Category: Cakes

LEMON-BLUEBERRY YOGURT LOAF

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (if you’re skipping the fruit, you can also skip the last tablespoon of flour)2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar3 extra-large eggs2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons)1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 cup vegetable oil1 1/2…


Strawberry Cream Cake

Every summer I anxiously await the arrival of locally grown sweet, red strawberries. Think of a simple sponge cake, sweet strawberries and a whipped cream frosting. This cake will be an annual tradition because it’s not difficult to make, it looks beautiful– best of all, it’s incredibly delicious! Ingredients CAKE: 1 1/4 cups cake flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon table…


Banana Chocolate Walnut Cake

INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons, melted and cooled1 cup sugar, divided2 large eggs1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)2/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 (3 1/2- to 4-ounce) bar 70%-cacao bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped1 cup walnuts…


Lemon Loaf

 from London’s Ottolenghi Makes: 1 standard loaf Ingredients 3large eggs1cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar1/2cup sour cream5tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing1tablespoon poppy seedsFinely grated zest of 3 lemons (1 tablespoon)1 1/3cups  all-purpose flour1 1/4teaspoons baking powder1/4teaspoon salt3/4cup  confectioners’ sugar, sifted2tablespoons lemon juice Directions Heat the oven to 325° F. Grease the loaf…


Kit Kat Cake

      It’s really very simple to make. You’ll just need your favourite layer cake recipe (or a boxed mix), frosting, Kit Kat’s, and M&M’s   Frost a layer cake just as you would normally do- first one layer, then add the second and frost all the way around. Then stick Kit Kat’s all…


Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Ingredients ⅓ cup light brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅔ cup white sugar ½ cup salted butter, softened (or use unsalted and add ¼ tsp salt) 2 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1¾ teaspoons baking powder ½ cup milk 2 apples, peeled and chopped (I used Gala) Instructions…


Orange- Chocolate Coffee Cake

This Macrina Bakery & Café coffee cake was featured on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets series, which showcases eateries across the United States that are creating “the most unique and exciting desserts today.” This moist, buttery cake is studded with roasted almonds, semisweet chocolate chips, and fresh orange zest. The Macrina Bakery has gotten calls…


Apple Spice Cake

Apple Snacking Spice Cake 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 large eggs 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith apples 1/2…


Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda pinch of salt ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon zest + 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. orange zest + 2 tbsp. orange juice 1 tsp. almond extract 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 c. sugar…


Prune Cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup prune purée 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 
 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 3/4 cup dried prunes, pitted…


CheeseCake

Baking your cheesecakes in a water bath is part of the secret to producing beautiful cheesecakes at home with a texture similar to those sold in the restaurant. The water surrounds your cheesecake to keep it moist as it cooks, and the moisture helps prevent ugly cracking. You’ll start the oven very hot for just…


Caramelized Almond Cake

DAVID LEBOVITZ 8 to 10 servings You can use blanched or unblanched sliced almonds. Either will work fine. I toasted mine, which were a mix of the two, in the oven while I was putting together the cake batter. They’ll take about 8 to 10 minutes 325ºF stirring them once or twice during baking so…


Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

“This is the best chocolate bundt cake from the geniuses at America’s Test Kitchen. It is very dense, moist, with a fine crumb, a rich, assertive chocolate taste from the combination of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and is not overly sweet. The cake can be made a day in advance; wrap the cooled cake in…


Berry Buckle

Softer and more fruit-filled than a coffeecake, but with a higher percentage of buttery batter than a cobbler, buckles are harder to classify than they are to make. This one is tender, moist and filled with sweet summer berries. INGREDIENTS ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan ½ cup…


Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This cake was on the cover of the “All-Time Best Recipes” Collector’s Edition from Cook’s Illustrated. My one piece of advice is that you take the time to follow all of the steps as written. What I’ve found with Cook’s Illustrated is that every step and process has a very specific purpose. These people try…


Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake

Ingredients Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1-1/2 cups sour cream, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar zest of one orange 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 (14 oz) can…


Chocolate Orange Coffee Cake

Ingredients 1¾ cups flour 1½ tsp baking powder 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream zest of ½ an orange, finely minced ¼ cup cocoa 2 tbsp milk 3 ounces Grand Marnier liqueur or other orange liqueur For the truffle glaze 1 cup dark chocolate chips…


Pie Apple Cake

This is a simple, excellent cake with a tender crumb, subtle spicing and soft apples . Serve it plain, or with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream. INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 ounces unsalted butter(1/2 stick), softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla…


Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

From COOKS ILLUSTRATED Ingredients Lemon Sugar-Almond Topping 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp finely grated zest from lemon 1/2 cup sliced almonds Cake 2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 1/8 tsp baking powder 1 1/8 tsp baking soda 1 tsp table salt 10 T butter, softened but still cool 1 C plus 7…


Perfect Cheesecake

It is hard to describe a recipe as “perfect”, especially for a recipe such as cheesecake, for which so many have their own personal favourite. But, this is simply the best, most wonderful cheesecake I have ever had, and have ever made. It is based on a master recipe, from the master of baking herself,…


Apple Kuchen With Honey and Ginger

More coffeecake than apple cake , this moist cake is pure comfort, a touch of honey in the batter and a honey glaze. It will keep for several days, tightly wrapped, at room temperature. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE: ½ cup unsalted butter(1 stick), plus butter for greasing pan 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus flour…


Summer Peach Cake

ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch-thick wedges 4 tsp lemon juice, divided 6 Tbsp plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and…


Light Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust Ingredients 9 sheets graham crackers, broken into rough pieces and processed in a food processor to fine even crumbs ( 5 ounces) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ( 1/2 stick) 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Filling Ingredients 1 lb 1% fat cottage cheese 1 lb light cream cheese, at room temperature 8 ounces plain…


Chocolate Cream Squares

This super-rich dessert contains chocolate whipped cream between layers of bittersweet chocolate cake topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze. It’s best made one day ahead and refrigerated overnight. CAKE 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1/3 cup hot water 6 large eggs, separated 2/3 cup sugar…


Lemon Pudding Cake

Ingredients 2 large lemons 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3 large eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups 2 % milk Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grate 1 Tbsp zest from lemons, then squeeze 1/4 cup+ 2 Tbsp juice. Whisk together flour, salt, and 1/2 cup +…


Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil 1 large egg 2 large egg yolks 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup milk…


Olive Oil Cake

This cake is perfect, and will ruin you for all others. Recipe from Maialino Restaurant in New York City. Maialino also serves it at breakfast in muffin form, and they’ve been known to turn it into a birthday cake, layered with mascarpone buttercream. Makes a 9-inch round cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups…


Blueberry Muffin Cake

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly; more for the pan 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (2 1/2 cups) fresh blueberries Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional) I prefer vanilla ice…


Coffee Cake

ingredients: filling 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon cocoa 3 Tablespoons raisons processed fine 1 cup toasted walnuts, processed to a fine flour cake 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2…


Apple Pie Cake

ingredients: 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 3 tablespoons cinnamon- sugar mixture(2 1/2 T. sugar + 1/2 t. cinnamon) 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a…


Pecan Pear Coffee Cake

Ingredients 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed FILLING: 4 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour…


Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake Forgotten Cake, America’s Test Kitchen Note: Be sure to give the pudding and the cake enough time to cool or you’ll end up with runny pudding and gummy cake. Pudding make the pudding the day before. 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon table salt 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup…


Upside down Crunch Pear Coffee Cake

Chef Elizabeth Falkner Ingredients for the Crunch: 1 ½ C. brown sugar 1 t. ground cinnamon ¼ t. ground nutmeg ½ t. salt 1 TB. flour 2 TB. butter Instructions for the Crunch: Work all ingredients together with a spatula or your fingers and set aside. Ingredients for the Coffee Cake: 2 Pears, cored and…


Lemon Ice Box Pie

This is a delicious, easy to make dessert. Everyone said it was the best lemon pie/tart they had ever eaten. Eagle Brand condensed milk is sweetened and the resulting flavour is the perfect mix of tart and sweet. 14 whole graham crackers, broken 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Two…


Double Chocolate Torte

Cake: 8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup all purpose flour Mousse: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 8 ounces bittersweet…


Mexican Chocolate Streusel Cake

Be sure to use Mexican chocolate, as it is different from all others. If you cannot find Mexican Chocolate, 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, 2 tablespoons of sugar plus 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon is a close substitute. double that twice for this recipe, once for the cake and once for the streusel. This cake is best…


Apple Cake with warm Carmel Sauce

1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 eggs at room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped, plus 16 apple slices for garnish Hot Caramel Sauce: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1…


Marble Pound Cake

There are some days, well…most days, when I crave a simple cake, nothing big or fancy, creating something simple shouldn’t require much work. This cake is a classic pound cake, my friend Linda’s favourite, it is moist and delicious the way pound cake should be. adapted from Anna Olson 3/4 cup – unsalted butter –…


Chocolate Ripple Orange Cake

My mom has been making this cake for years. 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup plain yogurt 1 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon orange rind finely chopped beat eggs in a stand up mixer for a few minutes add sugar, oil and…


Double Chocolate Layer Cake

If you love chocolate as much as I do, this is the cake to make. My niece Lisa will love this. from the Epicurious website. For cake layers 3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut 1 1/2 cups hot brewed coffee 3 cups sugar ( I used 2 1/2 cups sugar) 2 1/2 cups…


Citrus-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

this recipe is fantastic, really worth the time, and… any leftover will make the best french toast ever. 🙂 enjoy! Read the recipe all the way through so that you understand all the steps before starting. Putting this together was a bit more complicated than a simple monkey bread or even a simple cinnamon roll….


Glazed Citrus-Poppy Seed Cake

With orange and lemon juice in the glaze and orange and lemon zest in the batter, this poppy-seed cake doubles up on citrus flavor. Martha Stewart Living, • FOR THE CAKE o Vegetable-oil cooking spray o 3 cups all-purpose flour o 1 teaspoon baking powder o 1/2 teaspoon salt o 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened…


Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake

This is a light, moist cake that’s delicious with any fruit, but cherries are a family favorite! 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt…


Raspberry Cheese Coffee Cake with pecans & chocolate drizzle

Cake 16 tablespoons or 2 sticks unsalted butter softened 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs at room temperature 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream Cheese Filling 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 1 large…


Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

Chocolate Streusel Filling and Topping 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 cup pecans 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 oz bitter sweet chocolate chopped or 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1) Place sugar, pecans and cinnamon in food processor. Cover and pulse until…


Peach Coffee Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks- cut into 1/2 inch pieces) 1/3 cup slivered almond 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups peeled and chopped peaches (about 6 medium size.) • 1 1/2 cups…


Apple Cake

by Dorie Greenspan Yield: Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 4 large apples (if you can, choose 4 different kinds) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons dark rum ( I left this out) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted…


Berry Buttermilk Cake

For the crumb topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled For the cake: 3 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, or a mix 3 cups all-purpose flour more for the pan and for the berries 4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda…


Apple Cranberry & Walnut Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup apple sauce 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups peeled, cored, apples cut into chunks ( I used Granny Smith) 1 cup chopped walnuts chopped…


Pecan Toffee Coffee Cake

“Rich with the flavours of pecans, sweet butter and creamy toffee, this simple coffee cake is fabulous! Filling 1/2 tightly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3/4 cup English toffee pieces for baking,…