This is one of my favorite cakes to bake in the summertime. I’m not a huge fan of biscuit based shortcakes, but pairing berries with this deliciously, buttery, moist pound cake is one of the best ways, in my opinion, to sweeten up the summer.
This cake is pretty easy to throw together, and the beauty of it is, it can be made a day or two ahead of when you need it, or frozen for up to a couple of months, and it still tastes perfectly delicious when it’s time to eat. Read more...(637 words, 9 images, estimated 2:33 mins reading time)
I love this cake. My husband loves this cake. My children love this cake.
I’m guessing a lot of other people do too, and that’s how it got its name. It certainly is yummy, and it’s a pretty impressive dessert for being so simple to put together. It’s a great dessert for a crowd, or pot luck, because you can make it ahead of time and it actually tastes better the longer you let it hang out in the fridge! Read more...(658 words, 8 images, estimated 2:38 mins reading time)
It’s time to Spring things up in here! I can’t do winter food any more. I’m done. I don’t care if it’s freezing outside, my toes are endlessly cold, and the wind is gusting so hard it makes my ears hurt. It’s the end of March, for crying out loud!
Spring desserts, in my opinion, call for light, fresh flavors and, above all, berries. I love a good berry dessert, and this is one of them. This cake is deliciously moist and flavorful, and is studded with beautiful sweet, fresh, Spring strawberries. Read more...(628 words, 8 images, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
I’ll admit it. I’m not ashamed. I first made this recipe because I thought the name was cute. I have no idea what a Delumpkin is, or a Delumpkin Pumpkin, but whatever it is…it totally works. This cake is amazingly moist and flavorful, plus it’s incredibly easy to throw together. If you’re looking for a holiday alternative to pumpkin pie or a spice cake, this fits the bill, and it’s a hit every time I’ve made it for a crowd! Read more...(617 words, 8 images, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)
I’m kicking myself. It’s almost the end of June and I haven’t been to our local Farmer’s Market yet. What happened to the hazy, lazy days of summer? We’ve been so busy, I’m hardly able to keep up! The busy days continue this week with a long road trip tomorrow up to the Midwest, for a couple of weeks with our family. We’re really looking forward to being there. The many, many hours in the car, though? Not so much. It’s the price you pay, for a couple of weeks of family fun…and many more busy days! The summer will be over before we know it! Read more...(1102 words, 9 images, estimated 4:24 mins reading time)
I know. The name of this cake is pretty awful. I’ve baked it up numerous times over the years and every time I look at the recipe, I cringe at the name. I don’t know who came up with the name, or the recipe, but I have seen it in countless Southern cookbooks over the years. I figured that the reason it’s called a Pig Pickin’ Cake is because it’s so good that it’s easy to look like a pig as you are “picking” at the cake. However, thanks to the power of Google (Seriously, what did we do before search engines? I swear, I Google something at least ten times a day.), I found that the name of the cake comes from the Southern tradition of serving it for dessert at pig roasts, or “Pig Pickins”. Now that I have a legitimate reason for the (still kind of awful) name of the cake, and I no longer look at it as an insult, I feel I can pass it on to you! Read more...(906 words, 9 images, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
St. Patrick’s Day is yet another holiday where overindulgence is perfectly accepted and expected…which is probably why we all enjoy it so much. This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, which could actually be a little dangerous! If you need a dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day party with a little Irish pizzazz, look no further. I don’t know who first thought of throwing chocolate and beer together, but it works for me. Top it off with a decadent Irish Cream frosting and it’s a winner. It’s like an Irish Car Bomb in cake form and it won’t leave you with a headache and the spins in the morning. Read more...(1116 words, 9 images, estimated 4:28 mins reading time)