Eggnog Cake with Rum Frosting

One of the things I love most about coming home for the holidays (besides seeing my family), is hanging out with my foodie friends.  Side note:  I really hate the term foodie, and cringe a little inside every time I say or type it, but over time I’ve come to accept it as I haven’t…

Pumpkin Cake with Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve noticed on more than one occasion I’ve stated that I’m not really fond of pumpkin desserts and yet I keep baking pumpkin desserts. I guess I’ll have to officially change my mind because I really do like pumpkin desserts! I’m definitely more of a fan of pumpkin scones and pumpkin bread, but this pumpkin…

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. …

Hylian Shield Birthday Cake

    It’s that time of year again.  But this is a special year.  My little guy will be 13 and we’re having two celebrations in two different cities! An early birthday here with his school friends and one in Chicago for his actual birthday. Of course, each year comes with a birthday cake challenge…

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Valentine’s Day was coming up and although I don’t have “that someone special” my own age, I do have a 12 yr old that I wanted to do something special for. His favorite dessert is Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, so I thought I’d make it Friday night and surprise him with it…

Pistachio Mini Cakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

  My son went to his dad’s for spring break and came back with lots of goodies from his Easter basket.  There was lots of chocolate and jelly beans……and a bag of pistachios.  My son hands them to me and says, “these were in my Easter basket and they’re for you, I think they (his…

Payday Cake

Last week I made a Kentucky Bourbon Cake that I loved so much, I wanted to adapt it to a layer cake recipe.  I sat for a few minutes and thought about the filling and frosting.  I wasn’t really in the mood for chocolate or pastel colored frosting, so I started thumbing through my older…

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I stumbled upon this recipe on Facebook. I “like” Saveur, (and a million other things) and this popped up on my news feed. The little blurb above the recipe mentioned 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…