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

brownies · Desserts

Marshmallow Crunch Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

My name is Shannon and I am a person who frequently makes baked goods to bring to a gathering and forgets them at home. I did not used to be this way. I swear, having my third child has turned my brain to mush. I used to be so organized and put together.  I had… Continue reading Marshmallow Crunch Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

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

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