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Hi there! I'm Erin and I'm the blogger behind Texanerin Baking, which focuses on making healthier desserts that taste just as delicious and decadent as their unhealthy counterparts. I also firmly believe that no meal is complete without at least a little dessert and that we'd all be a bit happier if we'd just indulge in more cheese and carbs.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

These mini pumpkin cheesecakes are the perfect make-ahead Thanksgiving dessert. With a creamy pumpkin filling and a chocolate crust, these mini cheesecakes can even be made gluten free.  This post contains affiliate links. Now that October is nearly over, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Ok, maybe I was already thinking about Thanksgiving. What …

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry coffee cake is full of fresh blueberries with just a hint of lemon. With a perfect streusel topping, this cake tastes just like your favorite blueberry muffins! Follow the alternate directions for a gluten-free version. This post contains affiliate links. We’re having some work done on our house starting this week and I’m here …

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Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Caramel apple cake is perfectly spiced, moist, and topped with a decadent salted caramel frosting. Make with all-purpose flour or follow the alternate method for a gluten-free version.  This post contains affiliate links. We’re deep into apple season over here. A visit to the apple orchard is a fall must around here. Even if we …

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M&M Cookies

These chewy M&M cookies are loaded with crunchy M&M’s for a childhood classic! Make these with all-purpose flour or follow the alternative directions for a gluten-free version. Post contains affiliate links. There are some treats that are essential to childhood. Classic rice krispie treats. No-bake cookies. Funfetti cupcakes. My favorite chocolate chip cookies. And M&M …

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Caramel Apple Blondies

Caramel apple blondies with an easy caramel frosting and topped with pecans for a delicious autumnal treat. With a gluten-free option. Caramel apple treats are my favorite thing about fall. As soon as September strikes, all I want to do is bake apple-based everything, like this caramel apple cheesecake crisp or caramel apple cake. One …

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Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies

Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies are covered in streusel and drizzled with a lemon glaze. They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack. Recipe contains a gluten-free option. These are among my favorite cookies ever. I only make them for special occasions because unless they’re destined for a birthday party, BBQ or something else, I …

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Mint Chocolate Tart

If you’re looking for a decadent yet simple Christmas dessert, then look no further! This mint chocolate tart has an amazingly delicious chocolate, cream and egg-based filling. Prior to chilling, the filling is like pudding. After chilling, it’s luscious perfection. The crust is similar to the one in my mini pumpkin cheesecakes. That crust recipe …

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donut Holes

Gluten-free pumpkin donut holes are rolled in cinnamon sugar and are generously spiced. They’re tender and perfect for breakfast or brunch. It’s only the beginning of October but I’ve already read some comments around the blogosphere about how people are tired of pumpkin. I really hope you all aren’t because for me, October is only …

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