Cakes & Cupcakes

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

October 5, 2017 Cakes & Cupcakes


In one form or another the doughnut has been around for some time. Most often fried, we opt for baked donuts, which are easier and faster to make (AND, they’re easier on our waistline than fried versions). This recipe pairs warm spices and autumn inspired ingredients for a delicious take on this baked doughnut. 10 […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast


  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Tofu Molten Lava Cake

February 8, 2017 Cakes & Cupcakes

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 House Foods recently partnered with season one winner of FOX’s hit cooking competition series for kids, “MasterChef Junior,” Alexander Weiss, and he’s been busy in the kitchen creating a sweet dessert that incorporates House Foods’ tofu – perfect for Valentine’s Day. 4 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for the molds at room temperature Unsweetened cocoa powder, as […]

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Life and Laughter at 100

August 30, 2016 Blog


Lately I’ve been contemplating life at 100. I’m only a bit more than halfway there, but a recent visit with my Great Aunt Millie got me thinking about what it would be like when I turn 100. I don’t get to see her often, but when I head back to Cleveland every summer to visit […]

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

January 3, 2016 Cakes & Cupcakes


This chocolate cake is from Fran Bigelow’s Pure Chocolate cookbook, and is her son Dylan’s favorite cake. The creme fraiche hits just the right note to offset the extravagant richness. For a smaller cake, you can make one 9-inch layer and half the filling. 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chipped 3/4 pound ( 3 sticks) […]

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Golden Butter Cake

January 1, 2016 Cakes & Cupcakes


In our house, every day is an occasion for a cake — and this Golden Butter Cake is the perfect choice. By changing up the frosting, we transform this buttery cake from the every day to special occasion! 3 cups cake flour (not self rising) 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup butter […]

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Vanilla Pound Cake

February 4, 2015 Cakes & Cupcakes

Vanilla Pound Cake

This is our go-to cake for an easy weeknight dessert, or something to take to a friend’s house on the weekend. It goes quickly in our house, but if it didn’t, we know that stale pound cake is tasty when toasted, and even serves well as a base for sundaes. 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 […]

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Carrot Cake

February 3, 2015 Cakes & Cupcakes


We first made this recipe for a 50th birthday party celebration, and have been making it ever since. This delicious carrot cake features traditional cream cheese frosting, but is topped with Cointreau Carrots to add a special touch to an everyday or celebratory cake. 1 ½ cups finely minced carrot ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained […]

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Strawberry Cake

May 29, 2013 Cakes & Cupcakes


A recipe included in a letter my Great Aunt sent to my Grandmother nearly 50 years ago. The letter sat in my recipe box for years until I finally made it for my own birthday. (You can read about it in my Birthday Wishes post.) The cake is sweet, but brings back memories of when […]

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