Archives: Cakes

Chocolate Stout Cake

March 15, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

This Chocolate Stout Cake is moist, rich and very chocolatey. Need I say more? For some reason, some of the cake stuck to the pan when I unmolded it (probably user error because that didn’t happen last time I made it). Husband, however, had a cunning plan. He joked that I should spackle it together. • Read More »

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Cream Cheese Apple Cake

February 1, 2011 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

Everyone needs an apple cake in their baking repertoire, and this recipe is excellent! The cake is super moist, velvety, slightly tangy from the cream cheese, and loaded with apples…YUMM! The recipe calls for a 12-cup Bundt pan. My Bundt pan doesn’t say how many cups it holds but rather gives the size (9 3/4″ x 3 • Read More »

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National Chocolate Cake Day – Thursday, January 27th

January 25, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Recipes.

National Chocolate Cake Day, the day all chocolate cake lovers wait for, is coming up on Thursday, January 27th! I can barely contain myself!!! A piece of moist, rich chocolate cake is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. If you’re looking to celebrate this delicious “holiday”, then try out one of these recipes: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake   • Read More »

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National Bundt Cake Day – November 15

November 15, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Cookware & Cooking Gadgets, Dessert, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

In honor of today (November 15) being National Bundt Cake Day, I’m reposting a few delicious bundt cake recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holidays. And of course, to make a bundt cake, you have to have a bundt cake pan. I love my Nordic Ware Bundt Cake Pan. The pan is heavy duty and has a nonstick finish…it’s • Read More »

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

October 15, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

To me, fresh apple cake is the epitome of autumn! A friend gave me a bag of apples from her backyard tree recently so, of course, I had to find something new and delicious to make with them. What I settled on was this recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. It’s moist, • Read More »

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

September 21, 2010 | By andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

One of my kids recently requested (verbatim) chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles for his birthday treat. After doing a quick recipe search, I decided to make him a Chocolate Sour Cream Cake. The very moist, very chocolatey and very delicious cake was a hit with the Birthday Boy! Is there anything better than that? I • Read More »

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Blueberry-Lemon Cornmeal Cake

August 19, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer.

Blueberries and lemon…I love the flavor combination! This easy-to-make cake highlights this beautiful summer berry in a delicious way! The addition of cornmeal adds a little texture without making the cake heavy or gritty. I took the Blueberry-Lemon Cornmeal Cake to a recent dinner gathering along with a Raspberry-Peach Cake. I guess our friends liked the cakes because there • Read More »

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Raspberry-Peach Cake

July 13, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer.

This simple, fruit-studded cake is the perfect ending to a summer meal. I love the combination of peaches, raspberries and a hint of orange…delicious! I like to serve it at room temperature with a dollop of lightly sweetened, freshly whipped cream. The texture of the cake is best the day it’s made but leftovers are great • Read More »

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Strawberry Shortcake for a crowd

June 25, 2010 | By andrea | 14 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

I love shortcake desserts! You pretty much can’t go wrong with a lightly sweetened biscuit (or in this case, cake) topped with fresh fruit and freshly whipped cream. YUMM! This recipe for Strawberry Shortcake is from Emeril’s Potluck Cookbookand is a perfect way to feed shortcake to a crowd. The sturdy sponge cake stands up nicely to the fruit • Read More »

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

June 21, 2010 | By andrea | 16 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

A friend recently requested chocolate cupcakes with coconut frosting for her birthday treat. She was very specific; she wanted a bite-sized dessert that would taste like a Mounds candy bar. After doing a recipe search and not finding exactly what I was looking for, I decided to wing it. Since I wanted a moist and • Read More »

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