Vanilla Crazy Cake

This deliciously easy Depression era recipe makes a single vanilla cake layer and requires no eggs or dairy. It’s made with simple pantry staples and tastes terrific! As promised, I’m delivering the vanilla version of the Chocolate Crazy Cake I posted last week. I’m just so pleased that many of you made the chocolate version […]

Chocolate Crazy Cake

This vintage cake recipe requires no eggs, milk, or butter, and instead relies on pantry ingredients for its success. Make it when you’re fresh out of fresh ingredients! Hello friends! I hope everyone is navigating this strange season of life with hope and optimism. Since baking is my happy place, I’ve been making small batches […]

Wild Strawberry and Lemon Verbena Layer Cake

Alternating flavors of wild strawberry and lemon verbena are stacked, filled, and frosted with tangy lemon Swiss meringue buttercream in this spring-inspired cake. I think we’re all in need of some happy colors and springtime flavors just about now. This cake is absolutely bursting with beautiful, bright flavors thanks to some special, new-to-me ingredients. A […]

Swirled Swedish Saffron Bread for St. Lucia Day

Sweet, golden saffron bread is filled with cinnamon-sugar and studded with tart red currants. Serve slices with hot tea or coffee to warm a cold winter’s night. Today is St. Lucia’s day! It’s the day that our Swedish friends celebrate Saint Lucy, a symbol of hope and light in dark times. The festival begins the […]

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

These soft strawberry cookies are semi-homemade using a shortcut with boxed cake mix. Dress them up for Valentine’s Day with colorful confetti sprinkles and heart quins. It’s not often that I bake with prepackaged cake mixes, but I’m certainly not against using them. I’ve learned that a box can be a helpful shortcut for busy […]

Whiskey Butter Toffee

Equal parts sugar and real butter account for the rich flavor and beautiful golden color in this classic candy. This crunchy candy is bursting with buttery flavor punctuated with notes of oak and cherry, thanks to a shot of bourbon whiskey. Good toffee requires very few ingredients to make and depends on 1:1 ratio of […]

Mardi Gras King Cake

King Cake is a glazed and sugared yeast bread ring that is a New Orleans tradition for Mardi Gras. Serve this cake to revelers throughout the Carnival season and on Fat Tuesday. This was my first foray into King Cake territory. It’s been on my baking bucket list for as long as I’ve been blogging […]

Mini Pastel Party Cakes

These Mini Pastel Party Cakes are sure to bring lots of fun and color to your next event. Soft and fluffy white cake is covered with buttercream and festooned with lots of sprinkles and candy lollipops. It’s been so rainy and bleak here for most of this month, so I’ve been craving sunshine and lots […]

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Love Spell Cake

Charm your beloved on Valentine’s Day with a slice of Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Love Spell Cake! White cake is studded with mini chocolate chips and layered with strawberry filling to celebrate the season’s most admired flavors. I believe it was Oscar Wilde who opined about life imitating art. I agree, and if you need an example, […]

Cannoli Cake

Sweet ricotta cheese filling separates three moist yellow cake layers in this Italian pastry-inspired cake. It’s frosted with a duo of mascarpone buttercream and rich chocolate ganache, and crowned with six irresistible mini cannoli. One of my favorite jobs as a recipe developer is planning a new layer cake. Although I love pies, cookies, and […]

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