Cake Recipes

Make Me a Cake: Strawberry Poke Cake with Berries + Cream

Make Me a Cake: Strawberry Poke Cake with Berries + Cream

Hey, friends, it’s my birthday week! On Saturday (which, yes, is April Fools’ Day) I’ll be turning 34. (That happened fast!) That day will also mark the 28th year that my mother has made me the same birthday cake. As she tells it, my sixth birthday was the first time I had a party with some of my little friends from school and she wanted to make a really special cake. She knew I loved strawberries so she decided to …

Homemade S’mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Homemade S’mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Life is short, friends, so let’s start the week with dessert, shall we? Oh, and, hello! Hi. I’m alive! I’m pretty sure the last two weeks have been a couple for the record books. I could tell you all about how Bob seriously broke and nearly severed the end of his finger the week before last. (And how he’s still in a lot a lot of pain.) Or all about how the sewer line has been backing up into our …

15 Exceptionally Gorgeous Easter Cakes

15 Exceptionally Gorgeous Easter Cakes

With Easter early on the calendar this year, it’s officially coming up quick! Which is why, even though it’s not yet St. Patrick’s Day, we must discuss cake. There is something about Easter that I have always loved. Perhaps it’s the association with spring or that being an early April baby (April 1 to be exact), typically Easter falls somewhere around my birthday so it all just feels celebratory. Either way you slice it, I think that cake is perfectly …

Vanilla Cotton Candy Easter Cupcakes

Vanilla Cotton Candy Easter Cupcakes

It’s pretty possible that I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a candy fan. Chocolate, yes. Baked goods, yes. Ice cream, absolutely. But candy? Meh. Not so much. The exception to that rule are Cadbury mini eggs. Good grief, what is it with those things? They’re like absolute candy crack. I can’t even have them in the house or it goes down. Hard. So when Melina of Sugary & Buttery sent over her sweet and pretty confection of the month and …

Pear and Poppy Seed Layer Cake

Pear and Poppy Seed Layer Cake

There’s just something about February that practically begs for us to treat ourselves, don’t you think? Here in the farthest northern reaches of Upstate New York, it’s just about the day that the calendar flips from January to February that winter just starts to feel so long. The holidays feel like a distant memory and yet spring seems so far off. And then, there’s just February. I’m convinced it’s no coincidence that it’s the shortest month of the year, because …

Hazelnut Cake with Apple Buttercream

Hazelnut Cake with Apple Buttercream

I am so excited to announce that starting right now with this amazing cake, the super sweet Melina of Sugary & Buttery will officially be joining us once a month to share one of her amazing confections. Melina is an infinitely talented baker and food photographer, and she’s also a new mom. In short, she’s awesome. I can already promise you that if you’re not already following her blog you definitely should be, because I know she’s going to be …

Candy Corn Cake in a Jar

Candy Corn Cake in a Jar

Last week when I shared my 4 easy tips for hosting a Halloween party, I promised to share with you my simple process for making candy corn cake in a jar! I’m not really sure there’s anyone out there who doesn’t love cake in a jar. I mean, it’s cake for one thing. From a practical stand point, I love that making the little cakes in the jar is actually easier than you think and the jars make for easy …

Toffee Bundt Cake with Mandarin Orange

Toffee Bundt Cake with Mandarin Orange

If I had the option to by a fly on any wall, I think it would have to be one in Melina’s kitchen. The cakes and confections she dreams up make this sweets-loving girl just want to eat yummy things all day long. So let’s talk about this toffee bundt cake for a quick moment, shall we? B is sicker than sick this week. Some kind of nasty virus or sinus infection, I’m not quite sure. So naturally, as these …

Strawberry Milkshake Cake

Strawberry Milkshake Cake

A big shout out today to all of my fellow cake lovers! This post is for you. Our girl Melina of Sugary & Buttery has gone and done it again. Today she’s sharing her cake recipe for a strawberry milkshake cake that pretty much has me brainstorming excuses to have friends over so I can make this cake. Um, not that you need an excuse to eat cake. Cake is its own national holiday if you ask me. But seriously. …

8 Delicious Irish Cream Recipes

8 Delicious Irish Cream Recipes

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, ain’t no doubt a whole lot of us are thinking about picking up a bottle of Irish cream in the next few days. From sipping it on the rocks to mixing up a classic Irish coffee, I always make a point to slip into the liquor store and leave with a paper bag holding a bottle of that yummy goodness this time of year. But what about Irish cream cupcakes? Or Irish …

Chocolate Cake with Rose Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Rose Buttercream

Yesterday’s Valentine’s Day girl’s night is just my kind of party. We’re talking the prettiest blood orange cocktail, fabulous stationery, the perfect flurry of confetti and pink, and this. A stacked chocolate cake loaded with rose buttercream frosting. Delicious! Luckily for all of us, Samantha is sharing the recipe so we can all make our own and gobble up every last bite with our gaggle of girls!

by Samantha Sanford

Chocolate Cake

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup lightly packed unsweetened dutch processed cocoa …

Banana Cake with Honey Cream Frosting

Banana Cake with Honey Cream Frosting

You guys may remember how the lovely Melina of Sugary & Buttery popped by last summer to share her amazing Sky High Raffaello Cake recipe with us. Melina is one of those bloggers who is always amazing me with her sweet confections and her gorgeous photography, so I’m pretty thrilled to have her joining us again. Today we’re talking banana cake topped with a honey cream frosting. Which translates to a whole lot of awesome. Bonus! This cake is seriously simple to …