How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. It's preferable to look at this as more of a how-to guide. The Story How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting The Recipe The Story When I … Continue reading How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Making Mug Cakes

Last year, I made a ton of cakes while I was trying to perfect ratio baking cakes. This year, I still like cake, but would rather not have a whole cake staring at me day after day, wondering when I was going to get around to eating it. I mean, it can be very unsettling … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Making Mug Cakes

Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

This one was inspired by Susan Mallery's The Friendship List. I was part of the book blog tour this past Tuesday. It was a lovely book about two lifelong friends getting out of their sad comfort zones and rediscovering life and love. With two lifelong best friends of my own, I couldn't not be inspired by … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

My mom developed an autoimmune disorder called Myasthenia Gravis almost 20 years ago. It was difficult for her to manage for the first few years, but she eventually found out that a gluten-free diet helps her manage her symptoms almost as well as her medication. It was a little devastating at first as my mom … Continue reading Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Black Forest Inspired Cake

Ah, October. A fine fall month complete with Halloween. It's a time for pumpkins and apples, for sweaters and golden leaves ripe for crunching underfoot. So, uh, why have I chosen to post a ratio recipe for a Black Forest Cake? October is also the month for Oktoberfest. Since I grew up in Southern California, … Continue reading Black Forest Inspired Cake

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Frosting

I like to think I've finally mastered ratio baking a chocolate cake. A high ratio chocolate cake, that is. At least, one that I enjoy because my husband won't eat chocolate cake, my son only likes to decorate, and my daughter is partial to the whipped cream. And my cat should absolutely keep her distance. … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Frosting

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

For years, I faithfully followed recipes whenever I baked. Cooking is a completely different story, but I always believed in following the recipe exactly when it came to baking. After all, baking is a science and I'm not great with science or math. But I started feeling a little suffocated by recipes last year. I've … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2