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 Taste 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

Orange Cream Custard Cake, Seattle, Not Boston, but with Chocolate

Yesterday when I offered cake to people who’d also never had custard cake*, one said that she used to love Boston Cream Pie. Me, too, both the original and some variations unBostonly. However, chocolate draws, so I made a small batch today of the same cake as yesterday with two exceptions: doubling the orange extract … More Orange Cream Custard Cake, Seattle, Not Boston, but with Chocolate

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

There were two recent birthdays which I missed and determined to additionally celebrate with a chocolate party cake filled with two mousses and covered in lots of fudgy icing. I’d wanted to try the same recipe as the last chocolate party cake, the tall one which I felt would’ve been better if I’d got cake … More Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

Leftovers = Wednesday White Cake, Lemon Filling, Vanilla Buttercream

There were discussions last week regarding the flavor or flavors for the snowman cake. At one point, there were going to be three round cakes of various sizes and each was to be flavored differently. One of those flavors was white so I began freezing egg whites for it whenever egg was needed for something … More Leftovers = Wednesday White Cake, Lemon Filling, Vanilla Buttercream