Archives

Cheesecake Red Velvet Layer Cake

frontcake

This red velvet cheesecake is the ultimate layer cake! It has three layers of red velvet cake, two layers of cheesecake, buttercream frosting, and candied cranberries on top! This cake is tall, dramatic, and vibrant. The red velvet cake is moist, melt in your mouth soft, with that light chocolatey buttermilk flavor.  The cheesecake layers are smooth, rich, and creamy.  Together, the layers make the perfect combination.

Continue reading

Eggnog Tres Leches Layer Cake

1My Grandma Mary made the best Eggnog at Christmas time.  It was thick, creamy and delicious.  I always looked forward to her eggnog and Christmas cookies.  She would make a huge batch of sugar cookies, always sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon.  I can almost taste them just thinking about them!  I really miss my Grandma.  I wonder if she knows how much we talk about and think about her cooking, her “yummy stuff” as my sisters and I call it (or Grandmas macaroni as some of the family calls it), her taquitos, her beans and rice, her eggnog… the list can go on and on.  I made this eggnog tres leches cake in honor of my Grandma and her famous eggnog.  I hope it tastes at least half as good as hers!

Continue reading

Chocolate Candy Cake

1My son is still keeping track of his half birthdays, and wanted to celebrate turning 7 1/2  :) He requested a candy cake with all his favorite chocolate candy.  It was really fun decorating with candy, and I loved seeing his face when he noticed his new favorite cookies and cream Hershey’s bar! This is a 6 inch cake with four layers of chocolate mud cake.  It is so yummy and dense, almost like a fudgy brownie.  The trick is that I put melted chocolate right in the cake batter! There are three kinds of fillings in this cake- raspberry, blackberry, and ganache.  It is frosted with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream and has a chocolate glaze drip.

Continue reading

Passion Fruit Lemon Layer Cake

lemoncake5I have a passion fruit vine that has been growing like crazy lately! The flowers are a beautiful purple, and I love seeing them pop up! The vine is very long and the tendrils grab on to every plant they can find in my garden.  Because of this, it is sometimes hard to see the flower.  The flower lasts only one day, and usually pops up in the late morning.  My son and I like to go outside at least once a day to hunt for passion fruit flowers, new passion fruit growing, or even large passion fruits that may have been hiding! I had more then the usual amount of passion fruit this week, so I decided to use some in this cake.  It is so rewarding using home grown fruit in my baking! This cake has three layers.  One is passion fruit and the other two are lemon.  The vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream balances out the tanginess of the lemon curd filling.  It is a winning combination!

Continue reading

White chocolate mud cake

cake1aMy sister Wendy loves purple.  When I made her this birthday cake, the first thing I envisioned was a giant bright purple sail on top of a purple cake.  However, the purple luster dust that I ordered online was more of a dark purple.  And the sail fell off the cake and broke in the car on the way to delivering the cake to her.  Next time I will secure the sail better! This cake is  5 layers; 3 layers of chocolate mud cake, 2 layers of white chocolate mud cake, with blackberry ganache filling, and frosted with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.

 

 

 

Continue reading

German Chocolate Cake

germancake1This delicious German Chocolate cake is a 12 layer cake when you include all the fillings! It has layers of chocolate cake, malt milk soak, crack pie coconut filling, pecan crunch filling, chocolate frosting, and coconut pecan frosting. It is based on the Milk Bar’s German Chocolate Jimbo Cake. Continue reading

Triple Berry Layer Cake

 31This triple berry cake is a three layer white almond sour cream cake, filled with whipped cream and strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.  It is frosted with cream cheese whipped cream, and topped with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Continue reading

Giant Peanut Butter Cup Cake

pbcup2My seven year old son is crazy about Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.  When he was little, he used to love buying the snack size bag of little peanut butter cups and would call them little cupcakes lol.  They are by far his favorite candy.  So this year on his birthday I decided to try and make him a giant peanut butter cup cake! This rich chocolatey cake is a layer of chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, another layer of chocolate cake, and covered in ganache.  It is a peanut butter cup lovers dream!  Continue reading