Category: Cakes

Chocolate Cake

Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa 1¾ cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar¾ cups good cocoa powder, such as Valrhona2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup buttermilk, shaken½ cup vegetable oil2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 cup freshly brewed hot coffeeChocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows) Preheat the oven to…


lemon meringue pavlova

This Lemon Meringue Pavlova is lemony, sweet, and so delicious! All the flavour of a lemon meringue pie but on a soft pillowy Pavlova meringue. Pavlova: 1 cup granulated Caster sugar ( in a food processor for a minute or two)2 tsp cornstarch6 large egg whites Lemon Curd: 3 egg yolks1/2 cup sugarzest from 1 lemon1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup butter Whipped Cream: 2…


Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake

This delicious cake is a fabulous way to make use of leftover cranberry sauce. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon almond extract1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 cup sour cream1/3 cup chopped walnuts or Pecans1 can, 14 ounces whole-berry cranberry sauce GLAZE 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar2 to 5 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10- to 12-cup Bundt pan…


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…


Four Layer Chocolate Log

Cake 1 cups (225 g) unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (50 g) cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs, separated 2 cups (420 g) sugar 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract 1 cup (250 ml) milk Ganache 10 oz (300 g) dark chocolate, chopped…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


CakeBoss Sponge Cake

By popular demand, it’s the official CakeBoss Sponge Cake recipe! It is a scratch recipe, and the secret to its light and fluffy texture is the beating of the eggs! This recipe is best made in a stand mixer. 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup whole milk 1/4 cup butter (lightly…


Perfect Summer Peach Cake

A fresh cake recipe for you to take advantage of the abundance of sweet, ripe and juicy peaches that are available right now. One of the highlights of summer. Peaches are a winning attraction in this recipe From Cook’s Illustrated. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: To achieve the right texture for our Peach Cake, we sprinkled…


Fresh Peach Cake with Almonds

I love making use of the current season’s fruits especially in cakes or desserts. This is the perfect summer cake with sweet fresh peaches and is a very light and fluffy cake. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup sour cream, at room…


Linda’s Favorite Banana Cake

My Phone rings at 8 p.m and my BFF Linda is on the phone telling me about this cake, she was very happy with the results. This Banana Cake is another great recipe adapted from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Cake Bible. Instead of the more common ‘creaming’ method where the butter and sugar are creamed…


Raspberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

3/4 cup oil 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 tablespoons pure vanilla 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 3-4 tablespoons raspberry jam and fresh raspberries, I used 1 cup. Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously spray…


Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Most coffeecakes aren’t much more than yellow cake swirled with a sugary streusel . The flavor is bland and the texture–due to the heavy streusel–is dense and wet.This is a light coffeecake deeply flavored with pecans and spices. Here’s what you do… Make the cake with a unique method in which very soft butter and…