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 […]

cherry snacking cake

Gluten-Free Cherry Snacking Cake

Inspired by my plum cake, this sweet cherry snacking cake is tender with a light crumb. And the best part, it’s also gluten-free. This simple cake features slightly sweet-slightly tart fresh summer cherries and makes the perfect sweet treat anytime. Enjoy for breakfast with a cup of coffee or on a warm summer evening with […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

chocolate marble pound cake

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

I have a complicated relationship with chocolate. I can both love and hate it, depending on the situation. Sound insane, I know, but it’s the truth. While I love both the idea and flavor of chocolate indulgence, too much chocolate is actually a thing. The die-hard chocolate lovers out there may be rolling their eyes […]

Irish apple cake

Irish Apple Cake

In the United States St. Patrick’s Day is typically a big deal. I happen to be part Irish, but I am astonished by how elaborate this holiday has become in the States. Instagram goes green weeks before and recipes from green burgers to green cinnamon buns with green frosting flood my feed as I recoil, […]

stout cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Halloween is not just for kids. Some of my adult friends are clearly more into Halloween than their children. A few couples in particular reliably dazzle neighbors and friends with their well-thought-out, elaborate, and creative costumes. My husband and I are not that couple. Don’t get me wrong: when required, we can put forth some […]

pear olive oil cake

Pear Olive Oil Cake

This recipe is based on a recipe I recently saw in The Jewish Weekly in a special food feature about Rosh Hashanah (which starts tonight) the Jewish New Year–also known as the first of the High Holidays. As someone who celebrates the Jewish holidays, I welcome new foods to make during the celebration. This cake captivated […]

hummingbird cake

Hummingbird Sheet Cake

I’ve recently become obsessed with hummingbird cake.  First, I love the name: it sounds pretty.  Second, it’s almost a cross between four of my favorite sweets: coconut cake, frosted banana cake, carrot cake, and banana bread.  It’s sweet, but not overly so.  It has texture but is super moist.  It’s rustic, yet elegant.  Best of […]

caramel apple upside-down cake

Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

A moist, fluffy, sweet caramel apple upside-down cake is simple but delicious.  It’s also the perfect treat to make on a cold winter weekend. Some things in life need little explaining; this is one of them. My preference for cake over pie is no secret. But this is a nice mix of the two. Sweet, […]

Frosted Carrot Cake

When I was little, I strongly disliked cooked carrots.  I still don’t love them, but their sweetness makes them an incredibly important vegetable in the cooking world.  And when it comes to baking, they are one of the only vegetables to have their very own cake.  I came to enjoy carrot cake later in life. […]

Dre’s Coconut Cake

My first job out of culinary school was working as a line chef; it was a position for which I was vastly unqualified at the time.  On my second day, I learned that they did not have a pastry chef.  Although I was hired as a saucier (responsible for the meats, fish, and sauces) I was […]

cake trimming

How To Trim A Cake

General rule, cakes need to be trimmed before frosting.  This is especially important if you are making a layer cake of any kind.  It is not your fault when you bake a cake, it does not come out of the oven with uniform height: one part may bulge, or some other part may sink, Making it […]

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