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…

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…

Cranberry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

I’m not sure if I should admit this, but I’ve had a bag of cranberries in my fridge since Thanksgiving.  My mom brought them and I was supposed to make cranberry sauce but never did.  When I discovered them the other day, still in good condition, I began to brainstorm on what I should do…

Molasses Gingerbread Cake

A friend of mine posted this recipe on my Facebook page a few weeks ago.  We ended up having an hour long phone conversation about it, mostly commenting on how intrigued and apprehensive we both were about trying the recipe.  The original recipe calls for an unsulphured blackstrap molasses and espresso powder.  This was going…

Monster Hunter Felyne Birthday Cake

The Monster Hunter Felyne birthday cake marks the fifth sculpted cake I’ve made for Miles since moving to DC. I don’t think anyone is happier than this lady that I only have to do them once a year. I always say that I’m going to practice during the year, but I never do and then…

Sweet Potato Cake with Pecans and Brown Sugar Frosting

I have to say that I’ve never thought of using sweet potatoes beyond the holiday side dish with marshmallow topping or in pie form, so making sweet potato cornbread a few weeks ago was an eye opener for me.  Now I’m really into looking for other recipes that I can make with a sweet potatoes. …

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I bought bananas a couple of days ago that were perfect, but with the incredible heat and humidity that settled into the city, they quickly turned brown.  I was a little disappointed because I was actually going to eat them, but I’m always looking for new banana recipes to try, so it wasn’t total loss. …

Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  Last year I saw a ton of “ombre” cakes on Pinterest and I was smitten.  I loved the look, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I’m kinda lazy, so it took a while for me to get the motivation to try it myself.  After I spent weeks on the boy’s (how…