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apple oatmeal cake

Apple Oatmeal Cake

Apple oatmeal cake is a delicious and wholesome dessert, (or breakfast if you ask my husband), that combines the warm and comforting flavors of apples and hearty oatmeal. It’s the perfect cake to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and although I am part Irish, I have only recently discovered how wonderful this […]

pumpkin bundt cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Chocolate-Cinnamon Swirl

Pumpkin season has arrived and is in full swing so here’s my favorite pumpkin recipe this year, a pumpkin bundt cake with a chocolate-cinnamon swirl. I find it fascinating that pumpkin goes practically unspoken about for 10 months out of the year, only to creep up in September and hit hard in October. From pumpkin-spiced […]

Germen lemon cake

German Lemon Cake (Zitronenkuchen)

Sundays are a time for cake in Germany. Many Germans enjoy cake with their afternoon coffee on this day. Although Germans do drink coffee during the work week, typically in the late afternoon, Sundays are different. Sundays, are a day of rest and even mowing your lawn is forbidden on this day. According to Ladenöffnungszeitengesetz […]

fallen chocolate cake

Fallen Chocolate Cake

Not all cakes are created equal or considered beautiful, by modern-day standards. The fallen chocolate cake is the most well-known of all the “ugly” cakes. Despite that, I still find it remarkably intoxicating. The cake’s cracks are inviting and its uneven top is a curiosity. What lurks beneath that delicate sugary top layer is a […]

lemon pound cake

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake

I can’t deny it, chocolate is a wonderful thing. And many of us crave rich chocolatey desserts or, at times, an eye-catching, cream cheese frosted red velvet cake. But the beauty and simplicity of a lemon pound cake can be just as wonderful. This lemon sour cream pound cake is one of my all-time favorite things. […]

butter pecan cake

Gluten-Free Butter Pecan Cake

A gluten-free butter pecan cake with cream cheese frosting is still my heart. I thought it wasn’t possible, but I proved myself wrong. This lovely layer cake is a nut-lover dream and makes a great addition to any holiday table. Within, you have rich cake layers, studded with toasted butter pecans, separated by a traditional […]

apple and olive oil cake

Apple And Olive Oil Semi-Naked Cake With Maple Frosting

A quintessential autumn dessert; an apple and olive oil semi-naked cake with creamy maple frosting. This is a new fall favorite I recently developed and I’ll be making this throughout the season. This lovely cake highlights seasonal flavors we’ve all come to adore: apples, cinnamon, and maple. The twist is Extra Virgin olive oil, which […]

strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake is the ultimate indulgence and something I find cathartic to make. Cheesecake travels the globe and can be traced back 4,000 years to the fifth century BC, to ancient Greece and the island of Samos. At this time, the cheesecake was made with patties of fresh cheese, flour, and honey. These cakes were […]

matzo icebox cake

Chocolate Matzo Icebox Cake

A no-bake, chocolate matzo icebox cake, layered with whipped cream and chocolate is the Passover-friendly, no-bake dessert I should have thought up years ago. I am mean seriously, with all the many things I have made with matzo over the years, how the heck did I not think of this sooner? This matzo icebox cake […]

ricotta pound cake

Ricotta Pound Cake

Pound cake is a wonderful thing and if you ask me, it’s not made often enough. So, here’s my ultimate favorite; a ricotta pound cake, that bakes up perfectly and is moist and buttery as can be. The origins of pound cake lie in Northern Europe and date back to the early 18th century.  The name itself, […]

chocolate macaroon cake

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

Chocolate lovers, brace yourself, this chocolate macaroon cake is outrageously delicious and not all that hard to make. This is not my recipe, but the first time I made it I knew it was a keeper and one I must share. This cake is part of BA’s Best, a collection of their essential recipes and […]

donut bundt cake

Glazed Donut Bundt Cake

In case it’s not clear from the title, yes, this is a giant glazed donut cake. Seriously, I almost don’t need to say any more. This Bundt cake is outrageously good and if you are a donut fan, think no more, skip this post, and just begin making it right now. The History of Old […]

Biscoff mascarpone icebox cake

Biscoff Mascarpone Icebox Cake

You can’t advert your eyes and you know it. It’s a Biscoff mascarpone icebox cake and it is killer. This beauty is the easy, prep-ahead holiday dessert you’ve been looking for. Building an ice  box cake is not difficult, the trick is chilling the cake untouched. Overnight, magic happens. The cream will soften the cookie […]

peach-pecan snacking cake

Peach-Pecan Snacking Cake

In the United States Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. What it has also come to represent is a long weekend in September that unofficially marks the end of summer. As a kid raise don the east coast, this meant the last hurrah before the new school year began. Although […]

polenta plum cake

Polenta Plum Cake

Two things that can make a cake remarkable are olive oil and polenta. Olive oil is used to made cakes moist and deepen the flavor profile. Like olive oil, polenta can also be added for texture as well as flavor. Although polenta and cornmeal are both golden in color and used interchangeably, there is a distinction […]

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