Allison requested her childhood favorite for her birthday – cupcakes baked in ice cream cones. I brought canned vanilla butter cream frosting so everyone could decorate their own. 3 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 2 sticks (8oz) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces 2 cups granulated sugar 3 large […]

My first vegan recipe

Christina is a vegetarian and requested a vegan cake. I found this recipe online. Shockingly moist and delicious. I couldn’t find a vegan frosting recipe that didn’t sound disgusting, so I just used powdered sugar. VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 cup granulated white sugar ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp […]


It was Sabel’s birthday; her choice was this Southern classic. The recipe does not originate from Germany. The “German” refers to the type of chocolate used. I got the recipe from old reliable Betty Crocker. By the way, Sabel’s birthday was months ago. My 2011 New Year’s resolution is too update this site for 2010.

Strawberry Shortcake for Jolanda

Another birthday, another cake, another first. I got this recipe off epicurious. 3 pints fresh strawberries 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening 1 egg 2/3 cup milk 2 cups whipped heavy cream Slice the strawberries and toss them with […]

Dirt Dessert: Compost Cake & Garden of Eaten

It was Sara’s birthday. She apparently decided to channel her inner 4-year-old and requested a “dirt cake” for her birthday. I couldn’t remember ever having one, but my mother recently reminded me that we did, in fact, make one for my little brother when he was about 7 or 8. The recipe I used was […]

Applesauce Spice Cake

I made this cake about a month ago when I had some friends over to watch another True Blood marathon. It has no connection with the show whatsoever. I just happened to have applesauce in my fridge, and it seemed like a delicious idea. APPLESAUCE SPICE CAKE 2 cups all purpose flour (plus some to […]