CAKES & CUPCAKES

Superb Gluten-Free Cakes & Cupcakes

Honey Chocolate Fudge (Brownie) Cake

Honey Chocolate Fudge (Brownie) Cake is without a doubt, the favorite cake of all teddy bears. Trust me, I know this for a fact! Now as some of you know, our home is full of stuffed teddy bears and most of the time it is a lot of fun living with them.  However, the...

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Chocolate Apricot Torte

Chocolate Apricot Torte is a decadently rich, chocolate cake made with melted semi-sweet chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs.  A thick, homemade apricot filling is spread on top.  And then, as if that is not rich enough, a luscious chocolate glaze is poured over the top...

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Chocolate Orange Cake (Torte)

I met nine year old, self-assured, beautiful Ashley for the first time when I brought my Chocolate Orange Torte to a dinner party.  Upon being introduced to Ashley, she looked me square in the eyes and coolly informed me, "I am a Chocolate Expert and I will let you...

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Very Vanilla Cupcakes ~ Gluten (Dairy) Free

"These are the best cupcakes I have ever had in my entire life and you can quote me on that!"  That's what my wheat-eating friend said AFTER he ate the gluten and dairy-free version of my Very Vanilla Cupcakes!   However, BEFORE he took a bite of a Very Vanilla...

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Cake Impossible: Why Do My Cakes Fall?

Was this going to be "Birthday Cake Impossible?"  Erin had not baked one cake in her entire life that she was proud of.  No matter which recipe she used; her cakes invariably fell and the texture was ho-hum.  In desperation she turned to using cake mixes (following...

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Cake Impossible? How to Make a Moist Cake from Scratch

"I am absolutely CURSED when it comes to cakes, for whatever reason.  I’m a pretty decent cook and a good baker but cakes HATE ME." Erin Erin contacted me after seeing an article about my gluten free website in our local newspaper.  She wanted to pay me to make a...

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How to Make a Simple Tiered Cake: Part 3

Do you know how to balance a tiered cake?  Oh, don't worry; you don't need to learn how to juggle!  In fact, "Cake Balancing" is easier and just as much fun as flying a kite on a summer day.  However, if you don't know how to "cake balance" your tiered cake can look...

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How to Make a Simple Tiered Cake: Part 2

So now... Step by Step ~ How to Make a Tiered Wedding Cake (or Birthday Cake, Wedding Shower Cake or Baby Shower Cake)   Let the Adventure begin!  Step #1  How Many People are you Serving? The first step in baking a gluten-free, tiered cake is to figure out how many...

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How to Make a Simple Tiered Wedding Cake: Part 1

A wedding, birthday or baby shower cake lives on in pictures and in  memories.  This can be good or in some cases bad... True Confessions of a Wedding Cake Baker The first time I made a tiered wedding cake I had zero experience at baking cakes except for my own...

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Creamy Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  Soft, smooth, light and creamy... pure chocolate decadence... oh yeah; this frosting is all that.  Creamy Chocolate Fudge Frosting is my Gorgeous Man's favorite chocolate frosting because not only is it satisfyingly chocolate - this frosting stays soft.  Creamy...

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The World’s Best Cream Cheese Icing

"Mom, this is the best Cream Cheese Frosting in the world!"  That's exactly what my kids say every time I whip up this frosting.   Last week, after a slice of Birthday Cake decorated by our brilliant five year old grandson,  my family was ready to name this...

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Double-Lemon Gluten Free Cupcakes

  "Double-Lemon Gluten Free Cupcakes ~ Soft, light, lemon-glazed cupcakes elegantly restore the body and mind to inspiring, celestial heights."  Yes, I think that about sums up this cupcake because... every time I have served Double-Lemon Gluten Free Cupcakes they...

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