• Pineapple Cake – shaped like a Pineapple!

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      Hi everyone! So it is officially Fall now (yay!). Buuut, last week was still summer, and if you have a pineapple lover in your life, what better to bake them for their birthday than a pineapple cake?! This cake has sautéed fresh pineapple, a little coconut flavor, and a whole lot of frosting! Enjoy! Pineapple Cake 1 fresh pineapple, diced into small cubes (keep the top!) 1 cup butter, cut into cubes 1 1/2 cup sugar (set aside 2 tbsp.) 1 1/2 cup flour 1.5 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 3 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp…

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  • Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin & Chocolate Halloween Cake

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      “There is magic in the night…when Pumpkins glow by moonlight” Just wanted to do a quick little post to help you out if you’re still looking for something to bake on Halloween. This is a layered cake, made with two layers of chocolate cake, and two layers of pumpkin cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, and covered with buttercream frosting and candy ganache. The chocolate and pumpkin play great off of each other, and the cake looks amazing when you cut into it with those contrasting colors. Pumpkin Cake 1 cup flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp baking…

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  • Best Chocolate Cake!

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      “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” True story. If you do only one thing this weekend – it should be to make this chocolate cake. It’s seriously moist, sweet, and amazingly chocolate-y. There’s no need to waste more time – here it is – now go bake!   Chocolate Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk +1 tsp. white vinegar (let stand…

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  • Hydrangea Cupcakes

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      “There are always flowers for  those who want to see them.” …or frost them on cupcakes! Hello Friends! It has been way too long since I’ve posted, and I apologize. Sometimes time just gets away from you! I owe you all many recipes, so let’s get started with this one! Banana flavored desserts are always a favorite of mine, and these banana-blueberry cupcakes add that perfect banana flavor without too much banana punch – I think the blueberries help give it a fresh kick too! The frosting is super sweet and yummy and goes well with the fruit flavors.…

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  • Patriotic 4th of July Mini Mousse Cakes – Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry mousse!

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      “The red and white and starry blue…” So it’s a little early for Independence day, but I wanted to get these little patriotic cuties up so you have time to make them by the end of the week! These mousse cakelettes are so tasty and light! They start out with a light as air lemon chiffon cake base, are topped with strawberry mousse, blueberry mousse, vanilla mousse, and some more blueberry mousse – and finished off with homemade whipped cream, and fresh raspberries and blueberries.   The Lemon Chiffon Cake base 8 egg whites Cream of tartar 1.5 cups…

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  • Graduation Owl Cake Pops

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      “If you imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” Ah, graduation time. It’s such a special time to enjoy with family and friends, and to really be proud of this huge accomplishment and milestone in your life. You did it! Now you should enjoy some cake pops, grad style 🙂 (P.S. sorry the photos aren’t great. These were my first ever cake pops- done a year ago, before I really tried to take pretty pictures of my baking. However, I still really wanted to share them because they are such an…

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  • Puppy and Kitten Love: Mini Cupcakes

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      “A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart.”   Aww..so true! Gotta love puppies and kittens. What better way to honor them than cutie mini cupcakes? Here’s a how-to:   Puppies: Your favorite mini cupcake recipe (You can try a chocolate one, or even a gluten-free option.) Wilton candy eyeballs – small Wilton candy eyeballs – large Airheads- cherry flavor Black edible ink pen Wilton black candy drops White sparkling sugar Cream cheese frosting -white   Kittens: White chocolate chips Pink candy sprinkle hearts White and pink jimmies (sprinkles) Black wilton rainbow chip crunch sprinkles or mini dark…

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  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Mini Mini Cupcakes On Top!

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      “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” True story when it comes to these little cutie-patooties! Every time I walk into the kitchen and see them I break into a little giggle . These are perfect to make for anyone who loves chocolate, cupcakes, mini things, pink, has a birthday, has a baby, is getting married, is sad, is happy, is your valentine, is your best friend – basically anyone – just figure out a reason and bake them!   Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (makes 24 mini cupcakes) 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp…

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  • Mini Ombre Yellow Petal Carrot Cakes

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      “Wherever you go – no matter what the weather – always bring your own sunshine.” So if it’s winter, and you’re going to a party, bring your own bright yellow cake! That would be the literal interpretation of this quote, right? I’d been wanting to do this petal frosting thing for a while, and I finally did it. Good thing it was a mini cake (well, two of them), because it actually took a while! Maybe that was also because I did an ombre version that twisted around in a swirly pattern. I also did it late at night…

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  • Painted Buttercream Cake

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      “Friends knock on your door. Best friends walk into your house and start eating” Not sure where this quote is from – but I like it! This week I baked a white cake for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a white cake, and it had to have strawberries somewhere. But I also knew it had to be special. When you’ve been friends with someone for almost 20 years (!), you know they deserve a darn good cake. I’m pretty happy with my frosting recipes, but I was definitely worried about the painting aspect. Most things I could find…

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