Tag: Cake

  • Chocolate Cake of My Dreams

    Chocolate Cake of My Dreams

    I had a dream that involved a chocolate cake. The next day I felt compelled to make one. You can mix this cake faster than your oven will heat up.

  • Colonial Poppy Seed Cake

    Combine ½ cup poppy seeds (2-ounce jar) ¾ cup milk Let stand at room temperature three or four hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Let remaining ingredients warm to room temperature. Place all ingredients in bowl of electric mixer, including poppy seed-milk mixture 3 eggs ¾ cup softened unsalted butter (should be very soft) 1¼ […]

  • Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

    This recipe can make either an 8-inch or 10-inch pan. Whichever you use, make sure it is at least 1½ inches high. Simmer, covered thoroughly in water for 2 hours: 2 navel oranges Alternatively, place them in a 6-quart pressure cooker with enough water to cover (even if you have to hold them down to […]

  • Almond Polenta Pound Cake

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a Bundt or 10-inch tube pan. Separate 6 eggs Reserve egg yolks. With electric mixer beat egg whites with ¼ cup sugar until soft peaks form. In an electric mixer, cream together ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter ½ cup almond paste 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon […]

  • Potica Cake

    Potica Cake

    Potica (pronounced poe-TEET-sa) is a delectable Slovenian yeast pastry, filled with cinnamon and nuts. It’s a lot of work to make. The flavors of this recipe are reminiscent of potica, with far less work.

  • Black Cake

    Black Cake is made on many Caribbean islands around Christmas and New Year’s. I’d been wanting to make one since I first read about it in Laurie Colwin’s wonderful collection of essays,

  • Orange Date-Nut Diamonds

    A Passover dessert that’s good enough to make year-round. Makes 12 servings 1¾ cups sugar ¾ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon matzo cake meal 6 tablespoons potato starch 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 ounces pitted dates (about 1¼ cups) 1 cup walnuts (about 4 ounces), toasted, coarsely chopped 6 […]

  • Semolina Cake

    Semolina Cake

    I love the exotic flavors of orange blossom and rose water. Syrup cakes will be my undoing some day.

  • Fresh Ginger Cake

    Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°. Line bottom of 9-inch round cake pan with 3-inch sides or 9½-inch spring form pan with parchment paper. Mix together 1 cup mild molasses 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut or vegetable oil In another bowl, sift together 2½ cups flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ […]

  • Chocolate Cake with Sour Cherries

    Preheat oven to 350º F. In microwave, melt 1 cup butter (2 sticks) and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Let cool a bit. Drain a jar of sour cherries. I used frozen ones that were defrosted. Make sure they are well-drained. Separate 6 eggs. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside. In […]

  • Coffee Cake

    Combine 4½ cups flour, 2¼ cups brown sugar, 1½ tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon and a generous ¼ tsp nutmeg. Cut in 1½ cups butter. Measure out 3 cups of the mixture and add ½ cup chopped walnuts. In the rest of the mixture, add 1½ tsp baking soda. When mixed, stir in 1½ cups […]

  • Lemon Cloud Cake

    Lemon Cloud Cake

    A delightful lemony cake, great for a celebration. The filling is whipped cream flavored with lemon curd, but you can probably try other citrus flavors.