Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream from Bakerita.com

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 | Bakerita.com

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake | Bakerita.com 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 | Bakerita.com

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | Bakerita.com 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 | Bakerita.com

Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake | Bakerita.com 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...]

Carrot Cake with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting | Bakerita.com

Carrot Cake with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting | Bakerita.com I’ve been baking a lot since I’ve been better. I’ve got time to make up for since I was sick for so long – I only got so much time at home! I’m already going back to school on Tuesday, so I need to have a ton of posts ready to share with you guys.

I have a ton of amazing posts and recipes lined up that I’m dying to share with you guys, but all in good time. Patience, guys. Patience.

(I’m talking more to myself than all of you…I’ve just been dreaming about some of the things I made recently!)

But currently – I have an amazing carrot cake recipe to share. [Read more...]

Latte Cake with Boiled Fudge Frosting | Bakerita.com

Latte Cake with Boiled Fudge Frosting

Latte Cake with Boiled Fudge Frosting | Bakerita.com This is a coffee cake. No, not a coffee cake like the one your thinking of. This doesn’t have major crumbs on top, with cinnamon streusel and stuff. This is legit coffee-flavored cake.

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this before! I had never had a coffee-flavored cake, but after the kind people over at Gevalia offered me some coffee and tea to try, the first thing I got into my head to make with the coffee was coffee-flavored cake. I had a ton of other ideas of what to do with it as well, but because I’d never had a coffee-flavored cake, I needed to do it. [Read more...]