Cakes

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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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

March 24, 2015 Breakfast
cinnamon swirl bundt cake

I have finally made it out of the dungeons of  my pre-clinical year med school finals, and it feels really good to be done with class forever. When the last final finished, my classmates celebrated at the fourth floor of the building we had classes in every day for the last 1.5 years and let out […]

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Frappuccino Cupcakes

February 4, 2015 Cakes
creamy frappuccino cupcakes

Say HELLO to your favorite breakfast drink in cake form. These creamy frappucino cupcakes with cinnamon sugar dusting will have you craving cupcakes for breakfast. The cupcake stump has the taste of a hot brewed cup of coffee, and the super creamy cinnamon sugar and espresso dusted frosting is out-of-this-world creamy. I took one bite and […]

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