Pumpkin Pinwheel Cake

If you know me at all, then you should know that I love all things cream cheese. And if you know my mom at all, then you should know that she has ZERO tolerance for following finicky directions. So when she made this pumpkin and cream cheese pinwheel cake and sent me a picture, I drooled. But when she proceeded to make three more cakes to satisfy everyone who clamored for a slice, I was in awe. Upon her urging, … Continue reading

Double Down Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cake mission ACCOMPLISHED! Last summer, I set out to make a strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese icing. Although the icing was a huge success, the cake was a gluey flop. These cupcakes are the complete opposite! They are light and fluffy, with a delicate crumb. They are flavorful and perfectly moist, and one bite reveals the tasty strawberry gems tucked inside. Topped with my all-time favorite frosting, these cupcakes are a joyful indulgence that have the power to … Continue reading

Bourbon Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

One day, I might finally decide that cheesecake is my most favorite dessert. The only factor holding me back is that the cheesecake makers of the world go wrong so frequently, but this cheesecake gets it right. My wonderful friend made it last year, and I was truly blown away. The pecans in this crust are so flavorful and unique that it stayed in my mind ever since. I finally made this cheesecake because (1) my friend is in Italy … Continue reading