bake my cake 2013: maggie’s cake

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More cake! Our next Bake My Cake entry comes from Maggie.

maggie's cake | bake my cake: movita beaucoup

Maggie sent the following note with her entry:

Hi Movita Beaucoup,

My name is Maggie (18 years old and current university student) and I have no blog, but I have twitter which is updated daily (@maggiearchibald is my twitter handle). I am also a former ballet student of Ms. Dyer (Movita Beaucoup). I came across this recipe for a caramel banana cake on Pinterest (on which I pin a lot of things but have never made anything). So I decided to make this caramel banana cake with caramel buttercream topped with bananas and caramel sauce in honour of your graduation from the Boulanger and Baking Art program on June 18th and as well for my mother for Mother’s Day.

This cake is special to me because it was baked with the help of my mother, Anne! It was a team effort. She has a food blog too. It’s

This cake was a process, but I had fun making it with my mother. It involved making enough caramel sauce and buttercream for 3 layers. It turned out we had enough in the end, so that was a relief!

When myself and my family ate the cake, it was delicious! The cake was sooo moist and not too sweet. The caramel sauce and buttercream was not to sweet either! My family loved it and there was no crumbs left on their plates!


maggie's cake | bake my cake: movita beaucoup

People, I’ve gotta tell you that Maggie is one of those rare kids that I actually like. As in: I’m not just pretending to like her because I’m paid to do so. She’s the real deal – I miss having her around the dance studio. Also, it’s a weird thing when you’re attending college at the same time as your students. Just sayin’.

Now, look at that beast. Good. Now look away and then look back. IT’S STILL THERE. That cake ain’t afraid of you, son. Naw! That cake is taller than I am! That cake has its own corner, and is changin’ the way the game is played.

Let’s review the components of this cake: caramel banana cake with caramel buttercream and caramel sauce. That’s caramel so nice you’ve gotta say it thrice. Three layers of awesome? Check. Caramel sauce? Check. Inclusion of buttercream? Check. Healthy bananas that cancel out the butter and sugar? CHECK. Is this cake healthy? Obviously. It’s got fruit in it! (Go to school, dummy.) I’d happily dive into that cake face first.

Maggie, you’re the only person I know who’s actually made something they pinned on Pinterest. Thanks to you and your mum for the graduation cake – it’s spectacular!

If you love Maggie’s cake as much as I do, you’ll be able to cast a vote for it on Monday, June 17th, 2013.


  1. ibreatheimhungry on June 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Wow! People actually MAKE stuff they pin on Pinterest? Who knew?!? Also – DAT CARAMEL! I’m in awe of this cake – the competition is already proving to be stiff this year! I’m not gonna lie, it’s making me a little nervous! *wrings hands whimpering*

  2. auntie on June 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Looks amazing. I’m loving that she showed a piece cut out too–easier to imagine the drool 🙂

  3. Ashley Bee on June 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Great job with the cake, Maggie! I loooove caramel, so now I am bookmarking this to make for myself at some point 🙂

  4. gottagetbaked on June 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

    That cake is serious business. Maggie totally killed it. If I say “caramel” three times, will it magically appear in front of me (y’know, like Beetlejuice)?

  5. shannon on June 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

    that is a pinterest TRUTH right there: most people employ the “pin/forget” strategy. she should get extra points for making something.
    why did i just say that. I WANT TO WIN.

  6. Bluejellybeans on June 14, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Yummy! 🙂

  7. movita beaucoup on December 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in June 2013. Thanks for stopping by!