Fluffy Classic Yellow Cake

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Cakes, Sweets 8 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 whole week to cake. Because I do think that to be a serious baker, you need to be able to make a great cake. One that is light and fluffy and moist. And that isn’t easy. Making a tough and …

Espresso, Pecan, and Dark Chocolate Coffee Cake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 11 Comments

This recipe for dark chocolate pecan coffee cake that is really flavored with coffee! This is not your ordinary coffee cake. This is coffee flavored coffee cake for an extra jolt in the morning!  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 there is nothing I can do to put their heart at ease. Wishing I could fast forward time for them to the day when it will feel …

Fluffy Lemon-Rosemary Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 50 Comments

Learn how to make this unique and light and fluffy lemon rosemary cake with lemon cream cheese frosting complete with step by step pictures. This is my favorite fluffy yellow cake recipe that always comes out tender and moist!  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. I …

Raspberry Swirled Lemon Cheesecake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Cheesecake, Sweets 10 Comments

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 eat list. The cheesecake from Carnegie Deli has been both of our favorites. There is just something about the texture, the tanginess, and that delicious sugar cookie crust. It is just perfect. After visiting New York a few weeks ago …

White Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Holidays, Sweets 7 Comments

Do you remember the first time you ever got kissed? I sure do. It was in 6th grade. I had a cool boyfriend that went to a different school. We met at the skating rink. He asked me to come skate with him during the couples skate. He had a broken arm at the time and I remember thinking how cool he looked with a cast on. So we skated around holding hands and then he asked me to be his girlfriend. One night my best friend invited me to come to her school’s carnival night which also happened to …

Strawberry Birthday Cake & 30 Life Lessons I Learned From My Sister

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets, Vegan 25 Comments

Strawberry birthday cake with strawberry vanilla bean icing uses fresh strawberries and is so incredibly light and tender. It can easily be made vegan!  30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Sister… #30: How to put on makeup. And most importantly, how to put on mascara without getting clumps. #29: How to flirt with boys. #28: Share. (that was a hard lesson for me) #27: Confidence is very important. Even if you have to fake it. #26: Don’t set your cell phone down in a restaurant or the bathroom stall. You will walk away from it. #25: Rescuing an animal …

Pumpkin, Chocolate, Walnut Coffee Cake w/Warm Toffee Sauce (vegan)

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cakes, Fall, Sweets, Vegan 17 Comments

This is most likely going to be my last post of my Fall Vegan Comfort Food Series for Vegan MoFo. I was striving to do 20 posts, but I only made it to 12. What can I say, life got in the way. I would love to do a few more this week, but on Sunday my husband and I are leaving for Costa Rica for my sister’s wedding! We will be spending 8 amazing days there and I still have a lot of packing and cleaning to do before we leave. I always get super anxious before taking leave …

Anniversary Chocolate Chip Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Cheesecake, Pie, Sweets 16 Comments

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary yesterday. I cannot even believe that it has been an entire year since we spent the most amazing and fun day with our family and friends. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we sang, we hugged, we kissed, we left husband and wife. I knew before even asking what Chris would want more than anything for this occasion. A chocolate chip cheesecake. When we were first dating and Chris found out that I liked to bake, it was the first thing he asked me to make him. I had never even heard …