Earl Grey Cake
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Earl Grey Cake

Earl Grey is one of the breakout dessert flavors this year. My Earl Grey Macarons were such a hit and I knew it was time to share one of my favorite cakes ever, the elegant and sassy, Earl Grey Cake. This cake is infused with cream earl grey tea, has an earl grey simple syrup brushed between layers of vanilla…

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white wine cake with macerated peaches
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White Wine Cake With Macerated Peaches

As soon as the warmth of summer blankets the muggy city of St. Louis we head straight for the joyous hum of our white wine fridge. For foodies and wine enthusiasts, Summer is all about enjoying the summer staples for grilling and long evenings spent sipping white wine on the deck. When the seasons change, I always turn to seasonal…

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Persian Love Cake

I have been baking up a storm of cakes lately. It’s raining down frosting and cake crumbs around here! And obviously Bea and Tilly couldn’t be happier about my burst of Summer baking. Grant, on the other hand, may be in a sugar coma until Autumn! Grant got me a new KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer that whips up the BEST…

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Lemon Elderflower Cake
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Lemon Elderflower Cake

Wedding Season has begun! And the most anticipated wedding ever, the Royal Wedding, is only a month away. For this elegant extravaganza, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry selected a Lemon Elderflower Cake from Clair Ptak’s Violet for their closest attendees to enjoy. This cake is said to be flavored with lemon, Elderflower liqueur, covered in buttercream frosting, and decorated with fresh flowers. I…

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Champagne Cupcakes
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Champagne Cupcakes

Grant and I just celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary. With so much love in the air with that special occasion and the upcoming bachelor finale, it was definitely time to break out some Champagne Cupcakes! This blog post goes along with my YouTube Video Demonstration here, THE BACHELOR FINAL ROSE CUPCAKES VIDEO! My mother-in-law and I are Bachelor fanatics. Pat…

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Best Carrot Cake
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Best Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is a well loved, classic cake that is adapted in a variety of ways. While some opt for canned pineapple, walnuts, and more, I settled on this straightforward recipe that results in the Best Carrot Cake you will ever eat. This Carrot Cake has it all! Grating rather than shredding the carrots gives this cake a smooth texture and…

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Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake
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Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake

We had another birthday roll around. Beatrice turned 4, and she has all kinds of 4 year old declarations and opinions now. She was 100% certain that she had to have a dramatic birthday cake that had different strawberries, chocolate, vanilla, and a mix of frosting flavors. Whew, it was a tall order! But wow, it sure ended up being…

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zucchini ginger spice cake with cream cheese frosting
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Zucchini Ginger Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh zucchini, grated ginger, a combination of warm baking spices, and a cool cream cheese frosting dotted with vanilla bean make this Zucchini Ginger Spice Cake a fresh and spicy treat that is officially my husband’s favorite cake of all time! This scrumptious cake creation came to me a couple of nights ago when Grant was ready for a “new…

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All butter pound cake from Sri Lanka
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Great Grandma Sophia’s Butter Cake

Growing up in Sri Lanka, my mother had the pleasure of running through coconut groves while monkeys ran among the branches above her. She sang in the sunshine of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And most fondly in her memories, she got to spend her childhood with her cheeky grandmother and even cheekier mother! She watched them cook, sneaking…

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