Birthday Celebrations and Dessert!

Two of my favorite things are birthdays and dessert...

Earlier this month, we celebrated the birthday of my daughter, Ruthie, and my sister-in-law, Marisue.

Ruthie turned 14 and I won't tell you how old Marisue is, but she is much younger then me ;-)  She is also the mother of the twins, Danny and Dean.

When we celebrate birthdays, I usually volunteer to make the dessert.  I just love baking (but not anything I have to fuss over).

For this double birthday celebration, I made two different desserts AND I broke one of my baking rules...

I didn't try out the recipes out ahead of time.

I decided to make 'Heath Angel Food Dessert' and  'Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread'

Thankfully, the Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread didn't fall apart.

The Heath Angel Food Dessert turned out okay too.  It was an Amish recipe that I picked up during a visit last year.

Here is the recipe:


1 Angel Food Cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
16 oz. whipped topping
1 (12 oz) jar caramel topping
6 - 8 Heath Bars, crushed or toffee bits

Mix the whipped topping and caramel together.  Put angel food cake in a 13 x 9 pan and pour the whipped topping caramel mixture on top.  Sprinkle the Heath bars on the top.  Freeze until ready to serve or serve without freezing.

The Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread also tasted very good.

My daughter, Gracie, is a major chocoholic.  This was her favorite dessert.

If you would like to see the Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread recipe, check it out here.

Do you like to bake?  What is your favorite recipe?


Grace said...

Noelle, both of those desserts were ridiculously yummy!! We devoured them. :)

María José said...

Happy birthday for all of them! And congratulations for the cook!
The dessert looks delicious!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Happy Birthday! I love to bake, much to the occasional detriment of my waistline. My favorite recipe tends to be last thing to emerge from my oven ;)


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