Category: Cakes + Pastries

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Halloween is not just for kids. Some of my adult friends are clearly more into Halloween than their children. A few couples in particular reliably dazzle neighbors and friends with their well thought out, elaborate, and creative costumes. My husband and I are not that […]

Chocolate Malted Ovaltine Cupcakes

Chocolate Malted Ovaltine Cupcakes

Who remembers Ovaltine?  If you remember Tang, you may also remember Ovaltine. Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract, sugar and whey that can be used with hot or cold milk.  Introduced in 1904, Ovaltine was created in Switzerland where […]

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cake will forever remind me of strolling through crowded street fairs in NYC as a kid. Funnel cake, which is essentially fried dough batter with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, is a food popular in North America at carnivals and street fairs.  But this […]

Pear Olive Oil Cake

Pear Olive Oil Cake

This recipe is based on a recipe I recently saw in The Jewish Weekly in a special food feature about Rosh Hashanah (which starts tonight) the Jewish New Year–also known as the first of the High Holidays. As someone who celebrates the Jewish holidays, I welcome […]

Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Hummingbird Sheet Cake

I’ve recently become obsessed with hummingbird cake.  First, I love the name: it sounds pretty.  Second, it’s almost a cross between four of my favorite sweets: coconut cake, frosted banana cake, carrot cake and banana bread.  It’s sweet, but not overly so.  It has texture, but is super […]

Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake

Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake

This is a favorite of mine, and not just for Passover. If you like almonds and chocolate, this will soon become a favorite of yours.  Made without flour, this is a great dessert option for those who are gluten-free.  It is also a great option […]