Layered Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin layer cake with orange cream cheese frosting

Dana’s Aunt Lois sends me recipes every once in a while.  Lois has great taste, so I try to make them whenever possible.  Last week, she sent me a recipe from Tea Time Magazine that looked absolutely fabulous.  We decided that we should make it right away.  This recipe makes one half of a sheet cake and then cuts it in thirds to make a layer cake.  The cake is layered with a fresh Orange Cream Cheese frosting.  The orange in the frosting gives the cake a little something extra that is different from other pumpkin cakes.  It keeps you guessing.  The cake was delicious.

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Individual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Individual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Peaches are in season right now and they are sweeter than ever.  I have a pantry full of them.  I was looking for a new recipe that I have never even contemplated before.  Dana and I were brainstorming and one thing I have never made was an upside down cake.  So I looked around and … Read moreIndividual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Single Serve Cheesecakes

Single Serve Cheesecakes

The other day, Dana and I were watching TV and it suddenly hit me.  I have never made cheesecake on the website.  I had to remedy the situation immediately.  So I went to the store and picked up the ingredients.  I then noticed that I did not have a spring form pan and was unable … Read moreSingle Serve Cheesecakes

St. Patrick’s Day Irishfetti Cupcakes

Shamrock Cupcakes

With the greatest holiday in the world approaching, Dana and I decided to make homemade Irishfetti cupcakes.  These are similar to those oh-so-fun-fetti cupcakes that you buy in the store, but they are homemade and loaded with shamrock sprinkles.  Yep, a nice white cake full of white and green shamrock sprinkles.  Granted this recipe works with any sprinkles, but this recipe works the best for St. Patrick’s Day.

Irishfetti Cupcakes

As you can see the green shamrock sprinkles add a colorful addition to the already delicious cupcakes.

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German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Last week I wanted something sweet.  After trying to recreate the Pot Belly dream bars, I had a ton of coconut lying around.  The one thing that I always think of when I have coconut is German Chocolate Cake.  It is that chocolate cake that is iced with a creamy coconut frosting.  When I was researching this recipe I found that it is not German at all.  German Chocolate Cake was originally made with a type of Baker’s Chocolate called German’s Sweet Chocolate bar.  German’s Chocolate was a type of chocolate that was made for Baker’s by a man named Sam German.  Yep, the cake is named after a type of chocolate, not a country.  I had no idea.  No matter where it comes from, it is super tasty.

German Chocolate Cake

The three layers of cake with the coconut frosting are amazing!

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Red Velvet Cake

The other day I wanted something sweet and I could not figure out exactly what to make.  Then I was doing a little searching on the internet and came across a red velvet cake.  My mom used to make red velvet cake, but I totally forgot about it.  Reminiscing I decided to make one.

Red Velvet Cake

As you can see the white of the frosting and the rich red cake make a perfect looking dessert.

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Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

It was my roommates birthday yesterday and I wanted to make a little cake (Happy Birthday Kate!). Actually a dozen little cakes. I asked her what her favorite type of cake was and I got an immediate response. Yellow cake with chocolate butter cream. So I made Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream.

Yellow Cupcakes
Yellow Cupcakes

The sugar circles on top give the cupcakes a polished look.  Plus they are pure sugar and are extremely tasty.

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