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Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My mom celebrated her 54th birthday yesterday, so of course it was appropriate for me to make her a cake! I wanted to come up with something other than just chocolate or vanilla, so I had some brainstorming to do. I remembered that when I was little, my mom would occasionally bake a lemon cake with cream cheese frosting; this was the perfect idea! Since my mom is a coconut oil fanatic, I had to incorporate it into the cake and frosting. Let me tell you, this did wonders for creating a moist and flavorful cake. When using coconut oil […]


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy National Cupcake Day!  Today we are celebrating with a recipe that would be perfect for your holiday gathering… red velvet cupcakes.  I found a great recipe for the cupcakes from Paula Deen who is famous for using butter.  I used a great cream cheese frosting and substituted coconut oil for the butter.  Sorry Paula!   Red Velvet Cupcakes Adapted from Paula Deen’s recipe 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups Kelapo coconut oil 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature 2 large eggs, room temperature […]


Make Your Own Wedding Cake

I told you before that my mom and I made my wedding cake (which was seriously the best wedding cake I’ve ever had. The single bite I got that Victor fed me was good anyway. Darn that caterer for not saving me a whole piece!!) This cake, should it last that long, stays awesome and doesn’t dry out for a week. Anyway, here’s the recipe for my chocolate peanut butter wedding cake, scaled down to one (normal sized) cake.   1 pkg chocolate fudge cake mix 1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding 4 eggs 1 c sour cream ½ c […]

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