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The BEST Chocolate Cake — EVER! ((Part 5 of the “BUSY Mom Cooks” recipe series))

You may be think­ing to your­self “We’ll, her def­i­n­i­tion of busy and mine must not line up — because I would NEVER have time to make a cake from scratch!” Let me assure you — you CAN do this and it is SO worth it.  There are a few keys to mak­ing a home­made cake both sim­ply & deli­cious­ly. I will tell you how to do both well — even if you are a busy bee like me. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Sigh. Gra­cie did it. She went and added anoth­er fin­ger to her age — and to make mat­ters worse, that par­tic­u­lar fin­ger is on her sec­ond hand.  Well, and I didn’t even men­tion the tri­fec­ta of heartache :: she lost her first tooth ((twice, that is a sto­ry for anoth­er day)) too! All this gib­ber­ish is code for Gra­cie turned 6. And with that mile­stone, my heart lost a lit­tle piece of itself.

There must be 2 types of moms, well maybe 3: Con­tin­ue read­ing

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Whew!! What a cake this is! But before I tell you all about this cake, let me tell you a lit­tle about the birth­day boy. He was born 11 years ago today at 4:06 am. I am so proud of the fact that he was born in the mid­dle of the night most­ly because all of my oth­er babies came around lunchtime with “planned” deliv­er­ies ((none were text­book and ho-hum but those are sto­ries for anoth­er day)).  Con­tin­ue read­ing

Birthday Cake Cheesecake with Sweet Almond Buttercream & Sprinkles

Cheese­cake is Shepy Ray’s favorite dessert. So, as his 9th ((wow — seems like he should be 4, sniff)) birth­day approached, I start­ed mak­ing cheese­cake plans. Shepy want­ed Sour Cher­ry Topped Home­made Vanil­la Cheese­cake. How­ev­er, I had some­thing more birth­day-ish” in mind. Some­thing sprin­kl-ey and lay­ered with but­ter­cream. Yes, I went there! I com­bined the per­fect but­ter­cream cake & the per­fect cheese­cake into one dessert. And I liked it.  Con­tin­ue read­ing

Cook’s Illustrated Perfect White Almond Layer Cake with Almond Buttercream ((it’s as if wedding bells ring with every bite!))

I am so thrilled and excit­ed to have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to share this recipe with you today. I recent­ly made this cake for Gracie’s birth­day and if you are fol­low­ing me on Insta­gram or Face­book, you know all about that! I prac­ti­cal­ly bragged about how good this cake was. 

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