Strawberry and Coconut Cake

We are still, miraculously, getting some local strawberries here, and making this cake feels like a sweet last taste of summer. However, you could use raspberries instead if you prefer. Unadorned, this is not a beautiful cake. It tends to fall a bit and often cracks a little but it tastes so good it just Read More…

Ina Garten’s Old Fashioned Banana Cake

I belong to a group called Ina’s Garden . We ‘meet’ on the first and third Thursdays of every month to share our experiences Ina Garten’s wonderful recipes. We would love for you to join us. This time we are cooking around the theme Sweet Baked Love. The Ina Garten recipe you share can be anything baked, Read More…

Banana Maple Walnut Loaf Cake

This is seriously yummy.  It’s also incredibly easy to make, so I really can’t recommend it highly enough. At the risk of being bossy, I will include two little bits of advice – don’t leave out the maple flavouring; it gives the loaves a gorgeous hit of maple that the maple syrup alone just does not provide, Read More…

Blueberry, White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cake

How could anything with these ingredients not be delicious?  This is a  light and delicious cake for summer, and it couldn’t be easier to throw together. I use roasted salted macadamia nuts for this when I have them on hand, but if you only have plain ones, just add a generous pinch of salt to Read More…

The 21st Century Housewife’s Delicious Yogurt Cake

This cake takes literally minutes to throw together, tastes wonderful and is incredibly adaptable. Moist and delicious, it can be served plain with icing sugar sprinkled over top, or frosted with buttercream frosting and decorated any way you want. You can even make cupcakes with the batter – just don’t bake them for quite as Read More…