• 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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  • 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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  • Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

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      “Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven” Who likes tiramisu? Mascarpone frosting? Chocolate Mousse? Chocolate Ganache?? If you like at least one, or all of these – you will love this cake! This is a little 6-inch cake, perfect for your little birthday needs. Tiramisu Cake (2 6-inch cakes) 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup +2tbsp sugar 1/4 cup espresso 2/3  cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer and half of the sugar. When frothy, add in 1/4 cup of cooled espresso. Continue…

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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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  • Cardamom and White Wine Poached Pear Cake

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      “So glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” To continue my Fall recipes, I’m bringing you guys this yummy cake today. The pears are poached in white wine and cardamom and all the good Fall spices. I could just eat the pears all on their own (I had to stop myself). Then they’re baked into a cake with fresh apples and pears grated right into it. I’m sure you’ll love Fall after making this cake!   The Pears 3 Bosc pears, peeled 1/2 bottle pinot grigio 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves Combine all ingredients in…

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