chocolate peppermint cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake!

Peppermint in December is it. Chocolate is good any time of year, but when paired with the refreshingly cool tones of peppermint, my heads spins a little.  I love taking a breath right after a bite of this cake; the rich chocolate flavor lingers, but the air traveling down my windpipe seems to be coated […]

swedish sticky cake {kladdkaka}

Swedish Sticky Chocolate Dessert {Kladdkaka}

Having friends over is a something that I need to do more often. There is not many things I enjoy more than good food, good friends, and great chocolate desserts. One of my favorite people to dine with is Brenda from a farmgirls dabbles.  Brenda is a great friend and who just so happens to […]

Buckeye cake and the biscoff book!

Buckeye Cake from The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook!

TODAY IS A BIG DAY! My dear, sweet, loving, kind, wonderful, amazing, beautiful friend Katrina has a book coming out today!  I have been waiting for it for a long, long time.  Let me tell you, it was worth the wait. Katrina wrote the beautiful new book The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook. (go get […]

Puppy Chow surprise-inside cake

Puppy Chow Surprise Inside Cake HOW TO

I love this cake. Every little thing about it.  From the amazing chocolate flavor to the chocolate sprinkles to the glorious surprise waiting inside. Delicious. Beautiful. (in my opinion!) and Easy. Let’s get to it! After assembling the layers of this cake I covered it in a thin coat of buttercream.  I used about 1 […]

spumoni cake

Spumoni Rosette Cake!

Kinda.  I mean, in all honesty this cake was inspired from some ice cream I saw at the grocery store.  But when I saw it the first thing I thought was… Neapolitan Cake.  I need to make this “spumoni” into my Neapolitan Cake! So I did.  I mean, kinda.  I got the colors right… but […]

birthday celebration (with LOTS of desserts!)

Zucchini Chocolate Cake!

This past weekend was a busy one, with lots of food, fun and desserts of course!   My little guy is turning eight in about a week and my sweet niece turned nine last Friday!  We are also celebrating one year in our home as well as a long and beautiful summer.  School time is right […]

chocolate ooey gooey cake

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cake #chocolate #cake

I just posted the buttery Ooey Gooey Butter Cake a couple days ago.  The recipe was so fascinating to me that I immediately had to make it in chocolate!   While I really enjoyed this chocolatey richness of this dessert, I think “taste wise” the same results can be achieved by simply making brownies or a […]

Heath Bar Cake

Heath Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream

This post is special for a couple reasons.  One, this cake is AH-mazing.  Two, it’s celebrating a very special lady!  Jamie from My Baking Addiction is having a baby! I have been a fan of Jamie’s since the first day I started blogging.  Her photography skills, style and charm are second to none.  I am […]

Countdown Cake Tutorial {surprise inside cake}

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

Here is the tutorial for the Countdown Cake! My timing could be better, I know.  So I am doing something a bit unorthodox and posting to my blog twice in one day, just in case there are any of you who want to make the countdown cake! Here is a video tutorial on how to […]

Food Styling Challenge: Baked Bree

Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Frosting #foodstylingchallenge

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food. I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want. The catch? They only have $25 to do it! Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake […]

The Perfect Chocolate Cake

The Perfect Chocolate Cake and Best Chocolate Buttercream #chocolatecake #cake #buttercream

It occurred to me that there are three things I have not done. 1. Updated the Best Chocolate Cake recipe. 2. Shared the perfect Chocolate Buttercream recipe. 3. Made a Chocolate Rose Cake. Well, I will remedy those three issues all in one post! I have made no less than 56, 743 rose cakes in […]

Dr. Pepper Cake {Pioneer Woman Recipe}

Dr. Pepper Cake

Today is a fabulous day.  I get to share a fantastic recipe with you as well as a fantastic person AND give away three copies of her new book.  Fab-u-lous. The Pioneer Woman has a new book out called A Year of Holidays.  I have to tell you, its my favorite book yet.  I was […]

Food Styling Challenge: Pineapple and Coconut

Chocolate Vanilla Tuxedo Cake with Raspberry White Chocolate Buttercream #foodstylingchallenge

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food. I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want. The catch? They only have $25 to do it! Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake […]

skull cake {surprise inside cake}

Skull Cake with a Surprise Inside!

One of my favorite cake decorating seasons is Halloween.  I think its tied into my deep love for fall and all things orange, yellow, and white!  But I feel as if I must be very clear.  I am a Charlie Brown’s Halloween girl, not a Halloween: The Return of Mike Meyers kinda girl.  I like […]

Food Styling Challenge: Savory Simple

Chocolate Espresso Cake from Savory Simple

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food. I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want. The catch? They only have $25 to do it! Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake stand into […]

Black Velvet Cake

Black Velvet Cake

Hi!  My name is Amanda and I am addicted to cake stands.  I have pinterest boards about them and an entire closet in my house  full of them and yes, I have even dreamt of them. Usually when I see a stand that I adore I try to imagine a cake that would compliment it.  And […]

Cheerios Cake

Cheerios Cake

I try to stay away from controversy on my little baking blog. I have a philosophy… its silly I know.  But I believe that we can all unite over cake.  No matter your beliefs or views or politics, we can all come together and celebrate  with a beautiful and delicious cake.  And that is why […]

Food Styling Challenge: Picky Palate

Double Chocolate Butterfinger Layered Cake

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food.  I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want.  The catch?  They only have $25 to do it!  Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake […]

Food Styling Challenge: Tidymom

Malted Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Cream TidyMom

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food.  I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want.  The catch?  They only have $25 to do it!  Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake […]

Puppy Chow Cake

Puppy Chow Cake

Puppy Chow.  Monkey Munch. Muddy Buddy Mix. Crazy fun names. Crazy yum taste. Mix that with a crazy baker and  you just know I just had to make it into a cake.   The hardest part about this cake was deciding how to make it.  Do I make a layer of peanut butter?  Should the outside be […]