Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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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 …

Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

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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 …

Cranberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

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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 …

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 …

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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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 months ago he took a new job in the city instead of commuting to the burbs every day. This means we both walk to and from work every day, almost 3 miles each way. I know. These Kansas kids that …

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 call them that. Our living room is decorated with vintage camera’s displayed from my father’s camera collection, and much of my kitchen decor is either props that I use for the blog or pieces that my mother or father made …

Classic White Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Cakes, Cupcakes, Sweets 23 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 followed Baker Bettie for some time, it is no secret that cupcakes aren’t exactly my thing. That may be putting it a bit too nicely, but I really don’t want to offend the cupcake lovers out there. Because I know …

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 2 months. For the first year we were pretty miserable. We were getting up ridiculously early and spending the entire day apart and getting home too late to want to do anything but go right to sleep because we had to …