Cakes

The Ballad of A Bad Bundt Pan

This week’s TWD recipe was Marbled Mocha-Walnut Bundt Cake. Another bundt cake? You know what this means: Liz vs. Her Bundt Pan: Ultimate Death Match VI: Bake-Off Boogaloo Remember last week when I made that Coconut Tea Cake in the bundt pan, and I whined about how my “nonstick” bundt pan was no such thing?…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Tea Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe features…wait for it…COCONUT! What a perfect recipe to finish up coconut month! And on the subject of coconut, I know we’re all entitled to our opinions, yadda yadda politically correct lip service, but seriously, what’s up with the coconut haters? Are you sure you guys have really tasted coconut?…

Faaaaaaaabulous Birthday Cake for TWD!

This week is the second anniversary of Tuesdays with Dorie, the wonderful baking group that bakes each week out of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. I do believe that this group is the primary engine that keeps me blogging, since I am a chronic blog neglector and would probably let this…

TWD: All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake

Dear Inventor of the Bundt Cake Mold, What is the deal with all of the ridges? Why would you purposely create more nooks and crannies for my poor cake to stick to? If I wanted to spend an hour scraping cake from the inside of a pan and then painstakingly cleaning it with a toothbrush,…

Beach Baby Shower Cake

We are still in the midst of baby shower season around here, and the most recent honoree was my friend Meghan. Her shower had a beach theme (perfect for our warm LA winters!) so I made her a seashore cake to celebrate. I found a great seashell candy mold at Michael’s that had 5 different…

Baby, You’re A Rock Star Shower Cake

Something’s in the water round these parts, because all of my friends are either new mothers or expecting. Downside: being (blissfully) left out of dirty diaper and breastfeeding discussions. Upside: baby showers and the desserts that go along with them! (Oh, and the resulting babies are a pretty big upside too.) This past weekend we…

The Daring Bakers: Dobos Torte

I posted a few days ago about the baking slump I’m in. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: dieting is bad for baking mojo. So much of the fun of baking is sucked out of the experience when you can’t fully enjoy the finished product! Or, in the case of these mini…

TWD: Yes, We Have Banana Bundt Cake

Fans of Arrested Development may be familiar with this little guy here: Allow me to introduce Mr. Bananagrabber, who is, in the words of the Arrested Development wiki, “an anthropomorphic banana who rides a Segway and steals and eats other bananas. When he speaks, his S’s whistle.” [You may well be asking yourself the same…

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