Strawberry Coffee Cake

See that square with the strawberries bursting out? Doesn’t it look cute? Like I fashioned it for a professional magazine photo? Think again. It’s only like that because I took this to my class and James wanted a piece before it was devoured. So that left me with a coffee cake that looked like someone…

Voila! Birthday Celebration Cake

Here’s the celebration I told you about earlier this week … a monster cake with retro flare (I kind of love that the freeze frame in the video looks like the cake is my face!): Here are a few close ups of the cake and that cake box from the ’70s…. and now a close…

Pomegranate Spice Bundt Cake

Yum! Yum! Yum! Pomegranate is a health-buzz word, just the mere mention of it and your heart is supposed to feel better. Now you can bake a cake with it and eat it too! However, I am going to suggest adapting the recipe to add more pomegranate juice (recipe below is original). As of this…

Coconut Cake

Happy Christmakkah everyone! James and I hosted our third annual Kotecki Christmakkah shindig this weekend and had a marvelous time seeing our friends from different parts of our lives, meet, mingle and eat. In honor of the party and in an effort to expand my cake repertoire, I made this layered coconut cake. It. Was….

Banana Caramel Cake

Wow. Just wow. Who would’ve thought to poke holes in a cake? The caramel sauce is drizzled over so that it infiltrates the cake and pools at the bottom of plate…yum. What else can I say – this is darn good cake! Mouthwateringly good, plus a true crowd pleaser. Ingredients Source: Technicolor Kitchen cake 2…

Pound Cake

Who knew that something so simple could be so delectable. Although I did not use a pound of butter, a pound of flour and a pound of sugar like they did in the good ol’ days, this recipe did not lack anything in the way of taste, moisture or flavor. The best part about pound…

Apple Upside Down Cake

Behold! One of many apple-related recipes coming your way. It’s fall which means it’s apple baking season. Apples are available all year round, but fall baking with apples just seems so right. I’m here to tell the tale of my first attempt at an upside down cake. The story is short and simple: it’s so…

Rosh Hashanah Jam Cake

L’Shana Tova! We’re celebrating 5770 — wow! That’s another thing I love about fall, the High Holidays mark the changing of the seasons and the beginning of a new year. More than my birthday or New Year’s Eve, the High Holidays are when I reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next….

Cherry Yogurt Pound Cake

They don’t call it a pound cake for nothing, but don’t worry about the amount of butter while you’re eating it, just focus on that when you’re at the gym next time. With cherries still in season we might as well enjoy them as much as we can before we move to baked goods with…

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake

I was almost ready to put the coffee cake in the oven. All I needed to do was add the streusel topping. I should have looked at the recipe and sprinkled the required one cup over the top. But no. Why make it easy? Instead, I had a brain-blank and poured the entire amount (about…

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Tonight is the first night of Passover and this Sunday is Easter! James and I won’t be down to Raleigh celebrate with his family so we put together an ‘Easter Basket’ for them. It was spring themed with raspberry pecan tea cakes, this blueberry crumb cake, and kahlua truffles. What better way to ring in…

Applesauce Spice Cake

Before you think this is just another quick bread or breakfast delight – think again. It’s healthier than most because there’s no granulated sugar or butter. Instead, maple syrup and apple sauce act as sweetners. The lack of processes sugar also may add to the denser nature of this cake. We had our first bites…