Spring Layer Cake with Pink Buttercream Flowers

Pink Buttercream Flower Cake inspired by HGTV

I still love getting magazines. I know they are supposedly not as popular now that everything is available online, but I love thumbing through a magazine with a cup of good coffee and a comfortable sofa. One of my favorite magazines to get in the mail is HGTV Magazine. And do you know what my […]

angel food cake with roasted strawberry sauce

Angel Food Cake with Roasted Strawberry Sauce

When you are making homemade Angel Food Cake it’s important to be aware of two things: It uses a lot of eggs. Scratch that. It uses a lot of egg WHITES. Read the recipe before you start. #panfail #cakefail #bakerfail Now, if I could go back in time I would have definitely given MYSELF that […]

ruffle & dot cake

How to Pipe a Ruffle & Dot Cake

I shared this unique cake decorating technique for the first time in my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. (Quite honestly, developing and sharing brand new frosting techniques is a bit of a passion of mine!) I thought that a little video might help to show you how I do this technique. A few disclaimers: My first couple […]

whipped chocolate buttercream frosting

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Rose Cake!

Is there anything better than light, fluffy, rich and flavorful Chocolate Buttercream Frosting? No. The answer is no. I have this recipe on my blog way over here,  but it gets lost next to that beautiful marble cake deliciousness, so I decided to make sure this fantastic recipe got it’s turn in the spotlight. This […]

homemade funfetti cake mix

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at! This recipe is totally based on my Homemade Yellow Cake recipe except with one fun addition… SPRINKLES! […]

double chocolate loaf cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake from Nigella Lawson

Making cake into a loaf is a form of mind trickery for me. I have always associated a ‘loaf’ as somewhat healthy, not awesomely rich and sweet. Like banana or zucchini bread. So after I had made this cake, even knowing every wonderful ingredient I had put into it, I still saw that same only loaf […]

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Chocolate Cake MIx - Ditch the box mix!

Life is all about transitions, right? We grow and learn and make better choices when we know better. At least, that’s the hope. While I will not ever judge someone for choosing box mix, I am finding that baking from scratch is something that has become more and more important to me. I will still […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

how to make mini chocolate curls

How to Make Mini-Chocolate Curls!

I recently shared my Birthday Cake for 2015, which was covered in hundreds of little pink chocolate curls. Here is a quick and simple tutorial on how you can make these as well! For these little guys it’s all about the process. Here is what I do: 1 bag candy melts. (I love Bakerella’s new […]

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 […]

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 […]