Life moves too fast. Such a trite saying but I find that common or not, I say it every day. Today’s reminder actually came with this post. I made these in 2012 for a very particular reason, and I can close my eyes and see the scene like it was yesterday.
Guys – this cake. This cake is so good. It’s the most moist pound cake I’ve ever had. The lemon flavor is potent so every bite packs a punch in the most fresh possible way.
Look, cake is bad for you. If I want cake, I don’t want it made with egg whites and honey. I want CAKE. Buttery, chocolaty, fluffy, grin-inspiring cake.
Big fan of snack cake. Basically a muffin that is baked in the form of a cake, but where muffin seems sort of “every day”, cake is something special. But this is weekday cake, so you get to eat something special to make your not-so-special days more special. Plus, “who wants some cake?” goes over very well with my kids and I’m sure with yours.
Remember when I said you could have gluten free chocolate cake and it’d still be good? The cake I linked there is also dairy free and free of refined sugars, so it still has it’s place (and I’ve made it many times for a “wholesome” treat), but flourless chocolate cake is a renowned dessert that just so happens to not have gluten. I now know what I’ll be making for Rich’s birthday parties from here on out.
This cake is “PALEO”. I have a general idea of what this means though I do not eat this way. If you do, this cake is for you. If you eat like me, this cake is also for you (I swear – I made two cakes within 48 hours).
So these were the cupcakes Miss Tessa requested for her birthday. They also happened to be the batter I hadn’t yet nailed down. I was actually going to buy a boxed cake but then I was like…no, I can do this.
This is Ina’s cake! I just perked up the salt and cinnamon and baked it for less time. I first had this at Kristen Wilson’s and it was just, well, perfection. It was the sort of cake that makes you sad that you ever attempted another version when this existed all along. Oh the wasted time!
This recipe is another family classic from Mom, and any friend of mine I’ve had over the years has no doubt partaken of the ridiculous deliciousness that is buckle. It’s the best – it’s worth every fattening bite. I’m obsessed.
Lemon Lush is a favorite dessert in my family. Every 4th of July this is served, and devoured, without fail. If you read the ingredients you’ll see packaged lemon pudding mix – you can trust that if I’m sharing a recipe with a pre-packaged mix the results had better be fantastic.
My friend Susan makes a vanilla layer cake – every time I eat it I check, just to make sure, that she’s using the boxed cake mix and hasn’t found the recipe I’m seeking. I want to make vanilla cake from scratch that I enjoy eating as much as boxed cake mix.
If you’ve read this blog before you’ll see that items like cool whip, jello pudding mix, ranch seasoning packets and dried lipton soup packs are quite the rarity. No judgment. We all buy, cook, and eat our own items that suit our own tastes. Perhaps it’s my mother’s fault – pretty sure she wishes she lived in colonial days.
Pudding cakes are kind of a throw-back dessert, but I find them fascinating in a scientific way (and delicious in a my mouth way).
The woman I babysat for in college (and then had as one of my bridesmaids because even though she’s older than me, we became besties) almost always had a 9×13 of banana cake with cream cheese icing on the countertop. It was her husband’s fave. I would play the old “clean up the edges” game with that cake like it was my job (when my job was, in fact, babysitting).
We had a cake unit in my second level cooking class – consistently a great time. To start things off I’d teach them about the different types or categories of cakes. Angel food cake has all sorts of rules so it was fun to teach. Interested in filling up your mind with some possibly useless albeit diverting knowledge? Read on.
Certain events call for a coffee cake. Like when you haven’t had coffee cake in forever and you want to eat some coffee cake. Cake that’s socially acceptable to be eaten with your breakfast coffee is A-okay with me. I asked my daughter if she wanted a bite of coffee cake and she said “no”. I then immediately followed up by asking if she wanted a bite of cake. She said “yes”. You see, it’s really the same thing.
If you frequently read this blog, you may have come across an old post from my FaCS (home-ec) classroom days. The pictures are blurry and the posts are full of cheerful, eager anecdotes that no one really needs to know. This doesn’t mean, however, that the recipes themselves are bush league. Take this mindlessly easy, decadently gooey and rich chocolate lava cake recipe, for example. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY!