Cakes

Red Velvet Dream Cake

August 3, 2017 Cake Decorating
red velvet dream cake

This cake is one of the most decadent I’ve made – combining a red velvet inside with a fluffy whipped cream outside. I actually made it a few months ago, but am just getting around to writing up the post on it because so much has happened in the last few months. To re-cap, I […]

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Lychee Swirl Cupcakes

June 15, 2017 Cake Decorating
lychee swirl cupcakes

I have been wanting to make a swirl cupcake with two-toned frosting ever since my friend Marta showed me a photo of some cherry swirl cupcakes she had made a few years ago. They were just beautiful! But the thought of getting two colors of frosting to pipe neatly seemed a bit of a headache, and […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Cake

April 18, 2017 Cakes
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Chocolate on chocolate is the most classic cake I’ve made yet, but also one of my favorites for its rich flavor and timeless recipe. It’s perfect with a glass of milk, or cabernet sauvignon if you’re feeling grown up. This chocolate chocolate cake the one of the only dairy-containing cakes I’ve made in the last couple […]

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Chocolate raspberry chiffon cake

February 26, 2017 Cakes
chocolate chiffon raspberry cake

After the last chiffon cake, I liked the light airy taste of chiffon cake so much I’m recreating the chiffon cake here in chocolate.  This chiffon cake is light and fluffy, with a sweet buttercream frosting to add sweetness to an otherwise not-too-sweet cake. To bake the cake, I used a 7.5 inch wide, about 4-5 […]

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Chiffon Cream Cake

December 10, 2016 Cake Decorating
chiffon cake

Taking a break from the regular vegan cake, today’s cake recipe will be a chiffon cake (the cake itself is dairy-free, however the frosting is not). This elusive cake is technique wise harder to make well than a vegan cake, however it’s light fluffy texture and not-so-sweet taste makes every extra minute worth it. This […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

October 23, 2016 Cakes
pumpkin chocolate cake

It’s been a whole year since I last made pumpkin cake. This year’s cake is the bigger, more chocolaty, version of last year’s mini pumpkin cake. This cake is 2 layers pumpkin, 1 layer chocolate, with pumpkin flavored frosting in between the layers, and vanilla frosting on the outside. Initially I had planned to make it four […]

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

July 16, 2016 Cake Decorating
double chocolate cupcake

From the long hiatus since my last post, I have been on my surgery rotations, during which I almost exclusively ate food of the Trader Joe’s frozen food section. I think I might try them all before the end of residency, though I suppose that depends on how quickly Trader Joe’s changes their frozen food selections. Although […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Cake

October 12, 2015 Cakes
Pumpkin caramel cake

Silky pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts of the Fall. With Halloween around the corner, there is no shortage of caramel candies either. When I was young enough to trick or treat, I remember picking out the caramels and the toffees among the sea of snickers, dum dums, and milky ways filling my candy […]

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Simple Vegan Green Tea Cupcakes

June 15, 2015 Cakes
green tea cupcakes

I have long been a fan of green tea – whether the tea for drinking or any food that is green tea flavored. This is my simple go-to green tea cupcake. The best part is – a lot of this cupcake can be make-ahead. For example – you can bake the stumps and freeze them […]

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Banana Cream Cake

April 27, 2015 Cakes
banana cream cake

Banana bread was the first dessert that had me hooked on baking. So soft and moist, and turning my least favorite fruit into something much more magical. I used to not like eating bananas back in high school, and when my mom would say “eat some bananas they are good for you” I would hope […]

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