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This delicious vanilla butter cake baked with fresh strawberries and rhubarb is an effortlessly beautiful spring or summer dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake |

This recipe was developed in partnership with the American Butter Institute.

Few things make me happier than when I see the return of affordable strawberries at the store every spring. They’re my favorite and I eat them every single day when I can.

Then just last week my grocery store started stocking rhubarb again.

Hooray! It’s strawberry-rhubarb season and I’m just so darn happy about it that I could do a little dance. Or bake a cake. Or both! >> More


This is the lightest and fluffiest vanilla buttercream frosting. It’s perfect for frosting just about anything— cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!

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The lightest, fluffiest vanilla buttercream frosting |

Are you a frosting person? I’m totally a frosting person. What’s under the frosting is important too, of course, but I definitely can appreciate a big pile of billowy frosting.

And for me that’s exactly what frosting should be like— light, creamy and cloud-like.

I’ve developed this vanilla buttercream frosting recipe over several years and too many cakes, cupcakes and cookies to count, and I feel pretty confident calling it the very best. Because it is! >> More


Moist and flavorful carrot bundt cake with a surprise cheesecake swirl! It’s one showstopper of a dessert.

Cheesecake-Swirled Carrot Bundt Cake |

You probably don’t know that I’ve been a contributor to for almost 4 years now. It’s been a fun little side job where I’ve had the chance to create a lot of great recipes. Some of my favorites include these cake mix cinnamon rolls, this super simple lemon icebox pie and this slow-cooker strawberry rhubarb crisp.

And now this cheesecake-swirled carrot bundt cake.

It turned out exactly how I wanted and I fell head over heels in love with that first slice. I don’t normally tease my Betty Crocker recipes here on my blog but this one was so great, I just had to share it with you. >> More


Layers of light and buttery vanilla cakes studded with rainbow sprinkles and frosted with fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. Such a fun and cheerful dessert!

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Funfetti Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting |

My mother passed away a few weeks ago. She had been seriously ill since the new year, but her death was still sudden and expected, not to mention completely devastating.

I took a few weeks off to spend time with my family, say goodbye to mom, and try to process everything. It’s been hard, as I’m sure you can imagine. But I’m finally ready to get back in the kitchen and try to move on as best as I can. >> More


Maple Bundt Cake |

This time of year pumpkin reigns supreme. But seeing as I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin, I look to other flavors to satisfy my comfy-cozy sweet tooth cravings. Flavors like caramel, brown butter, and maple.

Maple syrup is a staple I always make sure to have in my kitchen. We mostly pour it over our favorite buttermilk pancakes, but occasionally it finds its way into other things too, both sweet and savory. I stumbled across this recipe for a maple bundt cake and I just knew it would be awesome.

And it is! Continue Reading…