One of the reasons that I love this cake is that it looks impressive, but it’s ridiculously easy to make—even for folks who don’t have a lot of experience baking. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool completely before you can fill and frost it.
Warning: Baking this cake will fill your kitchen with the irresistible smell of oranges. This is a slightly modified version of a recipe I saw recently in Saveur. It’s a buttery pound cake shot through with freshly grated orange zest and soaked with sweet orange syrup.butter, cake, orange, sugar
This French Cheesecake is my favorite Secret Weapon Dessert. Easy to make. Easy on the eyes. Practically guaranteed to stun everyone—including your best friend’s chatty new girlfriend—at your dinner party into blissful, dessert-nibbling silence. This recipe comes from an old family friend. In fact, a bunch of you requested the recipe when I first posted […]butter, cheesecake, cream cheese, raspberry
Hey, you! (Yeah, you!) Summer’s coming. Let’s go to the playground! Oh, or maybe the roller rink. Or both. Sorry…this cake makes me feel like I’m about 12 years old again. And I’m loving it. (Slumber party, anyone?) This is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I have, hands down. It’s also one of […]baking, cake, chocolate, eggless
Spring is coming. Bring on the strawberries! This cake has all the flavors of a classic strawberry shortcake�all in one cake. It’s great by itself, or served with a big dollop of creme chantilly, or scoop or two of good vanilla ice cream. This cake is good with regular, ole supermarket strawberries. For outstanding berry […]cake, cream, strawberry
This has to be one of my favorite cakes. It’s remarkably tender and spicy—and covered in gloriously tangy cream-cheese and butter frosting. And the best part? It’s ridiculously easy to make. Combine the dry ingredients, beat in the wet ingredients, pop it in the oven and…voila! Slather it with rich frosting, slice off a big […]cake, clove, frosting, ginger, spices