Lemon Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This was Mom’s choice for a Mother’s Day dessert.  Moms always know best.  This was an awesomely delicious cake.  Although Dad’s comment was that it needed a new name because it didn’t sound as good as it tasted…his suggestions were “Better than expected Lemon Blueberry Cake” or “Chocolate Lemon Blueberry Cake”…because things sound better withRead more

Nutella Dark Chocolate Cake

Nutella Dark Chocolate Cake (A Seat at the Table)

So I’m going to assume, dear reader, that you’ve had nutella, the delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that’s taken the world by storm.  And if you’ve had it, you obviously fell in love with it.  So obviously there’s not much else to say about this cake.  Except it’s delicious.  The cake is moist, the frosting isRead more

Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bars (A Seat at the Table)

Well as I mentioned last week, my kitchen failures continued while I was doing my Carroll Cafe cooking.  So instead of the planned recipes, I had to quickly come up with some alternatives.  A quick text to my aunt, and I got this reliable, delicious recipe that was one of Grandma’s go-to recipes.  I canRead more

Swedish Apple Almond Cake

Swedish Apple Almond Cake (A Seat at the Table)

I haven’t been to Sweden, but I’m pretty sure I’d love the food (then again you’d be hard pressed to find a country where I wouldn’t love the food).   This cake has a subtle sweetness that highlights the sweet apples.  It’s moist and spiced with cardamom and is the perfect tea-time cake.  This wasRead more

Individual Cheesecakes with Fresh Fruit

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes (A Seat at the Table)

I didn’t used to like cheesecake, then I tried chocolate cheesecake and I could totally get behind that.  And then when my sister made this cheesecake the first time, I became a full convert.  There’s nothing like a sweet, crunchy crust paired with rich, creamy cheesecake.  Now you have all the deliciousness of cheesecake inRead more

Cranberry Buttermilk Cake

This cake was gorgeous.  It just might be the perfect treat for Christmas morning.  The cranberries are bright bursts of tart juice, the batter is full of sweet orange flavor, and the cake is light and fluffy.  With the cranberries, this isn’t a very sweet cake, so it’s great for brunch or tea.  This isRead more