Category Archives: Cakes

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

I have always been a big angel food cake fan. I love the high rise and soft texture of the light and fluffy cake, as well as how versatile the finished cake can be. It needs no frosting, although you can always add a simple glaze or dessert sauce, and it goes well with all kinds of fruits and ice creams. Angel food cakes are ... Read More »

Banana Rum Cake

Banana Rum Bundt, interior

Bananas and rum are a great combination, evidenced by the popularity of Bananas Foster for more than a half century since its invention. There is something about banana that brings out the sweetness of rum, and something about rum that really brings out the complexity of a simple banana. You don’t need much to make the most of this pairing, so I added just a ... Read More »

Maple Apple Ginger Cake

Maple Apple Cake with Fresh Ginger

Apples are a must-use ingredient in fall cooking, whether you’re going to make a fresh apple pie or some warming apple crisp. Here, I baked some diced apples into a Maple Apple Ginger Cake that is spiced with fresh ginger and lots of delicious maple syrup. Maple syrup is a lovely flavoring to use in cakes, especially during the fall. It adds sweetness and also ... Read More »

Zucchini Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini and Lime Cake

Zucchini is great for baking because it can add a whole lot of moisture to a baked good. It can show up in cakes and quickbreads, just as carrots can. It is often paired with chocolate and over time I’ve noticed why: green is not a color that blends into a cake that easily (nor is it one that you expect to see in a ... Read More »

Chai Spiced Bundt Cake with Candied Ginger

Chai Spiced Bundt Cake with Candied Ginger

Some recipes look intimidating because they’re long. Sometimes, recipes are long because they are very complex and involve a lot of totally different elements. Sometimes, they’re long because the involve a lot of the same elements. Good spice cakes are like this because they often have a half-dozen more ingredients than a plainer version of the same cake. Luckily for those of us who like ... Read More »

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Desserts that showcase fresh strawberries whole are, of course, a great option in the summer when you can find fresh berries everywhere you look. But don’t forget that there are plenty of options besides slicing the berries and piling them on a biscuit, cake or scoop of ice cream. For instance, you can put those berries into the cake to give the cake itself a ... Read More »

Orange Sour Cream Cake

Orange Sour Cream Cake

I like cakes that you can just throw together, the kind that are made with just a few ingredients that you almost always have on hand. I like cakes that you can just eat and enjoy on any random day at home because they’re not fussy and easy, the kind that don’t have to be saved for a special occasion or when you’re entertaining. This ... Read More »

Olive Oil Strawberry Shortcake

Olive Oil Strawberry Shortcake

I’m always looking for a new variation on strawberry shortcake because I can’t resist putting fresh summer strawberries to good use in my kitchen. Strawberry shortcakes are always one of my favorite options. They’re easy to make and you use the berries when they are freshly sliced, so you can really appreciate that ripe berry sweetness. And while I like a berry by itself, having ... Read More »

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