Making a Comeback: Carrot Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’M BAA-AACK!!! OMG, guys, I am so, so, so sorry for not posting in like a WHOLE YEAR. (Like what is wrong with me???) There is truly no excuse for me being so inactive, but imma try anyway. You see, when I started this blog two years ago, balancing it with school was super easy, but this past year of school was way more difficult and time consuming than the year before, and I just couldn’t find the time to ever work on my blog (and if I did have time, I honestly didn’t want to work on my blog because that would entail more writing and sitting at a computer typing…) BUT, now that it’s summer, I got some time! So here I am. Me again. Oh, and you may have noticed from the title, I’m “making a comeback.” And this phrase doesn’t just pertain to me; it also refers to Carrot Cake’s comeback. You see, there’s a lot of stigma surrounding carrot cake. Everyone thinks it’s just some gross old people food and don’t forget the basic principal of a carrot cake – vegetables in cake??? Ew, gross. But that’s where you’re wrong my friend…

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Love is in the Air: Red Velvet French Toast

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate than to create the perfect, romantic brunch item: Red Velvet French Toast! This recipe serves one or two people, perfect for an intimate breakfast with the person you love! Of course, you can always double or triple the recipe to serve at a party. A lot of people don’t know this, but the flavor “red velvet” isn’t just vanilla with red food coloring (and no, “red” is not a flavor). “Red velvet” cake is actually a chocolate cake with vanilla, buttermilk, and red food coloring. There are many different accounts on how “red velvet” was created, but my favorite version is that back in the olden days, the cocoa powder turned a red color combined with buttermilk in a cake. This chocolate cake wasn’t brown like we know chocolate cake to be today, but red. Nowadays to recreate that red colored chocolate cake, we add in red dye for that signature bright red look.

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Oprah’s Favorite Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar’s Banana Layer Cake

I hope you all had an food-filled, family-filled, and love-filled Thanksgiving this past week! Every Thanksgiving my family and I go to our friend’s house and have the most wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, full of turkey, chicken, prime rib, gravy, cranberries, potatoes, veggies, stuffing, and of course dessert. It has always been my job to supply one of the many desserts, and this year I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try to create the most complex dessert I’ve ever made! The success of my Banana Cream Pie lead me to create another Momofuku Milk Bar Dessert, this one much more complicated (but perhaps even more delicious!). This cake, said to be Oprah’s favorite, consists of a moist Banana Cake, creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Hazelnut Crunch, fresh Banana Cream, and fluffy Hazelnut Frosting. This cake may be intimidating, but the results are so worth it! Let’s get baking!

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