Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Strawberry Short-Cupcakes

Well guys, I’m on another Whole 30, and let me tell you, they never get any less brutal.  Today, I had to make these cupcakes and I’ve never, ever wanted to eat something I baked for somebody else as much as I did today.  Usually I taste my work before sending it off, but I… Continue reading Strawberry Short-Cupcakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple vanilla cupcakes are my absolute go-to.  They have all the components that make a cupcake excellent.  They are moist, but they come easily out of the wrapper.  They are packed full of flavor.  They are a perfect, light, nondescript color that is easy to decorate.  They stay moist in the fridge for DAYS.… Continue reading Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · cookies · Desserts

Mrs. Field’s Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Move over, Mrs. Fields! I have a cookie cake recipe that is better than the Mrs. Fields one and super easy to make.  We’re talking I had this ready for the oven before it was even preheated. My 5 year old son tried it and loved it and asked me to make it for his… Continue reading Mrs. Field’s Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling and Almond Vanilla Buttercream

This is without a doubt my most requested cake that I make.  I love it because it’s quite versatile- you can do a colored ombre cake with it, a plain white cake with sprinkles, a naked cake.  You can switch up the fillings- I’ve done it with strawberry or blackberry.  It’s moist and it is… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling and Almond Vanilla Buttercream

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Our friend Luke had a birthday last week and we had a BBQ to celebrate.  When I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted, he said to let my five year old son, Charlie pick.  This is what we ended up with. A fudgy, dense chocolate cake, layered with hot fudge filling, and… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

The Perfect Cheesecake

On my mind today: life lessons. When I was in my early twenties, I moved in with one of my best friends, despite repeated warnings from many older and wiser people.  “Don’t move in with your good friends,” they wisely warned. “All it takes is one dispute over your living situation and your friendship could… Continue reading The Perfect Cheesecake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

I’ve pinned so many different carrot cake and cheesecake combo recipes throughout the years and never gotten around to making one of them until now. I like carrot cake.  I like cheesecake.  So, of course, I like them together. You know what else I like? I like that the prep for this entire cake came… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cheesecake