Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Halloooh! I'm still here! and so is this extra indulgent, feels like fall, crumb-heavy, spiced pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping and a maple glaze. Ain't nobody messing around with this one. No way no how. Pumpkin coffee cake to the max ... Read More →

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My sister is having a baby! And I am having a CUPCAKE! Ohhh yeah. Babies and cupcakes. Things are about to get awesome. I hosted a baby shower for my sister this last weekend because I like to try to defy reality by hosting baby showers in my small new ... Read More →

Whole Wheat Honey Apple Bundt Cake

Whoa-ho-ho. I got a little crazy with the glaze there, per the ushe. So, Seattle! Have you been there? I just spent the last 40-some hours exploring the beauty of downtown Seattle and the waterfront in the fall. Whiiiich more or less involved ordering ... Read More →

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

I'm not even going to say anything today, because, whew. Today I'm back at work after a delicious weekend at an apple orchard in Washington, and I think it's pretty obvious that I'd really rather be sleeping on a pillow of this cake than putting on the ol' ... Read More →

Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bars

Roald Dahl wrote a book called Matilda and now I’m eating chocolate cake for breakfast. Welcome to my life. By the way, this is not just any chocolate cake. Try more like a perfectly dense and moist flourless (almost) chocolate cake that only requires 5 ... Read More →

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Cake

That's soft homemade caramel + melted chocolate you're gazing at. Smooshed into the middle layer of that piece of "cake". And now I'll give you a minute to catch your breath and for me to wipe the warm chocolate and drippy caramel off my forehead. Things ... Read More →

The World’s Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Why do people love free food? It's so embarassingly true. It doesn't matter if it's last year's leftover Halloween candy rejects or stale crackers from yesterday's meeting. It's like a science - people walk into the lunchroom, cafeteria, or whatever ... Read More →

Mango Snack Cake

I.AM.IN.LOVE. With a mango snack cake and its crunchy, sugary, brulee-like topping and its melted butter on top. And then suddenly 18 pieces were gone. I'd just like to say I'm sorry for posting multiple mango recipes in a row and I promise I won't ... Read More →

Chocolate PB Banana Upside Down Cake

This morning I melted butter, vanilla, and brown sugar into a sauce and pretended like it didn't have full control of my life. But it was a lost cause and I hereby surrender myself to the butter, vanilla, and brown sugar sauce. And as I'm typing this I'm ... Read More →

Salted Double Chocolate Muffins

Sometimes I get to the end of the day and realize that I didn't eat ANY vegetables all day.  Like, zero.  Usually it's a Monday and it's the day after Easter. Wait, are there vegetables in teriyaki buffalo chicken wings? No?  No. ... Read More →

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

There used to be a pan of this Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake in my kitchen yesterday. That was yesterday. ... Read More →

{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

A chocolate cherry fudge cake bombed my house today. That's why I'm covered in the world's most luscious chocolate frosting. I swear it's not because I stuck my whole body in the pan. I swear. ... Read More →

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am dying over here. First of all, these extremely moist, sweet, and perfectly dense cupcakes are killing me softly with each bite and it hurts so good. This recipe comes from a neighbor in my hometown {hi, Pam!} and it is seriously the BEST carrot cake ... Read More →

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hailo. I have a few exciting things to share with you today, because it's Friday and things should be exciting on Friday. ... Read More →

Hot Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Sauce

Hot fudge sauce on my couch, my sweatpants, and my camera. And Bjork just informed me that I have a little leftover on my face.  #worthit This, well, there are no words for this.  This is chocolate peanut butter perfection.  I thought I had already found ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

Once upon a time, I made a caramel frosting using a recipe from 1980. This is a true story, by the way. I only tell true stories. After I poured the frosting all over my face freshly baked pumpkin bars, I went in for the first taste test. That's not ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Sometimes, I get distracted while I'm taking pictures.  Like when I take pictures of Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze. When there's cinnamon glaze all over your fingers and pumpkin cake crumbs at the corners of your mouth and your mind is in food ... Read More →

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

I like this little tradition that I've established. Apple-desserts-and/or-breakfasts posts on Fridays. The only person complaining about this tradition is my ambitiously slim pencil skirt, which I might add was probably the worst purchase of 2011.  It's ... Read More →

Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Welcome to the box. The box is where I live. Where I’ve always lived. Where my hair has been the same forever, where my outfits are predictable, where I eat the same thing for breakfast for 364 days a year. I do not stray outside of the box, ever. So ... Read More →

Double Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I’ve always been a cake person. Don’t get me wrong - I definitely eat both cake and ice cream.  But if given the choice, I will choose cake.  Preferably extra rich and chocolatey, with a thick layer of frosting. ... Read More →

Orangeberry Shortcake Cookies

I have a lot of kitchen gadgets.  And sadly, I have a lot of kitchen gadgets that don’t get used.  For example, my strawberry slicer, my mandoline, my pancake spatula, and my garlic press.  It seems that every tool that I could ever need can also be replicated ... Read More →

Coffee-Streusel Bundt Cake

I knew there was a reason I made a salad this week. I must have known that this luscious dessert breakfast was coming. This cake actually brings me back to the days of walking down the aisles at Target, armed with a registry scanner, and just knowing that ... Read More →

Chocolate Checkered Banana Bread

Everyone has a soft spot in their hearts for banana bread. Including myself. Nevermind the fact that I'd already baked cookies and muffins in the same weekend. We all know that banana bread doesn't count as a sugary baked dessert because, obviously, ... Read More →