Flourless chocolate cake (Passover friendly)

I loved my grandmother. I would get a crisp new bank note every time I kissed her, half a jelly baby for a treat (I might have choked on a whole one, apparently) and the best chicken soup in the … [more]

Mum's honey cake

The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is one my favourite festivals. In no small part this is down to the food associated with it. To usher in a sweet new year, we get to eat lots of sweet stuff … [more]

Yogurt Cake

A very yummy cake from the heart of South Africa. [more]

Jam Cake

From an old recipe book, “Old Time Recipes” : “Old fashioned jam cake with its fruity flavor is a treat that is hard to beat.” I remember my mom making this cake and how very … [more]

Pluot Coffee Cake

A pluot is a cross between a plum and an apricot…It has a cranberry-blackberry-ish color…with a sweet, slightly tart taste. This recipe is a variation on Nick Malgieri’s Apricot … [more]

Gingerbread Cake

This is one of my favorite comfort foods. This is the cake not the cookie. Not only will it make the whole house smell good, but every serving is like a big warm hug. [more]

Grandmas' Yellow Cake

I have had a lot of people ask me for a good, moist cake. My grandmother always found this one tried and true. This recipe makes 3-8” cakes for a great layered cake. My favorite frosting with this … [more]

Chocolate Frosting

This is a firmer chocolate frosting that goes great with a classic, yellow cake or for that matter, any cake. This recipe makes about 2 cups frosting. [more]

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Kirsch Sauce

This is a chocolate lovers dream. I made this for my wife on her birthday. There’s nothing like a gift of intense chocolate wrapped in a delicate cake to set the mood. This recipe makes a romantic … [more]

Rum & Espresso Devil's Food Cake

In the midst of many instances where I have baked and recipes that I’ve created, fused together, or taken from a book have gone wrong, there comes a certain point where we, as culinary … [more]

Want moist cake?

Add a dollop of mayonnaise to your cake batter to ensure a moist product. Mayonnaise is made of egg yolks and oil. The yolk brings a richer taste and the oil helps with the moisture. [more]

Carrot cake

This sweet and healthy treat is a birthday favorite for kids and parents alike in our household. But we hardly wait for birthdays to roll around to break out the cake pan. The kids love to help. … [more]

Brownies for brownies

This rainy weekend in September provides my daughter - and me - with her first experience of Brownie camp. To help it all go with a swing, and to keep the Brown Owls happy, we were asked to send … [more]

Frosting, again

What is the secret to a creamy, silky frosting? Preferably chocolate. I’ve tried numerous recipes and my batches usually turn out uneven in texture, too thick and difficult to spread, too sugary. H [more]

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