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

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache (GF, Paleo)

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from Bakerita.com 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 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...]

Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (and they're stuffed with a truffle!) | Bakerita.com

Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (and they're stuffed with a truffle!) | Bakerita.com

Whew, this post has been a long time coming. I posted a picture of these cupcakes on my Instagram what feels like forever ago, and I’ve had people asking me to post the recipe since!

However, I am a college student, and around here, it’s finals season. Unfortunately for both me and all of you, that means baking has been pushed to the back burner to make room for business law, international management, spanish, and economics.

Yeah, I prefer baking too.

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes | Bakerita.com

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes | Bakerita.com

 

These Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. Oh my goodness. Honestly – the main thing I have to say about them is please, please, please make them. They’re so darn easy (they use a doctored up cake mix recipe!), you’ll get a fan club made up of everyone who tries them, and you’ll unlock the secret to eternal life.

Okay, kidding about the last one, but the other two? So true. [Read more...]

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies (with the best chocolate frosting ever!) | Bakerita.com

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies (with the best chocolate frosting ever!) | Bakerita.com I’m totally that blogger posting their Valentine’s Day recipe…the day before Valentine’s Day. 

These are for you last minute folk. Good thing is, they are totally not Valentine’s Day limited, at all.

They are the perfect chocolate craving satisfier. Anytime, any day of the year, any hour of the night. [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes | Bakerita.com

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes | Bakerita.com

It’s so weird that winter is technically starting to come to an end, because that means soon it’ll be time to start abandoning SUPER chocolatey desserts and embracing fruity ones, not that that is necessarily a bad thing.

I mean, embracing spring did give us Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars, and this Summer Berry Tart, and there’s nothing even remotely bad about any of those.

However, I’m still in winter mode, so I’m giving you more chocolate…and I will keep giving you chocolate, until someone tells me not to. And trust me…if you make these cupcakes, you’ll be glad I did. [Read more...]