#Sponsored: Inspired by Happiness: Gluten Free Made Amazing @IBHappiness #Review

sampleDisclaimer: I received a sample of Inspired by Happiness products in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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Do you see that cake pictured above? Do you see how absolutely delicious it looks? How perfectly put together and decadent it must be? Oh, my dear readers, let me tell you: IT IS.

I recently received a shipment of cakes from Inspired by Happiness. If you have not heard of this company yet, you are missing out!

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Inspired by Happiness offers cakes that are Gluten Free, contain only natural flavors, no artificial colors, and have no artificial trans fat. They use simple, honest, high-quality ingredients such as Belgian chocolate and real strawberries to inspire your snacking and make life a little happier.

I wish there were words that I could type to convey how amazing these cakes are. We sampled all 3 flavors, “Dreamin’ of Strawberries,” “Dreamin’ of Chocolate,” and “Cravin’ for Cookies & Cream.” Y’all, when I tasted them, I did NOT believe they were gluten free! There’s no way. They taste too good! If we’re being honest, it is hard to find gluten free food products that actually taste good. I promise, these really, really do!

I have a son who is gluten intolerant, and he hates it, because all of the snacks and goodies he loves contain gluten. Now that he’s had a taste of Inspired by Happiness cakes, it has completely changed his mind. I’m certain they have found new customers for life!

Inspired by Happiness has gone above and beyond my expectations for gluten free food. They have smashed the competition with their flavors, decadence, and quality. I am a convert to Inspired by Happiness products, and I will proudly serve their desserts in my home from now on. I can make everyone happy, and my son no longer has to feel left out because everyone else gets the goodies!

To learn more about Inspired by Happiness products and where to buy them, I want to encourage you to connect with them in the following ways:

And, to my Canada-based friends, I have more good news! Inspired by Happiness is available in your area!! Check out their website to learn more.

Can I make one suggestion, Inspired by Happiness? You all need an Instagram account! That’s one account I would love to follow and drool over any time I get the chance. 😉

I am super impressed with how great these cakes taste. If you have been searching for a gluten free dessert that actually tastes great, let me encourage you to try these cakes. You won’t be disappointed!

#BackyardBash Recipe: Lemon Bars

These lemon bars were absolutely divine! You can find the original recipe on the Egg Beaters website: Lemon Bars

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup Fleischmann’s Original – stick
  • 1/2 cup Egg Beaters Original
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Confectioners’ sugar {optional}

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Combine 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in Fleischmann’s with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly into bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Beat Egg Beaters, lemon peel, lemon juice, and the remaining 1/4 cup flour and the remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar with a wire whisk until well blended. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 15 minutes, or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if desired. Cut into 16 bars to serve. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

It’s no secret, I love chocolate. And, since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I had an excuse to make some sweets for all my sweeties.

Thanks to Pinterest, I happened across this recipe. It sounded amazing, and I decided I would change things up a bit and make the recipe my own.

Here’s my version:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

 Cake Ingredients: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix. {I used Devil’s Food Cake}
2 Pints Mayfield Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream
2 Tablespoons Milk

Topping Ingredients:
1 16 ounce Can of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
1/4 cup Reese’s peanut butter

Directions:
Preheat oven to temperature recommended on the cake mix box. Mix together the cake mix, the ice cream, and the milk. Stir until moist. {My batter was quite thick and lumpy.} Spread into a greased and floured 9×13 pan {or any size pan you prefer}, and bake according to the directions on the cake mix box. {Remember – you don’t need the oil, egg, or anything else. Just the ingredients listed above.}

When the cake is finished baking, and a toothpick comes out clean, allow the cake to cool for 20 minutes. Pour the entire can of Hershey’s syrup over the top of the cake. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave, and drizzle it over the top of the cake. With a knife, swirl the peanut butter and chocolate topping together.

This was a HUGE hit with my kids and my husband last night, and it was so easy!

I think I’ve found my new dessert to take to church dinners. 🙂