Chili Mocha Cupcakes

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Chili mocha cupcakes start with a rich chocolate cake spiced with cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and cinnamon! They are then topped with an espresso buttercream and a sprinkle of cayenne for a little extra spice!  I’m a pretty simple coffee drinker. I usually like a strong black cup or sometimes an americano. But every once in a while I like to indulge in a “fancy” coffee drink. My best friend once told me, “I always get a mocha on my birthday. Everyone deserves a mocha on their birthday!” She is SO right! Everyone DOES deserve a mocha on their birthday! …


American Flag Cookie Cake

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Make this American Flag Cookie Cake for your perfect 4th of July Celebration! The sugar cookie base is incredibly soft and fudgy and it is topped with a lemon frosting and fresh blueberries and raspberries. Since this cake is so easy to decorate, it is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike!  Oh, summer! Why are you so wonderful and so fleeting? I could live in your endless days and warm weather forever and ever! Mr.BB and I just got back from our little romantic summer getaway. It was so needed! We headed up north to a cabin on a small lake …

Lemon, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Icebox Cake

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Icebox cakes are a classic retro cake that are making a comeback. Lemon, thyme, and goat cheese icebox cake is an updated version of the retro classic. Thin cookies are layered with a creamy goat cheese filling that has touches of honey, lemon, and fresh thyme!  I am feeling very grateful today! Mr.BB and I are about to head up north to take a little vacation just the two of us. We realized recently that we haven’t taken a trip just the two of us since our honeymoon 5 years ago. We decided to take an early anniversary/we both turned …


Tangerine Ricotta Pound Cake with Rhubarb Compote

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Dense and cheesy ricotta pound cake is scented with tangerine and almond and served with a tart rhubarb compote. A lovely springtime dessert.  This article and recipe was originally published by me in the May 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.   I am the youngest of two kids. My sister, Kelsey, is just 3 years older than me. I think it is safe to say that I only had two main goals growing up. The first was to annoy and embarrass my older sister as much as humanly possible. The second was to be as much like her as I …


Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

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A pavlova is a baked meringue dessert that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This chocolate raspberry pavlova takes this elegant dessert to a new level with chocolate meringue, whipped cream, fresh raspberry sauce, and chocolate ganache!  This article was originally written and published by me in the February 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  My husband and I became friends a few months before we ever started dating. He was easy to be around and easy to talk to. We clicked almost immediately. Not necessarily in a way that made me know we were going to …


Tangerine Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

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This Tangerine Dark Chocolate Pound Cake is sure to impress anyone you serve it to! The brightness of the tangerine contrasted with the bitter richness of the dark chocolate is a killer flavor combination! This cake is light, tender, moist, and decadent!  I was in the grocery store the other day and I saw a big bin full of the cutest little tangerines that still had the stem and leaves on them. I immediately knew I had to buy some. I had no plans of what I was going to make, I just knew it had to involve these cutie tangerines. …

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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This recipe for molten chocolate lava cake is incredibly simple to put together and is so impressive once it comes out of the oven! Cut into the cakes while still hot and the center will flow with melted chocolate lava!  Molten chocolate lava cake, while sort of the cliche romantic dessert, just really never gets old. Jon Favreau reminded us of that in his impassioned rant in the movie “Chef.” Side bar, if you haven’t watched that movie, get to Netflix pronto. But let’s get real, warm chocolate cake with molten chocolate oozing out of the middle is possibly the …


Chocolate Crunch Celebration Cake & a Cake Baking Essentials Giveaway!

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This article was originally published in the April 2015 Anniversary Issue of VRAI Magazine.  Ever since the VRAI Magazine team planned on celebrating our first anniversary during the whole month of April, I have been dreaming about creating our anniversary cake. What is a celebration without cake?! Cake is an absolute must have at any celebration and it has to be outstanding! I wanted to create something fun and whimsical. I wanted a cake that felt rustic and real, something that would start a conversation. Nothing too fancy or intimidating. I wanted something that celebrated the spirit of the VRAI Magazine …