Category Archives: Cakes

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake, interior

I love chocolate and peppermint around the holidays, and juding by the number of Peppermint Mochas and Peppermint Bark that I see in coffee shops and stores, almost everyone likes to see this combination this time of year, as well. Instead of making another batch of peppermint bark to showcase these two flavors, I decided to make something a little bit more dramatic looking this ... Read More »

Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog Pound Cake

I always have eggnog around during the holidays. I like to make my own, of course, but when there are so many store bought options I just can’t resist the temptation to pick one up just to have some on hand. The problem with eggnog is that it is so rich, I can’t always drink that whole carton and I end up looking for alternative ... Read More »

Zombie Graveyard Cake

Zombie Cake

Zombies are popular in the movies, on tv and even in the candy aisle. I’ve noticed that zombies have become a popular theme for Halloween candies, from gummies to marshmallows to candy bars. In the movies, zombies tend to be pretty realistic looking and the “gross” factor is high. In candy form, zombie-themed treats are a lot more colorful and a lot more fun. Dark ... Read More »

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic English dessert. The traditional version of the recipe calls for a steamed date cake that is drenched in toffee sauce after cooking. The result is a cake that is moist, sweet and – of course – very sticky. I am a big fan of sticky toffee pudding because I love the richness of it, and it is hard to ... Read More »

Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Mug cakes are exactly what they sound like: they are cakes that are “baked” in mugs in the microwave. If you want to be fancy about it, you can actually get away with calling this molecular gastronomy, but they’re just a way to get a warm, fresh serving of cake as quickly as possible. The problem with mug cakes is that they can be spongy ... Read More »

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is paired with ginger, cloves and spices to make flavorful spice blends, and combined with oatmeal and nuts to enhance their nutty qualities. In this Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, cinnamon really takes center stage on its ... Read More »

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Microwave Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a warm chocolate cake for one in just about 3 minutes. Microwave cakes that are “baked” in mugs have remained popular, as the lure of a very fast chocolate cake is hard to resist. I mostly gave ... Read More »

Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake

Rustic Plum and Walnut Cake, sliced

This Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake has a delicious combination of flavors that you won’t find in too many other cakes – but it’s a combination of flavors that really works here. The cake batter is made with walnuts that are very finely ground to take the place of some of the flour that would typically be used in a cake like this one. ... Read More »

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