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Cakes and Cupcakes

What do you like better- cakes or cupcakes? Can’t decide? No worries! There are plenty of both here, from decadent Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes to Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream. You’ll even find my favorite recipe for Perfect White Cupcakes and plenty of High Altitude Cupcake Baking Tips if you need help there.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Caramel Glaze

Decadent dark chocolate cupcakes are piped with a salted caramel buttercream and drizzled in homemade bourbon caramel sauce for a delicious sweet and salty dessert. Click HERE to save this recipe for Dark Chocolate Cupcakes! Dark Chocolate Cupcakes From Scratch We recently celebrated both girls’ birthdays. Madeline and Kendall’s birthdays are about a week apart …

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Valentine Dessert: Dark Chocolate Almond Molten Lava Cake Sundaes

Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Sundaes are the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. Lava cake, with a center that tastes like the most delicious hot fudge, is topped with ice cream and sliced almonds for a pretty presentation and decadent chocolate richness. This recipe for Dark Chocolate Almond Molten Lava Cake Sundaes was made in partnership …

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Fresh Raspberry Sauce are the perfect combo of a fluffy, light vanilla cupcake, rich chocolate buttercream, and a tangy, sweet fresh raspberry sauce. I always make cupcakes for the kids on their birthdays. I am not so much a fan of the process of making and decorating layer cakes, …

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Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

This recipe for Chocolate Gingerbread Cake takes the classic flavors of Gingerbread and pairs them with dark cocoa. This cake takes about 10 minutes to throw together and bakes up deliciously. We made it through Thanksgiving! SIGH OF RELIEF! I had my kids home with me this year which was an awesome change from spending …

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Pecan Glaze

This weekend we had a block party on our street. It was the perfect way to celebrate fall in Colorado and enjoy some great food and fun friends. And if tomorrow morning we wake up to full on winter, at least fall went out with a bang for our street. Fall to me is always …

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Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Cake

Learn how delicious gluten-free baking can be with this recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Cake. I have one goal here: to prove to you that gluten free can be amazing. No, this is not a joke. No, I’m not pulling your chain here. I’m 100% telling you the honest to goodness truth. Written …

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Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Coconut Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

A couple weeks ago I had a birthday. With my sister living in Colorado now, this birthday was extra special. I don’t think I’ve celebrated my birthday with her since high school. She planned a sisters special spa day for us during the day while the kids were at school on a Friday. We enjoyed …

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Very Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Someone had a birthday last week! Birthdays, of course, call for cupcakes. I asked Logan what flavor he wanted and he said “Vanilla Cupcakes.” Vanilla is his favorite flavor and usually the flavor of ice cream he picks so it was really no surprise. I made a batch of our favorite Vanilla Bean Cupcakes to celebrate. …

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Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

These cute Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes have bits of real maraschino cherry in the bright pink Cherry Vanilla Buttercream. They’re the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. Food is a big part of how I express love and kindness to my family. It feels good to make something special for them and watch them enjoy eating it. …

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Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Cupcakes (+ Free Printable Cupcake Toppers!)

A simple and moist chocolate cupcake recipe with a fail-proof cream cheese frosting colored pink for Valentine’s Day. These Valentine’s Cupcakes are a hit at parties! Click HERE to save this recipe for Valentine’s Cupcakes! Written by: Caroline Edwards of Chocolate & Carrots Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Idea If you’re scrounging around for a last-minute …

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

I’ve never been a fan of making layer cakes. Although they look beautiful, a layer cake takes a considerable amount of time to make look presentable. I typically spend one hour just icing the thing and even then, my cake doesn’t look that great. That’s why I absolutely love bundt cakes. Bundt cakes, like this Whole …

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Strawberry Lime Cupcakes for the Birthday Girl

It is that time of year again – Madeline just turned 5! These Strawberry Lime Cupcakes were made especially for my birthday girl. I can hardly believe that she is five! And in kindergarten! Suddenly looking so very grown up all of the time. This fall has been more busy than ever before so we …

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