Lady Baltimore Cake

July 28, 2011

Lady Baltimore Cake A Southern specialty that has many variations and often used as a favorite wedding cake. It is said to have originated in “The Lady Baltimore Tea Room” in Charleston, South Carolina, toward the end of the 19th century.  It has been suggested that it is a variation...

Pastel Tres Leches

June 28, 2011

Pastel Tres Leches INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder ½ Teaspoon Salt 6 Eggs 1 Cup Sugar 4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 14 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk 12 Ounces Evaporated Milk 3 Cups Heavy Cream 2 Tablespoons Sugar Optional Fresh Fruit Preheat the oven to 350° F. ...

Basic Yellow Cake

June 19, 2011

Basic Yellow Cake I love this recipe.  It is incredibly versatile.  If you want to add fruit or flavorings to the cake you can.  Use whatever frosting that you wish.  Dress this cake up or dress it down. You can use this recipe for layer cakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes or...

Victoria Sponge

May 21, 2011

Victoria Sponge The Victoria Sponge Cake was named after Queen Victoria, who favored a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea.  A traditional Victoria Sponge consists of raspberry jam and whipped double cream or vanilla cream.  The jam and cream are sandwiched between two sponge cakes.  The top...

Almond Pound Cake

April 24, 2011

Almond Pound Cake INGREDIENTS 1 Teaspoon Plus ¾ Cup Softened Butter – Divided 2 Teaspoons Confectioners’ Sugar 1 Cup Slivered Almonds 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1/3 Cup Sour Cream 1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Peel 1 Cup Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder ¼ Cup Lemon Juice Grease the bottom...

Butter Sponge Cake

April 17, 2011

Butter Sponge Cake Serve this Butter Sponge Cake with a good quality Darjeeling tea. INGREDIENTS ¾ Cup Softened Unsalted Butter ¾ Cup Sugar 3 Large Eggs 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder Raspberry Jam Confectioners’ Sugar For Dusting Preheat the oven to...

Guinness Chocolate Cake

April 6, 2011

Guinness Chocolate Cake Thank you Arthur Guinness! INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 Cup Guinness Stout 2 Cups Sugar ½ Cup Butter 2 Tablespoons Butter ½ Cup Cocoa 1 Cup Sour Cream 2 Large Eggs 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda FROSTING ½ Cup Heavy Cream...

Whoopie Cake

March 18, 2011

Whoopie Cake INGREDIENTS ½ Cup (1 Stick) Softened Butter 1 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Buttermilk (or Sour Milk) Whoopie Filling (Below) Heart...


March 9, 2011

Tiramisu INGREDIENTS 7 Egg Yolks 1 Cup Sugar For Egg Yolks 3 Cups Mascarpone Cheese 4 ½ Tablespoons Water 1 ½ Tablespoons Powdered Gelatin 3 Egg Whites ¼ Cup Sugar For Egg Whites 1 Cup Heavy Cream – Whipped 2 ½ Cups Cooled Espresso Coffee ½ Cup Kalhua 20 t0...

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

February 19, 2011

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Cup Sugar 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract ¾ Cup Butter (you can use sour milk) ¾ cup Melted Butter 3 Eggs Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease a 9 inch cake pan...

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