Category Archives: Cakes

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 »

Fresh Raspberry Cake

Fresh Raspberry Cake

When I think about desserts in the summer, I want things that are easy to make and that really showcase some bright, summertime flavors. Easy to make desserts are nice year-round, of course, but in the summer I want to spend the evenings outside enjoying the nice weather – not working in the kitchen – and I also don’t want to leave the oven on ... Read More »

Buttermilk Chiffon Cake

Buttermilk Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cakes are one of my favorite cakes to make, both because they are not to difficult and because the results are so food. Chiffon cakes are light, airy sponge cakes that are known for their moist and fluffy texture. They are similar to an angel food cake, but they contain both egg yolks and a small amount of vegetable oil, which contribute to the ... Read More »

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