Archives: Dessert

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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Raspberry Sauce

February 8, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Handy Hints, Recipes, Sauce.

This ultra simple recipe for Raspberry Sauce is the perfect finishing touch for a potpourri of desserts. Slightly sweet and slightly tart in flavor, its a perfect compliment to chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and almond. Drizzle the sauce over ice cream or serve with a slice of pound cake or flourless chocolate cake. I like to spoon it • 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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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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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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Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Crème

February 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chocolate, Dessert, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Rich and deliciously smooth, even the busiest of cooks has time to make this quick dessert. Pots de crème (prounounced poh-duh-KREHM), is French for “pot of cream”. Unlike traditional recipes for pots de crème which require baking in a water bath, this simplified version cuts out that step. The pudding cooks quickly then needs to chill for an • 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 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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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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