Chocolate Espresso Dacquoise

  For this week’s technical challenge (a little GBBO reference for all you fans out there), I decided to commit to trying something I’ve never made before. A dacquoise. Not unlike many of the technical challenges I’ve seen, I’ve had experience with particular elements of the dacquoise, but I’ve never put them all together. To […]

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

For an Easter dessert, I wanted to create a yummy, sweet treat to serve after supper. I have made olive oil cakes before, but never a chocolate version. I’ve had a subscription to Bake From Scratch magazine for awhile now and I had come across a chocolate olive oil recipe that I had set aside […]

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Best Banana Bread

I had heard tell of Chrissy Teigen’s Banana Bread recipe thanks to her antics on Twitter a couple years back (I wish I lived in the LA area so that I could be trading ripe bananas for John Legend’s underwear, LOL).  Then, more recently, I had seen her trade some of her famous banana bread […]

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Baby Shower Cupcakes

Recently, we celebrated a happy occasion – the upcoming birth of a baby boy! – for one of my co-workers. I actually scoured local Michael’s, Targets, and Wal-Marts for baby themed cupcake toppers (didn’t have time to order anything online) and when I couldn’t find anything in stores (I mean nothing…not even a rattle mold, […]

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Ombre Rosette Cake

I’m so late to the posting party on this one – as I made it over a year ago for one of my best friend’s baby shower! Ok, so this friend…she’s one of a kind and she’s been a rock for me over the last couple of years. I’ve been through a lot and she […]

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Hershey Bar German Chocolate Cake

My Grammie is on Facebook and one of my favorite things is to watch and see what recipes she likes or reposts to her wall. I remember many of her desserts from growing up fondly and often times, when I see something she thinks looks yummy, I just want to test it out! I usually […]

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Banana Split Cake

I love throwback recipes and anything nostalgic and when Better Homes & Gardens magazine took old recipes and re-tried them in their kitchens to see if they stood the test of time…I knew I had to give it a go as well. The flavors of a banana split are simple, but there is a depth […]

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Take-Home Chocolate Cake

I was in Barnes & Noble the other day (I know, how quaint, right? I actually like to buy books IN the bookstore…RIP bookstores) and I saw this beautiful cookbook called Sweet. I knew I had to have it based on the cover alone (yep, I judged it by its cover…and I’m glad I did). […]

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Maple Butter Cake

Fall is upon us! This is my favorite time of year and definitely my favorite seasonal flavors to bake with. Pumpkin, maple, cinnamon and more! When I came across a recipe for Maple Butter Cake in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine, I knew it was a must try. It was very easy to put […]

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Star Wars Galaxy Cake

I was recently asked by a co-worker to make a cake for his twin daughters’ birthday party. They are obsessed with Star Wars and he wanted something that would fit the theme. I’m not someone who works regularly with fondant or gum paste…so I thought, perhaps a mirror glaze galaxy cake would be the way […]

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Gluten-Free Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Hey y’all! Sorry it’s been awhile. The summer is such a busy time and the last thing anyone wants to do is be stuck in a hot kitchen baking, am-I-right? However, that being said, I have found time to have a little fun and bake some goodies. My Dad is a major fan of banana. […]

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S’mores Cupcakes

Nothing screams summer like camping! And what do you want most when you are camping? S’MORES! I wanted to recreate one of my favorite treats, but in cupcake fashion. After mulling over some ideas, I came up with the idea to do a graham cracker crust, an ooey-gooey chocolate cake and a marshmallow buttercream frosting. […]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

I had never eaten this treat prior to attempting to bake it. It feels very retro to me, which makes sense, given that I think its heyday was the 1950’s when maraschino cherries were all the rage. However, given that it’s a piece of American nostalgia and a favorite of many, I wanted to give it […]

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Tie Dye Cake with Mirror Glaze

Part of why I blog and share my bakes with people is because I want to share the good with the bad. So many blogs make all these different baking fads look SO easy, when in reality, they aren’t that cut and dry. I love how this cake LOOKS, but hindsight being 20/20, I would […]

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Victoria Sponge

I’ve been catching up on past seasons of my favorite baking competition shows and decided I wanted to try to master some of the recipes found within. You watch these competitions and you think, that looks so easy! But, let me tell you…some of them are harder than they look. Take for instance, the Victoria […]

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