Blog: Cakes

Julia used to be a cake-girl before she got into cookies. Below, she’s compiled some of her favorite cake recipes, including go-tos from her bakery days as well as more recent experiments that have passed her rigorous taste tests!

Julia M. Usher

Sour Cream-Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake

Yum! Here’s my Rhubarb-Ginger Compote all souped up in a sour cream streusel coffee cake! (Betcha can’t say that three times fast.) Enjoy it warm from the oven; cooled to room temp and cut into big, satisfying slabs; or reheated with

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Nana’s Gingerbread Cake

Because I often spend the bulk of my work week decorating reaaally detailed cookies, I like to unwind when it comes to other baking, especially during the jam-packed holidays. This season, I did a quick version of my Nana’s Gingerbread Cake,

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Campy Cookie-Cake Pops

More assembly instructions than detailed baking how-to, this interactive (read: get-your-hands-dirty) dessert is infinitely adaptable! The concept? Each party-goer gets his/her own personalized roasting fork to deck out to taste. Here, I give two options for topping the forks: a

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Flourless Chocolate-Guinness Stout Cake

In dreaming up desserts for my recent St. Patty’s Day KMOV TV appearance, I devised this to-die-for Guinness stout-laced cake. Though beer in a cake may sound more than a little odd at first take, mull over malted milk balls for

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Deck your halls with edible baubles! (I always love a cookie that does double-duty as holiday party décor!) From now until Christmas Eve, get 30% off my stenciled ornament tutorial using code BAUBLEBEAUTY30 at checkout. This class was originally recorded for the wonderful One Sweet Christmas online event and includes over an hour of instruction and an extensive 18-page class handout with recipes, inspiration images, sources, and technique tips.

Enjoy, happy holidays, and live sweetly, Julia