Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | from

Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | from

This is my 200th Bakerita post!!!!

I literally didn’t realize it until just now when I noticed “199″ under published. It’s so crazy to think that I’ve been doing this so long, and that I’ve baked, written, photographed, and posted 200 different things on here! It sort of seems like a ton and not even that many all at the same time, but I know I’m going to keep on posting for a while :)

So to celebrate 200, I just so happen to be sharing a cake! My uncle’s birthday cake, actually, which is a delicious, chocolatey, amazing banana cake. I know…I sort of just shared a healthy banana cake that’s gluten free and Paleo, but this one is full of gluten (though you could totally use an AP GF flour) and I wouldn’t exactly call it healthy. But I would call it delicious. This flavor combination was requested by the birthday boy, and it was a darn delicious one! [Read more...]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache (GF, Paleo)

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from When I first tried this cake, it was the first solid thing I had eaten in three days. I was juice cleansing to cleanse my body from the eating fest that was my study abroad experience, and on the last night, I snuck a bite of this banana cake just to ensure that it was good before bringing some to my mom. Oh my goodness, guys, I had an emotional experience. I don’t know if I was so in love with this cake because it was really that good or if it was just my mouth’s gratefulness for solid food, but I’m seriously in love with this cake.

It’s clear, looking at my recipe index that I have a major love affair with banana breads and cakes of all sorta and flavors (though usually with chocolate), so this cake definitely falls into my trend. But I got to say – it’s up there with these two banana breads as my personal favorite banana recipes on the site. You know what’s the best about all my favorite recipes as well?! They’re all healthier versions of the typical banana bread! [Read more...]

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream from

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream from Bakerita.comThis cake is pure, simple, and easy, yet still utterly delicious and impressive. I made it for my Aunt Lori’s birthday. At this point in my baking life, I know the flavor favorites of most of my family and friends. It’s become one of those things that I absolutely love knowing about people because it feels like a little window into their souls. Knowing the right flavors to make them happy makes me feel like I know someone better, or something.

It’s something I try to ask people about, mostly because I’m curious. I love knowing someone’s favorite flavor of frosting, what kind of cake they prefer, and the baked good from childhood that makes them happiest. It’s the little things, and almost everyone has a favorite. Bonus – if I ever feel the need to bake someone a birthday cake, or show a little gratitude, or just feel like spread the baking love, I know what someone will like. No one wants to bring vanilla cake to a party where everyone wants chocolate. [Read more...]

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake |

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake | This cake. Mmm. It’s so wonderfully summery, but also the perfect way to transition into rapidly approaching fall.

The thing I love about this cake is that I see so much potential for it. Trade out the blackberries for sliced peaches, or cranberries, or pears. Add orange zest, or lemon zest, or lime zest. Leave fruit out of the cake altogether. Give it a dusting of turbinado sugar on top for a sweet crunchy topping. Oh, the possibilities excite me. [Read more...]

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache |

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | Spring break has already come and gone, in the blink of an eye. I spent mine at home in San Diego, with a brief stint in San Francisco.

San Francisco is amazing. I’ve been a few times, but I hadn’t spent time actually in the city exploring in a while, and oh man. It’s incredible! The food is just ridiculous. I could’ve spent hours in the ferry building, trying things from each of the amazing stores. I, of course, visited a ton of bakeries on my visit. [Read more...]

Oreo Cake |

Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake | This Oreo Cake…well, it’s heaven.

This cake, my peanut butter mousse pie, and many other treats I haven’t shared (yet!), were all made in the same 4 day period.

Every night, after we ate dinner, my dad, my best friend Paige, and I would be sitting on the couch, watching TV, or a movie, or doing whatever, and at some point, one of us would walk over and bring out the cake and the pie. The three of us would stand around the counter, shaving off small slices of each. And more small slices, and more, until we were all so full of chocolate, peanut butter, and oreos that we thought we would burst. [Read more...]