Cake Recipes

Sponge cakes, butter-type cakes, cheesecakes. Simple, fancy, light, fudgey. And everything in between.

Salted caramel cinnamon cake

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One of life's simplest pleasures has got to be eating cake or bread still warm from the oven. In my dream world, I'm up before the crack of dawn everyday and, by the time the sun is up and my family is getting ready for the day, there will be warm cake or bread on the breakfast table. And, on the side, homemade jam and cheese, and home-cured ham.But I have yet to find … [Read more...]

Tri-colored cake with chocolate glaze

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Sometimes, it's not how many cake recipes you know but, rather, how versatile a basic cake recipe is that you can make a dozen different things with it. It's like having a good homemade broth formula. When you have good broth, the sky's the limit as to how many soup recipes you can create.It's the same with baking recipes. Take the basic butter cake recipe, for … [Read more...]

Glazed cinnamon cake. So simple to make. So good to devour (errr… I mean, eat)

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A Pinterest find. The easiest baking project I could find yesterday. Speedy had been craving and craving for something with dark brown sugar, he's been asking for something with a streusel topping or, alternatively, butterscotch brownies. The problem was that I've baked both so many times and I wanted something new. Something new to bake and something new to eat. So, I … [Read more...]

Lemon chiffon cake with lemon glaze

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The aroma is in the cake; the tang is in the glaze. Why? Because the lemon zest went into the cake while the lemon juice went into the glaze. If you have't discovered it yet, lemon zest is highly aromatic but without any substantial tang. It is the juice that is really acidic.This lemon chiffon cake is best served as soon as the glaze is poured over it. That is when the … [Read more...]

Choco-vanilla marble chiffon cake

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When they were younger, the girls loved Goldilocks mocha-vanilla chiffon cake. You know, the one sold by the slice? That and the chicken pie were the only Goldilocks items we bought. Well, until the crust of the chicken pie became bread-like rather than flaky and the filling became more potatoes than chicken. After that, the mocha-vanilla chiffon cake became the only … [Read more...]

Cream cheese coffee cake with cinnamon streusel topping

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My favorite butter cake baked with a twist -- a cream cheese filling and streusel topping. Can you imagine? A split cake with custard or frosting layer in the middle is common enough. But a cream cheese filling? What a surprise. And guess what? You don't need to split the cake. The cream cheese layer is poured right into the pan and it bakes together with the top and … [Read more...]

Eye-candy cake with chocolate ganache

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If you've been following this blog long enough, you might remember the zebra cake and the rainbow cake from three years ago. This cake -- and I really can't think of a better name for it except eye candy because it is so, so, soooo pretty -- is a cross between the zebra cake and rainbow cake. Like the zebra cake, one portion of this eye-candy cake has cocoa powder. Like … [Read more...]

Mango cheese pie: something between a cheesecake and a custard

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It has a graham cracker crust and it is baked but at a lower temperature and without the baine marie. It has all the traditional ingredients for a cheesecake -- cream cheese, cream, sugar and eggs. Yet, it is not a cheesecake. It's a pie that is not as dense as a cheesecake yet it is richer and more substantial than a custard. And it has bits of fresh mangoes in … [Read more...]

Dulce de leche mini cheesecakes

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Now that we are again able to successfully make dulce de leche at home, my mind's running wild with all the desserts that I can make with it. Trifles, truffles, brownies and blondies... I'm hoping that these mini cheesecakes will only be the first among many dishes that I can create with homemade dulce de leche.I used day-old plain fudge brownies for the base of these … [Read more...]

Salted caramel cake

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When I saw a recipe for dulce de leche pound cake, my heart jumped. I adore anything with dulce de leche and I so wanted to make that cake. The problem is that it has gotten more and more difficult to make dulce de leche at home. For some reason, sweetened condensed milk is no longer what it used to be. There was a time when we would drop a whole unopened can of sweetened … [Read more...]