Black Forest Cake

“The best black forest cake I ever had,” according to food blogger Chomp Dallas. Black Forest Cake is the king of German cakes, in my opinion. Contrary to popular belief, German Chocolate Cake is not German. Repeat after me: German Chocolate Cake is not German. It was invented by the German Chocolate brand, named after the founder….

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Tres Leches

I find tres leches to be a little boring flavor-wise so I upped the flavor game with Mexican vanilla bean and cinnamon whipped cream. You’ll never go back to another tres leches once you’ve had a bite of this! Photography by Darling Photography  Tres leches is a Mexican milk cake. It’s a basic 9×13 yellow…

Hercules Cake

A twelve layer cake covered in edible gold! This cake is epic. Epic like Hercules. In fact, it has twelve layers, one for each of the twelve labors of Hercules. It’s a fiori di sicilia (orange-vanilla; you could easily make it vanilla if you prefer) cake with honey frosting covered in edible gold. Yes, Edible….

The Great Wall of Chocolate

A cake as mysterious as the dark side of the moon. Multiple sources have reported that this is my best dessert to date. One of those sources was my mom, so you know it’s true! I created this epic dark chocolate opera cake for Disney Dinners: Mulan but you can certainly bake this cake for…

Chambord Chocolate Cake

What, pray tell, is more perfect than a slice of dark chocolate cake? I can’t think of a thing! I always bake with dark cocoa powder so my cakes are wicked chocolatey. I swapped out vanilla for Chambord liqueur, an infusion of premium raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. It somehow makes…

Lemon Blueberry Cake

This really might be one of the most special cakes I’ve ever made. Tart with freshly squeezed lemon juice and bursting with blueberries, this layer cake smells like pure heaven. You don’t have to frost this to be a “naked cake” like I did here but the frosting was gorgeous as-is and I didn’t want…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cake

It might surprise some of my loyal readers that I love cookies ‘n’ cream, since I hardly promote processed cookies. What can I say? I’m a sucker for cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream! I decided to turn my love of cookies ‘n’ cream into a cake. Here’s what I came up with: This is a…

Diner en Blanc Cake

Looking for a snow-white cake to take to Le Diner en Blanc? You’ve come to the right place! This is a delicious white cake worthy of any gathering but is particularly appropriate for the glamorous pop-up picnic around the globe best known for the fact that its guests wear head-to-toe white ensembles. Attendees take their…

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut-Almond Butter Frosting

And the Oscar for most delightful cupcake goes to… DARK CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH PEANUT-ALMOND BUTTER FROSTING! I wanted something special to nosh on during the Academy Awards so I decided to bake cupcakes. I don’t bake them very often so it was quite the treat. I prefer dark chocolate to milk and didn’t have enough peanut butter…

Bananas Foster Layer Cake

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Bananas foster is my favorite non-chocolate dessert. I can’t get enough! I often make traditional bananas foster sauce at home to serve over vanilla ice cream. You can absolutely save this recipe for that OR you can take the sauce and turn it into a frosting like…