• Apple Rum Raisin Walnut Loaf

    Freshly ground cinnamon, apple cider, dried fruits, roasted nuts, spiced rum. That’s the lovely smell of Fall and damn it is GOOD. I’m kicking off fall baking season with the classic Apple Rum Raisin Walnut Loaf. It is one of my favorite cakes, and seriously the reason why I love fall. It is an unbelievably

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  • Bittersweet Chocolate Cointreau Cupcakes

    I had many requests to post a chocolate cupcake recipe– so here it is! After trying three or four recipes this year, this one instantly became my favorite chocolate treat and I didn’t look up another recipe again. The cupcakes are moist, light, and moderately sweet with a refined taste and texture. Typical chocolate buttercream

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  • Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake

    My sister turned 25 this past weekend and she came all the way from Switzerland to celebrate her birthday with friends and family. And what was I supposed to do the day before her birthday? Oh yes. Bake my first layered cake. Did you think that I was going to let my mother buy a

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