Category Archives: Cake

Root Beer Cake

Today is my birthday. I’d planned for weeks to make a cake to celebrate. When Sunday rolled around and it was time to get down to baking, nothing struck my fancy. I really wanted apple cake and pumpkin ice cream, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

I’m not entirely sure if there is a blueberry season in Davis. There is, however, about two weeks at the end of May when there are boatloads of blueberries at the co-op. I didn’t have a single one this year, … Continue reading

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Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

Happy July 4th! While this recipe is not patriotic (think purple and yellow, not red/white/blue), I thought I’d share it anyway as it’s berry season. And berries are delicious. And this cake is delicious. And berries are only around for … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

I was perusing Halloween recipes and came across these cupcakes.  I’m already a big fan of pumpkin bread and adding cream cheese frosting sounded delicious.  I also think Halloween decorations are particularly fun and colorful. These cupcakes are delicious.  They … Continue reading

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Gâteau de Crêpes

I’d never made a crepe before let alone 20 something.  But I stumbled upon this recipe and in a moment of insanity decided to make it for a lab dinner.  You see I rarely make recipes for potlucks that I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Chiffon Shortcake

Strawberries!!!!  Sweet, juicy, just waiting to be eaten fresh or folded into a decadent dessert.  I used my dogs first birthday as an excuse to get friends together.  I knew I wanted to make dessert.  And it had to feature … Continue reading

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Maple walnut cake

Have you ever fantasized about pancakes?  Lots of maple syrup…  Maybe some whipped cream and ice cream? I’m not a big breakfast person, but I do love me some pancakes.  I prefer to top them with fruit and yogurt, but … Continue reading

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Brioche Peach Tart

I was cleaning up my work computer and came across pictures I’d taken during the summer and uploaded (and promptly forgot about) sometime in September.  Berry tartes, fruit salad, bread salad.  And this amazing peach brioche. I like to blog … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Rasberry Curd Filling

Yes I do bake on occasion.  And the occasion was my housewarming party.  And I wanted to bake a cake.  A small cake (as I asked the guests to bring dessert), but a cake nonetheless.  While raspberries might be in … Continue reading

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Still feeling a big down and lazy.  It is hard to get motivate to spend a week in lab when everyone else is away on vacation.  So I decided to bake something to cheer myself up after work.  There is … Continue reading

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