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Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.) Read the Best Cooking Magazine Ever – Cook’s Illustrated Read the Best Cooking …

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

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 to do some research on cupcakes made …

Perfect Cake Layers

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 well.  I use their cake flour and …

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

Here’s an old-fashioned homemade lemon pound cake recipe that is not at all difficult and the results are spectacular!  With all the butter, fluffy egg whites and sweet natural sugar, no one can resist a homemade lemon pound cake. Shop The Container Store for all your kitchen storage needs. “Pound Cake” originated with early American colonists.  The recipe calls for a pound of all the …

Simple Golden Cake

Easy Scratch Yellow Cake

This Easy Scratch Yellow Cake perfectly displays the difference between a typical boxed mix cake and a “from-scratch” cake.  Yes, you might be able to throw a box mix into the oven a tiny bit faster, but when you pull it out, you have a rather gooey, sickly sweet confection, full of artificial flavors and colors that sticks to the roof of your mouth when …

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