Pink Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

Pink Cherry Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

I have been waiting this book for a long, long time.  The amazing Rosie, the powerhouse of talent behind Sweetapolita, is the Queen of Baking in my mind. She wears so many hats; baker, decorator, photographer, stylist, writer, etc. and wears them all beautifully. Her book, The Sweetapolita Bakebook is nothing short of stunning. I […]

Eight Amazing Brownie Recipes

Amazing Brownie Recipes

Brownies are the ultimate dessert if you ask me. Right out of the oven, chilled, covered in ice cream, stuffed with all sorts of glorious concoctions. They are perfect no matter how you eat them! Here are 8 that I can’t get enough of: 1 Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lover’s Brownies 2 Frosted Rainbow Chip […]

soft chocolate chip cookies

Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does the world need a new Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? Probably not. So it’s a good thing I didn’t create I! For this recipe I was actually looking for the best chocolate chip cookie dough, (which it is!) but then was blown away when the cookie baked up. It was so light and so […]

simple sugar cookies with buttercream

Simple Sugar Cookies with Green Buttercream and Gold Sprinkles!

Making sugar cookies is one of those therapeutic things that seems to get me back ‘on center’. In a chaotic and stressful and demanding world, there is something so satisfying about the simple combination of flour, butter and sugar. I was just playing around and came up with this recipe. See, I have my Best Sugar […]

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Having an obsession with cheesecake cakes is not a good thing. I mean, it’s fine if you run 24 miles a day and can work off the calories. And it’s fine if you can dedicate hours in the kitchen to baking and assembling it. But it’s not fine if you are home alone with two […]

Five Ways to Eat Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownie Pie!

Five fun and easy ways to jazz up the most amazing Homemade Brownies! Brownie Parfait 1 recipe homemade brownie 2 cups chopped strawberries 2 cups whipped cream Prepare brownies in 9×13 inch pan, bake according to directions and allow to cool.  Invert pan onto a clean solid work surface and cut up brownies into 2-inch […]

Spring Cheesecake Cake (raspberry, lemon & orange)

Spring Cake! Raspberry, Lemon and Orange Cheesecake in a Moist White Cake!

Come on get happy! Spring is starting to happen here in Minnesota (and hopefully most places!) and I can’t help but be inspired by the light, joyful, and refreshing feeling it brings. This cake is a reflection of my favorite flavors of spring with Raspberry, Lemon and Orange cheesecake nestled between two lovely layers of […]

5 Amazing Nutella Treats

Nutella Chocolate Cake

It was recently brought to my attention that there is not ONE SINGLE Nutella recipe on my blog. Well, since I am a crazy busy girl and won’t be able to make one anytime soon, I figured I would share some recipes from my very very talented friends! Nutella Crepe Cake from Baking a Moment […]

Root Beer Cheesecake Cake

Root Beer Cheesecake Cake!

So, this whole “cheesecake cake” thing is kinda taking over my blog. My Snickers Cheesecake Cake is now the most requested recipe I have. And I have a lot! Let me talk to you a little bit about this one. It is a Root Beer Cheesecake. Surrounded by two layers of Cream Cake. Covered in […]

One Bowl Pink Velvet Cake

Pink Velvet Cake with Whipped Buttercream!

I think most cakes that call themselves “velvet” contain baking soda, buttermilk, and vinegar. This cake contains none of those. But it is pink. So please indulge a but of  “descriptive” recipe labeling. I truly believe that the texture of the smooth crumb is enough to grab that “velvet” name and run with it! After making some pink […]

whipped vanilla buttercream

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream!

Happy mistakes. Today I made a happy, happy mistake. I walked away from my stand mixer while making buttercream. I walked over to my computer to check an ingredient and got sucked into a facebook rabbit hole of opinions and drama and insanity. Please tell me I am not the only one who does this?! […]

cinnamon shortbread bars

Cinnamon Shortbread Bars with Chocolate Ganache!

Shortbread, when done right, is one of the my favorite ways to end a meal. The way that a light sweet cookie is infused with a crispy buttery crumb speaks right to my carb loving heart. Top it with the perfect ganache and my eyes are rolling towards the heavens. It’s perfection. The fabulous recipe just happens […]

snickers cheesecake cake

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

“MOM STOP!!!” “What? What is it?” “IT’S SPILLING EVERYWHERE!” Yes, it most definitely is. But I could not help myself. It was magical, that spilling forth of sugary sweet rich chocolate ganache and Snickers® frosting. Yes, I said Snickers® frosting. Poured on a cake. A cake with a Snickers® cheesecake inside. Sandwiched between layers of […]

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

We have discussed these Gooey Butter Cakes before. They are, well, sweet. Actually sweet is an understatement. They are seriously sweet. I am not kidding, every time I try one my teeth actually hurt. This is the one dessert (ever) that I have said, “One bite is enough.” I mean, granted it’s like a super […]

red velvet buttercream rose cake

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

It’s all about that cake, bout that cake, bout that cake… Sorry. But that song (with my personalized cake-y lyrics) is stuck in my head. Funny thing about it is, it is NOT all about that cake. At least, not for this blog post! It’s all about that buttercream. Red Velvet Buttercream. Deep, rich, vibrant […]

about i am baker

Carmel Brownies with Peanut Butter!

peanut butter brownie caramelita I received this email today: As a professional pastry chef for almost 30 years (and a Journalism graduate who worked in that field for nearly 9 years), I came upon your blog one day and have been enjoying your baking ideas and recipes. You are very creative! However, I wonder if […]

salted caramel peanut butter mousse in a mini chocolate cookie cup

Peanut Butter Mouse in Chocolate Cookie Cups!

As you can tell by my blog posts of late, peanut butter is becoming my favorite ingredient to add to desserts. This amazing mini Peanut Butter and chocolate treat is no exception! Quite frankly, I was really inspired by the peanut butter itself for this particular dessert. Skippy has a limited edition flavor out that is […]

chocolate mug cake (in 1 minute)

Chocolate Mug Cake~ ready in ONE minute!

Delicious chocolate cake made in a mug and ready in just one minute! I was lost in a Pinterest rabbit hole the other day. When this 3-2-1 mug cake was in front of me I was fascinated. I mean, literally in 1 minute the cake was ready. This is a emotional eaters dream come true! I […]

my birthday cake

Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Layers and Chocolate Buttercream!

As is the tradition in our home, I make my birthday cake. Not because others won’t, but because baking cakes is my passion as well as my profession. My birthday is one of the few times a year that I throw all good business sense out the window (easy recipes, easy assembly, less time, etc.) […]

chocolate mint mug cake

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Kinda. Don’t you love when I start a recipe off with a “kinda”? I was in heavy experimentation mode yesterday and made this recipe more times than I can count. After much trial and error and vanity (I’ll get to that in a second) I changed up the entire procedure for the cake. While it […]