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Walnut Streusel Coffeecake

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OK, so we’ve all been trying to be good after the holidays.  I get that.  But there is only so long I can go without a sweets fix such as this Walnut Streusel Coffeecake.  Well, actually I’ve already tested a couple of new cookie recipes for the Holiday season 2013!  I know, we have hardly . . . → Read More: Walnut Streusel Coffeecake

Angel Food Cake

I’m not sure what’s in the air, but Angel Food Cakes are turning up everywhere.  So I decided to do some research and see where the differences were.  I looked at blogs, the internet and yes, real books!  Here is the list I checked out:  davidlebovitz.com,  americastestkitchen.com,  joythebaker.com,(based on Alton Brown’s recipe),  zoebakes.com, baking bites.com,(from . . . → Read More: Angel Food Cake

Very Chocolate Cake

Very Chocolate Cake, as promised!  It took six tries and a ton of frustration to get this posted.  Even after it was fixed, it crashed twice more.  I have never been so frustrated or relieved to get a post up but here it is and I hope you enjoy it.

The Very Chocolate  Cake was . . . → Read More: Very Chocolate Cake

Creamy Pound Cake with Strawberry Lemon Sauce

Many years ago a friend of mine gave me the recipe for this pound cake.  I remember thinking this couldn’t possibly work – as bakers we have been trained to preheat the oven.  This started in a cold oven. But because she was such a good cook I decided to give it a try exactly . . . → Read More: Creamy Pound Cake with Strawberry Lemon Sauce

Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes with Bailey’s Sauce

This really fantastic dessert comes to us from Cork, Ireland via the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Orlando, Florida last October.  Booth after booth after booth from all over the world featured food from their countries.  This and the Belgium Waffle booth had the longest lines and were indeed standouts.  For the Belgium waffles . . . → Read More: Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes with Bailey’s Sauce

Cupcake Wedding Cake

Some months ago I was asked to make a wedding cake for a friends daughter’s wedding.  After closing my bakery in 2009, I don’t have the capacity to do wedding cakes out of my house.

But it bothered me that I couldn’t do this wedding, so after a while, I thought CUPCAKES!   I . . . → Read More: Cupcake Wedding Cake

Seafood Crepes with Molten Chocolate Cake

Please see the January 31, 2011 blog for how to photos.

Every Valentines day we would feature a special menu especially to celebrate this wonderful holiday.  It was always decadent and we always threw caution to the wind when it came to ingredients and calories.  One special day to celebrate with your one special person . . . → Read More: Seafood Crepes with Molten Chocolate Cake

Seafood Crepes and Molten Chocolate Cakes

Every Valentines day we would feature a special menu especially to celebrate this wonderful holiday.  It was always decadent and we always threw caution to the wind when it came to ingredients and calories.  One special day to celebrate with your one special person was not a time to think about anything but enjoying a . . . → Read More: Seafood Crepes and Molten Chocolate Cakes

Cutting a Cake Like a Pro

OK, the celebration was great, the food was a smash and now it is time to serve the cake. Sheer panic sets in as you know you have to cut the beautiful celebration cake in front of you. Well, this is going to be the last time you have to struggle with this. When I . . . → Read More: Cutting a Cake Like a Pro

Lemon Poppyseed Crazy Cake with Variations

Crazy is the right term for this cake with no eggs and no butter made in the pan in which it is baked. Crazy, right? One thing you should be aware of is the cakes without cocoa will not be browned on top as the butter and eggs contribute to the color. If this bothers . . . → Read More: Lemon Poppyseed Crazy Cake with Variations