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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


A few years ago, I worked at a startup in a very trendy neighborhood. Right across the street from the office was a coffee shop where I spent way too much time and money. Their internet was fast, their coffee was delicious, and they had a massive breakfast pastry menu—clearly a weakness of mine. One […]

Coffee Cake Loaf


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