Spiced Apple Cake

This cake looks fussy but is incredibly simple to to make. Packed full of apples and spice, this fall treat is simply melts in your mouth. Added bonus: it's healthier than the usual cake, using applesauce in place of oil. But trust me, your taste buds will never know!

Fields-of-Lavender Frosting

This recipe for Lavender Frosting yields a thick and creamy sugary frosting that's perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes. A little bit of lavender extract goes a long way, so use sparingly. The result is a lovely punch of flavor that will strike you like a field of lavender in the springtime! Lavender Frosting Ingredients... Continue Reading →

Essential Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This essential recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is a perfect basic covering for any cake or cupcake. See how I tried it with my Lavender Vanilla Buttercream Frosted White Cake Cupcakes. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt3 cups powdered sugar 375g3 Tablespoons heavy cream1 teaspoon vanilla... Continue Reading →

Fig and Almond Cake

We didn't have fig season where I grew up, but now it's something I look forward to as a California resident. I can't wait for those pretty purple fruits arrive in the markets in late summer so I can try some new way to enjoy them.

Perfect Summer Picnic Blueberry-Peach and Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cakes

A Blueberry Peach Greek Yogurt Cake and a Strawberry Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cake were two perfect summer dessert options for our party that served as great showpieces against our otherwise standard-fare BBQ spread. The brightly colored fruit is beautiful and strikingly bold. Plus, cakes made with greek yogurt are extra light and fluffy, making them the perfect option for a warm summer day.

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