I love coffee cakes because of the obvious – they go so well with coffee! It’s a tradition at the art studio for the students to share in a potluck at the end of each class session. Most sessions last 10 weeks and are full of meeting new people, learning new techniques about pottery, and learning new things about life in general often times. What I love about our potlucks is that you get to see peoples cooking/baking talents. Most people also opt to serve their potluck dishes in their own artwork they’ve created which is also super fun! For this rounds potluck, I chose this Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake! Continue reading “Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake”
Happy GAL & VALentines Day! ❤
If you’ve been following Baking with Soul for a while, you know that this blog was born out of my love of baking for others; what better day to celebrate that then Valentine’s Day?! In recent Valentine’s Day passed, I’ve made treats to share with not just my husband, but friends, family and co-workers! This year, I’m just spoiling my husband with a delicious chocolate dessert for two which will pair wonderfully with his love of red wine. BUT, this recipe can easily be doubled to share with all of the ones you love. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream”
I’m back in the kitchen just in time for my favorite season of baking… FALL<3! You may have wondered where I’ve been?! Well, in early August I travelled to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to become a certified Yoga Instructor, and I just returned a few days ago. It was an absolutely incredible journey that forever transformed my life in ways that I cannot describe. I expanded my soul family, learned so much about myself and Yoga, got to be submerged in a beautiful surrounding, and was nourished daily with comforting food AND fabulous desserts! Continue reading “Spiced Apple & Pear Upside Down Cake”
Happy 4th of July week! We love the 4th of July festivities; except when the dog panic ensues over the fireworks of course :(. I grew up boating with my family every 4th of July and each year I couldn’t wait for the fun it would bring. We would grab some friends and fireworks, anchor our boat to Sugar Island in Lake Erie, then BBQ and camp out for long weekends. Since Aaron and I got together, I’ve joined in on his tradition of a long weekend in Frankfort with friends and family filled with bonfires and a trip down the Platte river on a kayak. I’m grateful for new and old traditions that create lasting memories and I’m looking forward to this years adventures. ❤ Continue reading “Raspberry Crumb Cake”
As a homemade baker who’s baking from scratch 99% of the time, it’s great to have Bauli Cakes around the house for those moments when I want to whip up a delicious sweet treat that’s quick and easy! As I was lounging around this afternoon, I had a craving for this super simple but yummy Trifle that I typically make with angel food cake. Then I remembered that I have a shelf full of various flavors of Bauli Cakes at my disposal which would be a lovely replacement for the angel food cake (plus they’re very pretty looking). Continue reading “Fresh Fruit & Bauli Cake Trifles”
Hoppy Easter! What a beautiful weekend in Chicago, I hope it’s as lovely as it is here where you are!
It’s been just over a year since we’ve moved into our home-sweet-home in Chicago… just in time for Easter. Last year during Easter, my dad and his wife came to spend the holiday with us and they’ve come back to join us again this year with their two new puppies! Typically during the Holidays we’re off to visit our families in Michigan, so I’m grateful for new traditions in our own home. We will have a house full of family, friends and fur babies to share Easter dinner and dessert with. Continue reading “Classic Carrot Cake”