Macadamia Coconut Cake

Don’t mind the legs sticking out of the cake slice…it’s just the design on the plate. This was a wonderful dessert for our Hawaiian-inspired dinner.  It includes macadamias and coconut (two very rich things), white cake, and fluffy meringue icing (very light).  They balance each other out perfectly! I was […]

Bûche de Noël

My mom always used to make Buche de Noel for Christmas, and this year she passed the torch to me.  I am glad I made a rolled cake this summer – it made this recipe a lot less intimidating.  There are quite a few components to put together, but just […]

Banana Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

I have been baking like crazy lately, and the more I bake, the more I want to bake. It’s a good thing I don’t have to teach all week – more time to experiment in the kitchen! This weekend, I remembered a cake I loved from childhood – banana […]

German Chocolate Cake

This has been on my list of things to attempt for quite awhile, and tonight I finally got around to making it.  It was not exactly quick and easy, but the time and effort were definitely worth it.   It takes awhile to get all the components ready to […]

Strawberry Jam Swiss Roll

My first rolled cake! This is so easy and so pretty I’m not sure why I don’t make it more often.  A simple vanilla chiffon cake spread with strawberry jam, rolled up, and dusted with powdered sugar.  It looks nice and elegant, but won’t take hours of your time.  Next […]

Tipsy Apricot Chocolate Cake

My husband is pretty much obsessed with Ireland and all things Irish. He has a collection of Irish cookbooks, and one of them is from an Irish pub in Florida. We’ve made some recipes from it before, and they all turned out well. The other night we were having some […]

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

I’m only getting started with these pumpkin recipes!  My husband pointed out to me the other day that I haven’t made a bundt cake in awhile, and that was all it took to send me searching for a great pumpkin bundt cake recipe.  My quest led me to the delightful […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

There it is: the first pumpkin of Fall 2008 (and certain not to be the last!) I thought long and hard about what pumpkin-y treat I wanted to bake first, and after seeing the maple cream cheese frosting on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody I knew that I wanted to […]

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Until I saw this post over at Brown Eyed Baker, I had never heard of Black Bottom Cupcakes. Upon discovering that they combine chocolate cake with a cheesecake filling, I realized that my 24 years of life have been missing something.I had been meaning to make these for a […]

French Yogurt Cake With Marmalade Glaze

I realized yesterday that it had been about a week since I baked anything out of Baking From My Home to Yours, and to me that was unacceptable.  I let the book fall open and this recipe stared up at me.  Not only did I already have all of the […]

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