Cakes and Cupcakes

Custard-Filled Victoria Sponge Cake

Posted on May 11th, 2018

Guess who’s London-bound?! I’ve been sitting on this news for a few weeks now for several reasons, most of which have to do with the limited…

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Bakery-Style Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Dec 29th, 2017

These bakery-style pumpkin cupcakes remind me of all the fresh pastries I saw on display in Parisienne bakeries when I visited France this past…

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The BEST Chocolate Oreo Cake

Posted on Aug 12th, 2017

My friends and former co-workers have all declared this Chocolate Oreo Cake one of THE best cakes of all time. Made with a fail-proof, rich chocolate…

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Miniature Bourbon Cakes

Posted on Jul 29th, 2017

These miniature bourbon cakes are a boozy dessert lover's paradise! With a fluffy yellow cake base, these mini morsels are soaked in a bourbon sugar…

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on Jul 11th, 2017

This chocolate layer cake with peanut butter frosting is THE perfect birthday cake. Made with my favorite moist, rich chocolate cake and a fluffy…

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Chocolate Crazy Cake–and an EXCITING announcement!!

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2017

I know that I've been gone for forever, but before I apologize, I have BIG NEWS to share with all of you that I think you'll love... Guys,…

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English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Posted on Feb 27th, 2017

GUYS, I HAVE EXCITING NEWS!!!!! Can you guess what it is? - Hint: there's an important clue hidden in the post title! -  No? Still no…

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Creamy Caramel Flan

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

Happy new year! Can I interest you in this creamy caramel flan? While others are making big resolutions for 2017, I've been happily whiling away…

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Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

A few weeks ago, I posted some of my very favorite photos from this year. Now that it's the last Thursday of 2016, I'm throwing back to some of…

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Chocolate Souffle Custard Cake, a.k.a. Chocolate Magic Cake

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

So remember how last week I wouldn't shut up about this Vanilla Souffle Custard Cake (a.k.a. "Magic Cake") that I made, and then some of you tried…

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Vanilla Souffle Custard Cake, a.k.a. “Magic Cake”

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

This week more than ever, we all need a little magic in our lives. I'll be the first to admit that while writing and talking with friends has helped…

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One-Pot Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate & Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Oct 10th, 2016

I can't talk about my time in Ireland without talking about Guinness. I might as well have eaten at a Michelin-star seafood restaurant and told you…

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Miniature Whipping Cream Pound Cakes

Posted on Sep 19th, 2016

Of all the places I visited in Europe, my favorite place by far was Edinburgh, Scotland. A buzz of excitement radiated through the city,…

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016

For the first time ever, I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago in a foreign country. I was feeling a bit nervous because I was far away from home,…

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Fried Ice Cream Cake

Posted on May 24th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood…

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How to Bake Hearts into Cupcakes for Your Valentine(s)!

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

As someone who's looking forward to another V-day on my own, my increasingly wedded-and-engaged friends are asking me the same thing: aren't you sad…

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How to Make Skittle Sprinkles

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.…

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Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

Posted on Oct 31st, 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I cannot decorate desserts for shiz. On a scale of one to disaster, I am definitely the onset of the…

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for #OXOGoodCookies

Posted on Oct 30th, 2015

It's that time of year again. OXO Cookies is supporting Cookies for Kids' Cancer, and I get to share the deets with all of you! If you…

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Banana Crumb Cake

Posted on Oct 16th, 2015

Once, I my friends and I decided (as we do) that it would be a great idea to take on our local creamery's famous ice cream challenge. 15…

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WHOA! or, How to Bake Letters into a Cake

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

Every once in a while, I get to do something really cool and wacky and crazy that makes me feel like a legitimate food blogger (not that we were ever…

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Checkered Red & Blue Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2015

Happy July 4th weekend to my folks in the States! For those of you who aren't: howdy, and I hope you're all enjoying the sudden onslaught of all…

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Steamed Strawberry Coconut Poke Cake for More-than-just-a-Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 10th, 2015

Even as recently as high school, I recall taking it for granted that my mom's identity was somehow singularly defined by motherhood – that,…

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Chocolate Rum Bundt Cake with Chocolate Syrup {churned by Willy Wonka’s chocolate waterfall}

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

Exactly 7 days ago, our school hosted its annual Edible Book festival! And you bet your chocolatey pants that I entered. After last year's…

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Caramelized Banana Upside-Down Rum Cake for #SundaySupper

Posted on Dec 14th, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: GOOD PEOPLE DO EXIST. Last Thursday, apparently I lost my wallet. I did not know I lost my wallet. In fact, if I hadn't received…

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Deep-Dish Tiramisu Pie with Coffee Crunch Crumble

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy... But here's my pie--follow me maybe? I love food festivals for many many good reasons, the best of…

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Swirl Cake with Caramel Penuche

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014

(Congrats to Pearl, who won last week's KIND bar giveaway! And thank you to everyone who showed their kindest support by entering.) Once every…

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Lemon Curd Coffee Crumb Cake for #SundaySupper

Posted on Aug 10th, 2014

By the way, this cake? Is BOMB. So don't forget to bookmark and Pin it before you read on: just because I'm straying off-topic today (and I will be…

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Healthy Sticky Fudgy Chocolate Cake/Brownies (GF, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, & Weird-Free)

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

Hi there. Yeah, you. I think you're a really smart and charming person. No, really! I mean it. And if you leave me a note after reading this post,…

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Hawaiian Chantilly Layer Cheesecake Cake for #cheesecakeday

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

  July 30th: Cheesecake Day. Otherwise known as the day on which my daily obsession becomes a justified necessity. Oh cheesecake, how do I…

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Guest Post from Neighbor Food: S’more Cake Pops

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014

It's only Tuesday, but T.G.I.C.: Thank goodness it's Courtney from Neighbor Food! This girl is a lifesend and a lifesaver, period. It has been…

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Simple Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Abstract: To show how my dad--through his humbly-led life and unwavering, silent support of all we do--has kept my faith in family, dreams,…

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Two-Toned Red Velvet & Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2014

As I've grown older and the weary years have coated my hunched back like a film of unwanted snail slime, I've come to the wary conclusion that there…

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Coffee Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Kahlua Biscoff Frosting

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Every once in a while, a truly remarkable event happens that reminds you appreciate in life. The day I met K was one such moment. In reality, the…

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Gingerbread Biscoff Coffee Cupcakes

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014

Congrats to Kathlene and Ivy for winning two AWESOME personalized care packages in last week's giveaway! I can't wait to create an epic assortment of…

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Edible Books Festival 2014 (Part II)–Two Award-Winning Recipes

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014

Last week I shared with you the enormously successful Edible Books Festival that our library hosts every year around the beginning of April. Well,…

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Cookie Butter Swirl Cinnamon Pound Cake

Posted on Mar 26th, 2014

There are two types of vacationers in this world: There are the people who ship themselves off to sunny tropical islands like Hawaii or the…

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Buttery Moist Lemony Glazed Strawberry Swirl Pound Cake

Posted on Feb 6th, 2014

These past few months, I have spent a lot (I mean, a lot--like, I-am-sorry-but-I-feel-preternaturally-compelled-to-word-vomit-to-you-guys a lot) of…

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The Best Bananas Foster Toffee Coffee Crunch Cake

Posted on Jan 16th, 2014

One of the things I love most about blogging is licking the bowl afterwards having the chance to sit down and tell a story. Food blogging in…

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Italian Cream Layer Cake {and some THOUGHTS)

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013

There are several reasons for the delay in this post--and I promise, I have been dying to share some of my latest recipe creations with you folks,…

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The Very BEST Tiramisu–America’s Test Kitchen

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

YOU. Yes, you sitting there with your finger hovering over the mouse ready to click away at a moment's notice and sneak cyber-stealthily away before…

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Monday Morning Mocha ‘n Chocolate Cheesecakes

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

  I have been productive lately. That means a lot of productibaking, which means wading through a really, really big pile of reading. Check. I…

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Summer Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Aug 25th, 2013

Am I the only one who not only does not want autumn to come, but would happily embrace summer (and all its fruity, sunshiney glory) the whole year…

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Fudgy Chocolate Tunnel Cake

Posted on Jun 10th, 2013

This is not a cake for the weak. This is a cake for the fudgiest, moistest, chocolate-iest, veganest (if you want it to be!), cake that you will…

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Lovey Dovey Trifecta Cookies and Sweetheart Cupcakes

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

I'll admit it--I'm a little vixen. This crazy (good) cupcake-and-cookie love blast combo is brought to you by a little V-day vixen named…

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Owl Pumpkin Cupcakes with Choco-Orange Frosting

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2012

I treated myself two nights ago (i.e. Halloween, night of the dead, sugar-induced-accidents evening) to an indulging, sinful, completely guilty…

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Hawaiian Banana Coconut Streusel Muffins

Posted on Oct 30th, 2012

One of dearest professor's spouses passed away last night. I think all of us had a hard time staying focused after hearing the news. I know my mind…

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Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes w/Coffee Cinnamon Frosting

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

It's still Thursday already Friday somewhere in the world! Thank God. I may or may not have been blasting some Rebecca Black as I started a new…

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Individual Kahlua Chocolate Cakes

Posted on Sep 11th, 2012

There are two types of parents in this world. There are parents like my roommate's. When asked what their daughter does as an English grad student…

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A (Bon-Bon) Birthday Bash

Posted on Aug 13th, 2012

It's probably rather belated to be announcing this via the world wide ether, but since yesterday (August 12th) was my birthday, I'm claiming my…

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National Eat Dessert First Month Challenge Day 1: Raspberry Cream Pie

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012

On the first day of August, my bakers gave to me... Two really stellar entries! Like, really stellar. That's right, folks--we're kicking off the…

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Carrot Cake

Posted on Jul 11th, 2012

Over dinner today, which my roommate catered, we had a discussion about zucchini casserole and the rising epidemic of young kids who have actually…

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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Posted on Jul 7th, 2012

So this past Thursday--as on every Thursday--I went to the farmer's market just down the block where merchants flock to sell their fresh wares and…

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