Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

October 17th, 2007  | Category: Cakes


I love it when people are specific when it comes to what they want for their birthday cake. "Something chocolaty" or "I love strawberries" just doesn't work for me. Without a detailed brief, I am lost. All those possible combinations haunt me. Last week, we were planning a birthday for a friend at the Mansion. I offered to bake the cake with one condition only: A detailed ...

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Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

September 30th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


It is 8:00 pm on a Sunday night and you have no clue as to how the weekend passed by so quickly. You have merely 3-4 hours left and you suddenly recognize tomorrow is Monday. It is a work day. Unless you are David Lebovitz and you plan on touring the chocolate shops in Paris and having coffee and madeleines with Dorie, there is a slim chance that ...

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Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

August 27th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


"The best recipes come tried and true from friends who begged them from others friends..." says Elise of Simply Recipes. So true. When I set out to find a recipe to save the sad-looking bananas on my kitchen table, I spotted Elise's post about Mrs. Hockmeyer's banana bread recipe. And I knew it was what I was looking for.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

August 21st, 2007  | Category: Cakes


Nothing cheers me up more than a thick slice of homemade cake on a Monday morning breakfast. I try to bake a fresh loaf every Sunday for the following week. Of course, it never lasts until the weekend.

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Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

May 22nd, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


To tell you the truth, the heading for this post was supposed to be "Baker's Block". I have ruined way too many recipes last week. I hope this is just a temporary phase. First, I ruined Dorie's Lemon Tart recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours. It started as a lemon tart and by the time I was finished, there was a lemon and raspberry ...

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