Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles 5 Comments

These fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes really live up to the “cake” party of their name. They are incredibly tender and light and filled with fresh blueberries. Whatever you call them: pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks or griddle cakes, these will quickly become a favorite breakfast!  This article was originally published in the May 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  Becoming an adult forces you into realizing a lot of things about the world. While a lot of these realizations are little things, some of them are big and almost too much to process sometimes. A few big things my adult years have taught me …

Freeze and Bake Black Pepper and Sage Buttermilk Biscuits

Baker Bettie Biscuits, Breads, Breakfast, Fall Recipes, Holidays, Thanksgiving 5 Comments

Freeze and bake biscuits are the best way to have fresh bread on your dinner or holiday table without the stress! Black pepper and sage buttermilk biscuits can be baked fresh or frozen to be used at a later date when you have a moments notice need for biscuits or are trying to get ahead of the game when cooking for a crowd!  I don’t know about you, but fresh bread is pretty much one of my favorite things in the world. But let’s be honest, on a day as calorie packed as Thanksgiving, bread is really only worth the …

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 …

The Biscuit Mixing Method

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Biscuits, Breads, Fundamentals 11 Comments

Hello lovely friends! Look at my biscuits! Just LOOK at them! I was squeeling with glee when I pulled these babies out of the oven the other day! They are beauts aren’t they? It’s amazing how excited I get over really simple baking executed properly. It is probably my favorite thing ever. And these were my best batch of biscuits yet. SOOO, here we go with the science stuff to help you get biscuits as big and fluffy and flaky as those babies!!! A while back I did a post on The Muffin Mixing Method and gave you a few …

Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 9 Comments

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 …

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 …