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Almond Torta

A good dinner deserves a good dessert – and Victor made a good dessert! Quite a few years ago we saw Lidia bake this cake on one of her shows. We thought it looked great, we were intrigued – and then promptly forgot about it. We saw it, again. Star...

Berry Cake in a Pie Plate

My original plan this weekend was to make a Bourbon Barrel Cake. I have to admit, that for a store-bought cake, these things are pretty good. On the other hand, there are more artificial ingredients, flavor and texture enhancers, and additives in it than I wil...

Ricetta Maiorchino

Since the demise of the English version of La Cucina Italiana, I’ve had to make due with the I...

Lemon Coconut Cake

Nonna’s Birthday Cake. She no longer likes chocolate – go figure – but still reall...

Pineapple Dump Cake

I just made 20 cakes for work, tomorrow. Folks who know me know that I very rarely talk about my wor...

Guinness, Whiskey, and Bailey’s Cupcakes

I went into work this morning just as the snow was beginning to fall. 30 minutes after punching in, ...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, ...

Scandinavian Apple Cake

Halloween has certainly changed since the days of my youth. As a little kid, we’d hit the neig...

Coconut Yogurt Cake

I have been wanting to make a certain cake from the latest issue of Fine Cooking magazine since I re...

Basic Cupcakes

This is my go-to cupcake recipe. It’s a take on an old Better Homes & Gardens recipe and i...

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake

  I didn’t roast my pumpkin this year.  It’s been tradition for a while that I ge...

Polenta Pound Cake with Cherries

  I had a 2-pound package of fresh cherries in the ‘fridge just screaming to be made int...

Key Lime Coconut Cake

  I don’t really need an excuse to bake a cake, but it’s always nice when I have on...

Lemon Cake

It’s so nice to have a man around the house – especially a man who knows his way around...