Fudgy Chocolate Sheet Cake

October is a great month. The weather really starts to turn towards fall. The mornings and evenings are cool, the days perfect and everyone still wants to be outside. There are two added, personal, bonuses in the month of October. The first is James’s birthday! The second is my grandmother’s birthday! James and Grandma Doe…

Sour Cream Fudge Layer Cake

A colleague of mine posted a link the other day about “National Chocolate Cake Day,” which included five delicious looking cake recipes. Several of us commented on her link and what started as a facetious “this is happening” type of post, became reality. A few days later, we celebrated this illustrious national holiday at the…

2014 Here I Come!

It seems as though I took an unintentional two-month hiatus. At the end of November we moved and then the holidays hit and we didn’t have an oven (which is getting replaced next week). All that to say, I’m back! The next few months will be equally busy as work kicks back into full gear…

Pear Cake

The great thing about grocery stores is the abundance and availability of produce year round — even if it’s not technically in season. However, there are two sides to every coin and with this availability also brings with it a level of disappointment. Case in point: it’s August and there are at least two types…

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cranberry Cake

Oh holiday season, why do you offer so many irresistible desserts? This indulgence tops the charts with a cake that has a layered, depth of flavor I haven’t found in other flourless chocolate cakes. The cranberries and hazelnuts are folded into the chocolate mixture so when you take a bite, you get a synergy of…

Hummingbird Cake

Oh my glaze! This cake is delicious. Between the bananas, yogurt and pineapple you are sure to have a moist cake. Hummingbird cakes can also be topped with a thicker frosting instead of a glaze – that’s up to you. Whatever you put on top, know that the cake is a winner! It’s amazing what…

Blueberry Coffee Cake

The story of this coffee cake goes like this: buy ONE cart of blueberries… get TWO free… use THREE cups in a coffee cake. You see, there was a sale at our grocery store and there was just no way I was going to pass up that sale. This also meant I had entirely too…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My past experiences with upside down cakes led me to believe that they were dry, lacked any substantial fruit topping or flavor and basically uninteresting. I was so wrong. I just proved myself, and hopefully you, wrong with this recipe. You can cook it in 9-inch cake pan, but it takes longer and there’s an…