Category Archives: Cakes

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

Chocolaty stout beers, such as Guinness, can be great additions to baked goods – particularly if those baked goods are chocolate. While beer might not sound like the first thing you want to reach for when baking, beers container a lot of complex flavors and can add a lot of depth to baked goods if you use them properly. Heavy stout beers often contain notes ... Read More »

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Mug cakes are a lot of fun to make because they allow you to bake up a cake in less than five minutes, start to finish. I tend to experiment with flavors in mug cakes even more than traditional cakes because I know that I’m not sacrificing a lot of time or ingredients if a flavor combination doesn’t turn out to have the “wow” factor ... Read More »

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red velvet cake is delicious, but as a fan of red velvet cake, you don’t need to limit yourself to a traditional layer cake with cream cheese frosting. As good as those cakes are, layer cakes can be time consuming to make and there are plenty of days when you might be in the mood for something a bit simpler. Fortunately, there are plenty of ... Read More »

Pineapple Sponge Cake

Pineapple Sponge Cake

I love foam cakes because their light, airy texture makes them both fun to make and fun to eat. Foam cakes are types of cakes that are leavened primarily with beaten eggs or egg whites. When eggs are beaten at high speeds, they build a foam made up of tiny bubbles that is held together by the proteins in the eggs. This foam is airy ... Read More »

White Chocolate Lava Cakes

White Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cakes are one of the world’s great indulgences, and I love to make them at home any time I feel like treating myself to a special chocolate treat. They’re not difficult to make, but they have to be eaten as soon as they come out of the oven, so they’re more time-sensitive than most desserts. The typical chocolate lava cake is made with ... Read More »

Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Upside Down Cake

Upside down cakes are always fun to make. Not only do they taste delicious because they have a topping baked right in with the cake, but they look absolutely beautiful no matter what type of fruit you use to top them. The most common upside down cake is easily a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but all kinds of fruits can be used, including berries and ... Read More »

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