• Cakes

    Triple Layer Mini Carrot Cake

    Just about every time we go to Trader Joe’s the kids will ask for me to buy one of the delicious looking mini cakes that they sell and I always tell them “Oh that looks good but you know what we can make that at home.” The problem is I leave with the inspiration to make one but so often completely forget to make it.

  • Cakes

    A Cake For My Birthday Girl

    I’m so excited to finally share the making of my daughter’s 8th birthday cake. What a blast I had making this! I felt all of my creative juices flowing with every step of this challenge. I should mention that this endeavor was made a success due in large part to my sweet twitter friend @ednascafe. She volunteered to be my cake coach and held my hand via twitter the whole way through ;-). Thank you so much Janet!

  • Cakes

    Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

    The other day I found myself with 4 very ripe bananas on my counter that needed my attention. I thought of making some banana muffins or banana bars but realized I’ve never made a banana cake. So the search was on for a banana cake recipe. I found a recipe that looked promising and I started the process of doctoring it up to make it healthier. I replaced half of the butter with unsweetened applesauce, added vanilla extract, reduced sugar, and substituted low fat milk and sour cream for the buttermilk. With all of the changes made my cake still turned out moist and flavorful. I had planned to make…

  • Cakes,  Chocolate

    My Favorite Go To Chocolate Cake

    If you are looking for a moist yet easy chocolate cake recipe then you came to the right spot. This cake won’t disappoint. I have made this cake in a bundt pan, 9×13 pan, and 9″ round cake pans, all with great results. I was a little skeptical when I read that you add 1 cup of boiling water. Don’t let this one tiny step deter you from making this cake. Your cake batter will be really thin and that is normal, don’t worry. Originally I found this recipe on Allrecipes under the title One Bowl Chocolate Cake III and saw all of the great reviews and that is what…

  • Breakfast,  Cakes

    Blueberry Coffee Cake

    There are two Blueberry Coffee Cake recipes I love to make and I thought I would post about this one first since it’s so quick and easy to make. I found this recipe on the Joy of Baking website and have made it many times. Usually I will add blueberries to half of the cake and leave the other half plain for my kids. The cake batter has such a great smell and taste. I make mine in a spring form pan so I can easily release the cake and serve. I’ve had success with frozen and fresh blueberries. It always turns out great and you can’t go wrong with this easy…