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…

Malted Chocolate Cake

When I read this recipe, I knew I had to make it.  There are so many of my favorite ingredients in one recipe.  Malted milk balls, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate glaze, yummy! I was so careful putting together my grocery list, making sure I bought everything that I needed, when I forgot one thing. Malted…

Irish Whiskey and Stout Ding Dongs with Bailey’s Filling

Here’s an recipe I made for St. Patrick’s Day last year that was such a success, I had to share it again. I really wanted to make something sweet for St. Patrick’s Day, but was unsure of what to do. Everyone was making stout cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, but I wanted something a little different….

Black & White Cake

One of my favorite things to do when I go to my parents house in Detroit (other than eating coney island hot dogs) is going to my favorite used bookstore, John K King Used & Rare Books. When you walk in the door, you can smell nothing but old musty books. I love it! It’s…

Irish Car Bomb Ding Dongs

**I apologize for the re-post!  I switched my blog to a self hosting site and had a few hitches. I really wanted to make something sweet for St. Patrick’s Day, but was unsure of what to do. Everyone was making stout cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, but I wanted something a little different. Irish Car Bomb…

Triple Chocolate Cake

My neighbor asked if I would bake a chocolate cake for her boyfriend’s birthday.  I of course said yes.  I dug out my favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipes and brainstormed on how to decorate it.  (Decorating cakes is not one of my strengths.)  I’ve seen really pretty cakes on Pinterest where there is a…

Cherpumple

A friend of mine posted this link on my Facebook page. It was for something called a Cherpumple. I’d never heard of it before. It was a three layer cake consisting of a cherry pie baked into a chocolate cake, beneath a pumpkin pie baked in a spice cake, beneath an apple pie baked in…

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

This recipe had me at the picture. The frosting looked so glossy and soft. Then I read the list of ingredients. Mayo? Salt? Olive oil? Caramel and chocolate? I’m so there. I’ve always wanted to try a mayo chocolate cake so here was my chance. I have to apologize for the pictures on this post….

Chocolate-Caramel Cake

This recipe had me at the picture. The frosting looked so glossy and soft. Then I read the list of ingredients. Mayo? Salt? Olive oil? Caramel and chocolate? I’m so there. I’ve always wanted to try a mayo chocolate cake so here was my chance. I have to apologize for the pictures on this post….

Zebra Cake: a lesson in the consequences of cocky baking

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…

Zebra Cake

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…