• Classic Carrot Cake

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    If there’s a cake that really makes me feel all the warm and fuzzy Fall feelings…it’s carrot cake. I know what you’re thinking. What about pumpkin? Or apple? Carrot cake has all the Fall spices though, and it’s moist and so flavorful with every bite. You can add walnuts, or raisins, or not add anything at all. . . and it still turns out great! You don’t need cake flour, all purpose is just fine, and you don’t even need butter for the cake! So, without further ado, I think it’s time for an updated carrot cake recipe. I’m talking…

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  • French Apple Cake – with a twist

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    Sometimes you want a simple and quick, not overly sweet coffee cake that feels as cozy as Fall. If you’re in the mood for that, this is your cake! Traditionally made with sugar, I subbed the sugar in the cake with honey. I also used spiced rum instead of regular rum, to give it a fun little kick!  The best part? In an hour, you can be eating this! What you’ll need . . . Apples Flour Baking Powder Salt butter honey  eggs vanilla spiced rum sugar You’ll need one small bowl and your stand mixer! Combine the flour, baking…

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  • Cherry Shortcakes

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      You know one of the best things about summer? Stone Fruits! What is a stone fruit? It’s basically any fruit that has a fleshy pulp on the outside, and a single shell, that surrounds a seed, on the inside. So, cherries (!), peaches, plums, etc. I often have a hard time deciding what my favorite baking season is. On the one hand, there’s summer – which gives us alllll the cherries, and berries, and stone fruits, and just everything amazing. Then, there’s Fall, which, I mean, is basically a food blogger’s dream. It’s not too hot outside so you…

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  • Carrot- Mango Spiced Coffee Cake

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        I strongly recommend you stop everything you’re doing and go bake this cake. If you’re looking for the perfect single layer coffee cake to eat with your morning coffee (or tea) – this is it! There are two (not so) secret ingredients that really give this cake the fluffy, can’t put your fork down consistency: Mango, and ricotta cheese! Combine those with freshly grated carrots, and some yummy cinnamon type spices, top with a decadent streusel, drizzle with some amazing cream cheese glaze, and you’ve got yourself a  mouthwatering breakfast treat. (ALSO – your home will smell amaaaazing…

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  • Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake

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    If you’re looking for an easy and tasty little cake that’ll be gone before you know it – this is for you! It’s super moist and has a crispy caramel-y pear taste on top!   What you’ll need: For the cake batter: Butter sugar eggs flour baking powder salt cinnamon ginger nutmeg buttermilk pears For the Caramelized pear topping: Pears butter brown sugar cinnamon nutmeg To make the cake batter: Wash, peel, and grate 2 large pears and set them aside. Cut your butter into small cubes and beat with the paddle attachment in your stand mixer until fluffy. Add…

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  • Caramel Apple Clafoutis

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    Fall is always an inspiring time for baking! And nothing ushers in Fall like some apples and caramel! Please enjoy this super easy clafoutis recipe, the perfect dessert to make after you’ve gone apple picking and have an abundance of delicious apples to bake with, but not much energy or time! Here’s what you’ll need . . . Apples Flour sugar cinnamon nutmeg salt milk eggs  vanilla powdered sugar For the caramel – butter water brown sugar To make the clafoutis . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your pie dish or baking pan. Butter it. Thinly slice your…

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  • Heart-Shaped Mini Ombre Cakes

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      Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s day or Galentine’s day – this is a super-cute and fun dessert to bake – and it’s almost guilt free because it’s so mini 😉 What You’ll Need . . . Flour sugar baking powder salt butter canola oil milk clear vanilla extract eggs For the frosting: butter cream cheese powdered sugar clear vanilla extract   To make the cakes . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile whisk the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Whip the butter in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth  (scrape down the…

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  • Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake (with some changes)

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      Hi guys! I know I don’t update this as frequently as  I should, but I’m coming to you today to help you tackle Christina Tosi’s infamous Birthday Cake! I know I’m a little late to the party (pun intended ;-D), but I just tried the cake for the first time at the Milk Bar store last week! Obviously my next step was watching the episode on Netflix’s Chef’s Table about the pastry chef herself. I knew right then and there that I would tackle two of her most famous recipes – Birthday Cake and Crack Pie (look out for…

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  • Apple + Honey Cake

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        It’s finally Fall baking time! Let’s start the season off with this pretty easy apple and honey cake. Anything that can be completed in a couple hours with no make ahead ingredients sounds good to me! Who else is excited for all the apple (and pumpkin!) recipes to come?! Apple Topping 3 medium sized apples, cored, peeled and sliced into thin slices 3/4 cup honey 3 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup orange juice Juice of one small lemon Cake 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1.5…

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  • 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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