About Beth Branch

Beth Branch

Beth Branch was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She began baking and created her first food blog, The Collegiate Baker, in 2011 while she was a student at the University of Alabama. Her early baking adventures mainly focused on creating over-the-top birthday cakes for her friends and family, but also included plenty of forays into old family recipes and her grandmother’s recipe box. After graduating from college, Branch rebranded her blog as bethcakes, the name her friends coined for her over-the-top cakes. In addition to family favorite southern recipes, Branch also plays with modern food trends to create fun recipes for people of all baking experience levels to enjoy. @bethcakesblog

Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

A wedge of bourbon sweet potato pie topped with a crumbly brown sugar streusel on a metal plate.

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

A slightly tipsy sweet potato filling topped with a crumbly streusel. Thwarting tradition at Thanksgiving never tasted so good.