Category: Desserts

All-Natural Lemon Blueberry Cake 0

All-Natural Lemon Blueberry Cake

All-natural lemon blueberry cake. No cake mix. No artificial ingredients. Just the perfect blend of fresh blueberries and tangy citrus. I’m glad I took a picture yesterday, because today I have only one piece left, and it’s mine! As spring creeps in to the Rocky Mountains, I find myself wanting to take advantage of all the good produce...

Mandarin Orange Cake 2

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake is an unusual treat to serve with coffee, or as a fresh after-dinner dessert. Normally, you see Mandarin Orange Cake made with artificial whipped topping and a box cake mix, but this version is entirely from scratch, and comes in both regular and high-altitude versions.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream 4

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

A rich, moist chocolate cupcake made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder. In regular and high-altitude versions. Dwaine was talking with a neighbor who mentioned that she was craving some chocolate cupcakes. As luck would have it, Dwaine had managed to snag a bagful of baking chocolate bars at the store in the markdown bin! So I needed...

Perfect Cake Layers 5

Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around today, which is pretty remarkable as...