Category Archives: Cakes

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

There are times when a small piece of chocolate will satisfy a chocolate craving. And there are other times when it takes something big and very chocolatey to satisfy your sweet tooth. This Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting is the kind of cake that you want to have on the occasions when you want something that really packs a lot of chocolate flavor in ... Read More »

Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Orange Bundt Cake

All kinds of citrus are in season during the winter, and my orange trees seem to be producing a bumper crop this year. I don’t usually need any excuses to bake with citrus, but all those fresh oranges are giving me many reasons to do so! This Orange Bundt Cake is a great way to put a bunch of oranges to good use. The cake ... Read More »

Brown Butter Gingerbread Cake Bars

Brown Butter Gingerbread Cake Bars

Browned butter is a great addition to all kinds of recipes, both sweet and savory, because it adds a lot of depth to other foods. You might not think of gingerbread as a recipe that would need browned butter, since it already has a lot of strong flavors from molasses and various spices, but adding browned butter gives a gingerbread just one more layer of ... Read More »

Candy Cane Oreo Pound Cake

Candy Cane Oreo Pound Cake

Oreo has been releasing limited edition holiday cookies for some time now, and this year’s Candy Cane Oreos are proving to be a very popular addition to the lineup. The cookies feature the standard chocolate wafers found on most Oreos, but have a peppermint filling that is red, white and speckled with slightly crunchy candy cane bits. The peppermint isn’t too strong and it is ... Read More »

Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

Snickers Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

When you have fun sized Halloween candies left over after the trick-or-treating is through, the obvious thing to do is to simply eat it yourself over time. As good as those tiny candies are, however, they get boring after a while. I like to put mine to good use in other baked goods and these Halloween Candy Lava Cakes are one of the absolute best ... Read More »

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

I have to admit that a vanilla bean angel food cake is my favorite, when it comes to these towering and cloud-like cakes. Vanilla can become very expressive when it is the main flavor on such a light and airy cake. That being said, angel food cakes are mostly flavored with vanilla alone and it has become quite uncommon to see them in other flavors. ... Read More »

French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake

Custard, cake and apples all come together into one spectacular dessert in this French Apple Cake. The recipe was featured in a recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated (Sept/Oct 2012). Often, the test kitchen remakes recipes that I am already familiar with, looking for a better way to approach them. This time, I hadn’t heard of this particular kind of cake before, but it sounded too ... Read More »

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

There is a lot of flavor packed into this deceptively simple looking Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. You might not know it at a glance, but the cake is rich with the flavors of sweet bananas and brown sugar, floral vanilla and nutty – and addictive – browned butter. This is the kind of everyday cake that is easy to make and ... Read More »

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