Tag Archives: Cake

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives me lemons, I make Lemon-Blueberry Chiffon Cake.

It’s the summer now.  The weather’s getting warmer, the clothes are getting shorter, and the fruits are getting sweeter.  One of my favorite things to eat, in the world, are summer fruits.  Mangoes, lemons, pineapples, the list is endless.  The best thing is coming from a hot day, and engulfing a large bowl of fresh, cold fruit.

Lemons and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations on the entire planet.  The tart, sour taste of the lemon is brightened and complimented with the sweetness of the blueberry.  And, the yellow and blue color of both fruits is such a cheerful and happy combination.  I mean, how can you not be in a lively mood with blue and yellow?

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Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake

Nothing makes me more excited about the Spring than vibrant fresh fruits, like strawberries and mangos.  I was inspired to bake this cake after my friend, Yasir, requested it from my innovation project, Krimi Sweets.  This cake is super easy and fast to assemble.  The cake base isn’t tricky itself, and the frosting isn’t temperamental either.

 

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies!

Crinkle cookies are delicious, cake-like cookies coated in a layer of powdered sugar.  Normally, you’d find recipes online for these cookies that use cake mix.  And I am an advocate of making everything from scratch!  This recipe is super easy and makes about 3 dozen cookies per batch!  Enough to feed a small crowd of 1! (Just kidding)  I love eating these fresh out of the oven when they’re warm and goey and the combination of powdered sugar to cookie just melts in your mouth.  Or, you can save them and dip them with a tall glass of milk as a perfect treat to end the day.  However you eat these cookies, they will, no doubt, satisfy whatever sweet craving you have.  These cookies are favorites to whoever I feed them to, and I’m sure they’ll turn into your favorites as well! Continue reading Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies!

RE:Framed: Uses for Leftover Cake

Some of the best things I’ve made in the kitchen are made of ingredients I already have in my pantry that I just spontaneously throw in to whatever I’m making for a delicious dish or dessert.  Sometimes, I’ll make a yummy trifle with some leftover cake I have lying around the house.  Speaking of leftover cake, cake pops are great made with leftover cake and frosting.  (If you happen to have any)  It’s taking what you already have and making it into something greater.  A lot of times, recipes call for ingredients that I have no idea where to buy or if they even exist where I live.  Thankfully, for Google, there are some substitutions that I think make an even better product. Continue reading RE:Framed: Uses for Leftover Cake

Double C, Cookie Cake!

This post isn’t really a recipe, but just an idea I wanted to share with you all.

Are you ever in the need of something to bring to a party, or potluck, but you don’t have time?  Does that something need to be quick and delicious, and something everyone will love?

The cookie cake is your answer, my friend.  It’s literally a giant cookie paired with some sweet frosting to satisfy those sugar addicts out there (you know who you are).  And it’s even quicker and more impressive looking than a regular batch of cookies.  All you need is a lined cake pan, some cookie dough, and some frosting and you’re ready to go! Continue reading Double C, Cookie Cake!

RE:Framed: Manipulation

I’ve never used a cake mix in my life.  Never, ever, ever.  I mean, I guess it’s alright once in a while to whip up something really quick from a box.  But to me, it doesn’t taste the same.   Cake mix cake tastes so, generic and bland.  But, I have a solution for your plain cake box troubles! Continue reading RE:Framed: Manipulation

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

Wow that title was a mouthful!  There’s nothing I love more about Thanksgiving then the flavors and scents that you get.  Like pumpkin, sweet maple, and a spicy cinnamon.  Really, I never bake any of those flavors again in the year, except during fall and Thanksgiving!  If you’re trying to find something to bring to that (second) Thanksgiving dinner party, look no further.  These cupcakes are TO DIE FOR. Continue reading Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

My Baking Story

Truth is, I haven’t been baking for a long time, only a little more than a year.  But, for me, it’s been quite a long journey since then.

Actually, to be accurate, I’ve been baking since I was about 8 years old.   Continue reading My Baking Story

RE:Framed: Guru of Baking

I’ve been so fortunate to be able to watch the basketball documentary “Guru of Go.”  At first, when I was introduced to the film, I merely snorted and thought “Basketball?  Please, I’d rather dribble flour bags.”  But, as the minutes ticked by I found myself drawn into the story of Paul Westhead, and Hank Mathers.

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