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 · chocolate · Desserts

Marble Cake

I’ve never attempted a marble cake before, but it has always looked good to me.  So when I saw a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction where she actually made like 2 dozen cakes trying to find the very best marble cake recipe ever I was totally sold and had to try it. Verdict: this recipe is… Continue reading Marble Cake

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Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Confession: I do not enjoy making cakes.  At all.  People often ask me if they can hire me to make a cake, and I always turn them down. I do not have the patience or the creativity to assemble or decorate them.  Bundt cake?  A cake in a 9×13 pan that you just dump some… Continue reading Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Blue Velvet Cake

I have a little boy who turned four today.  He is an adorable, sweet, potty talking, sensitive, sister teasing little scamp with boundless energy and an intense love of two things (besides his big sister:) Chocolate and the color “dark blue.” Every morning while we pick out his clothes, he asks me, in his little… Continue reading Blue Velvet Cake

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“Very Fancy” Strawberries and Whipped Cream Sponge Cake

My daughter is 5 today.  St. Patrick’s Day.  The day for the wearin’ o’ the green.  The day of my people.  So, you can imagine my alarm when she said to me yesterday afternoon “Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’d like everything to be pink, and very fancy.”   I should have known it was… Continue reading “Very Fancy” Strawberries and Whipped Cream Sponge Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Somehow, my baby boy turned 3 last weekend.  I gave birth to him, and then I blinked, and here we are. Charlie’s favorite thing in the entire world is chocolate.  He would choose chocolate over anything, including puppies, Disneyland, and Paw Patrol.  It is his very favorite thing.  When I asked him what kind of… Continue reading Chocolate Sour Cream Cake