Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Hello, readers!  It’s been some time, hasn’t it?  Sorry to drop off the face of the Earth with no warning, but I’ve really needed some time to recharge lately (this is an ongoing thing, so posts may be sporadic for the near future).  However, I didn’t want to leave you hanging for Mother’s Day, so I humbly present this lemon juniper bundt cake for your consideration.

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

For the next installment of Comfort Food February, we’re switching gears to dessert.  One of my husband’s (and my own) favorite things about winter is a warm mug of hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and served with a rolled wafer cookie.  How do you preserve the warming comfort of a mug of hot chocolate outside of the (maybe) half hour it takes to get cold?  Turn it into a cupcake!

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Mary Berry's Date and Walnut Cake

Mary Berry’s Date and Walnut Cake

By now, you may have noticed that I’m a bit of a fan of the Great British Bake Off (and all the American spin-offs it has spawned).  It seems my family has caught on too, because several of my birthday presents this year were GBBO-themed (thanks, guys!).  In light of all this new baking loot, as well as a serendipitous appearance of dried Medjool dates on a recent trip to Aldi, it only made sense to bake something from one of my new cookbooks.  This date and walnut “traybake” comes from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes.

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel apples may start disappearing from grocery stores soon, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go without until next fall.  Today, I bring you the caramel apple in cupcake form!  Soft apple cake meets homemade caramel frosting, and together they’ll make you forget about caramel apples entirely.

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Apple Honey Cheesecake

Apple Honey Cheesecake

Today is an auspicious day in I Wanna Bake’s history: its 100th post!  Thank you for sticking with me this long and listening to my rambling week after week.  I wanted to do something special for my 100th post, and after months of racking my brain, I settled on something that is delicious, pretty, and seasonally appropriate: apple honey cheesecake.

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis

We’re currently at the tail end of one of my favorite seasons of the year: cherry season!  Josh and I celebrated by picking 6 pounds of them while we were in Traverse City, Michigan last week (6 pounds was me exercising restraint).  I would have loved to take them ALL home, but I know there’s no way I can use them fast enough.  Sigh.

Fresh Cherries

Aren’t they beautiful?

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Breakfast Corn Buckle

Breakfast Corn Buckle

Apologies for my tardiness!  I just got back from a Midwestern road trip through Illinois and Michigan.  Yes, I probably should have written a post in advance so I wasn’t scrambling at the last minute, but I think by now you probably know how I roll.

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Ginger Lime Madeira Cake

Ginger Lime Madeira Cake

Two weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that PBS is now airing season 6 of The Great British Baking Show on Friday nights.  To celebrate, I decided to try (at least) one recipe from each episode.  This week’s experiment is Madeira cake (the first episode’s Signature Challenge).

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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting

Hoo boy, it’s been a busy baking weekend!  I just finished the last cupcake job, so now I finally have a little time to devote to writing about my recent creations.  I’ve spent most of my waking moments over the past 5 days thinking about cake, things to put on cake, and ways to eat cake.  Welcome to the madness!

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Black-Eyed Susan Cupcakes

Preakness Black-Eyed Susan Cupcakes

The Preakness (the second leg of the Triple Crown) is this Saturday!  I’ll admit that this is the race I most often forget about because after the Kentucky Derby happens, I’m already making my plans for the Belmont Stakes.  This year, I wanted to make sure to show the Preakness some love by recreating its official drink, the Black-Eyed Susan, as a dessert.  I’ve already done Mint Julep Bundt Cake this year, so let’s see if I can make it through the Triple Crown of Baking in 2016!

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