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Dump it. Mix it. Bake it. Frost it. No, this is not a Bop It tutorial. These are literally the steps of making this apple snack cake. It is simple, sweet, and perfectly spiced—basically, everything you want for a weekday bake. To me, a snack cake is one that comes together quickly with minimal dishes […]

Apple Snack Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

slice of frosted apple snack cake


Espresso Layer Cake with Coffee Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache Instead of writing this opening blurb, I’ve been sneaking off to the kitchen to squirrel bites of this cake. I even have a designated “cake bits” fork sitting on the stand for ease of cake inhaling. What I’m trying to say is, it’s really good. It’s […]

Mocha Frappuccino Layer Cake

slice of espresso cake with coffee buttercream and whipped frosting


This Guinness-spiked chocolate cake is rich, decadent, and easy to make. Topped with a light whipped cream and plenty of crunchy, salty bits, it is a home run every time.

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake with frosting and two beers


If you need a chocolate fix RIGHT NOW and aren’t interested in putting in a ton of work, this chocolate mug cake is for you.

Chocolate Mug Cake


Is this a buckle? Maybe it’s buckle adjacent. It’s buckle-ish. Technically, buckles are cakes with fruit and a streusel topping—and this is a skillet full of fruit and topped with cake, sans streusel. But it isn’t a crisp, crumble, or cobbler, and I don’t know what other categories there are. A skillet cake? I don’t […]

Plum, Blackberry & Cornmeal Skillet Cake


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