Archive for the ‘Cake’ Category

Castella Cake

November 22nd, 2014 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Head into an Asian bakery and you will see baskets full of small Castella cakes. They are spongy and a tiny bit dry, so that it takes a few minutes to melt in your mouth. Castella is basically a Japanese honey spongecake. It has no butter in it, but rather gets its richness from the large amount […]

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Chocolate Chip Scones

November 20th, 2014 | Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

If you love scones, this recipe is for you. It’s pretty much a giant chocolate chip cookie with the texture of a scone. And, unlike your typical coffeehouse scone, they will keep very well for days on the counter. Or freeze them if you must and enjoy them for weeks on end.   Chocolate Chip […]

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Japanese Cheesecake

November 15th, 2014 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Japanese cheesecake is a unique kind of cake. It has the lightness of spongecake but has the tang of cheesecake. It needs no frosting or icing, just enjoy slices with tea or coffee. A kitchen scale is a must-have for this recipe. Japanese Cheesecake 8oz. cream cheese 50g/2 oz. unsalted butter 100 ml/3 fluid oz whole milk 60g/2 […]

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French Almond Yogurt Cake

October 26th, 2014 | Breakfast, Cake, Pastry, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

This almond yogurt cake is super moist, with a nutty crumb from the ground almonds. I’m a huge fan of using yogurt in cakes to keep them from drying out. This cake will keep perfectly for a week or so in the fridge. If it makes it that far. Forks up! French Almond Yogurt Cake […]

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

June 6th, 2014 | Cake, Chocolate, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

When given a choice in desserts, I usually go for fruit or vanilla flavored delicacies. When I do get a chocolate craving, these are great to have around. They are not the deep chocolate brownie type, but a light cocoa-coffee flavored cake with a light crumb. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy with a mug […]

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Cranberry Cake

January 16th, 2014 | Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This cake is ridiculous. Ridiculously good. Once you get a taste of this cake, you may end up buying up all the fresh cranberries at your grocer. Cranberries freeze beautifully, so you can make this cake anytime the craving hits. There’s a good chance I will be making this again within the week. Don’t judge. […]

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Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake

October 1st, 2011 | Bread, Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Sometimes I like to talk. Alot. I have to hold myself back from yapping the other person to death. Of course, there are other times where I love to embrace the silence. A nice book, an evening walk, or maybe even a weekend brunch filled with brown sugar and cinnamon- in the form of these […]

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Vanilla Pound Cake

May 21st, 2011 | Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

My first pound cake was from the freezer aisle. Seriously. Yay for Sara Lee. However, I quickly was barred from having frozen prepared foods from my preservatives-conscious mother, and since she didn’t bake, I was not to have pound cake until years later when I attempted to bake them at home. Which was, of course, […]

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Sour Cream Coffeecake

May 16th, 2011 | Cake, Desserts, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

I’m a very literal person. When I first heard “coffeecake”, I thought a cup of joe was poured into the cake batter. How silly of me. But since this cake is so delicious, I forgot the surprise quickly. But, a good coffeecake recipe is hard to find. A perfect cake must have a delicious streusel, […]

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Strawberry Shortcake

May 7th, 2011 | Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Strawberry Shortcake is a perfectly summery food, celebrating the arrival of berry season with a marriage of buttery biscuit and fresh whipped cream. Make sure not to over mix the biscuit dough to ensure a light and flaky delicacy. Enjoy on a sunny weekend afternoon on your porch, with a glass of strawberry lemonade on […]

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