Cakes

gum gum charlotte royale (blackberry and lemon)

gum gum charlotte royale (blackberry and lemon)

All this work for a damn cake with issues. Freshly released from the mold like some kind of ugly newborn, I realized with a quickly sinking heart that I was gonna need to pull out the flowers and piping bag to make this one presentable. […]

milk tea layer cake

milk tea layer cake

I’m eons late (as usual), but it was my birthday about 2 weeks ago, on the 15th of April! Every year, without fail, I make my own birthday cake. It’s one of the highlights of the year. For times sake, most other days I skip […]

cranberry gingerbread skillet cake

cranberry gingerbread skillet cake

  The holiday season is probably my favorite time of the year. I’m a sucker for everything about it: the food, the weather, the spirit, even the stress of buying gifts for everyone on my list. Thanksgiving just passed, in fact. I could wax poetic […]

strawberry basil cashew cheesecake

strawberry basil cashew cheesecake

  Ok, wow. I’ve never tried this type of cake before, but now I think I’ve been converted into a worshipper of the raw cheesecake gods. Raw cashew “cheesecakes” are a relatively new phenomena that have appeared in the past years, especially with the rising […]

grapefruit upside down polenta cake

grapefruit upside down polenta cake

  ‘Tis the season not for apple pie and spiced wine, but for bright citrus and the fruits of summer. After all, what screams summer more than the vibrancy of citrus fruits. Nobody ever refused a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day, […]

apple tahini bread

apple tahini bread

  When I first chanced upon this recipe from Kale and Caramel on Pinterest, it was an immediate save. However, as the months passed, I never ended up baking it. Does that ever happen to you? I tend to hoard recipes in my personal collection, and then […]

gjelina’s kabocha, olive oil, and dark chocolate loaf

gjelina’s kabocha, olive oil, and dark chocolate loaf

This isn’t your grandma’s pumpkin cake. This cake is something else, something better, a new version of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice loaf that seems to appear in bakeries nationwide during the fall season. First of all, it’s not pumpkin, but kabocha squash. If you’ve never tried […]