When I saw that this recipe for Classic Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (from the Cinnamon chapter of Baked Elements) was coming up, I got really excited– it’s been a while since we’ve made a complicated cake! I was imagining my thick, hearty, stacked layers smothered in spiced cream cheese, and that gratifying feeling of plunging my big knife through one…two…three layers of cake and filling….
It’s summer berry season, friends, and I could not be more excited about that! You know how sometimes it doesn’t feel like Fall until you taste that first bite of pumpkin, or gingerbread and peppermint in December? Spring and summer in California sort of blend into each other, with magnificent berries and cherries and tomatoes bursting into the farmers’ markets in […]
Soooooo, I am hardcore fangirling over rye flour right now. (Yes, those are the sorts of things that bakers fangirl over.) For that matter, I’m fangirling over rhubarb, but I guess that happens every spring nowadays, doesn’t it? Normally, I am fairly lukewarm when it comes to fruit desserts; I will almost always choose chocolate […]
So. Many. Lemons. Calling all citrus lovers: this is the Bundt for you if you can’t get enough lemon in your desserts. Baked Occasions’ Ultra-Lemony Lemon Bundt Cake with Almond Glaze is our Baked Sunday Mornings recipe in celebration of Mother’s Day, and as you can see, the title does not mince words about the […]
Holy coconuts, Batman. I have gotten a hell of a coconut education in the past couple of weeks, thanks in part to this Easter Coconut Sheet Cake from Baked Occasions. Although I am not an Easter celebrator, I do love bunnies (sniffy noses!) and spring, so I was excited for this recipe. We took on this Easter cake for Baked […]
Consider the lemon. A humble fruit that cannot be eaten out-of-hand, it often resorts to playing wingman to other flavors in cooking: lemon chicken, lemon hummus, lemon-white wine sauce. In the pastry world however, lemon gets its chance to shine: lemon meringue pie, lemon bars, lemon pound cake, and in this Light & Lemony Jelly Roll with Raspberry […]
Fact: Winter cherries are sad, sad little creatures. This week’s Baked Occasions recipe for Baked Sunday Mornings is Cherry-Almond Crisp for President’s Day, because you know, George Washington and cherry trees and all. Unfortunately, cherry season is a few months out, and the quality of cherries makes all the difference here. I made this a few weeks ago when […]
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I really wanted to make a layer cake. There was a time not so long ago that I dreaded the Baked Sunday Mornings assignments for layer cakes. So much work, so much time, so much potential for things to go wrong… But I’ve come a long way since those […]