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lemon layer cake with matcha frosting

lemon layer cake with matcha frosting

What’s the saying—when life gives you lemons, bake a multi-layered lemon cake?! Ten years ago, Ryan gave Adam an adorable baby lemon bush as a gift for his birthday, and over the past decade we’ve watched it flourish into a full grown tree. Now it produces plump, juicy fruit throughout the year, and this month it is filled with tangy yellow ovals of sunshine just waiting to be turned into something spectacular. Waking up to Vegan Lemon Waffles for breakfast is quite the treat on a Sunday morning, and our Creamy Cavatappi with Artichoke and Lemon is a perfect cozy weeknight dinner—especially now at the peak of artichoke season. Since our kitchen currently resembles an overstocked lemon farm with brightly-colored fruit covering every inch of counter space, we wanted to make use of our abundance of gold, so over the past week we’ve been working on something magical: a light and fluffy lemon cake, layered with silky ribbons of vanilla whipped cream, and topped with a striking green ombré matcha frosting. Get comfy, fix yourself a Ginger Tea with Lemon and Honey, and let’s bake a cake!

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ube whoopie pies

ube whoopie pies

One of the most popular posts on Husbands That Cook is our Ube Cake with Vanilla Marshmallow Cream. We fell in love with ube the first time we tried it in the form of a creamy ube milkshake at a local restaurant here in Eagle Rock. As soon as we got home, we headed to the kitchen and figured out how to turn this vibrant root vegetable into a beautiful cake. Ube is a Filipino purple yam, and its sweet, nutty flavor is used in many desserts and traditional confections. Today we are featuring it in the form of these adorable ube whoopie pies. With their striking color and distinct ube flavor, your friends will be mesmerized when you set a platter of these tantalizing treats on the table. Let us show you how the magic happens…

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gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

Our living room is glowing. Yes, this holiday season is going to feel very different, but we are making the best of it: playing Christmas music on repeat and sipping bourbon cream as we hang colorful decorations around the house. And even though we’ve been a couple for almost two decades, this will be the first Christmas tree we’ve ever put up together. Normally in December we fly to Portland, Oregon to visit Ryan’s family, but since we won’t be traveling anytime soon, we wanted to re-create that welcoming, festive atmosphere here in our own home. So this year will have firsts for both of us: Ryan’s first Christmas away from his parents and brothers, and Adam’s first tree of his own, since he grew up celebrating Hanukkah, eating latkes and noodle kugel, and lighting the menorah instead. Well, right now the Husbands’ house is extra sparkly because this winter we are lighting up both. And since many families will be apart this season, we were inspired to create something special to try and make up for it. If we had to pick just one word to describe this heavenly treat, that word would be “cloud.” When you take one bite of this soft, cake-like cookie, you will understand exactly what we mean. Here to make everything merry and bright, would you please welcome this holiday hero, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Marshmallow Cream.

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vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

If you like chocolate, coffee, and cake, today is your lucky day. And if you’ve never baked a cake before, let this easy one-bowl recipe be your first! Ryan made a similar cake in a kids cooking class when he was just 5 years old, so if that precocious kindergartener with baby blonde curls could pull it off, then you, too, will be able to impress your friends and family this holiday season with this decadent dessert. Rich, moist, and ultra-chocolatey, please welcome your new go-to chocolate cake recipe. We know what you were thinking when you saw the word “vegan” in the title—how can you bake a cake without eggs, butter, or milk? Sit back, relax, and we’ll let you in on a few of our secrets.

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brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

Repeat after us: Brown Butter Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Muffins! We’re excited to share these special treats with you. This recipe was adapted from Adam’s grandmother who would make her famous coffee cake for every holiday and special occasion. We included the cake recipe in our cookbook, and today we’ve turned them into cute individual muffins for the blog. This year, make the holidays memorable by baking homemade treats for everyone on your list. Wrap these mini-cakes in a festive box (if you don’t inhale the entire batch yourself) or bring them to your next outdoor socially-distanced gathering. It’s the perfect dessert to safely share with no plates or silverware required. Happy baking!

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