Category: Cakes & Cupcakes

Homemade cakes made from scratch are our specialty, here at NellieBellie. Classic cakes made with vintage recipes is my personal favorite. We have everything from classic chocolate and white cake recipes to lava cakes and dump cakes. If you need a great recipe for a birthday cake, you’ll find a for-sure winner!

Old-Fashioned Brownie Cake

This old-fashioned brownie cake reminds you of from-scratch brownies Grandma used to make. Simple and easy, this is not an overly sweet, gooey cake. It is perfectly sweet, covered in a yummy chocolate ganache icing…Grandma would approve!

This is a homemade chocolate cake made with black cocoa and coffee. A deliciously grown-up cake.

ultimate Black Cocoa Cake

A black cocoa cake recipe made with black cocoa and coffee (instead of the traditional boiled water)…one of our favorite homemade cake recipes that is begging for a creamy whipped frosting, fruit, and herbs piled on top! The most popular on my site, by far, is my homemade

Firecracker cupcakes are fun and easy to make. Kids love these cupcakes made with red hots and pop rocks. A great patriotic cupcake for the Fourth of July

Firecracker Cupcakes

This Firecracker Cupcake cake is made with redhots and dipped in poprocks! They are an explosion in your mouth and lots of fun for a Fourth of July dessert.

the Best Tres Leches Cake (Milk Cake)

It’s a Three Milk Cake Recipe! Tres Leches cake, to be exact. I really don’t care one bit what it’s called, I call it delicious! This Tres Leches cake recipe creates the richest, most yummy cake you’ll ever put in your face. Just the batter is enough to make you stop your life, sit down on the floor, and smile. It’s heavenly! 

slice of hot fudge marble cheesecake on a plate with a pan of cheesecake in the background

Hot Fudge Marble Cheesecake

An easy classic cheesecake recipe with hot fudge to create a gorgeous marble look! Easy to make dessert your whole family will love and YOU will love how simple it is!

Princess Birthday Cake (cake mix swirl cake)

If you have ever had to make a cake for a little girl on her birthday AND if you made the mistake of asking what she wanted, you probably got this answer… “a Princess Birthday Cake”. And then you proceeded to try to figure out what the

marble cake

How to Marble a Cake

Step by step instructions showing How to Marble a Cake. A great way to jazz up boxed cake mixes!

this Chocolate Chip marble bundt cake is studded with chocolate chips and utterly delicious!

The BEST Marble Bundt Cake

Marble cake is just an excuse to not have to choose which flavor you want. And we are on board with that! This Chocolate Chip Marble Bundt Cake is what you need in your life!

easy fondant carrots you can make in only a few simple steps

Fondant Carrots (easy & fast!)

easy Fondant Carrots that are great for decorating a cake or cupcakes! Perfect for Easter desserts, spring cakes, and dirt cakes! Srsly, YOU can do this!

homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake

All cakes are loved by me, to be fair. But there is something special about an upside-down pineapple cake.  With a buttery cake, sweet caramel filling, and homemade whipped cream. Ooey, gooey, un-attractive, messy, and absolutely amazing! This pineapple upside down cake is a perennial favorite in our home.

These ghost cupcakes are so easy you won't believe it. A video tutorial for making these easy ghost cupcakes is included.

easy ghost cupcakes (busy mom hack)

Here’s a fun Halloween treat that you can make up quickly and easily. Of course you can make your own cupcakes, if you like. But don’t feel bad if you go pick them up from your local grocery store! These easy ghost cupcakes are perfect for those

Pumpkin Better than Sex cake

Pumpkin Better than Sex Cake

There are loads of easy cake recipes to bring to parties. Some only take 30 minutes, or others only a few simple steps. This Pumpkin Better than Sex cake is not only a few ingredients, but soooo delicious and easy. It doesn’t make sense that this cake

Coconut lime cupcake recipes is the perfect summer time cupcake!

Coconut Lime Cupcake recipe

This coconut lime cupcake recipe is definitely a summer cupcake.  People might not always think of cupcakes when thinking of summertime, but that will change when you get one taste of this coconut lime cupcake.  It is light, fluffy, and zesty.  It just screams summer to me!

homemade Carrot Cake recipe {with cream cheese frosting}

This is the best homemade carrot cake recipe you will ever find. It comes from my Grandma’s recipe box of homemade cake recipes and has been baked so many times I can’t count. In the spring, it is made. For birthday’s, it is made. With cream cheese

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Traditional Pound Cake

Eeasy pound cake with orange glaze. The classic recipe that was the reason it is called “pound cake” and a vintage recipe you will want to make again and again!

Chocolate Cherry Swedish Almond Cake

This is the cake of your dreams. An utterly delicious, full of flavor, and quite simple to make cake utilizing a Swedish almond cake recipe, simple chocolate butter frosting (you’ll make this again and again!), and cherry pie filling. These yummy sweet parts squish together to make a Chocolate Cherry Almond cake, the ultimate in desserts, making you look like you slaved and slaved for hours.

easy molten lava cake recipe

How to Make Molten Lava Cakes

This recipe for easy molten lava cake by my daughter Katie was first seen on Mom 4 Real as a guest post several years ago. But, in true mom fashion, I wanted to share it with you all again. This is a great homemade cake recipe for a

Coca Cola Cupcakes

Sweet Coke cupcakes, creamy Coke filling, and delicious peanut salty frosting make this the cupcake recipe you’ll make again and again!

How to convert a chocolate cake into a white cake.

Cocoa powder is often the ingredient used in chocolate cake and a simple change from cocoa powder to flour won’t work for all kinds of scientific reasons. But, you CAN if you are willing to do a little bit of baking science and NOT hold me accountable for the results :). Here’s what to try…

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the Best White Cake recipe

This is an easy and simple white cake recipe that you’ll make again and again! A moist, from scratch recipe just like Grandma’s!

2 ingredient Lemon Cake recipe

Why spend a lot of time and energy putting together a completely homemade cake when you can cook up a two-ingredient lemon cake recipe?  We think that is a valid question. Let’s get something straight; we love homemade cake.  We have several recipes for homemade cake, including our

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