Tag Archives: cake

Gateau Aux Pommes

A simple, comforting, unassuming apple cake, delicious and moist, with the promise of old world charm. From the original site: It’s like an old fashioned cake, almost crossing into a steamed pudding, and holds wonderful old world charm.   

Layered Chocolate & Strawberry Cake {Eggless}

We loved this cake! It’s special because it is a layered cake, EGGLESS, no butter and still deeply decadent and ‘chocolaty’ moist! From the original site: Yet this one is special because it is a layered cake, eggless, no butter and chocolaty moist! I filled it with a balsamic strawberry and cream filling, and slathered […]

Here comes Peter Cottontail

This cake holds so many memories for me.  As a child, we made a version of this every year at Easter.  What I love about it is the simplicity of the design – even a child can pull this off.  You don’t have to be a professional to make this simple little bunny shaped cake, […]

Yeasted Filled Meringue Coffee Cake {Sweet & Savour}y

I love this recipe because it is very versatile, and both the sweet and savory versions were winners! From the original site: The monthly date with Daring Bakers and this time we were challenged to make a ‘Mets la main à la pâte’ or Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I did both a sweet and savory […]

My Grandmother's recipe for sour cream pound cake
Nanny’s Sour Cream Poundcake

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas traditions (well, besides Santa & presents, and all that!) was that we could eat whatever we wanted to for breakfast Christmas morning.  I would have a slice of my grandmother’s sour cream poundcake.  It’s perfect just as is, and needs no icing or adornments.  I haven’t made […]

cupcakes in a jar -madebynicole
Cupcakes in a Jar (and Chocolate Beet Cake)!

Check out this clever idea from Made By Nicole. Portable and adorable cupcakes… Nicole writes: In honor of International Cupcake Week I thought I’d make cupcakes in a jar as a treat for the family. We always pack a lunch when I go writing on Tuesday nights and Chris and the boys run errands so […]

Lemon Rhubarb Mousse Cakes

These are so pretty, I had to share them with you guys…  Delectable Deliciousness made these, and what a lovely little dessert that is sure to impress your guests with your baking prowess!  She shares the technique, with lots of photos, for making the cake part, which could of course be used for other desserts […]

Carrot Cake with glazed baby carrots at al dente gourmet
Carrot Cake with Glazed Baby Carrots

Aldy at Al Dente Gourmet sends us this lovely carrot cake… I totally love the decoration of the candied carrots, what a clever idea!  And her recipe sounds tasty too… Go read the whole thing, and get the Carrot Cake recipe! I am particular about my carrot cake; I prefer the mixture for this cake […]

Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Glaze & Sugared Berries
Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Glaze & Sugared Berries

You know that Suggest a Site link I keep mentioning?  Well, reader Grace sent in her lovely website all about desserts, La Mia Vita Dolce – My Sweet Life, which is where I spotted these lovely little flourless chocolate cakes!  Don’t they look divine?  So, if you have a fabulous food website, be sure to […]

Inspirations: Sushi themed cakes and cupcakes

If you liked the cupcake ideas from last week, here are a few more cake and cupcake inspirations for you – this time with a sushi theme! A giant Ebi Cake by Coco Cake Cupcakes! Link to a how-to on a Giant Maki Cake by Shrimp Salad Circus (plus more links to other sushi themed […]

Spotlight: Bizcocho

I’ve had this one saved for a while… I wish I’d remembered it when I was trying out different cupcake recipes!  This sounds delicious — and you definitely should bake a cake from scratch now and then!  This reminds me a bit of an old fashioned 1-2-3-4 cake.. From Delicious Delicious Delicious: So, today’s post […]

Nicely Dense Pound Cake for Decorating

Last weekend I made cake and cupcakes for my son’s birthday.  I needed cake and cupcakes that were dense enough to be trimmed into shape, and tried a few different recipes.  This one from last week was very tasty, but too crumbly for this purpose.  So I tried another, and it worked out well! Although […]

Technique: Make Marshmallow Fondant

My son’s 5th birthday was this past weekend, and this is the first in a series of posts with some how-to’s from his birthday brunch!  I baked his birthday cake (Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb) and also Clone Wars clonetrooper cupcakes.  For both of these, I used marshmallow fondant.  (Tutorials: Clone Wars Cupcakes […]

Baking a Cake: Best Two-Egg Cake

I’m in the midst of planning/cooking for my son’s birthday party this weekend, so I thought I’d share the cupcakes I was making…   These tasted wonderful, although the texture is so light, I think they’d work better for an actual cake than for cupcakes.  According to my mom, this is the recipe she used when […]

Interview: Debbie Does Cakes - Cake Decorating Diva
Foodwhirl Interview: Debbie Does Cakes!

Welcome to Foodwhirl’s very first Interview!  As long as I’ve been blogging about food, both here at Foodwhirl and at my personal blog, Dabbled, I’ve been running across some incredibly decorated cakes.  And one name that kept appearing every time I’d look for interesting cakes to feature, was Debbie Goard of Debbie Does Cakes!  Debbie […]

Tres Leches Cake for Cinco de Mayo

I published this over at my other blog, life, in recipes a few months ago, and I thought it might be nice to share over here for everyone’s upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Do you like cake and ice-cream?  Do you especially like it when your cake and ice-cream get all jumbled up together and […]

April Fool: tromp l’oeil Eggs & Toast!

Happy April Fool… Do you have any fun April Fool Food ideas like this one from Eggs on Sunday? See below for the scoop on what it really is, and the link to the How To! …that are really meyer lemon pudding, meyer lemon curd and toasted cinnamon cake slices! I saw this recipe from […]

Decorate your sweets with Tootsie-Roses!

I saw a guest chef do this on TV a couple of weeks ago and thought…how easy is that. Great way to fancy up a homemade cake when you don’t know how to make cake roses. How to Make Tootsie-Roses See instructions below the photos. Click on a photo to see larger. Start with Multi-color […]

Blogging: Clever Cakes!

Sometimes I just like to browse flickr for interesting inspirations… Here’s a roundup of some very cool cakes!  A few of these are from professionals, but many are homemade…  See below the big pic from links back to the original photos.  And hey, remember to add your cool food photos to the new Foodwhirl Flickr […]

Positively Decadent: Fondant Au Chocolat

Our spotlight this Valentines falls to a decadently yummy molten lava chocolate cake, brought to us by Culinary Musings! From Dhale: Valentine’s schmalentine’s. Personally, I don’t buy it. But for all you Lovey McLoversons out there, here is a decadent dessert that’s about as melty as your heart each time you gaze into the eyes […]