Category: Cakes

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie 0

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.)...

Perfect Cake Layers 1

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...

Black Velvet Cupcakes 7

Black Raspberry Recipes: Black Velvet Cupcakes

My partner, Dwaine, has a green thumb. Sadly, it has not rubbed off on me.  I may be able to keep my cooking herbs alive (with help), but he’s the one who makes the garden bloom in spring.  He’s always fussing over the black raspberry bushes planted on the side of the...

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake 6

Don’s Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe

How hard is it to come up with an easy chocolate cake recipe from scratch?  After years of using and adjusting other people’s recipes, out of sheer frustration, I decided to come up with my own.  This is my new recipe for Sour Cream Chocolate Cake. I’d been looking for a chocolate...

Apfelkuchen Overnight Coffee Cake 0

Apfelkuchen Overnight Coffee Cake

This easy and terrific Apfelkuchen Overnight Coffee Cake (Easy Apple Cake) is another from Wilma Taylor Schmidt.  It’s perfect for the morning of a snowy outing, as you set it up the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning.  Overnight the cinnamon soaks into the chopped apples and...