A few weeks ago Marc and I were grocery shopping and as we were wandering through the bakery section he spied a cake in one of the cases. It was a rectangular, chocolate layer cake with green filling between each layer and a fudge type frosting on top. When I looked at his face I just knew. For at least that moment in time I had been replaced in his heart… Continue reading
Category Archives: Cake
Meyer lemons have finally made it to the stores around here. If you aren’t acquainted with them you’re missing out on some great flavor. The skin of the lemon is orangy and the flavor is soft and mellow lemon. There isn’t any of that sharp tang that makes your face pucker up.
Plain, lemony goodness that will leave everyone wanting more. So, I was shopping and I saw a bag of these beauties in the produce area. Have you noticed we no longer have produce aisles anymore? They are produce areas. Continue reading
Black Forest cake is just elegant. When you think of it you usually don’t think of the local cafe or anything, right?
Desserts like that are intimidating for most people to even consider making at home. It does have several steps and it isn’t one of those desserts you can put on the table in half an hour – but when you want an absolutely fabulous show-stopper of a dessert this is the one to reach for. It is an old recipe but not an ancient one – it was first published in the early 1930s according to some sources.
Who knows? More importantly, who cares?
This is chocolate, people. You don’t need to know a whole lot more than that. Continue reading
Resistance is futile. Look at it. Shiny, rich chocolate, slowly caressing the moist surface of the most intense cake you have ever put in your mouth. It’s sensual. It’s sexy.
It’s OMG. And you want it. Bad.
And so you shall have it. This is an easy, mistake proof cake. You really can’t screw it up unless you forget about it in the oven or something like that. If you do, don’t feel bad. I have been known to do that myself. Continue reading
Birthday cakes are a fact of life around here. With 10 kids between Marc and I, a son-in-law, and three grandkids plus various friends we have birthdays nearly every month. Often they happen in multiples. Since my first child’s first birthday I have tried to make each birthday special and unique. Sometimes I don’t do so well and other times I do great – usually it is somewhere between the two.
Erin, my oldest daughter, is often part of the planning – she and I have worked together on parties for so long that it is almost second nature. When we were planning my step-daughter’s party just before Christmas we finally decides on a hippo theme. Christine loves hippos and collects them so it was almost a no brainer. The only problem was how to actually manipulate cake into the shape of a hippo.
I am not Duff Goldman. Nor do I have tons of time to make cakes. With a baked cake you should be able to complete this in about two hours. It took me an hour and a half. Continue reading