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  • Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are classic comfort food, the type of cookies that your mom baked on a rainy weekend afternoon. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting that Bakerita baked recently puts these classic cookies into cake form. The recipe has all the elements of the cookie recipe – butter, oats, brown sugar, chocolate chips – but is spiked with a generous amount of bourbon to give the cake a little bit of an adult flavor and a lot of depth. Cream cheese frosting is a nice contrast for the moist and richly flavored cake, adding additional sweetness and a hint of tangy cream cheese flavor.
  • 20 Something Cupcakes used individual tart pans to bake these Mini Cappuccino Cheesecakes. The result was a single-serving cheesecake that looked very elegant and, of course, very tart-like. The cheesecakes have a chocolate cookie crumb crust beneath them and are topped with a generous layer of chocolate ganache. The cheesecake itself is flavored with instant espresso and studded with chocolate chips. A higher than usual cookie crust-to-cheesecake ratio makes these feel a bit lighter and a bit fancier than your standard cheesecake, though you won’t miss out on any delicious cheesecake flavor even if the presentation is a little more unique.
  • Iced coffee is a fantastic way to cool down on a hot day, but Gourmand RecipesAustralian Iced Coffee takes this treat to a decadent new level. The drink is essentially an unblended coffee milkshake, combining coffee, milk and ice cream, then topping the concoction off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. It tastes even better than it looks, and would be easy to put a twist on it by using coffee or chocolate ice cream, too. I have to admit that I never encountered this type of iced coffee while I was in Australia – but I do know that I would keep an eye out for it on my next trip. And, of course, I’d be happy to make it at home in the meantime.
  • Fresh peaches are almost irresistible on their own, but if you can hold off of eating a perfectly ripe batch, dry baking them into the Honey Caramel Peach Pie that What’s On My Platemade. The pie is filled with juicy peaches tossed in a sweet honey caramel sauce and kissed with a little bit of cinnamon. The filling is piled into a lightly spiced homemade pie shell and is finished off with a lattice pastry crust. If you’re in a hurry, you could simply use a sheet of pie dough without the lattice, but the lattice is beautiful and easy when you have a tutorial to help you along.
  • The Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Cupcakes from 52 Kitchen Adventures are great for those who are fans of both peanut butter and Nutella in baked goods, but can’t decide between the two. The cupcakes have a very peanut buttery cake base and are topped with a very rich Nutella buttercream. The combination is just about irresistible for fans of either type of nut spread. These two elements also work well separately, so you could top the peanut butter cupcakes with a chocolate frosting or use the Nutella buttercream on a favorite vanilla cake recipe.

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