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Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Baker Bettie Cakes, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 5 Comments

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 …

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Tangerine Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

Baker Bettie Cakes 3 Comments

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. …

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 7 Comments

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 …

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Chocolate Crunch Celebration Cake & a Cake Baking Essentials Giveaway!

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 4 Comments

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 …

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Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Baker Bettie Cakes, Frostings and Sauces 7 Comments

Learn how to make this moist chocolate cake with swiss meringue buttercream! This cake tastes like it came from a bakery yet it is so easy to achieve at home. I walk you through step-by-step and even break down the baking science a bit to understand what makes this cake so moist!  Happy Monday friends! I hope your weekend went well. I LOVE the weekend because I get two whole days at home spending time with Mr. BB and doing the “work” that I really want to be doing! But then Monday arrives WAY too early. But on this Monday there is CAKE!!!! I …

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Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Baker Bettie Cakes, Chiffon Cakes, Frostings and Sauces, Sweets 6 Comments

Learn how to make angel food cake with this simple step-by-step tutorial & recipe with blueberry ginger sauce. You can even make it without cream of tartar! Angel food cake is simply put together by making a simple sweetened foam (aka meringue) and then folding flour into it.  Angel food cake is by far one of my favorite cakes if it is made well. A well made angel food cake is the most light and tender cake around, and bonus, it is naturally really low in fat! If you aren’t familiar with the makeup of angel food cake, it by definition …

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Cranberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Holidays, Sweets 8 Comments

Crumb cake is my favorite kind of cake because it has no frosting! This incredibly tender sour cream crumb cake is filled with tart cranberries and topped with a thick layer of brown sugar streusel. Serve it as a sweet breakfast, brunch or dessert! Crumb cake is my kind of cake! This frosting hater is pumped about a thick layer of streusel! I could eat that all day long. All. Day. Crumb cake is not something I had ever really had until I moved to the east coast. This stuff is dangerous. The most tender fluffy cake on bottom and a really …

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Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Baker Bettie Cakes, Cupcakes, Halloween, Holidays, Sweets 3 Comments

Intensely chocolate peanut butter cup stuffed cupcakes topped with dark chocolate frosting. The cake is tender and rich and will become your favorite easy chocolate cake recipe with all cocoa powder and no need for melted chocolate! You guys. I am swimming in cupcakes, tart, cheesecake, and cookies over here at Baker Bettie headquarters! They are everywhere. It feels like the best dream and a nightmare all at the same time. I came to the realization this weekend that I need to hire someone to work for me. Someone whose job it is to eat/take away everything I bake all …