Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfect German Chocolate Cake

Here it is, the most perfect German chocolate cake recipe ever!!  This cake is a rich chocolate, with a homemade chocolate buttercream all around the edges, filled and topped with a perfect coconut pecan frosting.  I love to top mine with some toasted sweetened coconut and some toasted chocolate dipped pecans, but you can easily… Continue reading Perfect German Chocolate Cake

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Fresh Strawberry Cake {No cake mix or Jell-o}

This beautiful, pink cake is made 100% from scratch without any cake mixes or strawberry Jell-o, but still arrives at an intense strawberry flavor.  It uses quite a bit of fresh strawberry puree, a touch of strawberry extract, and comes out absolutely amazing. It has the dense, buttery quality of a scratch, homemade cake, with… Continue reading Fresh Strawberry Cake {No cake mix or Jell-o}

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Apple Kuchen {German Apple Cake}

The fictional character I most identify with is Monica Geller from Friends.  But for a few minor differences, she *is me.   You know the episode where she is desperately trying to recreate Phoebe’s Grandmother’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies? “Nest-lay Tool-ouse” That has been me trying to recreate my husband’s Grandma Mary’s Apple Kuchen. Apple Kuchen… Continue reading Apple Kuchen {German Apple Cake}

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Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I feel like the photos of these cupcakes pretty much speak for themselves, but just in case: The most moist, chocolatey cake ever.  A salted, peanut butter, Reeses type frosting.  A rich, semisweet chocolate ganache, topped with a peanut butter cup. It is hard to stop at just one! INGREDIENTS: For the cupcakes: 2 cups… Continue reading Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

I wanted to try something fun and new for my Father-in-law’s 70th birthday party last weekend.  I was pretty proud of my cake, but in spite of it’s outward appearance, the inside of this guy was chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and I wanted to also do something white. I ended up deciding on some… Continue reading Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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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

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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