Not Your Nana’s Tres Leches Cake

Not Your Nana’s Tres Leches Cake

Much like schnitzel-eating, bull-riding, and caber-tossing, tres leches cake-baking is not a tradition that my family has ever held. 

However, once I was introduced to the concept of the delicious, drenched, sweet cake, I was hooked!  It is almost like what you get when you top a cake with ice cream, and let the ice cream melt into it for a bit.  It’s just too tasty!

But, as I do with all good recipes, I had to tweak it and make it my own.  And add chocolate, of course, because tomorrow is National Chocolate Day!

That’s why this is not your Nana’s tres leches cake – albeit with the highest respect to all Nanas out there with their awesome, traditional, tres leches recipes.

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{Small} Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

{Small} Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

What do birthdays, Father’s Day, and Tuesdays have in common?

Why, they are all vastly improved by chocolate cake, of course.

But one great thing about chocolate cake is… when it’s fairly healthy (and, you know, you want to make all those heavy squats worthwhile!) you really don’t need special occasions to make this. 

This recipe is devised to have a total of 8 decadent servings, so that you – plus one to seven other people – can enjoy this for a day or three without having so much cake that you have to freeze it.  I mean… let’s be honest.  It is somewhat possible to have too much cake.

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Rhubarb-Hibiscus Doughnuts

Rhubarb-Hibiscus Doughnuts

I have a little present for you.  It’s sweet, it’s tart, it’s a little pink, and it looks like… a doughnut!

Technically, that’s because it is a doughnut.  I mean, your taste buds will certainly agree with that statement, but your body won’t have the sugar freak-out and your stomach won’t get all growly 5 minutes later like they normally would with a doughnut. 

The reason?  For one, there is more fiber in these doughnuts.  Made with whole wheat flour and fruit, they’ll keep you satisfied longer.

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Quest Nutrition Giveaway {& Protein Cinnabun Recipe!}

Quest Nutrition Giveaway {& Protein Cinnabun Recipe!}

Happy Monday, friends! Especially happy because Quest Nutrition is sending TWO people some excellent (fabulous) prizes!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite brands, because they make delicious things that can help you stay on your healthy eating goals when you are out of the house or having a really busy week!  And baby, you better believe I'm with you on that need!

I always try to get 10-30 g of protein with every meal or snack, to keep me full and energized throughout the day.  It also helps my muscles rebuild after a workout.  I’m tough on them, but they repay me for my effort with a better metabolism!

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