EAT | Mini Chocolate Ganache Cakes

Today I am sharing my recipe for these special little chocolate cakes that are perfect for a dinner party, a date night at home, or just if you feel like making something special for dessert.

These are my mini chocolate ganache cakes, they are so simple and quick to make, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. You don’t even have get out your big mixer for this, a spoon will do just fine.

These are great when you want chocolate cake, but don’t want to make a whole big cake. This recipe makes two mini cakes.

These are so decadent and fudgy, and are topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Here’s how you make them!

What you need:

For the cakes:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the ganache:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate (any kind)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all of the wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil) into a small bowl and mix together.

Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix up well.

That’s it, we’re all done with the batter! Easy, huh?

Next, we are going to divide the batter into two greased 6 oz ramekins, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake these for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let these cool for 5-10 minutes, and then remove them from the ramekins onto your serving plate.

I like to remove them to serve, but you could leave them in and pour the icing overtop. Whichever you prefer.

I leveled the tops and then served them upside down. I think it gives a clean and fancy look!

Now it’s time to make the ganache!

Combine the butter, milk, and chopped chocolate into a small bowl, and microwave and stir in ten second increments until everything is melted. Be careful not to burn it. You can use any type of chocolate you want for this! I am using milk chocolate today.

After melted, pour over your cakes and smooth out with a spoon.

I like to add some chocolate shavings over top!

Ta-da! How good do these look?! I would recommend popping them into the microwave before serving if you aren’t planning to serve them right away. They are best served warm.

I hope you will try them!

Thanks for reading xx

Easter 2021 | Eggs and Basket Ideas

Hello! Sunday is the big day, are you ready? If not, I am here to help! I have some simple and pretty inexpensive ideas that will make your kids so happy on Easter!

A little bit about my kids – I have two girls, Ashley is 6 and Allie is 9. Most of these ideas are for girls, but you could easily swap these things for the boy versions.

First off, the egg hunt. The egg hunt is always so exciting, but sometimes it is so hard to find little treasures that fit inside the eggs.

You can never go wrong with candy.

I got some unicorn fruit snacks, Reese’s cups, York peppermint patties, and candy necklaces. All easily fit into the eggs.

I found these little unicorn zip pouches that I thought were adorable.

I also found some bunny hair clips, some butterfly claw clips, small scented markers that look like candies, and press on nails.

Stickers are really great because I cut them up and stick some in a bunch of the eggs. Also, I found these pink dice – I know they’re random but my girls love to play the game YAHTZEE and I thought they would love having these.

I also found these little eggs that actually expand into washcloths when you put them into water.

Lastly, just some dollar bills and quarters. Cant go wrong with $$$. I was able to fill 60 eggs with all of this. I usually put a few things into each egg.

Now for the Easter baskets.

Here is Ashley’s.

Here is Allie’s.

This pink bunny is so so soft and cuddly. Ashley still really likes stuffed animals, so I know she will love this. I got Allie a hat because she isn’t very into stuffed animals and she will love this hat. Both of my girls play tennis, so they love to get hats and visors.

I got them both matching swimsuits, I thought the stripes and colors on this one was so cute.

I got them each a book and a movie, they both got a Barbie movie because they love those. Barbie Princess Charm School and Barbie Rockin Royals. Ashley got a Junie B Jones book, and Allie a Candy Fairies book. Both of them love those series.

I got each of them a water bottle, LOL Surprise for Ashley, and a pretty marble pattern for Allie. They can use these for tennis practice and school.

I also got them some floral springtime themed pencils, a strawberry push pop with a bunny on top, a chocolate bunny, and a package of LOL Surprise jelly beans.

I found this cute pair of pink flip sequin bunny ears for Ashley, and a pack of Easter themed earrings for Allie, who has her ears pierced.

So that’s it for the baskets. I’m sure they will love them.

I also bought them these matching tie dye dresses (they love to match) and some confetti eggs to put out with their baskets.

I always like to do a Easter Scavenger Hunt with clues. I found these online and copied them down:

I hide all of these clues around the house and then at the end it will lead them to one of these LOL Surprise dolls. They LOVE these and collect them, so I know they will be really happy.

So that’s it for Easter! I hope I gave you some ideas for what to do with your kids!

Thanks for reading xx

New L’Oréal Air Volume Mascara Review

My favorite makeup product to test out is mascara. I love to try all the new mascaras that come out, especially from the drugstore. Maybe something new will measure up to my beloved L’Oréal Lash Paradise.

This is the L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara.

How pretty is the packaging on this?! I love the pretty pink color.

I picked this up from my local Walmart for $10.97. I always choose blackest black and non-waterproof.

This mascara promises MEGA Volume, and I love volumized lashes, so I was excited to try this! It is also supposed to have an airy and light formula.

First off, as soon as I opened up the tube, I noticed a strong chemical smell. Very strong. Most mascaras don’t have a smell, but this one did. As I wore it throughout the day, the smell did go away, though.

As for the brush, I’m pretty sure that it is identical to the Lash Paradise brush, but the formula of the mascara does feel lighter, and kind of mousse like.

When I applied this to my lashes, it was a very “wet” formula, meaning there is a lot of it on the brush, and even wiping the brush off, I still end up with a LOT of product on my lashes. This immediately weighs down my lashes and makes them feel very heavy.

I tried this a few times, and it just did not work for me. It’s too wet. It didn’t give me any volume or lift, it just kind of clumped my lashes together and took forever to dry. Every day I wore this, it was a bad lash day.

This was sadly, a fail for me.

Have you tried this mascara?

Thanks for reading! xx

Sparkly Barbie Pink Nails

Ever since I was little, I have loved the color pink, especially on my nails. I have done this particular pink manicure three times in a row, so I thought I would share it today!

First, I used Essie Gel Couture color in Model Citizen, a creamy blue based hot pink. I applied two coats, and let that dry.

I then took the Essie color Bonbon Nuit from their recent Winter Collection and layered one thin coat overtop. This is a cool pale pink glitter topper with a gold pearl sheen.

I think the finished product is so so pretty!

Essie really does have the best colors.

Thanks for reading! xx

5 Drugstore Gems You NEED

Dude. I have been LOVING the drugstore lately for my beauty goodies. I have recently discovered a few things that I have to share with you, just because they are so good!

So first off, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub. Yes, I have tried this before, but not this SCENT! This is the Tropical Mango scent and omg it smells so good. I can’t stop smelling it. It smells like a fruity mango cocktail. I love to use this scrub on my body and it exfoliates, but also leaves my skin super soft. It is also very cheap for a ton of product! $8.99 at ULTA.

Next, the Garnier Micellar Water, but in the ROSE scent. I have used this micellar water for years, and love it for removing makeup. I just discovered this rose scent, and being obsessed with anything rose scented, I love this! It does such a good job of removing all of my makeup without leaving me oily or burning my eyes. Love it. $8.99 at ULTA.

Now for some makeup! I have been loving this L’Oréal Lumi Glotion in the shade Fair Glow. There are four shades to choose from, so I chose the lightest. First off the packaging is perfect. Squeezy tubes are my favorite, and the color of this bottle has like a holo pink shift in the light. It is so pretty.

The product is like a shimmery nude colored liquid that doesn’t have glitter, just sheen. It looks so pretty and glowy on its own, or layered underneath makeup. I am so surprised at how much I love this. It’s just as good as high end glowy primers. $14.99 at ULTA.

Next this Elf Monochromatic Multi-Stick in Glistening Peach. This is BEAUTIFUL on the cheeks as blush, and so easy to apply with my fingers.

It is the prettiest peachy pink color with a golden sheen. I love the packaging and how small it is. Perfect for travel. I want all of the other colors! $4 at ULTA.

Lastly, a highlighter. This is the Wet N Wild Powder Highlighter in Golden Flower Crown. I have been loving the golden hued highlighters, and this one is so so pretty. It’s golden without being too warm toned, and gives such a pretty glow to the skin. $5.99 at ULTA.

What have you been loving from the drugstore? Have you tried any of these?

Thanks for reading! xx