Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake

Whoopie Pie cake

Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake 

(This is a recipe my mother found in an old church cookbook when I was a child and she has been using it ever since)

If you are a fan of whoopie pies, like me, but not a fan of making them, then you are going to love this recipe. This Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake is so easy to make and only bakes for about 15 minutes. The hardest part about making one of these cakes is flipping the one cake on top of the other. You have to wait until both cakes are cooled then spread the icing on one cake and flip the other cake evenly on top. It can be a little tricky! I usually say a prayer before doing this. It’s my whoopie pie cake prayer ūüėČ

As a child, I remember my mom making this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake often, it was a family favorite. She told me that she wrote the recipe down from an old church cookbook years ago, so we are uncertain who this recipe belongs to. I remember her taking this chocolate whoopie pie cake to picnics and family gatherings and she almost always came home with an empty pan.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake as much as my family and I do. If you decide to make this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake I would love to hear back from you! You can leave a comment here on the blog or message me through social media. I am currently on these outlets:  Facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram.

For more delicious cake recipes from Burlap Kitchen check these out: Orange Chiffon Cake ( recipe from the 1940’s), Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake, Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake, Strawberry Crunch Cake Pound Cake,.

Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

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Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am the annoying friend that is constantly making facebook posts about how many Fridays are left until Christmas day ( 24 by the way ūüėČ ) So when July came rolling in I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon with an amazing Christmas in July recipe. Recently, my family and I took a trip to Knoebels Amusement Park, and while there, I indulged in an iced tea slushie. I had them before, but for some reason, on that particular day, it tasted amazing! Maybe it was the heat or maybe it had just been freshly brewed, either way, it left my tastebuds wanting more. I knew I had to recreate this slushie using my own iced tea recipe and luckily I found an unopened box of leftover candy canes in my pantry. I served these Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies at my fourth of July gathering and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them! This year, after Christmas, when the candy canes go on sale, I will be stocking up for next summer.

I want to make a note that you could certainly use peppermint schnapps in this recipe. Because I am not a heavy drinker I am uncertain on how much peppermint schnapps should be used per drink. However, I do not think it would be difficult to figure out. If you decide to make this an alcoholic drink I would love to hear how much schnapps you used and how it turned out.

40 Strawberry Recipes

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40 Strawberry Recipes to try this Summer!

 Here are 40 fun Strawberry Recipes to get you through this summer!

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1. Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Pops – Two Healthy Kitchens

2. Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole w/ Strawberries & Cream topping – Two Healthy Kitchens

3. Strawberry Pound Cake – Couponing for 4

4. Strawberry Shortcake Pie – Beauty through Imperfection

5. Strawberries and Cream Shake – Simplee Thrifty

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6. Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting – Living Sweet Moments

7. Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats – Living Sweet Moments

8. Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea – Cincy Shopper

9. Strawberry Sauce – Cincy Shopper

10. Strawberry Shortcake pops – Life is Poppin’

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11. Fresh Strawberries and Creme Crepes – The Good Hearted Woman

12. Strawberry Shortcake Macaroons – A Few Short Cuts

13. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies – A Few Short Cuts

14. Strawberry Pancakes w/ Cream Cheese Glaze – Thrifty Jinxy

15. Strawberry Lemonade Pie – The Harris Teeter Deals

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16. Frozen Mint Strawberry Pies – Creative Southern Home

17. Strawberry Roll – Creative Southern Home

18. Strawberry Apple Smoothie – Ann’s Entitled Life

19. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats – Organize Yourself Skinny

20. Strawberry Orange Ginger Fizz – The Calculated Whisk

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21. Mocha Ricotta Pie w/ Strawberries – The Calculated Whisk

22. Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam – Real Life at Home

23. No Bake Strawberry Cheese Cake – Real Life at Home

24. Strawberry Nutella French Toast – Kitchen Sanctuary

25. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Saving Dollars & Sense

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26. Strawberry Salsa w/ Hatch Chiles – Farm Fresh Feasts

27. Strawberry Brown Sugar & Sour Cream Whole Grain Muffins – Farm Fresh Feasts

28. Strawberries and Cream Smoothie – “Cents” able Momma

29. Simple Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie РEat. Thrive. Glow.

30. Oatmeal Cream Pie Kabobs – This Momma Loves

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31. Strawberry Fluff Salad – Daily Leisure

32. Strawberry Mint & Lemon Sparkling Water – Budget Savy Diva

33. 4 Ingredient Chilled Strawberry Soup – Thrifty T’s Treasures

34. Strawberry Bread – Chaos is Bliss

35. Strawberry Lemonade Recipe – Thrifty NW Mom

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36. Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Muffins – The Shady Lane

37. Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

38. Strawberry Poke Cake – The Baking Beauty

39. Amazing Strawberry Sorbet recipe – Andrea’s Notes

40. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins – Andrea’s Notes

(Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt Cake

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(Cake Box Recipe) ¬†S’mores Bundt Cake

Cake box recipes are so fun! I love them and I make a lot of them. My (Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt cake is super easy to make. It tastes just as fantastic as it looks! It is a moist and fluffy cake topped to resemble an S’more. ¬†And you will love the simplicity of this recipe. I think the hardest part was making the ganache, and if you have ever made ganache, you know that’s a cinch. Basically, it is just equal parts of cream and chocolate, easy peasy. Your guests will seriously think you spent all day in the kitchen. And I wouldn’t tell them any differently, what they don’t know won’t hurt them right? ūüėČ

My favorite part about this cake is using the kitchen torch. If you do not own one of these you need to! I bought mine at a kitchen store for about $12 and it was the best $12 I ever spent =P . There are so many cool recipes you can make when you own one of these. I have yet to make a creme brulee but it is next on the list. Not to mention I can have a toasted marshmallow anytime I want! haha

Tip – When putting on the marshmallow fluff, take spoonfuls and plop them all around the top of the cake, then use the back of the spoon to smooth¬†it together. Let the cake sit for about 10 minutes and you will see the marshmallow¬†fluff begin to run down the sides of the cake. It’s so easy to do and makes the cake look so elegant.

For more great s’more recipes check out my Mini Brownie S’more Bites & 23 delicious S’more recipes!¬†I think you will love them as much as I do! =)

Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe

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Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe¬†

My Mom’s Fruit Salad Recipe is the perfect recipe for all your summer gatherings. My mom makes this a lot in the summer and I can see why! It only takes about 5 minutes to whip up and is also budget friendly. Plus the only dishes you will dirty is the bowl you use, a knife, and a spoon, so the clean up is a breeze. Who wants to be standing in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove and a sink full of dishes in the summer anyways? Not me, that’s for sure!


2 Р ( 29 oz) Cans Fruit Cocktail

2 Р( 15 oz) cans mandarin oranges

1 Р jar Maraschino Cherries

1 Р ( 15.5 oz) container strawberries with syrup ( or sugar), Thawed

2 Р Ripe Bananas


Pour all ingredients ( entire cans, juice and all) , except bananas, in a large serving bowl and gently mix. When ready to serve, slice bananas and add them to the fruit salad. Store in the Refridgerator.

*If you can not find Strawberries with syrup or sugar – Buy a bag of frozen strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. They should make their own syrup that way.

Click her for another great recipe from my Mom – Moms Macaroni Salad

Summer Sandwich Recipes

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Want some quick meal ideas for this summer? Why not try one of these 20 delicious Summer sandwich recipes? They all look so amazing I have no idea how I will choose! =)

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1.Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Sandwiches – Saving Dollars & Sense

2. Chicken Salad w/ Grapes – Menu of Musings

3. Tomato Egg Salad Sandwich – Hot Eats and Cool Reads

4. Creamy Cob Sandwich – Hot Eats and Cool Reads

5. Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Beef Sandwich – Living Sweet Moments

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6. Easy Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches – Living Sweet Moments

7. Grilled Cheese w/ Smoked Pulled Beef – Say Grace

8. Copy Cat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich – Cincy Shopper

9. Crock Pot Chicken Ceaser Sandwiches – Two Healthy Kitchens

10. BLT Egg Salad Sandwich – Two Healthy Kitchens

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11. Crock Pot Maid Rites – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats

12. Healthy Turkey Sandwich w/ Black Bean Spread – The Wicked Noodle

13. Easy Bahn Mi Sandwich – Dinner at the Zoo

14. Caprese Sandwiches РEat. Thrive. Glow.

15. Spinach Artichoke Turkey Sandwich – My Suburban Kitchen

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16. Turkey, Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich – All She Cooks

17. Apple Bees Clubhouse Grille Sandwich – Baking Beauty

18. Ham, Cheese, & Pear Melt w/ Pepper Jelly – Happy Deal Happy Day

19. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes w/ Creamy Coleslaw – Frugal Living NW

20. Baked Ham & Cheese – Frugal Living NW

Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches

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Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches

Make these Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches for your next family game night or party. Not only are they quick and easy to make but they are also delicious. I have been making these for awhile and they are always a huge hit!


1  Loaf of Italian Bread

6-7 slices of Deli ham ( Thinly sliced)

8 slices of Hard Salami ( Thinly Sliced)

8 slices of provolone cheese

3-4 Tablespoons of butter


Shredded lettuce ( 1 small bag)

1 tomato ( sliced)

1/2 onion ( sliced)

banana peppers ( optional)

Italian Dressing or Oil

Salt & Pepper

Garlic Powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice loaf of Italian bread in half but do not slice completely through. Spread the insides of the bread with butter and put on a cookie sheet buttered sides down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until buttered sides are slightly toasted. Leaving the bread on the cookie sheet, flip the bread so buttered sides are facing up and add as much or as little mayo as you like. Then begin to evenly load the hoagie with ham, salami, and cheese ( in that order). Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Take it out of the oven and load it up with lettuce, tomato, onion, and banana peppers. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and drizzle with Italian dressing or oil. Cut into sandwich size pieces and serve.

Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Grilled Chicken Recipes 

Summer is almost here and with that comes grillin’ season, my favorite! Here are a few delicious grilled chicken recipes to get your grillin’ season started off in the right direction. Hope you enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out Mondays post – Uncle Chucks Chicken on the Grill.

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1. Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken Salad РLydi Out Loud

2. Easy Grilled chicken Kabobs – Can’t Google Everything

3. Cilantro Lime Chicken – The Wicked Noodle

4. Grilled Chicken Marinade w/ Lemon & Garlic – Two Healthy Kitchens

5. Greek Chicken Souvlaki – Dinner at the Zoo

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6. Lemon Asparagus Pasta w/ Grilled chicken – Dinner at the Zoo

7. Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken РThe Pintertest Kitchen

8. Grilled Chicken Salad w/ Ginger Dressing – Dear Creatives

9. Spicy Grilled Chicken Kabobs – All She Cooks

10. Grilled Chicken Wings with mango guava soy – All She Cooks

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11. Japaleno Marinated Grilled Chicken – Ann’s Entitled Life

12. Italian Marinated Grilled chicken & breaded Grilled tomatoes РAn Italian in my Kitchen

13. Grilled Sriracha Chicken – Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

14. Grilled Chicken w/ Alabama White Sauce – Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

15. Steak & Chicken Kabobs – My Heavenly Recipes

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16. Grilled Lime Tequila Chicken Breasts – You Brew My Tea

17. Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs – You Brew My Tea

18. Sweet Chili & Lime Chicken – Sidewalk Shoes

19. Lemon-Cumin Grilled Chicken – Sidewalk Shoes

20. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wraps – A Few Short Cuts

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21. The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe Ever – Freebie Finding Mom

Uncle Chuck’s Chicken on the Grill

Uncle Chuck's Chicken

Uncle Chuck’s Chicken on the Grill

When it comes to cooking on the Grill the struggle is REAL especially when it comes to meat. It seems I am either over-cooking it or undercooking it and, of course, you can’t serve under-cooked meat so it then goes back on the grill until I have achieved the polar opposite, a burnt slab of meat. So this year I have decided enough is enough and went to the pro, my brother. This guy can ¬†seriously cook anything on the grill. His burgers alone are #drool worthy. So this year I am going to find out all of ¬†his secrets starting with his Chicken on the Grill. In this particular recipe, my brother used chicken leg quarters but he has also used this method of cooking on legs & thighs¬†and chicken breasts. The cooking times will vary depending on what cut of chicken you decide to use.

Uncle Chuck’s Chicken on the Grill ¬†


8-10 Chicken quarters

1 – stick Butter

2 (1/2) – 3 – Cups Vinegar

Garlic Powder to taste

salt & Pepper to taste



Turn grill to high (or 500 degrees), once it reaches 500 degrees clean it off good with grill brush. Once the grill is cleaned turn the heat down to 350 degrees ( medium high). On the stovetop in a small/medium sized sauce pan, on medium heat, add butter, vinegar, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Cook till butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Once grill has reached the correct temperature of 350 degrees place raw chicken halves on the grill and baste them with vinegar & butter mixture. Close the lid to the grill and cook chicken for 1 to 1(1/2) hours or until chicken has reached a safe temperature of 170-F (77-C) degrees, basting every 15 minutes.

23 Delicious S’more Recipes

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23 Delicious S’more Recipes¬†

I remember when I used to think a S’more was just a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow shoved between two graham crackers, not anymore! As long as you have the basic s’more flavors, chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker, s’more’s can be very versatile. I have seen them in everything from shakes, ice creams, cakes, and recently doughnuts, and it doesn’t stop there! As long as you include the basic flavors, the possibilities are endless. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself in this round-up of 23 Delicious S’mores Recipes!

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¬†1.¬†Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

2.¬†S’mores Cookie Pizza – Dishes and Dust Bunnies

3. Chocolately¬†S’mores Ice Cream – I am Honey Bee

4.¬†S’mores Banana Bread – I am Honey Bee

5.¬†S’mores Frape – I am Honey Bee

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6. S’more Brownie Pie – Thrifty Diva

7. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – The Busy Baker

8. Grham Cracker Cupcakes filled w/ S’mores cookie dough– Dinner at the Zoo

9. Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies – Can’t Google Everything

10. S’mores Snack Mix – Cincy Shopper

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11. S’mores Truffles – The Happier Homemaker

12. Delicious S’mores Shakes – Living Sweet Moments

13. S’mores Kabobs – Faith Filled Food for Moms

14. S’mores-filled peanut butter oatmeal bars – Farm Fresh Feasts

15. S’mores Bars – Brittany’s Pantry

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16. S’mores Cups – Saving Dollars & Sense

17. Easy S’more Donuts – My Suburban Kitchen

18. S’mores Icebox Cake – All She Cooks

19. S’mores Chocolate Fudge Cake – Kenarry

20. M&M S’more Brownies – Sugar, Spice & Family Life

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21. S’mores Milk Shake – Eat. Thrive. Glow

22. S’mores Krispie Treats – Life is Poppin’

23. S’mores Brownie Bites – Burlap Kitchen

*I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the bloggers that make these round-ups possible. =)

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