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
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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
Hawaiian Wedding Cake has a couple of different forms. A lot of the time it starts with a yellow cake mix and ends with Cool Whip and that just isn’t my style. I wanted something with the flavor, a limited amount of the stuff I try to stay away from, and it had to be easy. I didn’t want to go through all the steps of making a homemade yellow cake, making pudding, etc.
Again. It had to be easy. And good. Continue reading
Caramel cake is a Southern specialty that you can find in almost any community or church cookbook below the Mason Dixon. Jack Daniels is a classic Southern mash whiskey and it is one of those things that finds its way into numerous Southern recipes from cakes to cookies. Praline is certainly Southern in both flavor and origins. What happens when you combine them all into one magnificent cake?
Suddenly you will say y’all. The front porch will be referred to as the veranda. The theme music from Gone with the Wind will play whenever you sweep down the stairs. And your irritating neighbors? Well, bless their hearts. Continue reading