Tag Archives: vanilla

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┬áhere). I made the full … 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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Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

I have seriously wanted to make faux Oreos (dare I say “fauxreos”? Yes, I dare) for several years. They are such a classic childhood treat, and still just about the only mass produced sweet I will buy for myself. That … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream Double Decker Poke Cake

I drove all the way to my parent’s house in Virginia on Saturday. Then, because they weren’t home and I had forgotten my key, I dropped off my cat (she could get in through the cat door) and drove another … Continue reading

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Vanilla Almond Strawberry Cake

I whipped up this cake half for Valentine’s Day and half just to keep myself occupied over the long and cold weekend we had here. After having been in Vermont for six months I suppose it was about time I … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Cupcakes

This has been a week full of meetings. I had pretty useful meetings with both my adviser and another potential committee member. I learned how to do my second grading job and also met with another visiting professor about a … Continue reading

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Lemon London Fog Cake

Do you ever just have a lazy weekend? I’m talking barely venture outside, mostly stay in your pj’s, sleep in kind of a weekend. I didn’t set out to do that, but now it’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve resigned myself … Continue reading

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Fudgy Almond Vanilla Cake

So maybe “fudgy” is a funny word to use with vanilla, but these are dense and moist and seem more like a brownie or Dutch butter cake than a simple bakery cake. The cake itself is a play on a … Continue reading

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Raspberry Almond Spice Cake (Or Birthday Cake #2)

Disclaimer: This is a pretty pricey cake. You will need at least two boxes of almond paste, a jar of good quality raspberry jam, and half a dozen eggs. It is most definitely a special occasion cake for me, but … Continue reading

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(Grain-Free) Birthday Cake Muffins

I didn’t choose this recipe because it was grain free. I just wanted some birthday cake muffins. As one does, from time to time. You know how it goes. In truth, I’ve had this recipe saved for a long time, … Continue reading

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