In a kitchen with juliyya: Snowman birthday cake, Part Deux, with a family

It was two years ago when the first Snowman birthday cake* made such an impression on the six-year old who enjoyed the creative process and result so much that she decided another must be made. Perhaps the theme might be repeated next year in some way. Maybe three starts a tradition. Who knows? (We’ve already … More In a kitchen with juliyya: Snowman birthday cake, Part Deux, with a family

For the workmen: Crazy Cake with Penuche Frosting

Workmen are descending on the property in the morning for a massive cleanup, so I mustered some energy to bake them the cake known to please. It’s the favorite cake and frosting combination of many family members, has made its way to countless picnics, potlucks and gatherings and I’m pretty sure the chaps will be … More For the workmen: Crazy Cake with Penuche Frosting

Homemade Raspberry Filling plus Birthday Cake to Soak It Up

This cake was a first for me, and I can thank the birthday person for whom it was made for the germ of an idea. I’d asked him and asked his wife to ask him what kind of birthday cake he’d like. I’d planned to make my grandmother’s Dutch Chocolate Cake for his birthday this … More Homemade Raspberry Filling plus Birthday Cake to Soak It Up

Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake

Oh boy! There they were on display in a heap of bags at the Grocery Outlet today, and at a bargain $1.99 each, three bags of cranberries made it into the cart, one for this cake and two for something else. I’ve been waiting to try Ben & Birdy’s Cranberry Upside-Down Cake every since my … More Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake

3-Layer Rhubarb & Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream

Yesterday afternoon I had a bee in my bonnet to try yet another rhubarb and orange cake, using the recipe for the 3-layer Fresh Cranberry Orange Cake* but substituting chopped fresh, local rhubarb for the cranberries. However, I lacked the sour cream and didn’t want to go to the store since it would be too … More 3-Layer Rhubarb & Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream

In the kitchen with juliyya: Cinnamon Sugar Rhubarb Cake

It’s still rhubarb-in-the-wild season here, so a couple girlies and I got together this morning to make another type of rhubarb cake to serve warm for lunch. The recipe is in the 2007┬áTaste of Home Annual Recipes cookbook. We substituted butter for shortening and made a 50/50 blend of milk and fresh-squeezed orange juice instead … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Cinnamon Sugar Rhubarb Cake