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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!

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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 bakerella.com.  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…)