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,…

Carrot Cake

The best carrot cake you’ll ever have I told myself I wasn’t going to bake today but I binge watched an entire season of Hart of Dixie around 4 pm I thought, this is the South and it’s a Sunday, I need to bake something! I had these giant carrots just begging to become carrot cake (I…

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

The only chocolate cake recipe you’ll ever need It’s criminal that I’ve never posted my original chocolate cake recipe. This cake is incredibly moist with a deep, rich chocolate flavor and the creamiest chocolate frosting you can imagine. I am a cake snob. There, I said it. I’ve never been more proud than when my…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake

I know it’s not fall but I love pumpkin and I have long thought it should be enjoyed year-round in the states like it is in the Caribbean. Plus, this is my website and I make the rules! This bundt cake is fantastic. It’s moist with a fabulous pumpkin flavor that isn’t masked but pumpkin…

Crowning Glory Cake

A rainbow cake topped with a shimmering gold crown Have you ever seen a more mesmerizing cake? I could look at this all day! I came up with this show-stopping rainbow cake for my SIX the Musical party to celebrate the six queens coming together at the end of the Tudor musical. This would be the…