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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 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 …

Fluffy Classic Yellow Cake

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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 …