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French Apple Custard Cake

 French Apple Custard Cake via The Baker Chick

Why does it seem like apples are considered a fall dessert ingredient? Is it just me or are they pretty delicious and in season all year round? There is never ever a time of year that I don’t love apples in desserts and this custardy apple cake is just perfect for a spring or summer treat. I helped my Mother-in-law make it for Easter brunch and it was so delicious I had to share the recipe with you.¬†

 French Apple Custard Cake via The Baker Chick


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Classic Yellow Layer Cake with Fudge Filling

 Classic Yellow Layer Cake with Fudge Filling  via The Baker Chick

I am so very excited about today’s post! You may know about my ongoing goal of becoming better at making/decorating layer cakes, and with this one I think I’ve really stepped it up a notch. I’m not claiming expert status or anything, but I think if you look at some of my past attempts this is by far the best!

The cake I’m talking about is a lovely one- it’s a light and fluffy yellow cake with a rich fudge filling and sweet and creamy buttercream frosting. It’s a classic flavor combo and one that everyone seems to love, (judging from all the friends who got to taste this baby!) The yellow cake is a new favorite, possibly the best texture of a cake I’ve ever made- and a recipe I’m sure to keep around for awhile.  Classic Yellow Layer Cake with Fudge Filling  via The Baker Chick


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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

 Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies via The Baker Chick

Ok so I officially wish I were hosting a huge Easter gala purely for the potential dessert buffet. Monday’s Coconut Cream Cake would be front and center as well as some Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes and Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes. These Whoopie Pies would of course be piled high on a fancy cake stand as part of the spread. Because you know- bunnies eat carrots so carrot cake everything means Easter right?  Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies via The Baker Chick


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Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

 Coconut Cream Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick

Are you doing anything special for Easter? In terms of holidays- Easter has always been a free for all as far as I am concerned. Every year is different and I don’t have any family traditions that I feel a strong need to hold on to like with Christmas and Thanksgiving. This year we’ll be visiting Andy’s family in South Carolina and introducing them to Hugo which is very exciting!! (He may or may not have an adorable outfit planned complete with a bow-tie!) The only thing I care about when it comes to Easter is celebrating with loved ones on what is (hopefully) a lovely spring day complete with lots of pastel and delicious food!  Coconut Cream Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick


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Mama’s Cheesy Vegetable Soup

 Mamas Cheesy Vegetable Soup via The Baker Chick

We all have them- the childhood meals that are so comforting and special that taking a bite brings you right back to the good old days. My good old days were when I’d get home from school to an empty house with a note from my Mom that we were all supposed to look at as we rolled in. Each girl usually had their own bullet point with instructions for the afternoon in addition to homework- like, “Please put away your laundry!” or “Practice piano!” The good part of the note though was where my Mom would outline what was for snack. My favorite days were when the bottom of the note read: “PS- Cheese soup on the stove!!”  Mamas Cheesy Vegetable Soup via The Baker Chick


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Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes


 Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes via The Baker Chick

I love mini things. They are just so darn cute you know? It’s not just food items though- as proven by my real addiction to baby clothes. (Someone help me please!) I just find that everything is better in teeny portions, and mini layer cakes are no exception. These are made by cutting rounds out of a cake with biscuit ¬†cutter and layering them just like you would a regular cake. Pretty sweet huh? I think they are perfect for giving someone their own personal cake- or for special dessert spreads for parties.

 Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes via The Baker Chick


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25 recipes for Spring!

 25 recipes for Spring! via The Baker Chick

I’m in Wisconsin visiting my parents this week, and though I may get some kitchen time in with my Mom at some point, I’m also trying to take in the sweetness that is Hugo with my family. So today- I’ve compiled a handful of my favorite spring-y recipes from The Baker Chick, (some of which you may have forgotten,) as well as a few great recipes from around the web. It’s going to be cold here in Milwaukee later in the week, but it was 60 degrees out as I compiled this so I’m going Spring all the way!

 25 recipes for Spring! via The Baker Chick


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Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut

 Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut via The Baker Chick

This post is part 2 in my new “old-post-makeover” series. I hope you guys don’t mind, but I really think it’s worth it for me to bring back some of those oldies but goodies from my early days. Not only did I have about 10 readers back then, but my photos left much to be desired. I’m proud of how far I’ve come in that time, and some of these amazing early recipes deserve their time to really shine don’t you think?  Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut via The Baker Chick


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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Crumb Cake

 Cinnamon Swirl Banana Crumb Cake via The Baker Chick

Every single time I go to the grocery store I pick up a bunch of bananas, and every single time they turn brown before I get to eat them. See when it comes to actually eating bananas whole I like them just ripe and even a little green. No overly sweet mushy bananas for me thank you! I’m happy to throw the slightly speckled ones into a smoothie or even into cereal, but more often than not they are pretty darn brown before I remember I forgot to eat them.

That is why, my friends, you can find tons of banana recipes here on the blog. I sure do love baking with bananas. The riper the better when it comes to baking, and they add such a wonderful texture to baked goods! This week’s ripe bananas ended up in this Cinnamon Swirl Banana Crumb Cake which was just to die for.  Cinnamon Swirl Banana Crumb Cake via The Baker Chick