Cakes and Desserts, Cakes, fruit, Recipes

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Almond Cake

 

As I still had some orange marmalade, from last weeks’ chicken dish, I thought it could be a good idea to use it in a cake. With Thanksgiving around the corner, and with lots of fresh cranberries at the store, it was a no-brainer to mix these two ingredients into one tasty cake. Continue reading “Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Almond Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake

After all the fruity cakes and desserts that I’ve made this summer, it felt it was time for a chocolate-based cake, using dark cocoa powder, along with chocolate chips. Continue reading “Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake”

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Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake

When I was asked to create a dairy free, low sugar and low fat summer cake, it was quite a challenge. I’ve decided to rely on the natural sweetness of fruit, and the first ingredient that came to my mind was ripe bananas, as their creamy texture mimics well that of butter in baked goods, and their sweetness would allow me to use less sugar in the cake. Continue reading “Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews

Plums are among my most favorite fruits, and, as the season is now is at its’ peak, there are quite a few types of them to choose from. One type I especially like, is pluot, an extra juicy plump and sweet type, which is actually a cross between plum and apricot. Continue reading “Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Upside-Down Spiced Pineapple Cake

Upside-down cakes are among my favorite cakes: their buttery, caramelized fruity top, and the tasty cake beneath it, is always pleasing.

Over the years, I’ve posted here a few versions for this tasty cake, using different types of fruit. However, I recently realized that I’ve never posted a recipe for the most popular version of the cake – the one with pineapple on top. Looking at the ripe pineapple I have just bought, it was evidently the time to rectify this. Continue reading “Upside-Down Spiced Pineapple Cake”

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“Invisible” Apple Cake

As a fan of apple cakes, when I saw a few recipes for one with an intriguing name – “Invisible cake” – it immediately got my attention.

As I started digging into it, I’ve learned that the cake originated in France, and is also quite popular in Japan. Continue reading ““Invisible” Apple Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake

Ricotta cheese has a fresh, tangy flavor, and a slight grainy texture. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Mixed with sugar, it makes a tasty filling for sweet pastries, and it is often used to bake cheesecakes, as in the following recipe. Continue reading “Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake”

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Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake

Noticing I somehow accumulated quite a few small quantities of different dried fruit, I decided the best way to use them was in a cake. Continue reading “Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake”

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Cranberry Apple Cake

Realizing I bought too many bags of fresh cranberries, I decided that baking a cake with some of them would be a good idea. Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake

With fresh cranberries arriving at the stores, it’s hard not to use them in different ways, other than cranberry sauce. Continue reading “Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake

Persimmon season has begun, and it is delightful to use these bright orange color tasty fruits in different ways. I most often use them fresh, on their own, or as a part of fruit salad, but this time I wanted to use them as an ingredient in a cake. Continue reading “Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake”