Tag Archive: Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

When it starts cooling down I want spicy aromas and flavors coming out of my kitchen. These cupcakes are a little time more time consuming than your basic vanilla or chocolate but I think you will agree, after one bite, that they are just SO worth it! The pumpkin cupcake is spicy and the pumpkin …

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Cookies and Cream Filling

There isn’t much that is better than a great chocolate cake recipe unless it is a great chocolate cake recipe that has a fantastic cookies and cream filling and then is slathered in rich chocolate frosting. That, my friends, is what we call chocolate nirvana. Please step away from your computer so that the  drool …

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Tangy Lemonade Layer Cake

What would summer be without lemonade in icy glasses, sipped slowly while rocking on the porch? It wouldn’t be summer, that’s what! Most of the time these days I (oh I hate to admit this) make lemonade from a mix. My kids go through vast amounts of lemonade; so much, in fact, that if I …

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White Chocolate and Key Lime Bundt Cake

I have loved white chocolate since I first bit the head off my first white chocolate Easter lamb way back in the 1960s. The creamy richness is like nothing else when done right…and like nothing else when done wrong.  There is nothing worse than badly done white chocolate. One of the reasons I like it …

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Valentine’s Day Treats from the Archives of Restless Chipotle

Valentine’s Day is in a week and I should be posting amazing images of cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats to tempt you into believing I am a food blogger extraordinaire. Sadly, between other commitments and getting hit with a nasty virus that is still spinning around my system I just have not cooked. Not …

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Rolled Orange Spongecake with Cassata Filling


One of the benefits of growing up all over the country is that you end up trying a lot of different foods from a lot of different cultures. The East coast is an area that has more than its share of fabulous food, or it did in the 1960s. Back then there were small, family …

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Sweet Corn Pound Cake with Honey Whipped Cream

What could be a better summer dessert than sweet corn pound cake? I love fresh, sweet corn. I spent some of my childhood in  New Jersey and never quite got over my love for that Jersey sweet corn. Where we lived we were surrounded by farms… and there was nothing that I liked better than …

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake: The Cake Behind the Mystery

I couldn’t find a definite answer to my question about the origins of Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake but most people believe that Hellman’s came up with it in the early half of the 1900s. Who knows? The fact of the matter is that mayonnaise cake is fudgey, moist, chocolate Nirvana. There is something about the mayonnaise …

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