Category Archives: Cakes

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

My kitchen has been overflowing with pepitas – a.k.a. pumpkin seeds – for the past few weeks and I’ve enjoyed experimenting with new ways to enjoy these tasty seeds. It’s easy to incorporate them into a bread or a batch of cookies, but Rick Bayless’s Pepita-Mexican Chocolate Cake grinds them into a fine flour for use in a unique and delicious cake recipe. I first ... Read More »

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Pumpkin desserts tend to jump into the spotlight when fall rolls around, but apple desserts never go out of style during the season. Whether you’re talking about apple pies, breads or muffins, apple desserts are always crowd-pleasers. Apples are often paired with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sometimes to the point where the natural sweetness of the apple is dominated by the flavor of the ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte season is in full swing right now. The drink – which is available at many coffee shops all across the country, not just at Starbucks – manages to put all of our favorite fall flavors, along with a bit of coffee, into one single cup. I like the way that the flavor of coffee blends with traditional pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, ... Read More »

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

When you taste a lot of rum, you begin to realize that it has a lot of complexity to it – just like wine, beer and coffee do, if you take a bit of extra time to learn what you’re looking for. While rums are made from molasses and sugar cane juice, the region where the sugar cane was grown, as well as both the ... Read More »

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Zucchini is both a blessing and a curse during the summer growing season. It grows quickly and easily, but it grows so quickly that it is easy to be overwhelemed by your crop if you don’t keep eating your way through them. This Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake is a quick and easy to use up a little bit of leftover zucchini or to make a ... Read More »

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 »

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