• Strawberry Buttermilk Layer Cake Recipe Rosettes Topless Baker Really Into This Blog
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Strawberry Buttermilk Layer Cake Recipe

    Strawberry Buttermilk Layer Cake Recipe Traditions go hard with my crew. My dad’s birthday is in April & every year he gets a cake with pink icing. He says it started with my Grandmother having red & green food coloring left over from Christmas cookies, so when it came time to bake him a birthday cake, she went with the red & a cake with pale pink icing was born. Now, he expects a pink iced cake. We’ve strayed from the tradition on a few different traditions & I have to admit, it doesn’t feel the same without that bright, pink icing juxtaposed against his gruff exterior. This year, I wanted to change…

  • Baking,  Books,  Fiction,  Party Food,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Grandma Luella’s Coconut Cake Recipe

    I was Really Into this book, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert. I loved Lou, fell in love with Milwaukee & can’t wait to read more from Amy. Also, this book features a hell of a recipe for Coconut Cream Cake. This cake is so delicious that it deserves a full post of it’s own. I made this cake twice in a week- we LOVED it! The recipe is listed below. I also found a new addiction after making this cake. I toasted extra coconut & it makes a perfect late night snack. I seriously just eat it out of the bag. The sweetened coconut was delish, but…

  • Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Baking,  Party Food,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I love a great chocolate cake & one of my favorites is a Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Now, I’m not a beer drinker, but the Guinness really adds something to the cake that gives it a really rich flavor.  Jessica and I have been making alcoholic cakes all year… I first tried a cake like this at one of my favorite bakeries, Sugar Mama’s in Austin, Texas. Over 9 years ago, I went on a hunt for a similar recipe & I came across this one by Dave Lieberman & it’s been a staple in my kitchen ever since. I actually made these cupcakes for my daughter’s…

  • Baking,  Party Food,  Products,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Lucky Charms Chocolate Cake

    I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Lucky Charms cereal. Seriously, even to this day my Grandmother always has a fresh box for me when I visit. One of my favorite things in the world is a bowl filled with freshly opened Lucky Charms, really cold whole milk & a large spoon. I don’t mess around with the small ones. One summer when I was about 8 years old, Lucky Charms packed this tiny cake mix, frosting and pan into the box. You mixed it with water and microwaved it for about a minute & then iced it with the creamy chocolate frosting. The cake was chewy because it was…

  • Baking,  Books,  Non-Fiction,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    The Best Red Velvet Cake

    My whole family is Really Into this Red Velvet Cake from Jocelyn Delk Adams, the creator of Grandbaby Cakes. I consider myself a Red Velvet Cake connoisseur & this recipe is my favorite of all time. I planned to have this up for y’all before Valentine’s Day, but I was too busy eating it to finish the post in time. I’ve made tons of Red Velvet cakes over the years & this one is moist, (Sorry, Jessica) tasty, light & great for a layer or sheet cake as well as cupcakes. It’s also super easy to whip up. Now, the Blackberry Cream Cheese Icing is so tasty. The whipped icing is lighter and…

  • Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    Manhattan Cocktail Cake

    How many Manhattans can you drink while you make a Manhattan Cocktail Cake?  The answer is quite a few if you are Jessica Bierman.  Don’t worry, I was baking not driving!  I am Really Into any recipe that gives me the excuse to have some cocktails while I’m making it. The next in the series from the King Arthur Flour blog – The Manhattan Cake.  Sarah and I may have fought a little trying to decide which cakes from this post we got to bake because they all looked so good (fine, fine Sarah you can have the Dark and Stormy – especially since your White Russian cake turned out…

  • Baking,  Drinks,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    White Russian Cake 

    Recipe featured in King Arthur Flour’s holiday issue of Sift magazine. If I was competing on The Great American Baking Show, this 3 layer White Russian Cake would be my Showstopper & I hope Mary Berry would be proud. I know it would make my boyfriend, Paul Hollywood, proud because it’s moist & chock full of complex flavors. This cake certainly requires some commitment. It took up a large portion of my Saturday night & most of my Sunday morning, but it was totally worth it. I’m enjoying my last piece as I write this post. You, dear reader, can imagine the horror when one of my perfectly risen cakes slipped out…

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