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Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 27, 2016

An easy infusion of tea in scalded milk, makes this Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake incredibly delicious and a snap to make. I have a new obsession and its name is Snapchat. Part of me wants to curl up in a ball and hide under a rock when I admit that. I want to call […]

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Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Blackberries and Big Crumb Topping

April 11, 2016

This not-too-sweet rhubarb coffee cake has blackberries and a big crumb topping for a perfect spring breakfast treat! “Do you ever get burned out of baking?” asked a friend of mine at brunch. We were huddling together in the patio deck, trying to keep dry as it was raining outside. The overhead awning was huge […]

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Sponsored Post: Champagne Cake with Gin Buttercream Frosting

December 28, 2015

This gorgeous celebratory cake is made with sparkling wine and gin in the buttercream frosting, making it perfect for a New Year’s Party! New Year’s eve has always been closely linked to bubbly and champagne so nothing scream a New Year’s celebratory dessert like a champagne cake! Though I don’t drink very often, I love […]

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Sponsored Post: Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake

December 14, 2015

This stunning celebratory holiday cake has the sweet tart flavor of cranberries matched up with orange and vanilla! I’ve always loved the tart sweet flavor of cranberries so it only makes sense to use those bright red winter berries for the filling of a holiday cake! Paired with a cake batter scented with orange and […]

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Orange, Cinnamon and Cloves [Sponsored Post]

December 9, 2014
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This deep, dark and dense chocolate Kahlua Cake has orange, cinnamon and cloves making it the perfect cake for the holidays! One of my partner’s favorite childhood birthday cakes was a rum cake. A peculiar cake for a small child if you ask me, even more so since my quirky partner AJ didn’t really start […]

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Orange Hazelnut Cake & Feast Portland 2014!

September 15, 2014
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This orange hazelnut cake is a winning combination of flavors in this insanely moist easy-to-make recipe with a lovely nutty texture. I always say that being a food writer, photographer and recipe developer is both a blessing and a curse. The ability to eat tons of fabulous food, photograph gorgeous meals and learn so much […]

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Blackberry Jam Cake, otherwise known as Woodford Pudding

April 28, 2014
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This blackberry jam cake, otherwise known as a Woodford Pudding, is made from scratch but is super easy and served with a fast bourbon butterscotch sauce! I have little to no connection with Kentucky. I’m not a huge fan of the derby, much less horse racing in general. I certainly don’t drink mint juleps (as […]

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Pear Cake with Honey, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

March 17, 2014
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If you’re looking for a sophisticated dinner party dessert, check out this gorgeous upside-down pear cake made with honey, walnuts and optional blue cheese! The winter months can be a bit hard for someone who loves fruit as much as I do. With spring just around the corner and early strawberries starting to appear at […]

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Irish Drunken Cake, a chocolate Guinness cake with Irish whiskey and Irish Cream Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

March 3, 2014
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Inspired by the American boilermaker-like drink made with Guinness, Irish whiskey and Irish Cream named the Irish Car Bomb this impressively rich, moist and densely chocolatey cake is sure to impressive! [Editor’s note: Several people have commented that they were offended by the name of this recipe. The drink The Irish Car Bomb is an […]

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, inspired by the Hostess™ Cupcake

February 17, 2014
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If you love the classic Hostess™ Cupcake treats, you’ll love this homemade chocolate marshmallow cake, with step-by-step instructions on how to make it! There’s a reason why you don’t see me making cute little cakes and precious little treats here on the blog. I like to pretend it’s because I’m super sophisticated and eschew the […]

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Marble Cake Recipe, with Meyer Lemon and Chocolate AND a Major Announcement!

January 27, 2014
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This easy marble cake recipe is one of the best ever. I should know. I’m about to write a book on the subject of marbled, swirled and layered desserts. If you haven’t figured it out by the title of the blog post or by my summary sentence above, I’ve got a major announcement. I’m writing […]

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Brown Butter and Bay Leaf

November 11, 2013
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So are we all tired of pumpkin yet? Last year I found myself dreading November as I felt like everything out there was pumpkin this and pumpkin that. I had absolutely no desire to make anything pumpkin at all, though in the end, I did create a popular Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bar with White Chocolate […]

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Gluten Free Cake Recipe – featuring Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch and Vanilla Bean Ombré Cake

September 30, 2013
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“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I will re-plate everything you bring to the party. It’s not you, it’s just a thing I do.” said my friend Sang who was hosting the party. Sang’s a bit particular about how things look, especially when it comes to food. But what else would expect from a […]

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Getting my Baking Groove Back: Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

September 2, 2013
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Surprisingly, after I got back from our summer road trip, it took me awhile to get into the kitchen to bake. Sure there’s was the little pesky issue of our refrigerator breaking while we were away for seven weeks that put a damper on baking. The heartbreak of tossing out bricks of Kerrygold butter, INNAjam preserves […]

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Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping

August 19, 2013
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“I can’t stop eating this!” exclaimed AJ as he took another bite of my Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping. I looked inquisitively at him as he sat at the round wooden table in his parent’s tiny kitchen. He explained himself, with his mouth half full and crumbs in his beard “You KNOW I […]

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Blood Orange & Coconut Velvet Cake with Whipped Cream and Cream Cheese Frosting and DIY Desserts at 18 Reasons

April 1, 2013
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“Who made this cake, the one with the coconut?” asked someone at the 18 Reasons DIY desserts event that I was hosting a few weeks ago. I fessed up that it was mine and she gushed that the flavors were fabulous. I had based it on my favorite Red Velvet Cake recipe, but instead of […]

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