The Best Banana Skillet Cake

Here’s a recipe for a moist banana cake, seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. It comes with an optional recipe for a coffee-flavored frosting to go on top. What makes this banana cake so moist and delicious is caramelizing the bananas first in a pan. This technique is a great thing to do when your bananas… Continue reading The Best Banana Skillet Cake

Chocolate Cake with White Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

This is a recipe for a one-layer black and white cake, which is a chocolate cake with white frosting. While you could certainly make this type of cake with a classic buttercream, I think a Swiss meringue buttercream (which is more of a science project) is a great complement to the simplicity of the chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate Cake with White Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

Healthy Rose Snacking Cake

This rosewater cake is so easy to make, even non-bakers can make this cake without fail. And, the rose flavoring here could be anything – lemon, orange, grapefruit, berries, vanilla. Anything! I chose cardamom and rosewater because they bring a nice floral, Persian-inspired flavor to this dessert. There’s not very much oil, and you don’t… Continue reading Healthy Rose Snacking Cake

Cherry Pudding Cake – A New Favorite

This cherry pudding cake is a mashup between a cake, a spoon bread, and a buckle. It’s tender on the outside, and quite soft in the middle (by design!). It’s also made with fresh cherries – this easy cherry cake comes together quickly and is a great cherry dessert idea. The perfect recipe to keep… Continue reading Cherry Pudding Cake – A New Favorite

Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Plums

Here’s a recipe for olive oil cake with plums. Why? I love stone fruit and I love baking with olive oil. I had a bunch of plums from my CSA box this week that arrived ripely. By day 3 were about to peace out. This olive oil cake with plums has a tight crumb, and… Continue reading Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Plums

Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I *love* baking with zucchini – don’t you agree? It makes it feel like what you’re baking has a semblance of health. These healthy lemon zucchini cupcakes are cupcakes for adults – they’re not too sweet, but feel just decadent enough. The cream cheese frosting is really special, too. It also features my foolproof lemon… Continue reading Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten-Free Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Yogurt Whipped Cream

Here’s a gluten-free olive oil cake made with almond flour, and scented with orange zest. The cake is topped with a Greek yogurt whipped cream and good with any fruit on top! This time I went with the classic strawberry. You could make it as a loaf, as I did below, or in a cake… Continue reading Gluten-Free Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Yogurt Whipped Cream

Peanut Butter-Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Here is a recipe for banana bread that uses peanut butter to give it a really moist, nutty flavor. It’s also vegan and gluten-free! This peanut butter-banana bread could just as easily be made with almond butter or sunbutter, but I like peanut butter 🙂 This vegan banana bread is so easy to make and… Continue reading Peanut Butter-Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free Orange Mini Cakes

This is a recipe for mini orange-olive oil cake that is gluten free and dairy free. Using the whole orange and olive oil, these mini cakes are tender, moist, and not too sweet. What I also love is that they use the whole orange, peel and all, so it’s a low waste recipe! Try these… Continue reading Gluten-Free Orange Mini Cakes

Healthy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Here’s a super Autumnal baking recipe: this pumpkin cake is all the best flavors of September + October in a bite. This is a slightly healthier than average bundt cake. It’s made with pumpkin, maple syrup, and cardamom, and topped with a yogurt-cardamom glaze. It’s my favorite pumpkin cake I’ve ever made, and the cardamom… Continue reading Healthy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Olive Oil Cake with Frosting and Figs

Here’s a recipe for an olive oil cake topped with frosting and fresh fig. It’s is scented with Grand Marnier. It’s a really sophisticated take on an olive oil cake. And if I do say so myself, has a rather luxurious, smooth texture. It also has a really creamy, tight crumb. You can obviously tell… Continue reading Olive Oil Cake with Frosting and Figs

Semolina Cardamom Rose Cake

This semolina rosewater cake is a savory, sophisticated tea cake that is great for tea, breakfast, or dessert alongside some whipped cream. Semolina flour makes the cake’s crumb hearty and earthy, almost like a polenta cake. it would be perfect with a dollop of creme fraiche or whipped cream, and almost certainly perfect for afternoon… Continue reading Semolina Cardamom Rose Cake

Rustic apple tart

rustic apple tart

this is a pretty freeform, rustic apple tart recipe that is more art than science. in the fall, come apple season, easy rustic tarts are a quick way to celebrate and use up your apples that you got apple picking. make this apple tart anytime you have a ton of apples!

Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake

lemon yogurt cake

This easy lemon yogurt cake is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. it’s tender, the crumb is perfect, and the flavor is bright. another thing this easy lemon yogurt cake recipe does — it utilizes a yogurt cup as a measurement tool so you save dishes. i actually adapted this from a french parenting book… Continue reading Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake