LiveLovetoBake's Blog

Just another weblog

Strawberry Lime Buttermilk Cake and ShortCupcakes! May 16, 2010

Filed under: Cakes,Cupcakes,Desserts,Fruit,Have the Cake — livelovetobake @ 5:12 pm

I was extremely excited when I saw this month’s Have the Cake Challenge!  So excited that it seems I have made the recipe three times with different variations!  I love strawberries and decided to change the recipe to strawberries and lime.  The first buttermilk cake I made was simple and delicious on its own.  The next two times I decided to dress it up some!  I thought that the recipe reminded me of a moist strawberry shortcake.  So when I made the cake as a birthday cake for someone at work I decided it needed some whipped cream with it!  Then the last take on the recipe was to make strawberry shortcupcakes 🙂  Both variations tasted amazing!  The best part is that the recipe is very easy to follow and you can make your own buttermilk!



Bake Sale Recipes :) May 9, 2010

Filed under: Breads,Breakfast,Cakes,Desserts — livelovetobake @ 6:27 pm

DC Food Bloggers Bake Sale Table


I cannot believe that I am finally getting around to posting these amazing recipes that I made for the DC Bloggers Bake Sale.  Yikes…I guess these other baking challenges have taken over my time and I am spending more time in the kitchen than in front of my computer!  Without wasting any more time I will get right to the recipes 🙂 



Green Velvet Irish Cream Cake Balls March 23, 2010

Filed under: Cakes,Cupcakes,Uncategorized — livelovetobake @ 10:56 pm

So Mike and I were invited to a St. Patrick’s Day party this week and I knew that I wanted to make an irish inspired treat to bring along!  I had seen various Irish dessert recipes online but knew that I wanted to try making these yummy looking cake balls from  Luckily, the recipe was very easy to follow and I decided to enhance it a little myself by adding Bailey’s Irish Cream :0)  I decided to make everything from scratch which included the green velvet cake recipe and the cream cheese frosting.  Before I post the from scratch recipe I used I wanted to post an easier cake ball recipe that can be used and probably tastes just as delicious.   (more…)


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Bittersweet Ganache March 15, 2010

Filed under: Cakes — livelovetobake @ 2:05 am


This weekend my sister Krystal and her dog Lila were in town visiting.  Luckily it also happens to be my sister’s birthday this upcoming week on March 17th!  So I decided that in honor of her I was going to bake her a birthday cake.  I was deciding between two types of cakes and this one got the majority of votes!  Truthfully I was looking forward to making it myself because I had never made a cake with ganache as well as tasting the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  My oh my….  The cake turned out to be very good and had just the right amount of sweetness.  Warning though… it does require a glass of fresh milk 😉  Krystal it is time to “Get your Cake Face on :)”   Happy Birthday Krystal!  Thank you both for a wonderful visit!