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Quirky, cute, sometimes controversial, always delicious recipes from Jessie Oleson.

CakeSpy: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast

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Easter is coming up, which means it's time for another round of "what classic dishes can we recreate using Cadbury Creme Eggs?" This year, we've taken on the breakfast treat, eggs in toast. More

Cakespy: Pop-Hearts

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In this toothsome homemade take on a commercial classic, a tender, flaky heart-shaped crust is filled with Nutella, then baked to crispy-on-the edges, soft-on-the-inside perfection. More

Cakespy: Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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A minty take on the classic wedding cookie. More

Cakespy: Gingerbread Nanaimo Bars

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Nanaimo bars are one of the world's most perfect foods: a three layer no-bake cookie with a chocolate crumb base, a creamy custard middle section, and a firm chocolate topping. This version is dressed up for the holidays with a gingerbread base and a "blonde" white chocolate topping. More

Cakespy: Graham Cracker Figgy Pudding

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For some real feel-good points, make a Christmas miracle happen by actually bringing someone you love some figgy pudding. Impromptu song and dance routines are possible, but general delight guaranteed. More

Cakespy: Cranberry Sauce Jelly Doughnuts

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It's Thanksgiving! It's Hanukkah! All at once! With this momentous overlap of food holidays, why decide on one type of cuisine? These jelly doughnuts, inspired by the Hanukkah specialty sufganiyot, have a Thanksgiving flair thanks to a cranberry sauce "jelly" inside. More

Cakespy: Cranberry Sauce Cinnamon Rolls

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The nuttiness of whole wheat flour works beautifully with sweet-tart cranberry sauce, which make an appearance in the dough, filling, and glaze. Yes, these cinnamon rolls just might become a holiday weekend tradition. More

Cakespy: Cranberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding

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This pudding, inspired by the highly delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding at the Palace Cafe, has the soul of a New Orleans bread pudding. But it's gussied up for the season with cranberries, which add a wonderful tart contrast to the white chocolate in the butter and cream-rich custard. More

Cakespy: Candy Corn Pecan Pie

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The idea is simple: classic pecan pie, plus candy corn. The candy corn melts so beautifully into the corn syrup and brown sugar mixture that it must feel like it's coming home; it adds a nice, vanilla-y sweetness to the pie that will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth. More

Cakespy: Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

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Light and fluffy pumpkin spice cookies are sandwiched around gooey dulce de leche. More

Cakespy: Homemade Pumpkin Graham Crackers

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Graham crackers are more famous for their role in s'mores than as a stand-alone sweet. But perhaps it's time to challenge that notion with a homemade seasonal variation: pumpkin graham crackers. More

Cakespy: Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs

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The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg is coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried. When eaten warm, the taste calls to mind that of a deep-fried candy bars that one can find at state fairs, but in my opinion, a slightly more complex flavor. It's the perfect dessert counterpart to the classic Scotch Egg: similar visually, and every bit as decadent. Happy Easter indeed. More

A Look Back At Cakespy: Our Favorite Recipes And A Fond Farewell

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Since 2009, Cakespy has graced Serious Eats with her unique sweets and adorable illustrations. As she leaves to spread her treats to the rest of the world, we want to say thank you and take a look back at our favorite Cakespy creations. More

Cakespy: Mega Fun-Size Bar

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I had the most incredible idea to make the tiny bars more fun: I'd melt together about 100 of the mini bars to form a monstrous Mega Fun-Size Bar! Now that sounds like fun. More

Cakespy: Candy Corn Muffins

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I find corn muffins to be an exceedingly lovable food, especially when they contain fat kernels of corn. But since October is prime time for candy, I wondered—what might happen if I swapped real corn for candy corn? More

Cakespy: Candy Corn Upside-Down Cake

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Recently, I asked my favorite Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe a serious question: "What would you like to be for Halloween this year?". After considering various options, such as Doughnut Upside-Down Cake, Tarte Tatin, and various other options for the inverted dessert, we decided to go with something festive: Candy Corn Upside-Down Cake. More

Cakespy: Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Cookie Dough

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While pumpkin bread is wonderful in its simplicity, it is possible to heighten your seasonal eating by adding a healthy helping of chocolate chip cookie dough to the batter. It gives the bread a decadently gooey center, and the spiciness of the pumpkin bread works beautifully with the brown sugar and chocolate in the cookies. Feel like gilding the lily? Go ahead, serve it with ice cream. More

Cakespy: Tele-Graham Crackers

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A letter in the mail is a wonderful treat. But a letter is even better when it's delivered by way of a sandwich cookie snack. More

Cakespy: Doughnut Pies

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Don't let the photo fool you: while these holey treats may resemble doughnuts, they're actually pies! They are made up of morsels of pie crust which are filled, rolled up, and pinched to ensure the filling stays inside, then fried. While they're certainly not health food, they certainly are delicious. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Avocado Pie

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You might be hesitant to embrace the idea of Avocado Pie. After all, avocado is probably more famous for its starring role in guacamole, or as a sandwich or salad component than as a delicious dessert item. But avocado isn't unknown in the world of sweets, and this pie might just help you change your mind. More

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