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Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

A fluffy three layered yellow cake with chocolate frosting. A classic made from scratch that tastes just like the boxed version made as a kid! Today’s recipe has a bit of a personal story behind it showing you a slice of how I first started baking. A foodie friend of mine, Colleen from Souffle Bombay, was thinking about what cookbook was …

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Vegan Chocolate Cake with Pink Vegan Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Vegan Chocolate Cake for My 1st Blogiversary

Have you guessed much, pink is my favorite color?  As well as gray, white and black- the same colors as my blog.  Pearls also happens to be one of my favorite pieces of jewelry (other than diamonds, of course!) and oddly enough, I had edible pearls in these same exact colors!  I swear, it wasn’t planned. But what was planned was celebrating my …

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Champagne Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

Move to NYC Pt. 2 & Champagne Cupcakes

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone has had a great holiday break with friends and family and is ready to take on the new year.  I sure am!  I couldn’t be more excited to start 2014 off right because this year has felt like a whirlwind.  Or at least this past month sure has been this way.WARNING: This post is longer than usual.  As a …

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Peppermint Mocha Torte / Cake | URBAN BAKES

Move to NYC Pt. 1 & Peppermint Mocha Torte

Peppermint Mocha is a Blissful Combination adding a Bright and Festive twist to a Decadent Rich Chocolate Cake. I cannot believe Christmas is in five days!  Well more like four now that today is almost over, yikes!  Seriously, where has the time gone?!  Since Thanksgiving, I repeatedly said I was going to bake this-and-that and never did.  But for a …

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Connie Chong of URBAN BAKES

How It All Began

November 2012 Baking 13″ x 9″ cakes with a slab of Betty Crocker frosting was a fun and exciting moment in my childhood days for my sister, Tiffany and I.  We were the type of kids that couldn’t wait for the cake to cool before frosting it and as a result of our impatience, the frosting would ooze over the sides of the cake …

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