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Hawaiian SPAM and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Hawaiian Spam and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think about tropical cocktails, fresh coconuts and lazy afternoons on the beach. Those things are all easily available in Hawaii, but they’re not the only foods that locals love. SPAM is one of the islands’ most beloved foods, and residents of Hawaii consume more SPAM than any other state – and Hawaii is only the nation’s 40th most ... Read More »

Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with because it’s bright, fruity flavors can add a lot of complexity to some recipes. I particularly enjoy olive oil in recipes that feature fresh fruit, since the olive oil can help highlight the sweetness of the fruit, whether citrus, berries or stone fruits are being used. This Raspberry Olive Oil Cake is an easy to ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in the religious aspect of the holiday can appreciate the uniquely seasonal candies that are also Easter traditions, such as bright yellow Peeps marshmallow chicks and fondant-filled Cadbury creme eggs. These Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes combine these rich ... Read More »

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

Chocolaty stout beers, such as Guinness, can be great additions to baked goods – particularly if those baked goods are chocolate. While beer might not sound like the first thing you want to reach for when baking, beers container a lot of complex flavors and can add a lot of depth to baked goods if you use them properly. Heavy stout beers often contain notes ... Read More »

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Mug cakes are a lot of fun to make because they allow you to bake up a cake in less than five minutes, start to finish. I tend to experiment with flavors in mug cakes even more than traditional cakes because I know that I’m not sacrificing a lot of time or ingredients if a flavor combination doesn’t turn out to have the “wow” factor ... Read More »

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red velvet cake is delicious, but as a fan of red velvet cake, you don’t need to limit yourself to a traditional layer cake with cream cheese frosting. As good as those cakes are, layer cakes can be time consuming to make and there are plenty of days when you might be in the mood for something a bit simpler. Fortunately, there are plenty of ... Read More »

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