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  • Sweetapolita’s Inside-Out (Mini) Neapolitan Cake Sweetapolita’s Inside-Out (Mini) Neapolitan Cake

    Sweetapolita’s Inside-Out (Mini) Neapolitan Cake

Sweetapolita’s Inside-Out (Mini) Neapolitan Cake

  Isn’t this sweet? I made this mini cake with 4.5 inch springform fans for a dear friend of mine for her 30th birthday. I wanted to make something special so I thought I’d tackle a three-buttercream recipe. I was inspired from the cover of the latest cookbook from Miette (I just adore the bare edges) but mainly from Sweetapolita. It was harder to make than I thought because I didn’t level the layers of cake properly so one of them was at an angle, and it seemed to me like the cake would tip over. This cake ended up being a bit of an investment because of the springform pans, but I’m so glad I purchased them because I am always looking for a way to indulge my friends and I think a mini-tiered cake is the perfect way. I’ll be honest. This recipe has completely changed the way […]

  • Nutella Swirl Pound Cake with Espresso Glaze Nutella Swirl Pound Cake with Espresso Glaze

    Nutella Swirl Pound Cake with Espresso Glaze

Nutella Swirl Pound Cake with Espresso Glaze

  I’ve said this before, maybe a handful times, but this time I really mean it: I think this is the best cake I’ve ever made in my life. Ever. And it’s not just my ego speaking. Several people said so. It’s the kind of cake that whispers your name when you pass by, whispering, imploring you to cut “Just another small sliver.” It was gone, and fast. I made it for my husband’s birthday because a) he loves Nutella; b) he loves espresso and c) I don’t need to impress him with fancy piping skills or rosettes. Even my mother in law, who is a great cook and baker in her own right asked me “You bought this ready-made, right?” Nope. Of course, it’s not difficult to make a pound cake tasty, with the amount of butter that goes into it. But this one goes above and beyond with […]

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  • Cake batter and sprinkle bark Cake batter and sprinkle bark

    Cake batter and sprinkle bark

Cake batter and sprinkle bark

  This recipe comes to you by way of one of of my favorite bloggers these days — you guessed it — Sweetapolita. Obviously I haven’t outgrown my childhood need for sprinkles, because this called out for me as soon as I saw it on Rosie’s blog. Heck, my favorite donut is the Hawaiian so this was a no-brainer.You may notice some of the nonpareils and jimmies are not evenly distributed. That’s because I decided I would include my son in this venture and he just dumped them right in the middle as I yelped and tried to spread them in the melting chocolate. And he went back to watching race cars on his iPad. Right. But the beauty of this bark is that it’s okay to be uneven, crooked. Substitutions: Really the decoration is up to you so it shouldn’t even count as a substitution but I used silver […]

  • Sweetapolita’s Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls Sweetapolita’s Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls

    Sweetapolita’s Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls

Sweetapolita’s Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls

  Listen, if you are on a diet, don’t make these. Because there is absolutely no way you can exercise portion control if you get a whiff. Maybe you will have the self control to devour only half of one after pulling them out of the oven and smearing on the frosting. ¬†You’d be forgiven for ripping off a piece and swallowing it whole. Indeed.But the next morning when you open the fridge and find the tray of cinnamon rolls staring at you, you will find yourself reaching for a plate and warming another one in the microwave for a few seconds and then slathering on more frosting. The aroma is intoxicating, the rolls soft, the frosting perfectly sticky sweet. The smell lingers and snakes its down from the kitchen and into the family room and taps you on the shoulder, impatiently, reminding you it’s ready for the taking. The […]