Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream


Feels like summer in your mouth! I have to admit something. I can easily get stuck in a rut. I make the same rotation of dinners, especially if I’m really busy. I make the same cake for birthdays. So, part of my reason for starting a blog is to have a really good reason to branch out and try new things!  So, here I am – trying new things.  I was talking to a friend who makes cakes for a living and I was surprised to find out that more people order non-chocolate cakes than chocolate!  If chocolate is an […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten free)


Rich, decadent chocolate. And so very easy. This is definitely something for chocolate lovers!  It’s a little deceiving calling it a “cake” though, because it is not a light fluffy dessert.  It is rich and dense and full of chocolatey goodness! With such a rich dessert, it’s nice to serve it with some berries and whipped cream to balance the dense chocolate.  It’s really like eating a cake made out of fudge! This chocolate cake is flourless, and although we don’t eat gluten free in our house (yet anyway), we obviously know so many people that do.  When I know […]

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Crazy Chocolate Cake with Fabulous Frosting


There’s a reason this cake is so popular – it’s the best chocolate cake out there! Okay, so I’m not one to throw out “the best ever” title to just anything. But this chocolate cake – this cake is truly the best in my opinion.  And paired with my Fabulous Frosting – you will watch how fast this cake disappears.  Now, I’m not opposed to cake mixes.  They have their place in the world.  I have actually even used white cake mixes – with a few additions – for making wedding cakes and have gotten rave reviews.  But when you […]

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Monster Birthday (or Halloween!) Cakes


Easiest party cakes for your little monsters! Well, these cakes are from a couple years ago, but I thought that since fall is upon us, it would be a fun post to share with you.  My oldest three boys were turning 2, 5 and 6 and their birthdays are all within a couple weeks of each other near Halloween.  So we had a joint party for all three of them.  We had just had our 4th baby that summer so I was scrambling for a fun theme and cake idea!  Thank goodness for Pinterest, right? Birthday Party or Halloween Party […]

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