Archive for the ‘Cake’ Category

Korean Cream Cake (Seeang Cream Cake)

April 30th, 2011 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

There’s an unsaid tradition in our family. For most of the year, American butter cakes and cookies are good and well. But when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations, a special cake is always freshly ordered from the local Korean bakery- Seeang Cream Cake, otherwise known as Korean Fresh Cream Cake. It consists of […]

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Lemon Yogurt Cake

February 18th, 2011 | Cake, Desserts, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | 11 Comments

I’ve been meaning to make this cake since September of last year. Oops. Big mistake. This is possibly one of my favorite cakes ever. I baked it in different pans than the recipe outlines, and lowered the baking time to 20-30 minutes. Besides the fact that it is health conscious, with lots of yogurt to […]

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Yakbap (Korean steamed sweet rice cake)

January 6th, 2011 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

It seems Korean desserts are quite popular around here. By request, here’s another that is a traditional Korean sweet. Not surprisingly, it’s made from rice. Yakbap in Korean means literally “medicine rice”. It is thought that the combination and abundance of healthy nuts and dried fruits was a health booster. Be sure to use SWEET, […]

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Pumpkin Bread

December 8th, 2010 | Bread, Breakfast, Cake, Quick, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

I’m guessing that I’m not the only one with left-over pumpkin from Thanksgiving. At least I hope so. This pumpkin bread is Ah-mazing. As in, please go buy a can of pumpkin right now. Yes, even in 40 degree weather. Go, go! I think my bear said it best, “No, I want that other cake. […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 14th, 2010 | Cake, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Sauce, Vegetarian | Christi | 6 Comments

For some odd reason every year I can never pin down the exact date of Thanksgiving. Is it the third week? Last week? Thursday, Friday? Rats. Then I figured out an easier way. Thanksgiving is getting close when the molasses and pumpkin start getting sold out at the grocery store. Will I be making a […]

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Moist Vanilla Cupcakes with Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

September 29th, 2010 | Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 22 Comments

Cupcakes are funny things. While it’s super easy to make a so-so homemade cake, a stellar, moist, non-eggy cake with a perfect crumb? Not so much. This stuff is some crazy tasty- light, fluffy, and just sweet enough.  Plus, it gives you a slightly good excuse to bust out the old piping bag and pretend […]

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Tropical Carrot Cake Squares

September 24th, 2010 | Cake, Desserts, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | 12 Comments

Orange, so orange. When I was still in my mum’s tummy, some decades ago, she had a enormous craving for oranges. Boxes and boxes of them. Navels, clementines, mandarins, you name it. I’m sure the doctor told her it was healthy. Vitamins, minerals, etc, etc. The side effects of this seemingly harmless encouragement was not […]

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Pink Rose Cupcakes

August 15th, 2010 | Cake, Desserts | Christi | 5 Comments

Is summer almost over already? It seems like just yesterday the trees started offering up adorable little green leaf buds. Now that August is coming to a close, I feel cheated. Where are the days of lounging poolside or feeling the sand between my toes at the beach? Rats.

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Italian Coconut Cream Cake

July 28th, 2010 | Cake, Desserts | Christi | 10 Comments

Happy Birthday to my Sweetie! My bear turned is officially one year older! To celebrate I prepared one of his favorite foods, homemade burgers with homemade burger buns (recipe coming soon). For birthday dessert, this lovely Italian Coconut Cream Cake!

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Red Velvet Cakelettes with Cream Cheese Frosting

July 9th, 2010 | Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 25 Comments

If you didn’t know by now, I’m small. Short. Little. Whatever you want to call it. Being the oldest of three, in a family of five, I’m the shortest. It’s sad, I know.

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