Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Cherry Chip Cupcakes

Move over, cherry chip boxed cake mix- homemade cherry chip cupcakes are not just super simple and easy to make, but they are ten thousand times better. I recently branched out with my blog and began baking for friends and family.  I didn’t think people would order from me, because to make it worth my… Continue reading Cherry Chip Cupcakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate buttercream is so simple and versatile.  It can be used for cakes, cupcakes, frosting on brownies or cookies- the perfect light, fluffy, slightly salty and sweet, chocolatey topping for all things. This is my go-to recipe for chocolate frosting.  I use it for everything.  This recipe will frost one three layer 9 inch cake,… Continue reading Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake

To me, there is nothing more disappointing than a piece of dry cake.  I’ve been writing this blog for seven years now, and I’ve definitely learned some cake tips along the way.  I’ve learned to make and freeze my layers the night before for ultimate moistness.  I’ve learned to do a crumb layer when frosting.… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · christmas · Desserts

Cranberry Christmas Cake

Every year in October when the cranberries start showing up in the stores, I grab a couple of bags to bake with.  It feels like such a treat, since they are mostly only available in the fall and winter.  They are such a beautiful, versatile berry, and they just scream Christmas to me. This is… Continue reading Cranberry Christmas Cake

brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · candy · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

I am a total sucker for brownies.  Especially slightly underbaked brownies.  I always take mine out of the oven a few minutes early and let them bake a little longer in the pan outside the oven because while I adore brownies, there is absolutely nothing more disappointing than a dried out one. Sometimes this backfires.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

bars · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

It appears that summer may be skipping the pacific northwest this year.  I think our average high has been about 70.  This is not a complaint, on the contrary, I’m super happy about it, I’m just telling it like it is.  Hopefully it will mean lots and lots of snow for us in the fall… Continue reading Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting