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15 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Cake Recipes

15 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Cake Recipes

1. Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

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    Yeah, you read that correctly. A cake that is also an ice cream sundae. This is absolutely the best of both worlds when it comes to desserts. Need I say more?

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    2. Double Chocolate Tiramisu

    tiramisu

      One of my favorite desserts, made all the better by doubling the chocolate content. Martha knows best!

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      3. Giant Fairy Bread Cake

      fairy

        I absolutely adore this cake. Not only does it look delicious, but it’s an awesome take on a childhood party favorite. In addition, it’s visually gorgeous.Recipe Source

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        4. Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake

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          Just hear me out on this one. Avocado gets a bad wrap. For some reason, it’s primarily associated with savory food, particularly of the Mexican variety. While I’m a huge fan of these uses, I promise you that it is also an amazing addition to sweeter food too. I personally use it in my morning smoothies and I’ve even made avocado ice cream with a strawberry coulis on more than one occasion. It’s delicious. So be brave and open your mind to something new and tasty. You won’t be disappointed!Recipe Source

          5. Coffee and Donuts Cake

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            Coffee and donuts. Made into a cake. Did you ever hear of anything sweeter?Recipe Source

            6. Key Lime Cheesecake

            keylime

              You may have noticed a slight pattern when it comes to my cake choices. I love anything with an element of duality, and this one is no different. The combination of key lime pie and cheesecake is perfection, in my opinion.Recipe Source

              7. Red Velvet Cake

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                There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned red velvet cake, and this one is particularly incredible.Recipe Source

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                8. Cappuccino Pavlova

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                  Being Australian, including a pavlova on this list is obligatory. However, Nigella has recreated it with a delicious caffeine-soaked twist.Recipe Source

                  9. Maple Bacon Cheesecake

                  maplebacon

                    Some people may say that the whole bacon trend has been blown way out of proportion. I absolutely disagree. Maple syrup and bacon on a cake? Hell, yes. All bacon, all the time.

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                    10. Overloaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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                      A cake that combines cookies, caramel and marshmallows. I’m pretty sure that’s the definition of mind-blowing.Recipe Source

                      11. Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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                      cream

                        Cookies-and-cream is one of my favorite flavors in the world, which is why I love the idea of these cupcakes. Plus, you get a bonus cookie on top!

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                        12. Mojito Cupcakes

                        mojito

                          Can’t decide between dessert and cocktail hour? Now, you don’t have to!

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                          13. Chocolate-Raspberry Bavarian Torte

                          torte

                            Not only is this cake delectable, its presentation is astonishing.

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                            14. Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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                              Admittedly, this is the second alcohol-related recipe on this list. This does not mean that I have a problem. I’m simply celebrating my Irish heritage with Jameson, Baileys, and chocolate.

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                              15. Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

                              banana cake

                                This is about as close as you can get to a banoffee pie in cake form. Much like bacon, some say that salted caramel has been getting too much press lately. Those people are wrong. So very, very wrong.

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                                Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                1. Exercise Daily

                                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                • Eat unprocessed foods
                                • Eat more veggies
                                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                  6. Start Slow

                                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                  Final Thoughts

                                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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