Many people make carrot cake around Easter, but it's a classic cake that can enjoyed all year long. (Don't get us wrong though, we'll take any reason to make a themed cake!)
It is a delightfully sweet and spicy cake, complimented with a tangy cream cheese frosting, perfect for sharing with a cup of tea.
Lots of recipes claim that using butter does not result in a moist cake, but having always made this cake with butter we have to disagree! You can still be use oil if that's your preference, but we recommend a reduced amount to keep the cake from having an oily taste.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 1 9-inch cake (2 layers)
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This chocolate cake bakes up and tastes like a chocolate cake mix from the box. So easy to make, you won't even need to take out your stand mixer!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook time: 22-24 minutes
Yield: three 6-inch layers, or two 8-inch layers, or one quarter sheet pan
When we were testing the last recipe for yellow butter cake, we ended up with some extra cake and a desire to do something different with it. Since we never made cake pops at the bakery (they were just gaining popularity back then), we figured why not give them a go?
Cake pops are still quite sweet compared to a slice of cake — especially once you've coated them with chocolate. One cake pop satisfied our sweet tooth cravings, but they're definitely a fun treat to make and great for parties! Since each one is a blank canvas, you can work them into any theme you want.
We made our frosting from scratch, since you can't beat the taste of everything homemade. We also used real chocolate (couverture chocolate made with cocoa butter) and took the extra step to temper it (it keeps the chocolate hard and snappy, and also keeps it from melting too quickly), but you can also use candy melts if you'd like (make sure to check the ingredients of course!)
Prep: 1-2 hours
Cook time: n/a
Yield: approximately 3 dozen cake pops
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