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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.

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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The Best Chocolate Cake!

img_8628This cake I made for my sister Emily’s Baby Shower.  She is having her third girl, and wanted a chocolate with chocolate and chocolate cake! I made her an extra special chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling, chocolate cheesecake filling, covered in chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate ganache swirls, and covered with chocolate square pieces! Continue reading

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mud Cake

chocolate-salted-caramel-cakeChocolate and salted caramel go great together in this delicious three layer cake.  This cake was made just for my salted caramel loving sister Wendy for her birthday.  It is a dark chocolate mud cake with caramel cheesecake filling, frosted with a salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream, topped with a thick homemade salted caramel sauce, and garnished with bits of caramel candies. Continue reading

Creepy Halloween Cake

cakewithstrawThis cake is a four layer 5 inch cake with marbled Halloween colors inside of neon orange, purple, and green! The cake is filled with neon green whipped cream and covered in a neon green white chocolate ganache.  It is decorated with black ganache dripping down the top, along with creepy strawberry monsters with black chocolate and fondant teeth, and black gum paste tentacles! Everything on this cake is yummy and edible! Continue reading

Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream Cake

strawberry buttercream Now this strawberry cake is great. But the frosting, well that is another story entirely.  In fact,  it really deserves its own post! It is one of the best frostings I have ever had! It has pieces of fresh strawberries and the flavor is smooth, creamy, and not as sweet as regular American buttercream.  It is a little bit harder to make, but worth it! Continue reading