Naked Spiced Pumpkin Cake

When your family celebrates 2 birthdays in Autumn, it makes sense to make an Autumn style cake or cupcakes for at least one of them. This cake is pillowy soft and has just enough spiciness to let you know that you are now going to savor the flavors of Fall. Other festive cake recipes on

Quick and Easy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

I love baking with apples and cinnamon when the first hint of fall arrives. A few of my recipes are handed down through the generations, so I’m thinking that many of my relatives enjoyed baking with apples as well. This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and impressive. In a little more than an hour, you

Creamsicle Cupcakes

Now that summer is nearly here, most chefs will bake less and barbecue more. This recipe yields a batch of summery style cupcakes to enjoy before the heat takes over the kitchen.    

’12 Spoon’ Lemon Cake

Whisk up this delicious and minimalist lemon cake in minutes. No need for fancy ingredients, just very basic pantry items will do. This cake has just the right amount of lemon to perk up your morning coffee.  

Happy Earth Day Cake

  ∼ I finally have time to organize files and photos that were taken over the years. Our beautiful Earth is amazing, fascinating and enchanting. Presently, these photos will have to serve as an inspiring reminder of how fragile our planet and its inhabitants are. Although we are unable to travel and are distanced from

Blood Orange Chiffon Cake drizzled with orange liquor sauce

This cake is not only festive, it is a showstopper! I took a regular chiffon cake recipe chiffon cake and modified it with the flavor of freshly squeezed Blood Orange juice. If you need a recipe for candied blood oranges, I detailed a recipe for blood orange frosting and candied blood orange slices in my previous

Lemon Filled Tea Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chiffon Cake is my go to recipe for the holidays. It is so easy to make and is suitable in all forms. Layer cake, tube cake, cupcakes, sheet cake, or any other I may have missed, they all turn out perfectly fluffy and flavorful. I also like that this cake won’t fall apart if you

Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

These mini cupcake papers were so unique that I bought a few to use in a recipe. They are actually made in Italy, and are sold as Mini Souffle Pirottini, or Muffin Cups. I bought a few packages while on vacation in Italy thinking I won’t be able to find them back in the states.

Italianized Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake

My friend celebrated her 60th birthday and asked me to bake a cake. My vision was to bake a birthday cake a great as she is, so this cake fits the bill. I included my home-made pear sauce made with the harvest from our pear tree. To make her feel extra special, I decorated the

Dairy Free Chiffon Party Cupcakes

Summer is a great time to celebrate and take advantage of the fantastic weather outdoors. Birthdays, backyard barbeques, weddings and graduations take place outdoors with friends, family and plenty of food. After all the festivities, the dessert table with all your favorite assorted sweet confections is set up, and this completes the party. In honor