Coconut Cake with Blueberry Frosting

Welcome to 2018!! It’s my first post of the year, and I’ve been through a lot of changes.  Two of the biggest and most impactful were that I received a promotion at work last fall, and got engaged between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Both have had an impact on the future of this blog.  My new…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

Let’s file this chocolate chip cookie layer cake under “things I’ve always wanted to try”. I like the idea of making layer cakes out of unconventional recipes. So far I’ve made a pancake layer cake, and a peanut butter rice krispy treat cake which were really fun to make. Now I wanted to try it…

Vanilla Malt Cake

I made this vanilla malt cake years ago with the intention of making it again, because I had mixed feelings about it the first time.  I really wish I had made it sooner; I waited so long that I couldn’t remember how it tasted. I did remember the cake being extremely light and airy, but…

Chocolate Beet Cake

  Chocolate beet cake. That’s right. Beets. Before you say “ewww beets” like I did, take another look at the pic. I made this cake once before, years ago, as lark because I’m skeptical of anything other than fat, flour, and sugar in desserts, for fear of them being “healthy” 😊 I was also curious to know…

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

I still have more lemons than I knew what to do with. I had made glazed lemon tea cookies, and now was going to try out a lemon buttermilk pound cake recipe that I found on once upon a chef. I was immediately sold when I saw buttermilk listed in the ingredients. I’m personally convinced…

Overwatch Birthday Cake

This is my sixth year in DC, and this is my sixth “fancy” birthday cake challenge.  This year Miles wanted an Overwatch birthday cake.  Overwatch is a video game. Most of his cakes revolve around a video game. It started with Sonic, then Minecraft, Pokémon, a Zelda Hylian Shield, Monster Hunter Felyne, and now Overwatch….

Thai Tea Cake with Condensed Milk Glaze

Would you believe me if I told you that I had two big bags of Thai iced tea mix in my cupboard, and never made iced tea?  I originally bought it to make popsicles (yum, you should try it!), but never made the tea. To me, it seemed like something you only order when you go…

Classic Yellow Funfetti Cake

Spring always puts me in a festive mood, especially when it’s bright and sunny out, and the flowers are just beginning to bloom. I wanted to bring that feeling of spring into the house, so what better way than to make a classic yellow funfetti cake. I’m really into adding sprinkles to just about everything….

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

A co-worker brought in her copy of Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson It’s a great recipe book full of old timey recipes that have been slightly updated (I’ve already ordered a copy). While flipping through the pages, I kept coming back to the Kentucky Bourbon Cake recipe. I don’t know, maybe it’s from my love…

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I came across this strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting recipe on the web a few years ago.  I think I was looking up southern recipes.  It seems that this was a “favorite soul food dessert”. Now, I’m no stranger to soul food, but I’ve never seen or heard of strawberry cake in my…

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cake

When I was younger, I loved drinking café mocha.  For me, it was a grown-up way of drinking coffee.  When I was in college, I would mix powdered hot chocolate with coffee.  Miles is the same way.  His version however, is more of a latte where he puts two tablespoons of coffee in warm milk. …

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I made this lemon olive oil cake as a dessert to go with the herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese I made the other day. I wanted something light and refreshing to go with dinner. I was very surprised by the list of ingredients. No baking powder or baking soda, but there were a lot…