Our Mini Family: Chocolate, Caramel, and Walnut Cakettes

Apr 9, 2015

Chocolate, Caramel, and Walnut Cakettes

So, it's Thursday. We're nearly through the week and I dunno about you all, but we need a little pick me up! 

We've had a lot of housekeeping items to attend to (both in the house, and metaphorically speaking), so Adam and I haven't had a lot of downtime to relax together since he's come back from his trip over Easter weekend.  There's been a lot to get done, and sometimes I just feel like I am way in over my head. Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes, I just don't know what to do with myself when I am stressed out from having what feels like a never-ending to-do list.

No matter what the question is you're asking yourself, chocolate is always a plausible answer!

I have to say, sometimes I'm not feeling super inspired to come up with a fabulous dessert recipe. But then, there are those moments when I am just really craving something sweet (but would rather not just go buy something at the store, or get takeout).

Recipe was adapted from Life Made Simple Bakes

Her Caramel Pecan Walnut {Turtle} Brownies were my inspiration. I baked my brownies loosely off of her recipe, and I substituted pecans for walnuts (because Adam is not a huge fan of pecans). 

Now, what you see here is the aftermath of having a slice of brownie. I am not going to lie to all of you: before I had this brownie, I was super hangry! But once I dug in and had some, I started to feel better and that's when I had a thought: how cute would these be as cakettes? One really easy way to convert your cake or brownie into a cakette is to use a mason jar top as the cutout (cookie cutters also work, but I have an excess amount of clean, unused mason jar tops lying around).

I cut out a few chocolate caramel and walnut cakettes, and then went even more nuts (ha! that's punny) and added on some extra caramel drizzle.

OH MY YUM! I literally can't even.

So, if you like chocolate and caramel, I cannot recommend this enough! You will die over it.

I am so excited for tomorrow, because that means that it's Friday and the weekend is almost here! Adam and I are going to spend some quality time together and make up for the holiday apart from one another. 

What are your plans for this weekend?


  1. OMG this is a decadent treat! MMMMM

  2. Am I missing the recipe somewhere? I don't see it.

    1. No worries! It's actually a bolded link in the middle of my post that says "Recipe was adapted from Life Made Simple Bake." Happy baking!

  3. Are you sure this is legal? :-) Seriously, I am drooling here. :-)

    1. Hehe I think it's legal...pretty sure ;-)


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