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Tropical Swirl Banana Bundt Cake

Tropical Swirl Banana Cake

There is something about a swirl in a cake that just makes each slice look especially tempting. This banana bundt cake has a swirl of jam running through it that gives it a splash of color and adds an extra layer of flavor that goes very well with the banana. I used Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Tropical Fruit Spread, which has peaches, mango and passion ... Read More »

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Stone fruits are wonderful to bake with, whether you are using nectarines, peaches, apricots or any other favorites. Plums are one fruit that I find to be slightly underutilized when it comes to stone fruit baking. This could be because plums are so delicious on their own that people rarely have enough to bake with sitting around in their kitchen, or it could be a ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

Easy Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

There are two types of cake that I will serve at breakfast: streusel-topped coffee cakes and moist, fruit-laden cakes. The fruity cakes could certainly be considered as dessert options, but when cakes are loaded with fruit I tend to feel that they don’t need frosting and that frosting-less cakes are very valid breakfast options (even though they’re still technically cake). This Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple upside down cakes are always a crowd pleaser when I make them. I get the most requests – believe it or not – for my Hawaiian Spam Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which has an unusual sweet-savory element to it that makes it very addictive. This Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake is an easy and delicious version of a traditional pineapple upside down cake. Baked ... Read More »

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

I’m always tempted to buy pineapples when they are on sale at the grocery store. Not only do I love fresh pineapple, but I love baking with it. Pineapple upside down cakes are a classic, of course, but they’re not the only option for baking with pineapple – and if you are buying whole, fresh pineapples, you’re going to have quite a bit to use ... Read More »

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Tangerines have a unique sweetness that sets them apart from other oranges. They’re considered to be less sour and less tart than other oranges, even when oranges are generally perceived to be some of the least tart fruits of the citrus family. That sweetness makes them delicious for eating out of hand and that means that there aren’t all that many recipes that specifically call ... Read More »

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Wine is an unusual ingredient when it comes to baing, though it is often used in savory cooking. But add a little sugar and wine can easily turn from something “dry” into something sweet. Sangria is one example of a way that sugar can sweeten up wine and this Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake is another. This easy to make bundt not only uses white wine ... Read More »

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