I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!
One day last year when I was on a walk, I came upon two ladies standing by the trunk of a car, one of them holding a cake looking like this one. I asked what it was and the baker told me that it was her family favorite and she was taking it to a … More Sunday Cake: German Chocolate Cake with Seafoam Frosting
How’s that for a title? The birthday girl requested the Strawberry Well Cake* with berries and cream in the well, but chocolate frosting and definitely without dots like the one below. She said the family was looking at lower sugar than the last cake I made for them, but she hadn’t realized that angel food … More A Berry Well Birthday Cake
To my surprise, one of the people with whom I almost always share a serving or two of anything I bake and whose birthday is today, told me that he’s not a fan of sugar! He asked that I make his birthday cake with less sugar. By coincidence, the other person whose birthday was Friday, … More Less sugar, please, asked 2 birthday recipients
That’s right. It’s my birthday and I’ve baked myself a cake to share. Rather than a 3-layer banana nut cake, which is my favorite, it’s a sheet cake which is easier to share with more people. The nuts were left out because many here cannot have nuts and it has Buttermilk frosting rather than the … More Happy Birthday to Me
To my friends and those celebrating Eid Al-Fitr as Ramadan 2021 ends beginning at sunset tonight in Seattle, May 12th, I wish you all a Blessed Eid. Today I made this Crazy Cake with Penuche frosting, a sprinkle of Sprouts’ Chocolate Gems and used my Arabic writing skills for the wish: Eid Mubarak. The cake … More Eid Mubarak
Who doesn’t like apple wedges with peanut butter? This is a coffee cake version of that classic combo. Why? Mix-and-match is my middle name. There was leftover peanut butter frosting which I’d frozen a few days ago after making a batch of my Peanut Butter Wich* cookies for my mum’s birthday. Sunday cake. Formula 1 … More Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
I’m not preparing rhubarb desserts anymore (I can’t have them) but since it’s growing all over the Pacific Northwest right now, I thought it might be useful to some new readers if I listed those I’ve made here with the recipes. Right off the bat, I recommend the rhubarb ice cream, the making of which … More Got rhubarb? Recipes, ideas in this blog.
I admit it. I wanted to put the really, really old Albers Flapjack Flour – Peacock Buckwheat Flour serving gadget* in a pic so I took a photo of a slice of cake! One of my nieces says there’s never leftover frosting at her house, which could mean that there’s a deep layer of it … More Leftover penuche frosting? Put it on Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore