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Apple Maple Sheet Cake

2020– what a time to be alive, huh? Since Coronavirus, killer hornets, hurricanes, social unrest, and virtual school aren’t enough, the west coast of the country is on fire. We’re not literally on fire here in Seattle, but the skies are full of thick, fog-like smoke, and have been for the last several days. We… Continue reading Apple Maple Sheet Cake

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Best Carrot Cake EVER

I love, love, love carrot cake. Some people love things like raisins, nuts or pineapple in their cake, but I prefer it just plain and simple. This is the best non-pineapple cake I’ve found for a super moist, perfect carrot cake. I spent my birthday in quarantine this year, and I “helped” my kids make… Continue reading Best Carrot Cake EVER

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Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream cake is my very favorite, but I’m super picky about it. I don’t like the kind that has actual cake inside. I like the Dairy Queen cake with the cookie and fudge crunch. Those things are expensive! Here is how you make your own, for like ten bucks, and in about a half… Continue reading Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

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}

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

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}

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

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