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Cakes & Cupcakes

Vanilla Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

Vanilla Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

Happy Summer!! Here’s some cake for you. Have you been doing lots of fun things so far this summer? Because let me tell you, this has definitely been a summer for the books and it’s only the middle of July. I’ve been gone most weekends […]

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I love lattes, especially when they come in mugs. It’s not a secret and my friends tease me for it, but I still get way too excited when I see that any coffee drink comes in a mug. Part of the love comes from my […]

Crepe Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Crepe Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Guys, tomorrow is December 1. WHERE HAS TIME GONE.   It’s already a few days after Thanksgiving (which depresses me, since it’s my favorite holiday and I don’t have any leftovers here in LA) and today is the First Advent and I don’t have the […]

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake with Nutella Mousse

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake with Nutella Mousse

Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday dear Sara Happy birthday to meeeeeee So I’m 25 years old. WHAT. My birthday was two weeks ago and to celebrate myself, I baked a cake. For me. (And for friends because let’s be real, […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

I apologize for the radio silence last week, especially since I spent so much time in the kitchen before leaving to make sure that the blog could be updated while I was away. What I didn’t realize was how difficult coming home would be. Not […]

2 Year Blogiversary: Mini Vanilla Cakes with Nutella Frosting

2 Year Blogiversary: Mini Vanilla Cakes with Nutella Frosting

I can’t believe today is already my 2 year blogiversary. It feels like it was only yesterday that I was sitting in Ryan’s kitchen baking my first layer cake to celebrate my 1 year anniversary. Crazy. (Though not as crazy as my phone autocorrecting crazy […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I finished rereading The Fault in Our Stars for my book club meeting next week and my soul hurts. I know it’s a young adult book but honestly? It’s a heart wrenching, soul hurting, beautiful love story. This is my second time reading it and […]

Chocolate Cake for Two with Salted Caramel Frosting

Chocolate Cake for Two with Salted Caramel Frosting

I love cake. I don’t make them a lot because they can be pretty time consuming with the multiple layers, the crumb coat, the frosting, the chilling, and all the steps. I’ve become a fan of the rustic look, where you see the cake layers […]

Brown Butter & Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cookie Butter Frosting

Brown Butter & Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cookie Butter Frosting

Similarly to the Chocolate Samoa Donuts I posted last week, I have been dreaming up this cookie butter frosting for a LONG time. I’ve had a jar sitting half full in my pantry and I knew I wanted to do something with it. I toyed […]

Guinness and Bailey’s Cupcakes

Guinness and Bailey’s Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing green today because apparently you’ll be pinched if you don’t. Or at least that’s what I heard everyone saying yesterday. I don’t know why, but better safe than sorry. You know what I just realized? I’ve never […]

Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes

Guess what? This is my 100th post on this blog. Yes, 100. You heard me. 100 posts of me rambling about some sort of baked good, my life, and anything I’ve felt like talking about. Thank you for following along and listening! And feel free […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

My friends and I are part of a book club and it’s the best. We get together once a month, talk about the book we read, chit chat for the rest of the night, all while stuffing our faces with delicious food. One month we […]