Category Archives: Cake

Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Cream Cheese Frosting

  For the frosting: 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature Pinch of salt Zest of 2 lemons Juice of 2 lemons 4-5 cups powdered sugar 3 tbsp poppy seeds Preparation For the … Continue reading

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Leah’s “I luv cake!” Cake

When Leah turned 2, we celebrated her birthday, a small gathering of family & close friends at the house. After playing & presents it was time for cake & ice cream. Situated in her high chair, I gave her a … Continue reading

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Mocha Cake

I recently celebrated a birthday and made my own cake for the occasion. Some people are surprised by that, but since I enjoy baking and trying new things, I actually look forward to it & contemplate various ideas throughout the … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

Let’s take a moment and behold the gloriousness of German Chocolate Cake. This is by far one of my favorite cakes and surprisingly one that I had not previously made. Growing up, it was always one my mom would make … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

This is another recipe pulled from the archives of my mother’s trusty recipe box. Like most recipes from mom, this one stems from my childhood. I’d never made it myself until this past summer when my parents were returning from … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cake

98% of the time I buy strawberries, it’s for the sole purpose of having fresh fruit on hand. The other 2% of the time is because I want to bake with them. This was one of those times. Cool, creamy, … Continue reading

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Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

    This year while our birthday celebrations weren’t so quiet, my time in the kitchen was lacking. All of our birthdays are within 3 weeks of each other, and sometimes in the years passed, by the end of it all we are … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd Mousse Cake

Admittedly, this is not a good picture for a variety of reasons: the partial lighting, the shadow, the disheveled surface of the lemon curd on top (I’ll explain later), the scratches on the plate etc., etc., but you know what? Like … Continue reading

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Nutella Mug Cake

Disclaimer: I’ve never been a fan of mug cakes or mug cookies. I’ve tried my fair share of the ones who claim “Best Ever” or “So Good” and while I’m always eager and hopeful ahead of time, I’m always left feeling a … Continue reading

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Busy Day Cherry Cake

I’ve had this dessert twice in my life. The first time was at our old house, maybe a good ten years or so ago. One of our neighbors had a cherry tree and had buckets full of cherries which were … Continue reading

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