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…

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….

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…

Ginger Cake with Lemon Glaze

A few years ago I bought The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I fell in love with the pancake cake on the cover which I made, but put the book promptly on the shelf and let it collect dust. With everything so readily available at my fingertips whether it’s on my phone, iPad or laptop,…

Sour Cream Cake

I was catching up with an old friend over the weekend and we spent a lot of time talking about baking.  When we used to work together, we would often exchange recipes.  I found myself wanting a cake in the worst way when I got home.  I was in the mood for a simple yellow…

Pecan Sandies Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

So this is going to be the experimental cake.  About a week ago I made pecan Sandies ice cream and had two sleeves of cookies left over.  Somehow I had the willpower not to eat them!  But now time is passing by and the cookies are still sitting on my shelf.  Then I thought about…

American Flag Cake

I’m not usually one for making patriotic desserts during 4th of July weekend, but I was inspired when I saw a flag cake on food52.  I’ve been interested in making checkerboard cakes for a while now, and thought starting with a American flag cake would be a nice introduction.  I used my favorite white cake…

Pecan Dump Cake

Finding out that my grandmother didn’t invent the dump cake was like finding out there’s no Santa Claus or a tooth fairy.  Not really, but I did like growing up thinking that it was her brain child and I can’t see a dump cake without thinking of her.  She passed away when I was very…

Pecan Upside Down Cake

Welcome to the next installment of baking recipes with pecans!  I’m not even half way through my bags of pecans that was given to me by my mother.  Sometimes I think about baking and selling pecan pies (one thing I will claim to master), but my performance anxiety kicks in and the pecans sit patiently…

Salted Caramel Cake

You know the rule “never go grocery shopping hungry?” well the same applies to being hungry and scrolling through cooking and baking websites. When I saw this salted caramel cake recipe on Food52, I put my laptop down and went to the kitchen to make sure I had all of the ingredients. I did! And…