Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Banana Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries

As it often happens, I once again found a few very ripe bananas in the kitchen, and used them as an excuse to bake a cake. The decision on which kind to bake was easy, as it’s been a while since I’ve baked a chocolate cake. Continue reading “Banana Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Banana Yeast Dough Cakes with Chocolate-Almonds Filling

The following tasty cakes are a version of THIS recipe, for banana yeast dough cakes. Continue reading “Banana Yeast Dough Cakes with Chocolate-Almonds Filling”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Lemony Poppy Seeds and Frangipane Cake

Recently, I’ve baked THIS poppy seeds tart, and THESE Pithivier pastries, and, once again, I didn’t need the full amount of both types of filling. I could have easily freeze both for future use, but then decided it would be more interesting to use them to create an entirely new cake. Continue reading “Lemony Poppy Seeds and Frangipane Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, fruit, Recipes

Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Maple Cake

The following cakes will indulge anyone who is into moist, syrupy cakes. Continue reading “Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Maple Cake”

breakfast, Brunch, Cakes, Cookies, Recipes, Vegetables

Carrots, Almonds, Coconut and Golden Raisins Breakfast Bars

While I mostly prefer a protein-based breakfast, I also like to have other options every now and then. The following super-healthy bars are a good example of that: they are loaded with high fiber ingredients, fairly low on sugar and fat, and are a great tasty way to start the day. Continue reading “Carrots, Almonds, Coconut and Golden Raisins Breakfast Bars”

Brunch, Cakes, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Ricotta and Cardamom Cake

As the days are getting shorter, and citrus fruits rapidly replacing summer fruits at the stores, I felt it’s time for a comforting orange flavored cake, and the result was the following quick and easy “all in one bowl” cake. Continue reading “Orange, Ricotta and Cardamom Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Coffee Sponge Cake with Coffee Icing and Chocolate Glaze

The following tasty cake is yet another variation of my all time favorite sponge cake recipe (posted HERE). In this version, I substituted the orange juice with coffee, enhanced the coffee flavor by pouring coffee syrup over the baked cake, (leaving a bit aside for serving), and topped the cake with coffee icing and chocolate glaze. All this created layers of flavors that will please anyone who loves coffee and chocolate. Continue reading “Coffee Sponge Cake with Coffee Icing and Chocolate Glaze”

Cakes, fruit, Recipes

Lime and Lavender Cake with Peaches

Lime and lavender is one of my favorite flavor combinations: their fresh and floral fragrance enhances one another beautifully. So, when I decided to bake a light summer cake, I wanted to use this favorite combination again, and came up with the quick and easy to assemble cake you see here. Continue reading “Lime and Lavender Cake with Peaches”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Cherries and Almonds Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a simple French dessert, in which fruits are baked in a light custard. The dish is traditionally made with cherries, although there are plenty of versions with other fruits as well. As cherries season is at its peak right now, I decided to prepare it using them. Continue reading “Cherries and Almonds Clafoutis”

Bread, Cakes, fruit, Recipes

Banana, Blueberries and Coconut Cake

With abundance of fresh berries, I find myself buying more than needed, and, as they don’t keep well, I try to find ways to use them in baking. I often also have some overripe bananas around, so I’ve decided to combine both in the form of a tasty cake. Continue reading “Banana, Blueberries and Coconut Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Plums, Almonds and Maple Syrup Cake

When I bought some early season plums at the store, I was a bit disappointed with their flavor. As cooking, or baking, intensifies the flavor of unripe fruit, my solution was to use them in a cake. The fact that fruit cakes are my favorite, only added to the motivation. Continue reading “Plums, Almonds and Maple Syrup Cake”