Category: Cakes

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes 0

Rich Moist Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

There are a million chocolate cupcake recipes out there.  The problem is, Which one produces a truly rich, moist chocolate cupcake?  I can tell you that this recipe has been analyzed and adjusted using the classic Bakewise text by Shirley O. Corriher.  It’s properly balanced between fat and sugar to give you...

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes 10

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes

Fall is in the air here in Denver, Colorado.  We’ve already had a few days of 32F weather, the trees in town are turning and dropping leaves, and the pumpkins are starting to appear on people’s front porch. With my nieces and nephew in town now, I look for more sweet treats...

Simple Golden Cake 0

Moist Yellow Cake From Scratch

Moist Yellow Cake from Scratch – Includes both normal and high-altitude versions.   This Moist 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...

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...