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Raspberry Sponge Cake

August 23, 2013

Raspberry Sponge Cake Today is National Sponge Cake Day so let’s celebrate with making a simple, but delicious sponge cake.  Many people wonder what the difference is between a sponge cake and a regular cake.  Sponge cake is a light, porous cake that is made by beating egg yolks and...

Park Avenue Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

June 11, 2013

Park Avenue Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes I came up with this recipe while walking on Park Avenue two weeks ago.  If you’re a fan of the humble PB&J then you’ll be a fan of these unique cupcakes. Most recipes have you piping in the peanut butter and jelly. You...

Italian Chocolate Cake

June 1, 2013

Italian Chocolate Cake The ricotta cheese really adds to this chocolate cake.  Plus the chocolate frosting has ricotta too!  Delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Sugar 1 3/4 Cups Unbleached Flour 3/4 Cup Cocoa 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 3 Eggs 1 Cup...

Amazing All-In-One Cake & Frosting

April 15, 2013

Amazing All-In-One Cake & Frosting All you need is one large bowl and you are on your way to the easiest homemade dessert there is.  Perfect for holidays or every day baking. INGREDIENTS 8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese 1 Cup Softened Butter 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 4 Cups Powdered Sugar...

Mango Upside-Down Carrot Cake

March 11, 2013

Mango Upside-Down Carrot Cake This cake is easy to make and the bonus is that you don’t even need to own cake pans!  First, just as with pineapple upside-down cake, cook the butter and brown sugar into a caramel in a cast iron skillet.  Then top with mango slices.  Instead...

Afternoon Peach Cake

March 8, 2013

Afternoon Peach Cake It’s about that time of year when I start posting “Tea Time” recipes.  My mother-in-law was from England and always liked to have her cup of tea around 4pm accompanied by some sweets.  My children grew up having their grandmother’s tea time and the black tea they...

Ginger Carrot One Layer Cake

December 19, 2012

Ginger Carrot One Layer Cake Here is a new twist on a thoroughly American cake.  By adding the crystalized ginger to the cake it gives it a certain something alongside the grated carrots.  INGREDIENTS 5 Beaten Eggs (Room Temperature) 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Cups Sugar 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon...

Chocolate Cupcakes

October 27, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes If you’re going to a Halloween party this weekend and need to bring a dessert here is a great portable dessert that everyone will love.  Even after Halloween these cupcakes are an excellent “go to” dessert for home or potlucks. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking...

Banana Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

October 13, 2012

Banana Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes If you want a cupcake that will please a crowd then look no further.  These cupcakes are great as a snack or for dessert.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 3 Medium Mashed Ripe Bananas 1/4 Cup Buttermilk or Sour Milk 3 Teaspoons...

Fresh Blueberry & Mango Cake

September 1, 2012

Fresh Blueberry & Mango Cake I am going on a Labor Day picnic this weekend and made my Fresh Blueberry & Mango cake to take along.  It is delicious and easy to cut into pieces to pack into the picnic basket.  INGREDIENTS 1 Pint Fresh Organic Blueberries 1 Small Diced...

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