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Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 6 Comments

This is a simple recipe for classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The recipe uses tons of carrots and makes a classic version of carrot cake without pineapple, coconut, or raisins. The cake can be made a sheet cake or as a round layered cake. I feel like Mr. BB and I have officially become “city people.” A few …

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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

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 11 Comments

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

Baker Bettie Cakes, Summer, Sweets 4 Comments

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

Baker Bettie Back to Bake-sics, Cakes, Sweets 4 Comments

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

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 9 Comments

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 …