One Bowl Chocolate Cake

First off, there is nothing wrong with cake mixes, I use them all the time, but this recipe has become such a go-to for me when I want a chocolate cake.   The time it takes for my oven to heat up, I have the batter made and divided up into the pans.  Also this…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! I made a couple triple layer cakes for Easter, one for my house and one for my mom.  There’s a layer of chocolate cake, carrot cake, and vanilla bean cake with a Swiss meringue buttercream.

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

Honestly, I have never had a Dutch Baby pancake before making them.  I’ve seen them a lot on TV and on menu’s, but never felt the need to order one or try and make them before.  Mostly because they are so big.  But I’ve solved this problem.  I figured if everything else can be made…

Death by Peanut Butter

My younger son turned 20 on Friday – where does the time go!!  I can’t believe both my boys are in their 20’s – I don’t even have teenagers anymore. Well, he loves peanut butter.  We, at least once a week, are buying a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups (the mini ones).  His eyes…

Book Cake

On a whim this week I decided I would try and make a book cake, for no other reason than to see if I could do it and make it look okay. I’m pretty proud of my first attempt at a carved cake.  Not sure I will do it again, it was a lot of…

Russian Honey Cake

Okay, I’ve already found my perfect Honey Cake recipe, and well to be honest, on Sunday I was bored.  This is what happens when I’m bored, I bake.  My husband has become accustomed to this happening, so after almost 28 years today, he knows if I start puttering around the house looking at everything, I’m…

Kasekuchen (German Baked Cheesecake)

  Here’s another recipe my Oma used to make when I was younger.  Once we started going out before Christmas and loading up on food to cover us for the holiday season, I started buying the cheesecakes that they sold at the German market.  My Oma never gave me a recipe for this, but I’ve…

Sacher Torte

  I’ve made a Sacher Torte a few times now, but I’ve been too afraid to make the traditional chocolate glaze that goes over top, so I’ve generally used a chocolate ganache to coat the cake at the end.  Well, this time I decided I would give it a go and try the traditional chocolate…

Honey Cake

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I absolutely LOVE honey cake.  It’s one of the things that I always buy when I go to the German market.  My older son loves it as well, so if I ever want any when I buy it, I have to buy at least 2 of them so…

Apple Cake

This is my take on the French Apple Cake – there are a lot of similarities in the simplicity of this cake, although I was never a huge fan of the custardy middle of a French Apple Cake, and this one has a definite “cakey” cake middle which is something I prefer. It’s a true…

Pizza Dough

First off, Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully no one over did it over the holidays?  I tried my best and didn’t eat too too much. Of course, my older son’s birthday was just after the New Year, and my mom had bought us a Yule Log to have for Christmas (it was so amazingly good…

Ready For Christmas

Today I had my family over for Christmas brunch.  There was lots of food (way too much), along with cookies and treats that I had made a week ago, and of course a cake!   I didn’t actually take any photos of this cake while it was being made, but it’s such an amazing cake…