Tag: Cake recipes

Baking, Recipes

Lemon Skillet Cake with Almonds

A simple to make and delicious cake in the manner of pound cake but following a recipe the landlady at our Airbnb in Rome gave us, 10 years ago. It was soooooo good and it has become a firm favourite in our home. What I like is you can vary the flavours and the type […]

Baking, Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Spiced Carrot Cake

Carrot cake…because carrots are in season and they are ‘healthyish’, aren’t they? Well, I think so. I discovered a gorgeous recipe on food52 which I continue to make with a few tweaks – namely upping the spices. I made this for a party, frosted it with lemony cream cheese and decorated it with glazed carrot […]

Musings

‘Texas Cake’, Just Because

Just because.  Because we all have that one friend who makes us be, become more than we feel capable. The one who encourages, who pushes us forward in spite of our own reluctance. The one who is always and forever there. This is for IJ, who forced me to learn to make layer cakes and […]

Recipes, Techniques

How to Build a Crepe Cake

Eid Mubarak, with my first-ever Crepe cake, perfect for crowd-feasting. Talk about resounding successes. Twenty (20) (in my case imperfect but delicious) layers of crepes with alternate layers of rich chocolate mousse and a salted caramel one, finished with a semi-sweet ganache and crushed candied pecans. What a mouthful. A delicious mouthful. Also known as […]