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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake | The Sweetest Occasion

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought Oh cheesecake…it’s simply divine. My favorite cheesecake recipe is the New York Style Cheesecake from Cook’s Illustrated. It’s heavenly – so smooth and creamy and always perfect, no matter what it’s topped with or what you add to it. With Thanksgiving just about a week away and pumpkin …

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The Perfect Carrot Cake Recipe | The Sweetest Occasion

The Perfect Carrot Cake

Last week I made homemade carrot cake for the very first time. I’ve long made all my cakes from scratch, amassing a catalog of dusty flour-covered recipe cards in a tin box. But for whatever reason, carrot cake had never made it into my repertoire. However, it was B’s birthday last week and his special …

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Sky High Raffaello Cake

Sky High Raffaello Cake

To say I am ecstatic about sharing this recipe would be an understatement. Shared by the incredibly sweet Melina of Sugary & Buttery, it’s a towering layer cake loaded with coconut, almond and white chocolate. Shut the front door. Just, seriously, stop it right now. Can we get together and share a slice over coffee? …

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Loving Simple Cakes

For the longest time I’ve had a thing for really simple, but supremely tasty cakes. As a kid my mom always made a white cake speckled with sliced strawberries and covered heartily in homemade whipped cream in lieu of frosting each year for my birthday. No intricate design, no artificially colored decorations or fondants, and …

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Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

Admittedly with the holidays over my baking regime has dwindled back down to nil. That said, these banana bourbon cupcakes totally caught my eye. I love baking with bourbon! They’re just something about it that’s all warm and spicy and balances all the sweetness in a pretty awesome way. I also happen to love anything …

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