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Category Archive: Cakes

Easy Pumpkin Pecan Cake for Thanksgiving

   Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I’ve been trying out some recipes in advance to see what will make the cut for our holiday feasting.  I made a few versions of this cake… Continue reading

Carolina Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

If you love chocolate, I’ve got a classic southern recipe for you that’s perfect to serve a crowd.   This rectangular, frosted chocolate cake is often called a Texas Sheet Cake because it’s as big as Texas but since this… Continue reading

Peachy Lemon Dessert Pots

When the warm weather hits I tend to favor lighter desserts starring fruits like peaches and berries.  This recipe, somewhat of a soufflé, is the perfect example of an easily put together dessert… Continue reading

Simple Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle

This weekend we had my sisters, their boyfriends and their dogs over for a cookout on the back porch.  I think everyone, especially our puppies, pictured above with my sister, had a great night.  Red… Continue reading

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Here’s your excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast in the form of my Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. This dense cake pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or you can serve as… Continue reading

A Blue Coconut Birthday Cake for the BOYS in my life!

This weekend we’re celebrating Joe’s birthday and we both got the best present ever on Friday at the doctor’s office when we learned that we’re having a BOY! I was convinced it was a girl… Continue reading

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

My husband’s favorite desserts are cheesecake and carrot cake so I decided to combine the two in a carrot cake cheesecake.  Instead of complicating things too much I baked both cakes, one on… Continue reading

Grandma Sally’s Poundcake

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back in NC and how different it is to be living in a neighborhood vs. a high rise apartment building.   Last week… Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Glaze

 I christened my new kitchen with this lovely lemon poppyseed bread.  I think it is a stretch to call something like this bread instead of cake but I made it in a loaf pan… Continue reading

Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

This loaf cake, loaded with pears, cinnamon and chocolate is my homage to the final lyric of the Twelve Days of Christmas: “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.”  It is a dense… Continue reading