Author Archives: Amanda Bakes Cakes

About Amanda Bakes Cakes

Baker. Grad student. Hiker. Crossword puzzler. Trivia junkie.

White Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Jam

I have officially made a successful drip cake! (And it actually wasn’t that hard… Shhhh…) I made a simple vanilla cake with a bunch of melted white chocolate folded into the batter just before baking (recipe here). I made the full … Continue reading

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The Biggest (and Best) Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

I cannot stop eating these cookies. No, seriously. Usually I am not a big chocolate cookie fan. I feel like chocolate cookies never taste enough like chocolate. But these have a nice rich flavor and then are absolutely loaded with … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie Cake

I made this cake for a birthday party. Sadly, the party ended up getting cancelled, but I wanted to finish it anyway. I think this cake may overtake my Dobos Torte for prettiest cake I’ve made so far… It’s a white sour-cream … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake with Rum Caramel Glaze

I really meant to make carrot cake much earlier in the spring, like February or March. As it turned out, I made it in the middle of may during the hottest weekend we’ve had so far! So hot that my … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Poppyseed Cake

I made this cake in May but I don’t think it’s too soon to say this may be my favorite cake of the summer. I served it at our house-warming party to rave reviews, and happily snacked on leftover pieces … Continue reading

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Six-Layer Neapolitan Cake

I made this cake for an end-of-year picnic hosted by my program. I was told there would be a prize for the best dessert, but they totally lied. So that made me kind of mad, but, let’s be honest, I … Continue reading

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A Summary of End-of-Semester Baking

I know, I know. Long time no see. But I have still been baking! I won’t be able to do a detailed post about all of the things I have baked in the last month or so, so let me … Continue reading

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Dobos Torte

It’s official. This dessert has overrun my Lemon London Fog Cake as my prettiest creation so far. Shiny caramelized cake shards, whipped dark chocolate buttercream, seven even layers of light and airy sponge cake. I couldn’t stop taking pictures! Despite its stunning … Continue reading

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Povitica (Or Walnut Sugar Swirl Bread)

As soon as I saw this recipe on the Great British Baking Show I knew I just had to make it. I bumped the cupcakes that had been on my calendar and moved this to the front of the queue. How … Continue reading

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Top Ten Treats

I was looking back through all my recipes recently and thought that, with over 60 posted on the blog, it might be time to do a Top Ten list of some of my favorites. That way those of you who … Continue reading

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