Tag: cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake

My mom has had a recipe in her recipe box for a chocolate sheet cake for as long as I can remember. She kindly texted me a copy of it a few weeks ago when I really, really wanted to make a sheet cake. I […]

Belgian Brownie Cakelets

Belgian Brownie Cakelets

Anyone who’s read this blog knows I love chocolate. Let me introduce you to one of the purest and most delicious chocolate things I’ve made. Over the weekend, I finally made time to make the Belgian Brownie Cakelets from Smitten Kitchen. This weekend was dreary, […]

Quick Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Quick Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

My intermittent weekend baking continues. While Alex took weekend nap duty with the baby, I whipped up a quick and easy chocolate chip coffee cake for him for Father’s Day. If you just have one coffee cake recipe in your rotation, this should be it.

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

My friend Kate came from St. Louis to visit us in New Jersey! She was the first of our friends to visit (aside from when she and Jen drove out here with me). Alex and I were very excited to have her as a house […]

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

[Edit: for something faster and easier (and a bit less traditional), try Cinnamon Gooey Butter Cake. My favorite recipe is currently this St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake recipe.] During my first year of recipes, I made a St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake and promised myself […]

Honey Bourbon Cheesecake

Honey Bourbon Cheesecake

Here I will tell you the story of how I was disappointed with a very big, delicious cheesecake. It was my own fault. It resulted from cold, unsoftened cream cheese. I didn’t believe it would make such a big difference, but it did. There is […]

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

My friend Kate was willing to sacrifice a birthday dinner so she could watch a co-ed softball game that her friends play on. That’s friendship. To show how special she is, I thought I would surprise Kate with cake! Kate is also vegan, which makes […]

Almond Macaroon Torte with Chocolate Frosting

Almond Macaroon Torte with Chocolate Frosting

Valentine’s Day was a Friday this year, and I couldn’t bear the thought of going out to dinner with hordes of other people. I had no inspiration for dinner (we ended up buying steak and appetizers at Trader Joe’s), but I had decided earlier that […]

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

I got the urge to take cupcakes to a potluck recently. With frosting. And heart sprinkles for Valentine’s Day. Luckily, I recently bought a gluten-free baking book, Gluten-Free Baking Classics. It had great reviews on Goodreads (where I check out ratings on any book before […]

Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake

Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake

Last weekend I decided to use up the remainder of my bag of fresh cranberries by making breakfast – specifically this Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake recipe. I’m glad that I did. It wasn’t difficult to make. The coffee cake was a delicious breakfast and made […]


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