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…

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…