Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cake Decorations Plus a Recipe Review

Reeses peanut butter cup layer cake

 Keeping in line with my recent Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread, here is is an awesome cake I made recently that was inspired by that recipe. To make the cake layers, I followed Leslie Macciarella’s “Betty’s Banana Cake Recipe – A Vintage Cake Loaded with Charm.” This recipe is apparently from the 1940s and it is the real deal. No banana extract here. Just real banana goodness, like my banana bread! One big difference is that you don’t want your bananas to be as[Read more]

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

peanut butter cup banana bread slices

Oh, hello. Is your mouth watering yet? A week or so ago I had some bananas leftover that were right on the brink of possibly starting their own fruit fly colony. And as every good banana bread maker knows, that’s when you mash them up to make banana bread! Years ago I found someone’s blog who had a recipe for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup banana bread. I wrote down the recipe and then was never able to find the blog[Read more]

Tie-dyed Ganache: A Beautiful Mistake.

tie dye ganache

Yay! My first failure to show you! Right now you’re probably thinking, whaaaaaaaat? But as pretty as it is, this is not how I intended this cake to look. So I will get into that in a bit. P.S. I really need to invest in some cake boards that don’t look so…sloppy. Anyway, onto the story! If you recall, last week I made the fluffiest vanilla bean sponge cake you’ve ever seen. And if you also recall, I think I[Read more]

World’s Best Fluffy Vanilla Bean Sponge Cake

fluffy vanilla bean sponge cake

These cakes are cooling on my counter as we speak but I just could not wait to share because as you can see, I’ve already leveled off the top of one of these bad boys and ate it! This was an experiment that went really well. And given that I’m still relatively new baking, I considered it a big risk because not only was I relying on a method I learned a while ago (that I wasn’t sure would work[Read more]

Vanilla Semifreddo with Raspberry and Chocolate Swirl

Hello all! This is one of those desserts that I’m absolutely going to have to make again and re-photograph so that you are able to see the vividness of the raspberries and chocolate swirls as they pop out from this easy to make vanilla semifreddo. What is semifreddo, you ask? In Italian it means “semi-frozen” and it is essentially a frozen custard. I’ve noticed on lots of my favorite blogs and Youtube channels how viewers are constantly asking for an[Read more]