Cakes

The Best Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe with Streusel Topping


I love a good holiday cake and this Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe with Streusel Topping really delivers! It has everything we want from a delicious coffee cake: rich, buttery sour cream crumb, check! A thick layer of crumbly streusel topping, check! Loaded with lots of cranberries and orange zest for irresistible flavor?! Check check check! This simple coffee cake is…

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A piece of coffee cake on it's side, surrounded by more pieces of coffee cake.

Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe with Streusel Topping


This homemade Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe with Streusel Topping is a leveled-up version of Starbucks’ coffee cake (BUT 1000x BETTER). When I was pregnant with my daughter (hi Stella!) I could not get enough of it…and now we don’t have to leave the house to get it. And yay, breakfast cake! Bonus: this sour cream coffee cake tastes…

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Easy Vanilla Glaze Recipe for Cookies, Scones & Cakes


This Easy Vanilla Glaze Recipe for Cookies, Scones & Cakes is the easiest glaze & icing recipe (all in one!). Use the thick, opaque recipe below for cinnamon rolls, breakfast cakes, scones and loaf cakes where you’re looking for a nice thick, bright layer of glaze. It’s the perfect finishing touch. Instructions are included for thinning the recipe for more…

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The Best Banana Skillet Cake with Chocolate Chips


We love baking with bananas and The Best Banana Skillet Cake with Chocolate Chips is the perfect example of this love! Why I made this cake? I wanted a) another banana recipe (we can never have too many). But I also wanted something that was a little more elevated than banana bread. Something I could serve after dinner with friends…

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Easy Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe


I’m not even sure the title Easy Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe is doing this justice. So let me tell you a little bit about it… I was inspired by the apple cider donuts and apple cider donut loaf cakes that are everywhere in early fall. All of them apple spiced and rolled in a thick coating of spiced sugar. I…

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Mega Moist Double Chocolate Banana Bread


This is the yummiest Mega Moist Double Chocolate Banana Bread that’s loaded with bananas, cocoa powder, vanilla and finished with a sprinkling of chocolate chips (mini or regular). I can never have too many banana recipes and I hope you feel the same! I refer to this banana bread as ‘bread’, ‘loaf cake’ and/or just ‘cake’ throughout this post. Banana bread is…

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Fluffy Banana Oat Snacking Cake


The most delicious Fluffy Banana Oat Snack Cake that’s loaded with vanilla, brown sugar, nutmeg and finished with a sprinkling of oats, sugar and chocolate chips. YUM. This is a super simple cake but with mega jazz hands. I love baking with bananas! Some of my other favorite banana recipes include these The Best Banana Skillet Cake with Chocolate Chips,…

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Strawberry Glaze for Cookies, Scones & Loaf Cakes


The hunt is over for the perfect Strawberry Glaze! This berry glaze or icing can be used on your favorite sugar cookies, these awesome Fresh Strawberry Scones (or any scone recipe), drizzled over a lemony cake (such as this Lemon Olive Oil Cake), citrus loaf cakes, donuts and more! It’s super versatile and after macerating your berries (see the Q&A…

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The Most Delicious Tropical Pineapple 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 easy…

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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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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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Moist Single-Layer Chocolate Guinness Cake


This Moist Single-Layer 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…

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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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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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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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25-Minute Buttery Graham Cracker Crust


This easy, 25-minute 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…

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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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side view of the perfect whole slice of lemon olive oil cake

Mega Delish Lemon Olive Oil Cake


A one-bowl wonder that is mixed and baked in an hour! This lemon olive oil cake is bright, moist, light and has mega lemon flavor. Feel free to play around with any citrus (or any combination). So delicious to eat that no one will know it was so flipping easy to make!

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