Category Archives: Cakes

Mini Lemon Layer Cake

Mini Lemon Layer Cakes

A layer cake is always a lovely dessert to put out at the end of a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a love of desserts. There are plenty of times when you don’t need a full size layer cake – and those times tend to be when you’re serving a small gathering instead of a large crowd. A gigantic layer cake ... Read More »

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cakes

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cakes

Neapolitan ice cream consists of three different ice cream flavors all layered together in one package. It’s made with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice creams, and it is a favorite kind of ice cream for many ice cream lovers because a container of Neapolitan means that they don’t have to choose just one flavor. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry are flavors that always work well together ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes

When you’re in the mood for chocolate cake, you really can’t have too much chocolate. These Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes boast three types of chocolate: dark, milk and white chocolate. The dark and milk chocolate are melted into the espresso-spiked batter, giving the cakes a strong bittersweet chocolate flavor. It might be tempting to skip the milk chocolate here if you’re not generally a milk ... Read More »

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil is a great vegetable oil to cook with, but it is also an excellent oil to bake with provided that you use it in the right kind of recipes. The strong flavor of good quality olive oil often has citrus, black pepper and green pepper notes, as well as the flavor of olives, and it can overwhlem the flavors in some cakes. Other ... Read More »

Vanilla Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Vanilla Hot Milk Sponge Cake

On many of the cake decorating shows on TV they refer to cakes as “sponges” because they like to use light, airy sponge-type cakes for building their elaborate creations. Sponge cakes don’t get the recognition that they deserve as light, versatile cakes that are good for everything from a simple strawberry shortcake to a show stopping wedding cake. Sponge cakes are typically leavened by beating ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of those desserts that often looks better than it tastes. The pineapple topping can be too sweet and the cake portion can be too dense and heavy. As a pineapple fan, I always want to like it, but it often lets me down and makes me turn to other pineapple desserts instead. I decided that I would give Pineapple ... Read More »

Almost Instant Banana Bread

Banana Mug Cake

Most of the overripe bananas in my kitchen are destined to go into a batch of banana bread or banana cake. There are occasions when I don’t have quite enough bananas to make a whole loaf – such as the mornings when I decide to add half of one of those bananas to a bowl of cereal, leaving half to languish in the fruit bowl. ... Read More »

Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

A pop of color usually makes baked goods stand out, whether you’re talking about berry-filled sandwich cookies or sprinkles on top of a cake. At Starbucks, they have a Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake in the case that always catches my eye, since it has a bright red ribbon running through it. It’s a tasty cake, but I knew that it was one I could easily ... Read More »

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