Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Snack Cake with Coconut Topping

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Weekends are so much better now that I’m back at work. ¬†I appreciate them about a million times more than I did when every day was pretty much the same. ¬†Obviously it was great having Mike home all day on the weekends, but now there’s even more of a [...]

Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

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Yeah, another cake. I will eventually post healthy recipes again one of these days, but I’ve been making a lot of repeats lately, or just giant salads that definitely aren’t worthy of a blog post. So you get cake again! Ellie got to meet her great-grandparents this weekend. They [...]

The Best Chocolate Cake

I made this cake for my grandpa’s birthday. This is my grandpa, my mom’s dad. His birthday was October 22 or 23, depending on whether you choose to believe the state of Montana or his mother. He grew up on a farm in Montana, then ended up marrying my [...]

Buttermilk Genoise Cupcakes with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

This probably means my weekends are lame, but one of the highlights of this past one was finding big containers of fresh raspberries at the store (another was finishing a hat I was knitting for the baby… yes I’m 86 years old). As soon as I got them home [...]

Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Frosting

How to have an amazing 27th birthday weekend: 1. Start with a jazz concert on Friday night (CeU is a jazz singer from Brazil and she is incredibly talented…so is her band. I’ve never really listened that much to music like this before, but when someone at Mike’s work [...]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my favorite cake. Last year out of nowhere I decided I wanted carrot cake with cream cheese frosting as my birthday cake, which was a serious departure from the chocolate-on-chocolate birthday cakes of the years before. Now I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite cake ever. I just [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I LOVE baking for other people’s birthdays. Especially when those other people like the same kind of cake as I do AND they invite me to their party. As you can see, this cake is covered with chopped up peanut butter cups and the most amazing velvety smooth peanut [...]

Oreo Cupcakes

Somehow I ended up promising my students I’d make cupcakes for Open House. I’m not sure how that happened, but I guess it’s a good sign that the persuasive writing techniques I’ve been teaching them weren’t falling on deaf ears (or maybe I volunteered because I saw a golden [...]

Vanilla-Mocha Marble Cake

I am doing cupcakes and cake for a wedding in a few months, and I have been using that as an excuse to try tons of new recipes. The last time I attempted a marble cake I stirred far too much and ended up with a light brown cake [...]

Dark chocolate mocha cupcakes with coffee buttercream

I wasn’t going to bake for a few weeks. I made those Double Ginger Cookies a few days ago, ate way too many of them, and realized it would probably be best for that marathon I’m running (in 11 days. OMG.) if I didn’t go crazy with sugar for [...]

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