Carrot Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh y'all. Oh, this is a good one. 

You know how we celebrate half-birthdays around here...you get 1/2 of a cake (usually a Bundt cake) to celebrate. It's a tradition that my mom started with my sister and me, and it's one of my favorite family rituals.

half-birthday cake and tradition

Now that Jack's in college, he spends his actual birthday at school, so having him home for his 1/2 birthday was extra special this year. I asked him what flavor cake he wanted...one thing you should know about Jack is he's pretty happy with anything. I was surprised to actually get a preference out of him. He said he's like carrot cake or salted caramel.

Immediately, my brain started spinning, and I thought, "kiddo, you're getting both." Carrot cake with salted caramel cream cheese frosting was born.

Carrot Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting ♥ bakeat350.net

How to Make Ice Cream Cones...with TORTILLAS!

How to Make Ice Cream Cones with TORTILLAS! ♥ Bake at 350 for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

Have you ever thought about a soft ice cream cone? Maybe a crepe-like cone like you might see in Paris? No? OK...well, think about it now.

How to Make Ice Cream Cones with TORTILLAS! ♥ Bake at 350 for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

I made these cones from tortillas after seeing an article about ice cream cones made out of sliced bread. Tortillas are already round, already flat...it seemed perfect. Guess what? It is!
(Spoiler: I also tried the sliced bread, and it didn't work every time for me. Bonus: tortilla cones are bigger!)

Jack said he PREFERS these to crunchy cones. He likes the softer texture with the ice cream.

How to Make Ice Cream Cones with TORTILLAS! ♥ Bake at 350 for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

Y'all. They're really easy to make. I'm showing you exactly how to do it over on The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends.
You can even flavor them!  Think of a cinnamon-sugar cone with chocolate ice cream. ♥

Come on over and see just how easy it is!

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar

Trader Joe's review : Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar >>> part of a weekly-ish review series from bakeat350.net

Clearly, I've entered into my butterscotch period. I saw this chocolate bar on an endcap at TJ's and scooped it right up.

Trader Joe's review : Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar >>> part of a weekly-ish review series from bakeat350.net

Today's review is of Trader Joe's Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar. Not the shortest candy bar name in the world. This 3-ounce bar (serves 3) costs $1.79. It's also made in England. Pip pip! Cheerio!

Butterscotch Bagels

how to make butterscotch bagels ♥ inspired by The Bagel Place in Amarillo

My parents moved to Amarillo after I was out of college and living on my own. Before that, and thanks to a mechanical issue on an airplane, the only things I knew about Amarillo were that the airport was tiny and that if you eat a 72-ounce steak in one hour at The Big Texan restaurant, it's free.

Well, Amarillo has a lot more going for it that a free steak. Namely, the people there are first-rate. Amarillo is also home to my favorite bagel place in the world, aptly named: The Bagel Place.

how to make butterscotch bagels ♥ inspired by The Bagel Place in Amarillo

While I haven't been in countless years, the butterscotch bagel from The Bagel Place is something I've thought about many, many, many times. I finally got around to making a version at home.

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese

You need this recipe for vanilla bean cream cheese. Some call it a schmear; I just call it deliciousness to spread on a bagel. I guess schmear is shorter.

vanilla bean cream cheese spread or schmear for bagels

Anyhoo...you're going to need it because THIS is happening later this week. Butterscotch bagels.
OH BABY.

vanilla bean cream cheese spread or schmear for bagels
Oh, it's so pretty.