carrot cake + mascarpone buttercream with candied carrots

It’s my Birthday Week! We all have that go-to dessert that we request every year for our birthday. Mine, hands down, is carrot cake! I decided to give my absolute favorite cake an up-grade, as if that is possible, and make myself the ULTIMATE carrot cake. I present to you, a beautifully moist (don’t let…

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carrot cake scones + honeyed frosting

Hoppy Easter my foodie friends.ย  Nothing reminds me of Easter more than Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Well, that and ricotta pie, which is lemony and divine. The issue for me is that carrot cake takes some extra labor and to be honest, we just got home for a weekend trip out of town.…

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dense fudgey chocolate cake desperate for a glass of milk

This rich chocolate cake is the best of both worlds fudge and cake. You can thank a cup of strong coffee for the intense chocolate bitterness and a cup of greek yogurt for creamy tartness. Whispers of melted morsels are tucked away in each bite, melting upon impact. This cake takes about 5-10 minutes to…

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funfetti birthday cake & chocolate buttercream frosting

Who says Funfetti Birthday Cake is for kids? This week was my incredible husband’s 38th birthday. His birthday cake request? Yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Boring, I know. You see, he was raised on store bought confections. As with any childhood favorite, sometimes it’s hard to steer away from nostalgia and fall in love with…

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Peach and Basil Almond Shortcake

This Peach and Basil Almond Shortcake is moist and tender, trumping the classic (bland) Bisquick recipe. By whipping up a few essential baking ingredients, like flour, sugar and buttermilk, you’ll have a summer classic with a twist. Peaches and basil harmonize to create an ideal dessert for all ages. Good bye strawberry shortcake and hello…

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Torta al Vino Bianco & Poached Pears

Torta al Vino Bianco is Italian for Cake with White Wine. You can absolutely pair a glass of sweet wine with this decadent dessert, yet the translation refers to white wine being incorporated into the cake batter. Curve your chocolate craving with this wine infused cocoa cake, drenched in homemade chocolate ganache and cloaked with…

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