Surprise Car Cake

Today I am not sharing a recipe, but directions for making this cake. The Chiplet had a half birthday, and I wanted to make a fun cake with a surprise.

You can use any cake recipes you want, but I will say that don’t do what I did…I baked a half recipe of vanilla cake and I should have done the whole batch, but it was still okay. Basically, make more cake than you think you will need, and you will be fine.

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Rainbow Bundt Cake

Today I am just sharing an easy way to bring a rainbow into your dessert life, especially for Pride Month!

You could use any vanilla or white cake recipe for this. I used one from The Kitchn but made it dairy-free. Obviously the rainbow will be a bit of a mystery because the cake is browned on the outside, but once you slice it, there it is!

Directions for Rainbow Bundt Cake

Slightly adapted from The Kitchn

  • 3 cups flour, plus more for dusting the pan
  • 1.75 cups granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla paste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup bundt panm then dust it with some flour, tapping out the excess.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Then, add the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Whisk it until smooth.

Divide the batter into different bowls and color each batter. I try to do them with some color order so I don’t need to use a ton of bowls. For example, I start with the red, then pour it in the bottom of the pan. Then, I add more batter to the bowl and mix to make orange. Next I do yellow, and so on. This helps ensure I don’t get brown in my rainbow.

Bake the cake until a tester comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes. Let it cool completely before frosting it or serving it.

King Cake

As always, I like to come with my non-seasonally appropriate foods. But this time, we actually made it at the wrong time as well. Basically, I saw this recipe, realized it could be dairy-free and would work as a half-birthday cake for K. Plus, the kids were able to help make it because it is so simple.

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Bravetart’s Chocolate Cake

The kids spent over an hour playing happily and fairly quietly together. I didn’t need to intervene at all. I decided to reward everyone by using that time to make a cake. This was back before Christmas, so we actually waited for the cake to cool while we took a walk to look at neighborhood Christmas lights. Then we came back and I frosted it.

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Junior’s Marble Loaf

Today’s treat is brought to you from June. I was so excited to get this recipe book for my birthday because I had wanted it for YEARS. As in, back when the Fudgelet was a baby. But it’s all good because I have it now and I started baking out of it right away. I noticed that many of the recipes make big batches of treats, so you will find me making half recipes, like I did here. Instead of making two loaves, I just made one, which is plenty for us.

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Wayback Wednesdays: Chocolate Cake Similarities

This might not quite count as a Wayback Wednesday post, but recently I wanted to make a flourless chocolate cake and remembered one I made years ago from Tartine Bakery. I was wondering how much these recipes compared to each other. The recipe I am comparing it to is called Chocolate Cloud Cake from Genius Desserts.

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Half-Birthday Cake (Chocolate and White Chocolate Checkerboard Cake)

Today I am sharing the recipes for the cakes I used, but the main key is the design (although the cakes were also super delicious and stayed that way for a week). I found this really fun to make. It was easier than doing fancy frosting designs.

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