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Chocolate Fudge Parfaits

Or really, just parfaits in general. I don’t know what’s more fun: eating them or preparing them. It’s like an art project in a glass! Currently reading:


Ooh look, it’s a magazine devoted entirely to cupcakes! My friend bought this for me… and then promptly told me I had to make some for her in return Winking smile.

Currently on my mind: All things carrot cake, such as…


Carrot Cake in a Bowl

Once again, my blog is not ready for the holiday arrive so soon. Here are the following posts I’d hoped to get up before Easter: carrot cake ice cream, milkshake, pancakes, fudge, dip…

I have carrot cake coming out of my ears, as I said on Twitter.

I’ll post one of the above recipes tomorrow, and will save the rest for after Easter. People still like carrot cake after Easter’s over, right? I know I certainly do!


Have you done anything fun today?

I have! I have! ! I ate a Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. I like carrot cake on any day of the year.

    Anything fun today? Not really, but I’m seeing Scream 4 after work, that should be fun!

    1. Ahhh I hate hate hate Scream! It was the first horror movie I ever watched, and I am SUCH a baby. I imagined a guy in a ski mask coming to get me every single night for a month after.

  2. I love how creative you are in deconstructing things! I can’t wait to see what you make out of the cupcake book.

    I love carrot cake on Easter, it is a necessity :-)

    1. Every single idea looks so cool… I don’t know what to try first!

  3. kspar66 says:

    Oh yess.. carrots are totally a yearround (and for sure anytime in spring) food in my opinion. And next week (and the next!) will still have that it’s-spring-and-we’re-cooking&baking-with-beautiful-orange-carrots! feeling. For sure. Carrot cake dip, cool!!

  4. I saw your twitter comment! I am super excited! I think carrot cake is good ALL YEAR around! :)

  5. I will be honest: I don’t get the cupcake craze! I think the ratio of icing to cake is off-putting for me. I have never been able to stomach that much sugar.

    I loooove carrot cake, though. My mom is the queen of carrot cake, zucchini bread, banana bread, pumpkin bread… The textures of all the fibery veggies & nuts are just awesome!

    1. Hehe I just like making them! But I am with you on the taste. Eating-wise, I’d rather have a dessert that’s dense and rich, like chocolate fudge or mousse pie… or something creamy like pudding or whipped cream!

  6. I like carrot cake year round! 😀
    Keep the carrot cake recipes coming! Yum!

  7. Holly says:

    Love making cupcakes and parfaits so fun!

    something fun… both my classes got canceled today! but im studying instead… haha

  8. ellie says:

    your so pretty, katie!

  9. I’m singing along to Glee songs. That is my fun morning. lol That cupcake book is pretty fantastic!! I would have way too much fun with that!

  10. I strung my racquet today? Baked some sweet taters?? Ehh….nothin that exciting 😛

  11. Lindsey in CO says:

    Carrot cake is fantastic! Now if you can come up with a vegan cream cheese frosting… or maybe you already have and I missed that post. Hmm….

    Fun for today? Sitting at home with a sick kid 😛

    1. It’s an ooooold post 😉

      Healthy (vegan) cream cheese frosting:

      And I’m sending well-wishes towards your home!!

  12. Kimberley says:

    A recipe book solely on cupcakes is definitly my type of recipe book :)

  13. I love carrot cake no matter what day it is! Today is not so fun. Down with class presentations!

  14. Jess says:

    oh i am so hungry now; and cupcakes are fun. looking forward to the recipes.

  15. Carrot cake is always good, unless you’re my friend who doesn’t like carrots 😛 Today mostly studying, so not really fun. Although I do get to take a break to go see my pony, so I guess that’s something.

  16. Mckella says:

    I love the pretty green color of that parfait!

  17. a book about cupcakes is seriously the most amazing thing ever!

  18. Fun today.. not so much! I was making something yummy in my magic bullet.. but the top is legit stuck on.. like I’ve used all my might to try and get it off and it.will.not.budge.

  19. Katie, you totally inspired me this morning! I made carrot cake oatmeal and it was SO delish! Thanks for being amazing and inspiring us to try new stuff!

  20. Damjana says:

    Thank you for your SWEET comment! Today I made pistacchio butter, definitely lots of fun, even without any broken nails 😉

  21. Mmm parfaits…I love anything that involves layering various types of consumables :) Nothing’s better than a dish of something sweet that’s brimming with a variety of tastes and textures.
    My fun thing for the day so far has been teaching a yoga class :)

  22. I’ve been thinking about carrot cake a lot lately, too! Oh and I ate a mini whoppie pie today. That was fun! :)

  23. Michal says:

    MMM I love parfaits! And today im finlly starting to feel a little better after ive had mono for 2 weeks, so im going to put that into the fun catagory! :)

  24. the cookie dough oat cake sounds delicious! something about posting sweet stuff is so fun huh? 😉

  25. Disturbed says:

    Unfortunately, not much fun is going on in my life right now.

  26. Ashley says:

    I’m sorry if this is kinda rude, but I can tell that your face is sorta photoshopped in the above pic, as well as your other pics too I’ve noticed… You look great though, I am not trying to attack you! 😀 I’m just saying it looks kinda obvious… Your skin’s waaay too unnaturally smooth. Tone it down a bit hon you’ll be perrrfect!

    1. Hi Ashley,
      Ye, I do use photoshop. But I don’t hide it. In fact, people who have been reading my blog for a while can tell you that I routinely talk about my love of photoshop and the fact that I photoshop my photos. As for this particular photo, though, I didn’t remove any blemishes or anything. I swear to you, my skin IS naturally clear. I haven’t had a pimple since… middle school? (Not trying to brag… I DO have other skin problems/issues, such as being super-pale!!!) I upped the saturation, changed the color tint a bit (it was quite red), brightened it, and removed shadows with the shadow/highlight tool. Maybe I overdid it on the saturation, and that’s the glow you’re seeing? It looks normal on my computer, but different computers obviously have different screen resolutions.
      I don’t try to hide my natural look… in fact, if you search my blog, I even have a few sweaty, no-makeup photos posted. Yikes!

      1. Ashley says:

        Aww you’re really sweet with your honesty. It’s great that you clarified this though because it looked kinda weird on my screen, but that explains it then! I’m pale too so I’d get the part about upping the color a little 😉 You do look fantastic though!

        1. Oh no! I’m already so super-self-conscious about posting photos of myself on the blog. Knowing I look weird on someone else’s screen when I look normal on my own… that just makes me feel even MORE awkward! Oh well, I guess it’s just another reminder to not take myself too seriously! 😕

          1. Dalai Lina says:

            Someone needs to teach me how to photoshop out my wrinkles :) You are so young you wouldn’t understand…you darling girl!

          2. LOL! You sound just like my mom! She always tells people, “I don’t need botox. Katie can just photoshop out my wrinkles with photoshop! Much cheaper and less painful.”

  27. Lot-O-Choc says:

    All looks so good and tasty yum, Im thinking of trying the baked oatmeal sometime this week. For me nothing fun really :( had a dentist & a doctors appointment wah!

  28. Katharina says:

    Got some business taken care of because I’m a big girl lol. Can’t wait to see what beautiful and yummy creations you come up with, girlie! Especially since carrot cake is one of my all time favorite desserts.


    p.s. thought of you when I went running the other day, and I thought of how you imagine different places when you’re running :)

    1. Awww! Ok, tomorrow I’ma gonna imagine myself running to YOUR home. And then you will cook for me, yes? 😉

  29. Cupcakes are my favorite :) My favorite cookbook is Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World- it has so many interesting recipes!

  30. carrie says:

    Sorry to be a little off-topic, but just wanted to thank you again for the vegan bake sale auction. I received all three batches of treats I won, and they were all so delicious and sent with sweet notes… and i feel so good about making the donation to Japan. You deserve a million thank yous, as do all the bakers too – amazingly generous and talented! To get back on blog-topic… the fun thing I’m doing right now… eating my auction treats!! xo

    1. Oh that just put a huge smile on my face. I’m so glad your baked goods got to you and that they came with sweet notes… although I’m not surprised, given how sweet all the bakers are! And thank YOU, a million times over, for your kindness in donating. I know we can’t sove all the world’s problems, and we won’t even make a dent in the Japan crisis. But together, if we all do something, it WILL make a difference. The power of numbers!

  31. Haha, when I first read the title I thought you were writing a cupcake book and immediately began justifying to myself that I definitely needed another cupcake cookbook 😉
    But your carrot cake in a bowl is just as good cupcakes (or ever better! 😀 ) And don’t worry that you haven’t gotten up all you carrot-goodness recipes yet… we understand you’re busy and it just spreads out the deliciousness!! 😀

    Have a fabulous rest of the week, darling!!


  32. Katie says:

    My fun thing is listening to the Tangled sound track while I study. Finals week starts next week so I’m busy studying hard. I do plan on making some pumpkin pie baked oatmeal this weekend though, so that I can power through finals! Yay!!!

  33. Livvy says:

    Your carrot cake oatmeal definitely looks great! I love foods super out of season too (helllllooo pumpkin pancakes in april!?) This weekend I’ve got Friday off school so we’re making a lil’ roadtrip to my cousins house; I basically can’t WAIT!

  34. I LOVE cupcakes!! They have a way of making you feel special and like you are having a real indulgence!! I can’t wait for all your carrot cake recipes…love me some carrot cake :)

  35. That’s my kind of book! 😉

  36. GOOD TO HEAR! I love anything carrot cake so all those recipes are gonna be wonderful! So excited!

  37. A cupcake MAGAZINE?! How cool!! I WANT ONE almost as much as I want Carrot Cake in a Bowl and fudge parfaits!! 😀

    And your comment made me laugh SO MUCH!! Doubly weird since I actually watched that Friends episode yesterday!! Brilliant :)

  38. shannonmarie says:

    We just got back from a walk at our local boardwalk. So nice to finally have some spring weather around here.

    Mmmm … I love cupcakes. This is my favorite way to decorate the raw ones:

    1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the bunny!!! And your little girl in her Easter dress… SO cute!

  39. Ashley says:

    I am making cupcakes for Easter, gluten free. I am using no die just lemon peel, orange peel and lime peel and might make the orange one, orange chocolate! I love cupcakes!