Coconut Vanilla Cake, “The Good Cake”

Years ago my brother dubbed this “The Good Cake.” I was nervous when he first tried it because he was so quiet. He took a bite. Then another. And another. I was nervous. I asked what he thought. He said, “I think this is the best cake I’ve ever had.” This cake tastes like a…

Bailey’s Chocolate Cake

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! Love Irish Cream? Same! Especially when Irish Cream frosting is lovingly spread all over a dark chocolate cake. I started baking this cake when I was just twenty-one years old. This cake is a classic at The Rose Table so it’s funny that I’ve never published it before….

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

There’s just something about carrot cake that makes me feel all warm and cozy. This is the cupcake version of my absolute favorite Carrot Cake. These cupcakes have a dash of cinnamon, a bit of orange zest, and toasted pecans. Yum! There’s notably no raisins in these cupcakes because I don’t prefer raisins in my…

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sometimes you just need chocolate cake. This easy one-bowl cake recipe comes together in a flash. It bakes for half an hour, you smother the frosting on top and bam, you’re done. It’s easy as…sheet cake! Add some fun sprinkles and you’ve got the perfect birthday cake or picnic cake, as 9×13 cakes are much…

The Best Chocolate Frosting

I dream about this frosting. When I bake my favorite chocolate cake, it’s usually because I want this frosting. I use dark chocolate cocoa powder in my chocolate frosting, making it rich and super chocolatey. There are a couple of important tips when it comes to frosting: Make sure your butter is soft. Cold butter will…

Cranberry Cupcakes

“It’s the most Christmas-y Cupcake in the wooooorld” With juicy, tart cranberries, a hint of orange, and sugared cranberries on top, this is the quintessential Christmas cupcake. It really doesn’t get more holiday festive than this! These cupcakes just scream holiday cheer. This is the Bing Crosby of cupcake recipes. My Festive Fiori di Sicilia…

Fairytale Pumpkin Layer Cake

A pumpkin layer cake with chocolate ganache and a cream cheese filling Pumpkin lover, rejoice. This one’s for you. This cake tastes super pumpkin-y. Why? It’s made with my homemade fairytale pumpkin purée! Lest you think the name is just cutesy, let me clarify: I made this cake using the gorgeous fairytale pumpkin that decorated my home…

Maulwurfkuchen

If you love chocolate cake, bananas, and whipped cream, keep reading! This is my favorite German cake, and that’s saying a lot because I really love Black Forest Cake. Maulwurfkuchen or “mole hill cake” just has so many of my favorite things: chocolate cake, whipped cream, bananas, chocolate sprinkles! It’s light and airy yet still decadent. And it’s…

A Rose By Any Other Name Cake

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet I came up with this cake for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. It’s a Fiori di Sicliia bundt cake served with summer berries and freshly whipped cream. Fiori di Sicilia is perfect for the theme,…