Black Forest cake

Black Forest Cake – Not Traditional

What is a traditional Black Forest Cake? A traditional Black Forest Cake is a chocolate sponge cake brushed with kirsch with a kirsch cherry filling. It is covered in whipped cream and topped with more cherries. It is not an overly sweet dessert but instead is a more complex flavours adult type dessert. My “Black […]

Lemon Bundt Cake

Amazing Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

Real Lemons Make All the Difference I don’t tend to use artificial extracts in my baking. I don’t like the chemical taste most of them have. This cake is made with real lemons. Try to get good lemons as that will make a big difference. For me, in Canada, I have found Spanish lemons and […]

Boiled Raisin Cake
Bars, Cakes

Easy to make Boiled Raisin Cake

A Recipe from my Grandma When I was younger, we used to visit my grandparents on all the major holidays. My grandma would make various treats for us, some I liked more than others. When I was a child, I did not like this dessert. I thought having even one raisin in my dessert was […]

No bake cheesecake with whipped cream topping

No-Bake Cheesecake – Perfect for Summer?

Another no oven dessert for the hot days of summer Just as summer was starting to heat up, I decided that I was going to try 5 no-bake summer desserts. I wanted desserts that wouldn’t require the use of the oven but would still satisfy my sweet tooth. This No-Bake Cheesecake from was next […]

Bars, Cakes, Cookies

5 No-Bake Summer Dessert Recipes

It’s that time of year here in Canada…summer! In Southern Ontario we tend to go from winter to unbearable humidity in the span of about two weeks. I love the summer but as I’m getting older, I’m not loving the humidity and heat combination. I still want dessert though and I don’t want to turn […]

Cakes, Kitchen Equipment

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe found in “Baking Favorites” – Williams Sonoma Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Or is it Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing? It wasn’t until I was writing this post that I even contemplated that there might be a difference between frosting and icing. So, off to Google…and here’s what I found out. Icing […]


Mile High Mini Victoria Sandwich Cakes

My first recipe from The Royal Touch, written by Carolyn Robb Mile High Mini Victoria Sandwich Cakes. Look how tempting that picture is. Fresh strawberries, whipped cream with cake! Who can resist. I wanted to try a Victoria sponge again but by a different chef and there just happened to be one in this book! […]