Cake

Yogurt Cake With Sweet Wine Cherries
Yogurt Cake With Sweet Wine Cherries

Don't you just love the creamy texture of Greek yogurt? Especially if it is swirled with delicate citrus zest, like a white snowfield lit up with a thousand fireflies. Now imagine that flavour, the zesty tang in a dense and moist cake form. Top that gastronomic...

Coffee Kugelhopf
Coffee Kugelhopf

  Sometimes when you have been baking for a very long time with a contraption that is probably older than you, you learn to read it inside out. I have a feeling that my oven was around when I was a little girl. That was a very long time ago. We inherited it with...

Sugarplum Buttermilk Cake
Sugarplum Buttermilk Cake

  One of the best things about our Thursday Farmer's Market are the sugar plums. They are small, perfectly shape, tart and blood red. I am always amazed at their beautiful texture. Crunchy and juicy, as if it was even possible otherwise. Sadly, I can't stand...

Vanilla And Almond Berry Cake

  It seems like forever since I did a food post. To say I have been busy, is an understatement. But I haven't been starving myself and my family. I assure you that I have been concocting delightful things in the kitchen even though I am mostly absent on this...

Tutti Frutti Cake

When I was younger and studying, I traveled a lot by train. Nick and I would usually grab a snack and our favorite daily with loads of crosswords to take care of our food and entertainment needs on the way to college. Our favorite was a mini-loaf that came in bright,...

A Buttercake Called Mango

  I have been baking for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently when I ate a gorgeous buttercake made by a neighbour that i realized the importance of using good quality, no skimping, golden wholesome butter. For health reasons and out of sheer laziness, I...

Caramel Grape Pound Cake
Caramel Grape Pound Cake

Back in the good old days, a pound each of basic baking ingredients was quite literally mixed in a bowl to get what became known as the pound cake. One can never go wrong with an old-fashioned pound cake. Soft, pillowy and yet firm when warm from the oven, a pound...

Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting
Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting

  I am not an icing person. That much you know about me. I deliberately seek out cakes that eliminate the need for icing or frosting of any kind. Cakes that are robust in their flavour and delicate in their aroma. Cakes that shine without a layer of sugar on top....

Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake
Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake

  It was April Fool's Day on Sunday. What we did for that in a minute. But first, how does the idea of your favourite cereal baked into a nice round loaf sound? How about a thick round slice of that loaf toasted and slathered with the best churned butter money...

Confetti Layer Cake
Confetti Layer Cake

  Boys like blue icing. End of matter! Finito! There is no room for discussion. They will not even consider another colour, like maybe white? No siree! Not in our home. So when it comes to birthday cakes, I don't really have much of a say where icing is...

Cardamom Patty Cakes
Cardamom Patty Cakes

  A patty cake is a miniature cake, essentially a cupcake but more importantly a single individual serve of cake. The term made famous by the poem "Pat-A-Cake", patty cake is often used in Australian English. I am quite convinced that the name caught on...

Pear Rye And Spice Cake
Pear Rye And Spice Cake

  Every year I proclaim that autumn is my favourite season and winter a close second. Autumn and I are kindred spirits. Golden leaves, red hair, bear hugs, foggy breath, a rust scarf, soft sun, a fallen carpet, snug boots, steaming cups, baked fruit, a warm kiss,...