These Funfetti Whoopie Pies are a party perfect dessert! They are simple, gorgeous, and delicious!

Funfetti Whoopie Pies Picture Oh my gosh, you guys.

Easter.

What is it with all the holidays? THEY JUST KEEP COMING. I’m like, can’t we just do Mother’s Day already? Do I have to keep buying you guys things? Aren’t you still eating the chocolates I bought you for Valentines Day? That was last week, correct?

Good grief. If I had a closet that wasn’t a complete disaster area, I’d go hide in one and take a nap. With a gossip magazine and a can of frosting, obvs.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies Photo

One of my favorite Easter memories is of when Jon David was almost 7. There was a bunny that often hung out in our yard and because it was near Easter, I told him that it was the Easter bunny, keeping an eye on him.

I mean, I am never one to pass up an opportunity to pawn my parenting responsibilities off on an innocent animal.

Finally one day, Jon David came to me crying. “Mom, I KNOW THAT THE EASTER BUNNY ISN’T REAL.”

When I asked what on earth gave him that idea, he sobbed, “HOW CAN HE CARRY BASKETS IF HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY THUMBS?????”

I was busted. The jig was up. Poor guy, he’s too logical for his own darn good.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies Image

This Spring, I am teaming up with Pillsbury to help you Celebrate More! They’ve got tons of their own simple, gorgeous recipes — this Cupcake Bouquet is one of my personal favorites. And this Pink Lemonade Fudge is gorgeous and so perfect for Spring!

These Funfetti Whoopie Pies couldn’t be simpler, using Pillsbury Spring Funfetti Cake mix and Pillsbury Spring Funfetti frosting. They come together in almost no time at all and are so festive and yummy! The perfect last minute treat for a Spring or Easter potluck.

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Funfetti Whoopie Pies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Spring Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can Pillsbury Spring Funfetti frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, water and oil in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until fully combined. Drop batter using a small cookie scoop on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  3. Remove to a wire baking sheet to cool.
  4. Once cookies are cooled, frost the flat part of half the cookies then top with another cookie.

Give these a try — I think you’ll love them!

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Thanks for reading and good luck. Have a great day!

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Adding a second child to our mix has been a harsh reality check.

When Jon David was small, I was tired and busy for sure. But I was able to manage everything just fine. I had hobbies and wore make-up every day and was always asked, “How do you find the time?” when friends and family stopped by.

The spotless house, the homemade meals every night, the fresh baked cookies in the afternoon…that was totally me. My Christmas gifts were purchased AND wrapped by Thanksgiving and every Easter not ONLY did I put together elaborate Easter baskets, but I also made homemade goodie baskets for friends and family that included Easter bunny cookies that I piped myself.

Honestly, it seems like a lifetime ago. Like a whole different person.

Fast forward 8 years to when I had Lucy on TOP of running my own business from home. A kid in school, a baby at home, a house to run, and money to make. I always knew that being a mom was hard, but I suddenly realized what all those moms meant when they asked me how I did it. Because there is no way this new me could ever pull that off.

After beating myself up, nearly killing myself over putting together the “perfect” holidays, and crying (oh yes, Lucy’s newborn days were as full of my tears as her own), I realized I needed to make a choice — either drive myself crazy putting together all the perfect holiday touches, or give myself a break, take a few shortcuts, and actually ENJOY the holiday with my kids.

No brainer, friends. No brainer.

Tutu Cute Easter Basket Photo

That is why I was SO happy when Personal Creations asked if they could send me a couple of their Easter baskets for the kiddos.

First, because no, I hadn’t even BEGUN Easter basket shopping yet. It honestly sent me in a bit of a panic — it’s that soon already? How? Do you know that I have to get a babysitter so I can go Easter shopping? It’s a whole big thing.

And second? The baskets are ALREADY put together. And these baskets are ADORABLE!! No standing in the aisles of the grocery store trying to pick out treats and fake grass and the perfect basket. It’s just done. A few clicks and several days later, it’s all in a box on your doorstep.

The baskets have plenty of candy in them (but not TOO much) and are SO much cuter than those ready made baskets at the store. The quality and personal touches Personal Creations puts into their products can’t be beat!

Is this Tutu Cute Basket for Lucy not the CUTEST?! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect. That sparkly tutu!! I die.

Personal Creations Easter Basket Bow Photo

The bow has Lucy’s name on it…

Personal Creations Bunny Ears Photo

And those personalized bunny ears! How cute will this basket and ears be in Easter egg hunt photos? I seriously cannot wait.

Of course, Jon David needed a basket too.

Jon David Easter Basket Image

So cute and again, full of candy. Not too babyish, and I can add an iTunes gift card or a new yo-yo or deck of cards to make it his very own.

My Easter is totally handled. I’ve Olivia Poped it like nobody’s business.

I can’t wait to give these to the kiddos — I definitely encourage you to consider these as an easy Easter basket solution this year!

Be sure to check out the adorable Plush Dinosaur Baskets and Bunny Legs Totes, too. SO CUTE!!

Thanks for reading, guys! Have a great day. And Happy Easter!

 

**Sponsored posts make running this site financially possible. I am SO grateful for the opportunity to work with brands I love and think will benefit YOU! Personal Creations is one of those brands. I have been compensated for this post, but all thoughts are 1000% my own.

This ribboned fudge Bundt cake has a surprise cream cheese layer that will knock your socks right off! Just try to eat one slice at a time.

Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake Picture

My name is Kristan and I’m addicted to big bundts.

It’s true. I love a good bundt cake. Especially if it’s chocolate. I don’t stand a chance against a chocolate bundt. If you ever want to convince me to run a marathon, just dangle a chocolate bundt cake on a string in front of my face the whole way. I promise you, I’ll make it at least half a mile before I give up.

Add cream cheese to said bundt cake, and I’m basically a goner. For real, there is just no hope. I made this cake while I was on a diet and it was the worst decision of my entire life. Even worse than my bangs in the sixth grade, rigid with Dep gel and Aqua Net. And that’s saying a lot, people. Those bangs are etched in history.

Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake Image

This ribboned fudge Bundt cake is kind of magical in that the cream cheese layer begins at the bottom of the cake and somehow works it’s way up. HOW exactly that happens is beyond me. Hello, I’m not Dumbledore, that’s for darn sure. I’m kind of thinking of inventing a clear bundt pan just so I can watch the magic happen first hand. But until that happens, this cake will remain shrouded in mystery and sorcery.

Regardless of how it happens, it’s delicious. And easy! I love how it looks like a perfectly unassuming cake until you cut into it and reveal that gorgeous cream cheese layer. Does it get any better than surprise cream cheese?

Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake Photo

No, friends. No, it does not.

Make this cake as soon as humanly possible. You won’t regret it!

You can also find this Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake Recipe on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor.

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake is perfect for the PB&J lover in your life! It’s pretty, nostalgic, and full of flavor!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Photo

Hi. I’m a 35 year old woman who eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich almost every day.

They just really never stop being delicious, you know? Some foods are only good at certain times or when you’re in the mood for them. Like deviled eggs or meat loaf. But peanut butter and jelly is great any time of day.

It’s basically the perfect food, is what I’m saying.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Layer Cake Picture

I like PB&J’s with strawberry jam just fine, but there’s something about grape jelly that is far superior. But separate from the peanut butter, mind you, NOT mixed together in the same jar.

I know that some of you go crazy for that Goober stuff where the peanut butter and jelly are mixed together. And I know that God doesn’t want us to judge people. But I have to say, lovingly and with a hint of judgement (God would understand in this instance, of that I am certain) that you are a sick human being.

Jelly and peanut butter were not meant to be bought in the same jar. They just weren’t. It’s an abomination of Biblical proportions. And I guess if you’re really into that sort of thing, we can be friends, but I’ll never trust you completely. Like if I ever have to stop at the ATM when we are together, I will most definitely cup my hand over the keypad so you can’t see my Pin number. We will never be Pin Number friends, it just can’t happen.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Image

This cake is so fun and perfect for the Peanut Butter and Jelly lover in your life! Moist peanut butter cake frosted with grape jelly buttercream. What else could you possibly want from life?

Well, maybe potato chips and a million dollars. But nothing else, that’s for darn sure.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Frosting:
  • 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened grape Kool-Aid mix
  • 3 Tablespoons grape jelly
  • 3 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons warm water
  • Additional peanut butter and jelly for garnish, if desired
  • Purple food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 3 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside. Alternately, you can make 2 thicker cakes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Beat in vanilla extract.
  4. With the mixer on medium low, beat in flour and milk alternately, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and give the batter a good stir from the bottom with a rubber spatula.
  5. Spread batter evenly in prepared pans and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in the center. Remove from oven and let cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Prepare frosting:
  7. In the bowl you your mixer, beat butter, Kool-Aid mix, and grape jelly until smooth. With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, until just mixed in. Add warm water food coloring and slowly increase mixer speed to high. Beat for one minute, until smooth and fluffy.
  8. Stack and frost cake. If desired, chill after frosting, until firm, then top with peanut butter and jelly for garnish.

Enjoy friends! Have a very happy Monday!