Cakes

TWD: Non-Rum Non-Drenched Vanilla-Cherry Cakes

This week’s TWD recipe was for “Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cakes,” described as a pound cake soaked with vanilla-rum syrup. Now that’s all well and good, but I’m not a drinker, so I had to find something to replace the rum in the recipe. We’ve had a lot of amazing cherries around the kitchen lately, and I…

TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loafcake

This week’s TWD recipe, Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake, got me all excited. It’s pretty much the fanciest-sounding dessert I’ve made all month. How fancy did it sound? I put on my finest petticoat and my leather kid gloves just to read the recipe. I gave myself a crink in the neck practicing holding my snooty…

Strawberry Babycake

Believe it or not, my brother’s wedding cake wasn’t the only cake I made last weekend. My other brother Ian has a (completely adorable) daughter who was turning one around the time we were all together for the wedding, so we decided to have a little party and celebrate her. Meet Madeline: What did I…

I Have A Good Excuse, My Brother Ate My Homework

Hi friends! Sadly I had to skip this week’s TWD recipe, but I have a really, really good excuse. This past week has been crazy, and it’s all my brother Jeremy’s fault: First, let me tell you a little bit about my youngest brother. He & I are pretty much karaoke champions. We have been…

Tuesdays with Mommie III: Swedish Visiting Cake, Bork Bork Bork!

You loved her in Tuesdays with Mommie: Linzer Sables. You laughed with her and cried with her in the sequel, Tuesdays with Mommie II: Chocolate Souffles. Now prepare to give her your heart and your stomach in the third installment in this trilogy, Tuesdays with Mommie III: Swedish Visiting Cake Bork Bork BORK! That’s right,…

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…

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