Category Archives: Everyday Cakes

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

  Fall is in the air, this cake is a perfect reminder why there is a fall, this moist, warmly-spiced cake also makes wonderful muffins.  The recipe makes two (2) cakes one to share and one to keep just for yourself, my favorite way to make cakes.  Bonus! Makes: 2-8” cakes Ingredients: 3 cups flour, plus more for pan 1… (more…)

Chocolate-Almond Upside-Down Cake

In case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of single layer cakes (not to say I don’t love 2 layer or even 7 layer cakes).  I love them for the ease of making and because they seem like the perfect amount of cake for a mid-week treat.      For me, Chocolate and Almonds is one of the most… (more…)

Sticky Orange and Vanilla Upside-down Cake

Sticky Orange and Vanilla Upside-down Cake The sweet, tangy, vanilla, citrusy, caramelized oranges is the star of this cake. The orange peel makes this cake really tangy. I also love the sweet fragrance and taste of the vanilla bean in this cake.  Oranges are my usual “Go to“,  when in doubt add orange zest or juice and it makes everything… (more…)

Yogurt Cake (Plain Cake)

The best cake I have ever had is my grandmother’s plain cake. We called it plain because that’s what it was and how it tasted, with its simple off-white crumb and a top that was a tad sweeter, wetter, a thin layer of velvet that always stuck to the wax paper when it was lifted off. Its real name, I… (more…)

Bittersweet Chocolate and Strawberry Cake

Bittersweet Chocolate and Strawberry Cake Strawberry Summer Cake is one of my favorites, I make it all the time,  I began to think about how I could do something different with it (not that it needed something different to be done with it), the Strawberry Summer Cake is nothing short of magic, the way the cake rises up to engulf… (more…)

Nectarine Golden Cake

Nectarine Golden Cake This is a great, every-day cake. The kind you can make on a whim, when you have an unexpected guest, or when you are absolutely keen on having home-made dessert, but are feeling slightly lazy in the baking department. Except, the cake is sort of more impressive than the sum of its parts (my favorite trick!) as… (more…)