because the entire family can get involved. There is something about a sheet cake that makes it much more achievable for baking with little boys. Right now my preschooler, the Monkey, loves to “help” whenever I decide to cook, so I try to pick recipes that help won’t mess up. The Mellow Man loves pie, more than cake, and his favorite is Key Lime Pie, so I decided to make Key Lime Poke Cake. The recipe is originally from Betty Crocker, but I decided that I wanted to change things up a bit. It ended up being amazing. It tastes exactly like Key Lime Pie, but with a cake base. I was so impressed by the poke cake that I couldn’t wait to share it!
I love cake batter cookies that you make with store bought cake mixes. Do you? There are so many amazing recipes for them out there, and I’ve shared one of my favorite before with peanut butter and chocolate cake mix. However, when I made those cookies, a commenter asked about making them with Andes Mint Candies, and that got me to thinking. What if I made for my Christmas Cookie Exchange, Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms that are like the traditional blossom cookies, but combine chocolate and mint. When I found some darling holly leave and berry springs in the store, along with the peppermint Hershery Kisses, I knew what cookies that I wanted to make for the holidays– Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms!