Category: Desserts

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...

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake 0

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...

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.) Read the Best Cooking Magazine Ever...

Black Raspberry Turnovers 0

Black Raspberry Turnovers – Black Raspberry Recipes

Here in Colorado, fall arrives early every year.  By Halloween, we’re looking for the first snowflakes!  It’s also the time to collect those berries off the vines in the yard.  Dwaine has transplanted some black raspberry vines from house to house and this year we finally got a decent crop.  With the new crop, I’ve been searching for some...

Homemade Golden Syrup 11

Homemade Golden Syrup (for Americans)

If you peruse a lot of recipe sites, you’ll probably run across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to most Americans: “Golden Syrup.” Folks in the UK will recognize it immediately, as it’s sold in every store under the brand name “Lyle’s.” Sometimes it’s referred to as “treacle,” though real treacle is darker than what you’d get in a can...