Category Cake

BEST Cream Cheese Frosting

For The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting EVER:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon or full teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to give your frosting a chocolate beige coloring...
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St. Patrick’s Day Cauldron Cupcakes

  Ingredients for Cupcakes:
  1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow Cake Mix, 15.25 oz.
  Cake mix requires: 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of butter
  Ingredients for center filling:   
  1 cup of sour cream
  1 cup of white sugar
  1 cup of sweetened coconut
  Ingredients for frosting:
  6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
  6 oz...
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake Frosting


·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet or Bitter-Sweet Premium baking chocolate chips
·         1 cup of Sour Cream 
Optional: You can substitute chocolate for white chocolate…
Over a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwave save bowl, melt your chocolate and stir ...
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Dirt Bike Cake

My Grandma Bustle would make this cake for special occasions. My Aunt Peggy says it is her favorite cake which inspired me to make it. Best decision ever. This cake is delightful. I want to make it many more times!
1 box of cake mix, yellow cake mix or butter flavor. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow recipe (15.25 oz...
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For the Crust:
2 1/4 cups ground graham crackers (about 1 and a half sleeves of graham crackers)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
10 Tbsp. melted butter
Cheesecake Filling:
3 x 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, room temp
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup Dulce de Leche (Nestle brand, La Lechera, found at Super King’s in 13.4oz...
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Peach & Strawberry Puree

I had some fresh peaches and strawberries and had just made a cheesecake from scratch for my mom’s birthday. At some restaurants they serve a side of raspberry sauce, caramel, or chocolate on the side to drizzle on the cheesecake. I wanted to give her all the options for her special day. She would have any toppings she could ever imagine...
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Red Velvet Cake

My sister-in-law lives in San Diego and we don’t get to see her as often as we would like. Her birthday falls just after the New Year so we thought it would be nice to celebrate her special day during Christmas this year. I asked my brother-in-law what her favorite dessert was and he said it was red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...
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Lemon Breakfast Cake

This recipe is very similar to a sponge cake except it doesn’t get the airy light fluff that sponge cake does. It is slightly thicker like cake. You can add poppy seeds and it would taste just like lemon poppy seed muffins. To make this more light and fluffy, I believe I will need to lower the oven to 325 and possibly add in baking powder. My next goal is to master a sponge cake or angel food cake.
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Grandma’s 3 Layer Swiss Chocolate Cake

My Grandma Bustle passed away earlier in the year and I was blessed with her recipe boxes. In going through them I found 6 index cards with the same exact recipe. I knew this one had to be good. There are three ways you can bake this cake. You can go with option #1, only bake a Swiss Chocolate Cake using Duncan Hines cake mix in 3 layers. It is really hard to find on the west coast...

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Starbuck’s Coffee Coffeecake

A final swirl gives this espresso dessert a fancy touch. If you don’t like coffee, don’t attempt this recipe. This is for people who love coffee. The granules will give off a very coffee flavor.
Bowl #1: Espresso Mixture
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 ½ teaspoons of espresso or 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tablespoons hot water until dissolved
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon...
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