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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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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Malted Berry Swirl Gelato Pie

Boston’s recent heat wave made me crave something refreshing to cool off with and I found a recipe I wanted to attempt to recreate in Southern Living Magazine. Credit goes to Marian Cooper Cairns for her submission of the Berry Swirl Gelato Cake and the recipe below is what I followed (though I decided to […]

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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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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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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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Irish Cream Cupcakes

I love a festive cupcake – heck, I love cupcakes for all occasions. So, even though I’m not an Irish lass, I celebrated with some green and a nip of Bailey’s to mark St. Patrick’s Day! This super moist cupcake packs a little surprise with the addition of just a few mini chocolate chips and […]

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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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Basketball Cupcakes

A very talented friend of mine had just finished her first major documentary and we wanted to celebrate in a special way when she announced a viewing party at her home. Her documentary subject: Lebron James. The documentary is called Losing Lebron. I highly recommend checking it out if you have some time! Of course, […]

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Spiderweb Cupcakes

It’s pretty obvious at this point that I’m obsessed with Halloween cupcakes. This is a throwback to a few years ago (ok, more than a few…like five), but this cupcake won’t go out of style! To decorate, I whipped up a chocolate ganache and when my cupcakes were completely cooled, I dipped the tops in […]

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Red Velvet Gummy Bear Cupcakes

My all-time favorite frosting is a cream cheese frosting. I like butter cream for decorating, but for taste, I’ll pick cream cheese frosting any day of the week. For a friend’s birthday, I decorated with what I knew were one of her favorite candies. These cute little gummy bears were the perfect topper for traditional red […]

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Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

Another cute idea courtesy of Hello, Cupcake It’s pretty straight-forward to make as well. You’ll just have to spend a little time plucking yellow, gold and white Jelly Belly’s out of the bag unless you head to your local candy store and pick up the right colors. I do recommend that as the charted course […]

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