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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 »

Rainbow Carrot Cake

Rainbow Carrot Cake Slice

Most carrots in grocery stores are orange, but you may have noticed that carrots have started to come in many colors. Rainbow carrots – a convenient term to refer to multi-colored carrots – come in purple, red, yellow and white, as well as orange. They were once only available at farmers markets, but have become so popular that even regular grocery stores often carry them ... Read More »

Mini St Patrick’s Day Ombre Cakes

Mini St Patrick's Day Ombre Cake

Ombre cakes have a great look to them, and all you need to make one is the time to make a multi-layered cake and plenty of food coloring. Holidays and special occasions like birthdays are the perfect time to play around with colorful cakes like these because you want everything to be as festive as possible, and you usually won’t mind having to put a ... Read More »

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