Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. In that time, this blog has had its 2nd birthday and I’ve gone back to school to get my masters. I’ve come to find that has had me gravitate towards baking my tried and true recipes rather than developing something new. I do have a few more recipes to share that I made in the summertime. The first being a chocolatey orange combo that is great for any time of year – especially the upcoming holidays. The cake is slightly sweet, citrusy and moist and the dark chocolate balances it all out.
Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I thought I would try something a little bit different for me. I was kindly gifted a bundt pan by my mother since she wasn’t using hers anymore and pretty much immediately got to work on a lemon raspberry bundt cake. I hadn’t worked with a bundt pan before so it was a fun challenge figuring out baking times and proportions. I have to say I’m happy with how this cake turned out. It’s super lemony and the right balance of dense and moist. That being said, I do want to workshop this recipe a little bit. I had baked it for 42 minutes, but it ended up being a little undercooked despite the cake tester coming out clean. There are some other things I want to work with, like the proportions of the flour and butter and nailing down a raspberry glaze recipe.
Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Here I am with another whoopie pie recipe. If you can’t decide if you’re more in the mood for a cookie or some cake, this is the dessert for you. This particular whoopie pie utilizes the classic pumpkin spices, but with a heavy hand of cinnamon.
Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a sweet start to the new year! I spent the first real snowfall of the year making these whoopie pies and listening to American Like Me by America Ferrera. To be honest, it was the first new recipe that’s worked in a while. I was so excited I wanted to yell “Whoopie!”. In all seriousness, this is basically a sweet, but not overly sweet, cookie-cake sandwich. It’s great all on its own, or as a base for adding more flavors. I decided to add a dollop of raspberry jam from a jar to some of the whoopie pies. It got the job done, and I didn’t have to mess with more dishes to clean, so it was a win-win for me.
Happy November! If you need a recipe for a grey day, look no further. I must admit this cake was the result of a happy accident. I was attempting to make whoopie pies, but noticed they baked more like a cake than a whoopie pie. I put the rest of the batter in a cake pan and topped it off with some cinnamon and sugar and the cake became what it needed to be. This cake pairs well with a hot beverage and a lazy Sunday. This cake is both dense and light and the cinnamon sugar topping gives it a satisfying crunch and a punch of cinnamon.
Good Morning and Happy Saturday! It’s good to get back in a baking groove again. To celebrate doing this whole writing recipes and posting them thing that I’ve been doing for a year, I decided to make a triple layer funfetti cake. Turns out I let the cakes cool a smidge too long and opted not to grease my pans. Don’t be like me, grease your pans and you’ll have a smoother time baking this than I did. All baking mishaps aside, this it a cake that is a deliciously vanilla cake that is ready to party.
Good Morning and Happy Friday! Tonight’s the night of The Great British Baking Show Finals on PBS! I watched through it all the weekend the new season premiered and it was glorious. It was definitely what inspired me to make this cake. I ended up making this twice in one week because a) it’s super easy and b) I had a lot of heavy whipping cream to go use up. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and has a shedload of berries and cream.