• Cake,  Layer Cake

    Neapolitan Cake

    Just in time for your Easter celebrations: Neapolitan Cake! I’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time, and when I found these little bunny grahams at the store, it sealed the deal! The little bunnies make this perfect for Easter, but this beauty is dessert glory year-round!

    Neapolitan Cake
  • Cake,  Single Layer Cake

    Wacky Cake

    To say times are strange right now is the understatement of the century. I’ve struggled with finding a sense of normalcy. My type-A, control freak personality doesn’t fare well when things are out of my control. I also thrive on routine, as do my kids, so we’re working hard to find a new normal (but wouldn’t it be so, so nice to get back to *actual* normal??). This morning I woke up and thought about how lucky that we are to have found milk and eggs recently, and that I should try to ration them. Not only so that we don’t need more so soon, but so that those who need them can get them, too. Then it hit me: Wacky Cake.

    Wacky Cake

  • Cupcakes

    Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes

    I have a new appreciation for cranberries in my old age as an adult. As a kid I always enjoyed the jellied cranberry sauce, and was somehow never weirded out that it was still shaped like the can. Now, however, I see so many more uses for cranberries than just for cranberry sauce. Take these Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes, for instance.

    Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Sangria Cake

    There’s something about sangria. For me, it’s right up there with a mimosa, comfort-wise. Having sangria means I’m out, which is a treat. It also means that I’m taking my time and relaxing (or at least trying to). I love sangria in the summertime. As such, of course I had to make it into a summertime dessert! 😀 This Sangria Cake is a taste of summer for sure!

    Sangria Cake

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream

    I do a lot of baking with berries in the summertime…because BERRIES! I typically use them a topping (as opposed to baking them), because they’re just so darn good as-is! This time I decided to leave the (beautiful, roll-your-eyes good) berries for snacking. I used freeze-dried berries for this gorgeous Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream.

    vanilla cake berry buttercream

  • Cupcakes

    Honey Lavender Cupcakes

    We are BACK from our Hawaiian vacation! It was an amazing trip! Though I’m still in a jet-lagged fog, I’m inspired and ready to get back in the kitchen! In the meantime, I do have one recipe that I was *supposed* to share before our trip that’s finally ready! You’re going to love these Honey Lavender Cupcakes!

    Honey Lavender Cupcakes

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

    My husband doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. I know. It’s shocking, especially considering that he’s married to ME. That said, there are a few sweets that he will gladly accept. Of those his absolute favorites are chocolate peanut butter. As such, it was fitting to make a great big Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for his birthday (like I do every year). 🙂

    chocolate peanut butter cake

  • Cupcakes

    Confetti Cupcakes

    Nothing screams PARTY! quite like Confetti Cupcakes. I’ve seen confetti/funfetti treats everywhere lately. Cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, scones…you name it! When I discovered adorable birthday cake graham bunnies (and so close to Easter!), I knew what I had to do!

    confetti cupcakes