Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache

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I recently learned to word: tchotchke. I was talking to my mother-in-law and she said, “I hear you like tchotchkes!” I immediately assumed it must be some kind of dessert. Then she told me what they were and I guess I do, in a way, like tchotchkes, but only ones with meaning or purpose so I’m not sure you can really …

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Classic White Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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Learn how to make perfect classic white cupcakes with the most silky smooth flour buttercream. Leave pure white or top with pretty sprinkles!  I made these cupcakes as some kind of peace offering. Both to myself and to cupcakes. It was an attempt to reconcile our differences and mend our relationship. Let me back up for a minute. If you’ve …

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Strawberry Lemon Cream Cake

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Get this recipe for lemony strawberry cream cake that includes light and airy layers of yellow cake topped with real whipped cream and marinated rip strawberries. It tastes like strawberry shortcake, but better! I can’t even begin to express how awesome life is for me and Mr. BB right now. We have now been living in Philadelphia for 1 year and …

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Fluffy Classic Yellow Cake

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Learn how to make this perfectly fluffy classic yellow cake. Follow this easy step by step tutorial to make the perfect yellow cake that is a master recipe for cupcakes and endless other cake flavor combinations. I haven’t kept it any secret here on Baker Bettie that cake is not my favorite thing in the world. But I’m dedicating this …

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Espresso, Pecan, and Dark Chocolate Coffee Cake

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This recipe for dark chocolate pecan coffee cake that is really flavored with coffee! This is not your ordinary coffee cake.  One of the worst pains I have known in my life is the pain of seeing the person you love more than anything mourning. Knowing  that they are in an incredible amount of pain and despair and feeling as though …

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Fluffy Lemon-Rosemary Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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I made a cake this weekend. That sounds like a small statement. But listen to me when I say: this is a big statement! Cake is my baking arch enemy. I have just had so many failures with cakes. If you saw my last post, you know that this was the cake I had planned to make for my birthday. …

Baker BettieFluffy Lemon-Rosemary Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Raspberry Swirled Lemon Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is my husbands all time favorite meal. Chocolate chip cheesecake to be exact. And yes, I said favorite meal. That is always his answer when asked what his favorite meal is. One of the many reasons why I love him so much. We have gone to New York together twice and both times cheesecake is high on the must …

Baker BettieRaspberry Swirled Lemon Cheesecake