Category Archives: Cake Recipes

Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

September is birthday month, and it starts with my friend’s birthday that unfortunately falls on 9-11. For the past 13 years, she can count on memorial services and newscasts that will remind us of a day that forever changed the … Continue reading

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Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake with Meringue Topping

This flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake with a Meringue Topping was the winner of a recent dinner party that I didn’t really want to have because I didn’t want the event to happen. It was in honor of a friend and … Continue reading

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Black Bottom Cupcakes from Pastry Chef, Alisa Huntsman

Black bottom cupcakes combine three favorite ingredients, chocolate cake, chocolate chips and sweet cream cheese. Pretty to look at, easy to make and moist and gooey to eat, they are a perfect dessert to bring to a party or picnic. … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting is a nice twist on a classic. There is citrus everywhere, orange inside, lemon outside. This is a special cake because it comes from my friend, Kristina. We met studying kung fu in … Continue reading

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Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake, Easy Baking from Scratch

I love coconut cake, all kinds of coconut cake, of which they are many to choose. I won a contest making these coconut cupcakes and my readers can’t get enough of this divine Southern old fashioned coconut cake. But both … Continue reading

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A Tiny Maple Cake or Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting, Candied Bacon

I read a thing on facebook that claimed that if a friendship lasts seven years, it will last a life time. I tend to think that’s true, because I have friendships that are very long, some since high school. Although … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake in a Jar or with Bourbon Ganache, Sea Salt or a Perfect One Layer Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake in a jar with chocolate ganache  with sprinkles and sea salt is the dessert that is kid friendly but really for grown ups.  It’s laced with a little bourbon and if you don’t want to bake it in … Continue reading

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Homemade Shortcake Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

This one is a real favorite because all my life I have loved the real strawberry shortcake. It’s Sunday Biscuit Day. It seems that at least once a week, I’ve been featuring a biscuit and I think Sunday is the … Continue reading

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Best Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes and Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Can I really say this is the best homemade chocolate fudge cake and best chocolate fudge frosting? Yes, I think I can stand by it. And, the good news is, this recipe make a lot of cake. If you want … Continue reading

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut in a Jar or No Jar

My love for carrara marble led me to make these cupcakes, which, of course, has nothing to do with marble, but everything to do with my seeking out a solution to get that marble look. I used to live in … Continue reading

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How to Make Pineapple Flowers for a Pineapple Breakfast Cake Made with Spelt Flour, Yogurt and Sucanat Sugar

This is one of those posts that I’m exploding all over to tell you about. Often baked goods that look good don’t taste good, ,  or just arent’ healthy. Often the “healthy” baked goods look anything but happy and often … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake in a Jar

This is fun. This is witty. Food in a jar! I am one of the those jar nuts. I have at least 50 mason jars sitting in my pantry.  They hold nuts, grains, popcorn, juniper berries, raisins, beans, rice, brown … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Coconut Cake with Buttercream Frosting

A birthday dinner of southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, home style southern green beans, with sparkling Rosé should be followed up with a good old fashioned coconut layer cake. It’s the mother of elegant comfort food desserts, as it’s rich … Continue reading

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Tennessee T Cakes for a British Tea Party

The 5 Star Foodie Makeover took us to Greece last month in honor of the Olympics and to England this month, still in honor of the Olympics. Cheers to London; they did an outstanding job and triple cheers to our … Continue reading

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Espresso Frosting for Dark Chocolate Cake

Sometimes things go unexpectedly right. This delicious frosting came quite by accident, as I had every intention of showing off my newly developed strawberry frosting that stands to attention and works in a piping bag (If you know anything about … Continue reading

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Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake and a Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary

When life gives you lemons, make Italian lemon olive oil cake. If you want to get fancy, make this cake and build a trifle. Yesterday was our 13th wedding anniversary. Every year, we look at each other and know we … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes

Are you familiar with that commercial that says “life comes at you fast?” I was admiring the tux we rented for my husband to wear to a black tie event celebrating a designer show home which was  featuring my faux … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting Helps Win Second Place at Cupcake Palooza

Books and Cupcakes. Two happy words in a child’s life. This past Saturday, a few of us Nashville Food Bloggers decided to pool our talents and bake several hundred cupcakes for Cupcake Palooza, a fund raiser for Books from Birth … Continue reading

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How to Color Coconut for the Prettiest Coconut Cupcakes

I just finished making 180 mini cupcakes for Cupcake Palooza. My blog is not a baking blog or a cupcake blog, but I do my share of baking from scratch, and I thought it would be fun to join the … Continue reading

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Two Perfect Recipes for the Best Cream Cheese Frosting

There is a magical taste and texture to cream cheese frosting. I like it so much more than plain vanilla butter cream because it’s not so sweet. It also captures flavors exquisitely. Add in some nutmeg and coconut for the … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake Says Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

If you want to say Merry Christmas from Nashville, you do it with red velvet cake. If you want to acknowledge the birthday that is Christmas, you do it with Red Velvet Cake. And, if you want to throw in … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ganache Cake

I love a good, rich, melt in your mouth, dark chocolate cake, especially on my birthday. This post is the transition between my birthday, September 30, and the start of Halloween Season, October 1. And, a sudden surprise $50 Amazon … Continue reading

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The Search for the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake Stops Here with Gateau Victoire from the Zuni Cafe´

I don’t suffer the let down of post Christmas festivities because on January 2, I immediately start day dreaming about Valentine’s Day. I’ll spend weeks planning a menu and a special dessert. And, I don’t stop at my husband. I … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Pear Torta

It’s my favorite time of year. Autumn. Fall. Not Summer anymore. Holiday Season. Whatever you wish to call it, it’s time for comfort, and my most favorite fruits, apples and pears. This recipe will work well with either and will … Continue reading

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Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Filling, Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

What is your favorite cake? You know the cake you chose or will choose for your wedding. The cake you go back to again and again. For me, it’s coconut cake. I have made these stunning coconut cupcakes over and  … Continue reading

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Love Cake

Laura Bush was recently asked on a Sunday morning news channel to dispel the myth that she was a woman who stayed home to bake cookies. The “baking cookies” question wasn’t literal, but was a question that could have went … Continue reading

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Retro Rose turns 75: Lemon Yogurt Cake Fit for a Queen

When I told Retro Rose that I was having a birthday party for my husband, and it wasn’t really her birthday party, she simply said, “okay, I’ll take a plain cake.” But, I’m not making you a cake. Your birthday … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Frosting for the Man Who Married Me

Have you ever had a dream where you need to be somewhere important, but you just can’t get there? Perhaps you have to take a final exam, but in the dream you find yourself at the mall shopping and then … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake with Caramel Irish Cream

This is probably as Irish as I get, but I didn’t want to forget St. Patrick’s Day, and I think a cake flavored with Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream counts. I may not be anywhere close to Irish, but St. Patrick … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Ciambella and Double Berry Shortcake

Ciambella is an Italian coffee cake that is usually lemony and a cross between a pound cake and a shortcake, as in strawberry shortcake. Easy to make, delicious for breakfast with coffee, and I even like it in a bowl … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday – I made you an Olive Oil Cake

I’m pretty sure the person this is intended for is going to read my whole post, so he will have to read to the end to see if this is for him. I over-baked this and He’ll understand what two … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

We love chocolate zucchini cake. Zucchini is abundant at my local farmer’s market. Green, yellow, zephyr, big, tiny. It’s everywhere, and that’s perfectly okay with me because in and amidst all of my savory recipes, one of the local vendors … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Happy Anniversary Perfect Party Cake

This is a pretty cake. And, in Dorie’s Book, Baking From My Home to Yours it is even prettier. We ate this cake on, May 28th, our tenth anniversary. We had plans to go to Atlanta for the weekend, but … Continue reading

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Rum Savarin with Kiwi and Blueberries

Until last week, I never heard of a savarin. It is ring-shaped yeast cake, doused with a sugar syrup (usually rum, but could be wine or even champagne), served with Chantilly cream, placed inside the ring. Savarin is sometimes called … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Tiramisu Cake

That is not a cup of coffee you see, it’s tiramisu cake. Tiramisu is my husband’s favorite dessert. When I told him I was making a tiramisu cake as part of Tuesday’s with Dorie, he was perplexed. Why? Tiramisu needs … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Dorie, Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie has over 200 members who make the same recipe and post each Tuesday. Joining this group is exciting because it is currently closed and only opened up to new members for just for one day last week, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pecan Short Cake with Vanilla Bean Yogurt

I love Valentine’s Day-inspired food. I love the heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting that my neighbors receive in the mail from family, and heart shaped cakes, and dark chocolates. I was looking through all the beautiful choices of baked … Continue reading

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