Fudgey Brownies


Today’s fudgey dense and sweet Brownie recipe is super simple.  So easy you may want to make a batch for dessert tonight to serve with a scoop of ice cream or a little whipped cream.  If you can, pick up some Ontario strawberries. Slice on top of the ice cream or whipped cream and you…

Peanut Butter-Nutella Coffee Cake


This drab and dreary weather calls out for something sweet and fun to help fight the urge to stay in bed and hibernate.  Who wouldn’t want to get out of bed for a piece of delicious coffee cake combining not only peanut butter and Nutella but having the added crunch of praline nuts and a…

Pound Cake – Easy, Breezy and Beautiful


Simple, sweet and stunning!  This ‘Classic Pound Cake’ from Bake from Scratch’s Cake issue is delicious and baking it in my new Nordicware Fleur de Lis pan takes it from blah to fab even with no drizzle or embellishments. A word to the wise, don’t bake this cake when you’re in a rush, as it…

Fudgy Chocolate Cake


I baked up this always delicious, always moist, and always popular chocolate cake for a friends birthday this weekend and although I did share the recipe over a year ago, thought it was worth sharing again. I have seen many versions of this cake all over the internet but it is a Barefoot Contessa recipe…

White Chocolate Cupcakes


These cupcakes are versatile and will become a favourite.  Just because, or for your next special occasion, these are sure to fit the bill. To take them over the top fold in about 1/2 cup of mini white chocolate chips before baking. Dense without being heavy and flavourful as well as moist these cupcakes can…

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Carrot cupcakes are a classic and pretty much a guaranteed cupcake success story.  With the addition of grated carrots which add depth of flavour as well as moistness to the cupcake plus the tangy sweet combination of cream cheese, butter and icing sugar mixed together to top them off they are a hit!   Carrot…

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze


This dense but moist pound cake comes from a tried and true recipe book, Another Cup of Sugar, by Anna Olsen.  Like Bonnie Stern’s Desserts (1988 and revised 1998), I find the recipes pretty much no fail.  The directions are clear and the end result always great giving you the confidence to try another and…

White Chocolate Buttercream


Icing, frosting, buttercream…which is it?!  I grew up calling the sweet deliciousness my Mom made by combining butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of cream or milk, icing. My brother and I used to each get one of the beaters to lick once the Sunbeam Mixmaster had come to a stop. In…

Banana Bread


Ripe bananas left on your counter?!  Don’t toss them into your organic bin, just peel and mash 2-3 together and store in either a ziplock bag or another air tight container in your freezer.  When you have a few minutes and I mean maybe 10 minutes, you can have this moist, fragrant, delicious banana bread…

Pretty In Pink – Just Because Cake


Today’s pretty in pink cake is a “Just Because” cake. It’s a “Just Because” cake… because the almond meal I needed for my almond torte was expired and the dozen eggs I thought I had were non-existent and the other recipe for the orange pound cake is tucked away in the “good”, (well obviously far…

When Cake isn’t Cake


I have just recently become acquainted with Instagram.  It’s a great little app for posting pretty pictures of scenery, cute and funny animal pictures, lovely scenic photos of amazing places on earth and in space, and for those of us obsessed with baking, many many pictures of desserts, cakes and cupcakes, or so I thought….

Crumb Cake – It’s All in the Crumb


Crumb cake, think the first time I heard about this, apparently, popular cake was on an episode of Cake Boss when Buddy was using up leftover cake to make the crumb. It has been on my list to make so yesterday I found a recipe for a One Bowl version in One Bowl Baking and…