Entertaining with the Madeleine cake: gateau madeleine

Recently my sister's fiance came to visit. I wanted to make some sort of cake or dessert to welcome him, but wasn't sure what would be best. My sister recommended a "Madeleine" cake, as she remembered eating a piece together with her fiance one time, and recalled him liking it. I have to admit that … Continue reading Entertaining with the Madeleine cake: gateau madeleine

Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie

Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie

Here is my husband's favorite cake. Well, one of his top two favorite cakes. It's sweet, but not overly so; simple and classic. The homemade creme patisserie is smooth and creamy and the fresh raspberries add the perfect amount of tartness. I guarantee you, this cake is amazing! For the creme*: 1/3 cup + 1 … Continue reading Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie

Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

Last week my sister came back after having lived abroad for a while, so I had a perfect opportunity to make a cake. What better way to welcome someone home than a homemade cake? For the cake itself I found a lovely vanilla cake recipe and changed this a bit by adding lemon juice and … Continue reading Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Cranberry orange sweet bread has been a staple at our family Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember. While we always baked it for Thanksgiving, I think it would make a lovely addition to any winter celebration table, as well. Recently I asked my mother where she had gotten this recipe from, as … Continue reading Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Mini pumpkin cakes by Preppy Kitchen

Yesterday my husband, daughter and I went to an autumn gathering at the home of some friends of ours. We brought an adorable fall dessert that - to my delight - many people at first misconstrued to be gourds for decoration! My sister found a video on youtube about these adorable cakes and she passed … Continue reading Mini pumpkin cakes by Preppy Kitchen