Lately we have been getting the most delicious Vermont honeycrisp apples I have ever had. Literally every time I eat one I think it's the best apple I've ever tasted. They're sweet, juicy, and perfectly crunchy. So I knew I had to make an apple cake. I've never been a big fan of cakes with chunks though, and most of the apple cake recipes I found used chunks of apples. But then I had an idea, why not use a carrot cake recipe and substitute grated apple for the grated carrots!
I know everyone is obsessed with pumpkin, but I really think sweet potato might be the way to go. It's really similar to pumpkin but just adds a little more flavor. Maybe it's because I refuse to use canned pumpkin, but pumpkin has always seemed kind of watery to me. Sweet potato, on the other hand, is nice and thick and creamy all on it's own. Plus, sweet potatoes are just easier to cook! I actually used leftover mashed sweet potatoes for this cake, which made it even easier
If you've never had the Ben and Jerry's flavor Milk and Cookies, stop reading this right now, get in your car, and go buy a pint. It is THE BEST. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie swirl, chocolate chip, and chocolate chocolate chip cookies. If that's not asking to be made into a cake, I don't know what is. Both the cake and frosting recipes I got from one of my favorite cake blogs, Cake by Courtney (www.cakebycourtney.com). The first time I made it, I did only chocolate
The day before my wedding, when most brides would be getting their nails done, I spent 6 hours up to my elbows in buttercream and ganache. Yep, that’s right, I made my own wedding cakes. Not one, but six. Am I crazy? Definitely. But I also learned a lot. So for my first post I'm going to share with you my lessons in the art of layer caking! 1. Test and test again. I made 4 different flavors of cake; lemon cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream, carrot cake with c