Archives: Cakes

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

March 3, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes.

It’s a rare person who can resist a piece of freshly made coffee cake, especially when it’s spiced with a cinnamon ripple filling and sprinkled with a streusel topping. Paired with a cup of hot coffee — mmm, heaven! The directions give you the choice of baking in a 9×13 pan or two 9″ round cake pans. I chose • Read More »

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Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins

September 29, 2017 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins | Filed in: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Summer.

It’s not every day that you find a recipe that combines fruit, a veggie AND two kinds of chocolate into a delicious breakfast treat. Did I mention two kinds of chocolate? These muffins are super moist, chocolatey, not overly sweet, and pretty as a picture. I made them for a friend for her birthday breakfast gathering. Consequently, one • Read More »

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

March 14, 2013 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

If you’re looking for a chocolate dessert that that will make you swoon then look no further. This wonderful cake is smooth and rich, and perfect for entertaining (Christmas, Valentines, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc.)! While easy to make, the cake does require time in the fridge (about 7 hours) so plan accordingly. Before serving the cake, drizzle each plate • Read More »

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s • Read More »

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

August 28, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Recipes.

I love secret ingredient recipes, and you’d never know there was shredded zucchini hiding inside this moist, chocolatey cake. Even my Picky Eater who normally runs away from zucchini (and many other “green” things) commented that he liked it. The cake is great on it’s own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. While • Read More »

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Bourbon Chocolate Cake

February 12, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

With Valentine’s Day just days away, I thought I’d post one of my favorite chocolate desserts: Bourbon Chocolate Cake. This fantastic dessert is dense, rich and worth every luscious bite! Even if you don’t enjoy sipping the barrel-aged spirit on it’s own, I’m confident you’ll love this cake. The bourbon (I prefer Jim Beam for this recipe) adds a • Read More »

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

December 20, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

If you’re still working on your Christmas morning menu, this recipe for Cranberry Streusel Cake would be a good one to consider. The moist, festive cake is both easy to make and delicious. The sweet, brown sugar streusel is a nice balance to the tart cranberries. To simplify things the morning of, have your cranberries chopped and measured, and • Read More »

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Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

October 10, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

I’m always on the lookout for new coffee cake recipes so I was intrigued to find this one for Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping. The cinnamon-spiced cake is moist and filled with apples…perfect for cool Autumn morning gatherings, and great with a cup of coffee! The recipe calls for making a brown sugar glaze which I • Read More »

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Fresh Peach Cake

September 22, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer.

Here’s a simple recipe featuring my favorite summer fruit: peaches. The coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, moist and lightly spiced…and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter, and omitted the pecans. The cake is best served the day it’s made, but leftovers are still • Read More »

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Classic German Chocolate Cake

March 27, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes.

This classic recipe for German Chocolate Cake is special in Husband’s family because his mom used to make it for the family when they were growing up.  I chose to make this extremely moist and delicious cake for Father-in-law’s birthday celebration this weekend because I knew it would bring back fond memories of his beloved wife. With • Read More »

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