Category Archives: Cakes

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe for Guinness Chocolate Cake is intensely chocolate; it’s moist with Guinness stout and sour cream, topped with Irish Cream Liqueur Cream Cheese Frosting, with its assembly giving a nod to a frothy, foamy-topped pint of your favorite Irish beer. … Continue reading

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Apple Pear Cake – Cast Iron Cooking

This Apple Pear Cake recipe is chock full of flavor and easy to make, no matter your baking skill. Fresh apple and pear; pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg are all included. There’s nothing more perfect for a cold winter night than … Continue reading

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Jam Cake with Easy Caramel Icing – A Southern Tradition

This Jam Cake recipe is as authentic as it gets; loaded with blackberry jam, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, and topped with caramel icing, it’s a perfect Autumn and Winter treat. And the recipe is one I have, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

This recipe for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting won second place at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair in the Chocolate Cake category; it’s today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar post. This week of chocolate and a fabulous chocolate package … Continue reading

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Tennessee Teacakes (Cookies for Kids’ Cancer)

Today’s post is a special one; this Tennessee Teacake recipe is what I sent out to three other food bloggers participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

This Dark Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the epitome of chocolate decadence. It is a triple-layer of chocolate so rich, so creamy, it’s a chocolate-lover’s dream. It’s not hard to make, but it sure is hard to resist. 

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Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

This Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe is so simple and so summery! You need to make it! It’s been just crazy around here lately with exterior renovations on our house in full swing: New deck and porch railings, chimney repair, … Continue reading

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Clafoutis

It’s cherry season! Cherry season doesn’t last long! Be sure to pick up some of these delightful fruits and impress with this super-simple recipe for Clafoutis: a “fancy” French dessert – cherries baked in a creamy,  flan-like batter. You will … Continue reading

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Orange Pecan Spice Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

I baked my first cake when I was nine years old. It was an orange cake with orange frosting. And I’ll never forget the lessons I learned with that very first baking attempt. Let me tell you the story. 

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Bourbon Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I’ve been seeing so many different versions of cheesecakes for Thanksgiving, and this got me thinking, “I wonder if anyone has done a pecan pie cheesecake?” I reached into my closet and pulled out I my tiara (yes, I’m the … Continue reading

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