The Most Delicious Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe

The hunt is over, prepare yourself for The Most Delicious Tropical Pineapple Cake Recipe! I’m in love with this recipe because it’s minimal effort while yielding maximum results. You have one cake cut in half, a cake soak of unsweetened pineapple juice and then it’s slathered in a super simple and hella delicious coconut cream cheese frosting – this cake…

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Chocolate Pavlova Recipe with Berries & Whipped Cream

Brace yourself for the magic that is this Chocolate Pavlova Recipe with Berries and Whipped Cream. For this showstopper, we whip up meringue until it holds stiff, shiny peaks and then barely (and I mean barely) fold in the decadent trio of espresso powder (always optional), cocoa powder and finely chopped chocolate. I included a holiday palova in The Cake Book (in…

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How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream

Super excited to share my favorite recipe for perfect whipped cream every single time! Whipped cream is the perfect topping for almost all of your favorite desserts. It’s perfect on top of pie, pavlovas, puddings, hot chocolate, cream puffs, cakes, with a bowl of fresh berries… Name the dessert and it will probably be better with whipped cream! I even…

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Meringue Cake

Welcome to the magic that is this Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Meringue Cake! What This Chocolate Brownie Meringue Cake Is and Isn’t(this is important) First, let me tell you there is zero separating egg whites from yolks in this recipe. This feels important to say. I have a meringue cake in The Cake Book (the Chocolate Horchata Meringue Cake and it…

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How to Properly Measure Flour (Without a Scale)

I’ve got all of your tips on How to Properly Measure Flour (without a scale) so that your bakes turn out perfectly every time! As the author of The Cake Book and The Cookie Book (as well as hundreds of other recipes), my number one goal is your baking success and it all starts with the humble process of measuring…

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Dreamy Chocolate Guinness Cake

This Dreamy Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate Malt Buttercream is the perfect combination of soft, light chocolate cake capped with a thick layer of lush malted buttercream. This cake has ALL THE THINGS. I love special holiday treats (yes, this is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day) but honestly, this cake is so damn good (and with nary a drop of…

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5-Minute Chocolate Malt Buttercream

This 5-Minute Chocolate Malt Buttercream is ALL THE THINGS. Chocolate-malt flavor combos are one of my most favorite things (see these Malty Cupcakes!). This particular recipe was created specifically for my Chocolate Guinness Cake which is a beautiful, light, simple chocolate cake…and together they make magic. However, this buttercream is delicious on any chocolate cake, yellow cake, as well as…

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Small Batch Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel

To me, these Small Batch Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel are THE PERFECT banana muffins! I started messing around with a banana muffin recipe a year ago (!!) and every time I started working on them I didn’t *love* them. Last week I starting futzing around again and was SO excited when I landed on these! These muffins are…

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Small Batch Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can I say these are The Best Small Batch Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes, yes I can. To say I love chocolate chip cookies is the great understatement of the century. I LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. I devoted an entire chapter of The Cookie Book to chocolate chip cookies and there are over a dozen recipes here on the…

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How To Make Perfect Brown Butter

Knowing how to make perfect brown butter can take your baked goods from really good to fabulous with one easy step! I love using brown butter in these Brown Butter Snickerdoodles, Banana Bread, Brown Butter Bar Cookies (yum) and buttercreams (you can find two examples with this Pumpkin Bourbon Cake with Brown Butter Buttercream and Apple Cake with Brown Butter…

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A little chocolate cake with a bite out of it covered in vanilla ice cream and caramel on a white plate.

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes for Two

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes for Two, what could be better?! Also known as molten lava cakes, these delicious cakes are cake-y around the exterior and fudgy in the middle. Craving something delicious? Easy? Decadent? But healty-ish? I GOT YOU. These fudgy cakes deliver all the above and more. Only a handful of ingredients and about a half hour of your…

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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars

Behold a homemade Soft & Chewy Chocolate Granola Bar that tastes just like a candy bar! Dipping them in bittersweet chocolate makes them a bit more decadent than your typical granola bar, without adding too much to the sweetness profile—LOVE. Did I mention that these are gluten free? And depending on what chocolate you use, they can be dairy free as well.…

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

This Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake is one of those recipes that you can make a few days ahead, the whole thing, and not give it another thought until dessert time. I mean, does life get much better?! This recipe has been a family and blog favorite since 2014!! I gave it a facelift this year so that it is 100%…

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Five-Spice Cranberry Sauce

Think of this Five-Spice Cranberry Sauce as regular cranberry sauce but with mega jazz hands! It has all of the notes your looking for in cranberry sauce: classic sweet and tart flavors, with everything amped up with a bit of Chinese Five-Spice powder to keep things interesting. Origin of The Recipe This is the recipe that started it all! I’ve…

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Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls

These Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls with Blackberry Honey Butter are about to become your new favorite thing to bake! The rolls themselves are light, fluffy, make-ahead and effortless. Basically, the stuff of dreams. They’re also flexible… If you don’t want to use cheddar, you could sub in white cheddar, gruyere, parmesan or any other combination thereof (you want the kind…

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Quick Homemade Brown Sugar Caramel

Welcome to my favorite caramel for the past decade: Quick Homemade Brown Sugar Caramel for the win! I love this recipe so much for it’s rich flavor *and* its simplicity in throwing together. It doesn’t get less fussy than this. I absolutely love adding caramel to desserts such as these Salted Caramel Brown Butter Blondies (this is an old recipe…

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Easy Buttery Graham Cracker Crust

This easy, buttery graham cracker crust recipe is perfect for cheesecakes, mini cheesecakes, tarts and basically any recipe that needs (WANTS) a graham cracker crust! I’m not always in the mood to fuss with a regular pastry crust and an easy graham cracker crust comes in clutch when I want something quick and fabulous! I use graham cracker crusts in…

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Overhead shot of chocolate cake with white icing and colorful sprinkles on top

My 10 Favorite Easy Baking Tips for Perfect Cakes

I’m super excited to share my 10 favorite, EASY baking tips for perfect cakes, EVERY TIME! I love cake so much that I wrote a book about it: The Cake Book! And I’m super excited to share all of my favorite cake baking tips and secrets, for perfect, beautiful cakes, every time. These cake tips focus mostly on classic one-layer…

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