Category Archives: cakes and cupcakes

julia child’s boca negra, flourless chocolate cake with a bourbon white chocolate sauce


it has been several years since i’ve pulled out julia child’s Baking With Julia. this cookbook is full of wonderful dessert recipes as well cookies, breads, and danishes. her boca negra (flourless chocolate cake) is a favorite and it had been … Continue reading

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fresh cranberry and nut cake (bread)


  in keeping with a tradition, christmas brunch will be at my house again. this is such an enjoyable meal because no one has expectations but there are so many creative holiday options to make brunch festive. let alone, i … Continue reading

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guinness stout chocolate cake


this is the best chocolate cake recipe i have ever done. since the below post, i have made it several times. each time, i have new-found respect by all who the cake. truly, it is this good. when asked to share the recipe, i get a … Continue reading

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fresh cranberry coffee cake


  with christmas quickly approaching and thanksgiving just behind us, i’ve come to the realization that this year i am not as prepared as years before. usually by this time i have already prepared several quick breads to freeze for upcoming events or … Continue reading

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apple pecan cake


after preparing two pumpkin desserts to bring to my parent’s house on thanksgiving, my mom suggested i come up with, yet, another  to feed the masses. this was going to be a bit of a challenge as the stores were closed around us … Continue reading

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rosemary polenta pound cake


years ago my sister gave me a cookbook called ‘The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook’. it is a compilation of 350 of over 13,000 recipes published in the san francisco chronicle. it is a great cookbook with a variety of recipes that … Continue reading

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pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting and broken heath bar


this is a blog of a blog recipe. i saw ina garten’s pumpkin cupcakes on a blog site and wanted to try it, however, went straight to ina’s site to be sure i had the exact recipe. the cupcakes are very moist and the maple … Continue reading

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