Breakfast · Desserts

Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

My mother-in-law tells me that her mother, my husband’s grandmother, made an amazing kuchen.  Sometimes she made it with apples, sometimes with peaches, you could really use any kind of fruit that was in season.  She passed away before I got to meet her, but I hear she was an amazing baker and I would… Continue reading Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Marble Cake

I’ve never attempted a marble cake before, but it has always looked good to me.  So when I saw a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction where she actually made like 2 dozen cakes trying to find the very best marble cake recipe ever I was totally sold and had to try it. Verdict: this recipe is… Continue reading Marble Cake

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · Breakfast · Cakes and Cupcakes · cinnamon rolls · Desserts

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

By a long shot, my  most popular post of all time on this blog has been my Cinnamon Roll Cake.  It is a quick, 9×13 cake, with all the tastes of a cinnamon roll, but with so much less work.  It is the perfect special occasion breakfast, and it is wildly popular, in spite of… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Ina Garten’s Angel Food Cake

I love, love angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream, or by itself.  My mom usually asks for it for her birthday, so I get to make at least one a year. It is decadent but low-guilt (if you don’t load it up with too much whipped cream) and one of those things that… Continue reading Ina Garten’s Angel Food Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Confession: I do not enjoy making cakes.  At all.  People often ask me if they can hire me to make a cake, and I always turn them down. I do not have the patience or the creativity to assemble or decorate them.  Bundt cake?  A cake in a 9×13 pan that you just dump some… Continue reading Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Blue Velvet Cake

I have a little boy who turned four today.  He is an adorable, sweet, potty talking, sensitive, sister teasing little scamp with boundless energy and an intense love of two things (besides his big sister:) Chocolate and the color “dark blue.” Every morning while we pick out his clothes, he asks me, in his little… Continue reading Blue Velvet Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Homemade Lemon “Nothing Bundt Cake”

About a year and a half ago, when I was heavily pregnant with my third baby, I got the strangest craving for cake.  To most of you, that probably doesn’t really seem like a strange craving, but for me it was.  I’m not generally a cake person.  If I’m asked what I want for my… Continue reading Homemade Lemon “Nothing Bundt Cake”