Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Last weekend marked the first official day of Fall and the start of my favorite time of year. I love when the leaves start to change colors and it’s time to break out the sweaters (and, yes, when Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte). Unfortunately, I live in North Carolina where it’s still currently…

Cookies and Cream Cake

In today’s episode of Ellie Gets Carried Away: this cake. This cake was meant to be a simple vanilla cake with Oreo frosting for one of my coworker’s birthdays, but as I kept daydreaming about it,Β it slowly morphed into this monstrosity of a cake. The end result is an admittedly over-the-top cookies-and-cream cake that packs…

Chocolate Stout Cake

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly without a good amount of Guinness and one of my favorite ways to consume Guinness is in this chocolate stout cake. I have been baking chocolate stout cupcakes for St. Paddy’s Day since I was in college, but this year I decided to change it up a bit…

Pink Champagne Cake

One of my good friends and coworkers is getting married in less than a week so we decided to throw her a wedding shower at work and I volunteered to make the cake. I’ve made a champagne cake before but decided to make it prettier (and girlier) by using pink champagne this time and coloring…

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Fall is hands down my favorite time of the year for desserts and baked goods. Apple cider donuts, pumpkin pie, warm cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spice lattes… That last one technically isn’t a dessert but, let’s be real, it tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup. Even though the first official day of Fall has yet…

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

I admittedly went a little overboard with this birthday cake, but it was so worth it. Birthday cakes should be a little overboard, I think. This beast of a cake includes three layers of chocolate cake, peanut butter frosting, a chocolate ganache drip, Reese’s cups on top and chopped up between the layers, and finally a ridiculous…