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 »
Cranberry Streusel Coffee CakeDecember 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 »
Classic German Chocolate CakeMarch 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 »
Chocolate Stout CakeMarch 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 »
Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar FrostingOctober 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 »
Raspberry-Peach CakeJuly 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 »
Pumpkin & Ginger Pound CakeNovember 27, 2009 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Thanksgiving.
Baking and cooking with pumpkin makes me happy, so I was eager to try this recipe for Pumpkin & Ginger Pound Cake. Let me tell you, it was everything I hoped it would be: moist, deliciously spiced and a great alternative to pumpkin pie. Finely mincing the fresh ginger before adding it to the cake • Read More »
Chocolate Mayonnaise CakeSeptember 18, 2009 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Recipes.
Little Guy had a birthday this week and requested chocolate cake as his special treat. Recently I’d run across a recipe for chocolate mayonnaise cake so I decided to give it a go. For me, my favorite part of the whole condiment-in-cake experience was when I was making it. The kids were watching me mixing the • Read More »
Pear Spice CakeNovember 3, 2008 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.
I love bundt cakes and I love pears. Combine the two and you’ve got Pear Spice Cake. Now it’s not a show-stopper cake but it is simple, moist and oh so tasty. With this recipe, I usually use Bartlett pears, I omit the raisins, and substitute pecans for the walnuts. I like how the contrast of textures • Read More »