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 …

Cinnamon Cake Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Donuts 4 Comments

This fried cinnamon cake donut recipe results in donuts that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. The donuts are glazed with a simple cinnamon glaze after frying. These are a nice change to the traditional old fashioned cake donut.  My husband and I are in the middle of a very necessary clean eating detox. And I didn’t even have to force it on him! He even kind of suggested it. My refrigerator and stomach has been filled with more fresh fruit and veggies than I know what to do with. AND there is no chocolate in …

Cranberry and Sage Apple Brown Bettie

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Christmas, Fall Recipes, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Skillets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Cranberry Apple Brown Betty is layers of bread crumbs, tart apples and cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. It is rustic and cozy baked in a cast iron skillet. Top with cinnamon whipped cream and an apple crisp and you have a lovely dessert or indulgent breakfast!  Exactly three years ago today I went over to wordpress.com, signed up for a free domain, and created my first post. It was a whim. I had done it before. Numerous times before, actually. But something about this time stuck. Something about Baker Bettie, this sassy/confident/fun/baker/blogger version of myself, became my passion. …

Apple Cider Muffins with Almond Streusel

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Halloween, Holidays, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 2 Comments

Apple cider muffins are bursting with apple flavor with fresh shredded apples and an apple cider reduction. These muffins are topped with a generous amount of brown sugar/almond streusel and you have a perfect fall treat! Now we are in it. We are sooooo in it. Living on the east coast fall smacks you over the head and is in your face. The vibrance of the leaves, the crispness of the air, the dreary grey skies… Yeah, sure. We have all of that in Kansas. But it just seems more intense here. Like fall was made for the northeast. I don’t …

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 11 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 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 …

How to Make Classic Zucchini Bread/Muffins (video tutorial)

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 6 Comments

I’ve got to admit I am ready for fall. I hesitate to say that because moving into fall means we are just that much closer to winter, which I loath. But the crisp air of fall is so welcome after the sweltering heat of summer. And of course, the fall flavors that we all love are on their way. They are already popping up everywhere. I have held off getting my first pumpkin spice anything of the season yet. There will be enough of that come October. But zucchini bread is the perfect transition summer to fall baked good. Zucchinis are …

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Rolls with Pearl Sugar and a Waffle Pantry Giveaway

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast Breads, Pastries, Sweets, Yeast Breads 31 Comments

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing an awesome recipe with you for cinnamon rolls that are stuffed with chocolate and studded with pearl sugar. What is pearl sugar you might be asking? Pearl sugar or nib sugar, are large crystals of sugar. Belgian pearl sugar is most commonly used in making Belgian liege waffles. The large crystals of sugar don’t dissolve into the dough. Instead they create pockets of caramelized crispy bits of sugar in the waffle. You might remember that I made some liege waffles a few months ago. I didn’t have Belgian pearl sugar at the time so I shared …

Braided Cinnamon Sugar Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Yeast Breads 6 Comments

This beautiful braided cinnamon loaf uses the same dough as the country white loaf bread. It is soft and fluffy and filled with pockets of cinnamon and sugar. You know when you’re in a store and the clerk lays a total sales pitch on you, but tries to sound all non-nonchalant about it? Well I’m that person that knows they are trying to get me to buy the thing but then buy it anyway. Because I mean, what if they are right? What if the thing WILL change my life forever? I just can’t risk not getting it. Well, I’m …