Butterscotch Brownie Cake

Raise your hand if you’ve cooked with butterscotch in the past five years? Anyone? No? Well after baking and eating this dense, rich cake I am now a butterscotch enthusiast. Ingredients Recipe from Annie’s Eats For butterscotch brownie cake: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter,…

Bittersweet Chocolate and Pear Cake

This is an incredible combination of delicious pear fruityness and dark chocolate goodness all wrapped up in a delightful cake. The key is to slice the pears very thin, almost like a tarte tatin, and then layer the slices between the chocolate. I had never baked with pears before so this first attempt turned out…

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bundt Cake

I first made this cake the day after my grandfather died. So this post is in honor of Grandpa Danny (1927 – 2009) Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Orangette 2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan 5 oz. unsweetened chocolate ¼ cup…

Superbowl Snack Preview

The big game! Yay! Now I’ll admit: it’s Friday and I don’t know who’s playing this Sunday (I think the Steelers? And who else?). However, I like watching football. I may not know players’ names or what call means what, but I am completely in awe of the athletic ability on display. I may not…

Election Day Cake

Before I head to work for a long night of election coverage and as we brace for the results of one of the most historical presidential election cycles, I wanted to share with you a recipe from 1796! Its called “Hartford Election Cake.” When people had to travel to vote in days long,long ago, women…

Yom Kippur: Break the Fast Feast

From 6:00 Wednesday night to 6:00 Thursday night I fasted. I had a little bit of water throughout the day, but that’s it. It’s not easy to fast and cook at the same time! Talk about challenging my will power. I was making a video but mid way through my energy levels were low and…

L’Shana Tova! It’s Rosh Hashanah

I’ve talked about Rosh Hashana in this space before, but that was just talk. Tuesday we walked the walk. We went to services, taschlich and had a Rosh Hashana feast of matzo ball soup, kugel, honey cake and challah. A quick background on Rosh Hashana: It’s the Jewish New Year marking the year since the…

Jewish Apple Cake

To continue with the brunch theme…we turn to a recipe from my mama. An heirloom can be anything with significant importance passed down within a family. In this case, it’s a recipe. A moist, delicious bundt apple cake that can be eaten anytime of day. This recipe also takes me back to Rosh Hashana and…

Carrot Bundt Cake with Vanilla Glaze

This was almost a disaster. Today I had a craving for baking and carrot cake. James is not a huge fan of carrot cake (“Why would you want vegetables in your dessert?!”) – so I’ve refrained from baking one of my favorite desserts. But since I had a craving and we’re heading home to Raleigh…

Blueberry Yogurt Coffee Cake

Courtesy of Washington Post food section. This is great as dessert, breakfast or brunch item! And it’s relatively healthy considering it has minimal oil and no butter or other fatty ingredients. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnnamon…