Cakes, Pies, and Other Sweets

Affogato: March 2, 2015
Good vanilla ice cream topped with chopped dark chocolate, then drizzled with hot espresso(!) Amazingly simple. Surprisingly tasty.

Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake: May 12, 2010

Apple Dump Cake: October 27, 2015

Apple Cake, French: May 4, 2015
Parfait! Apple Cake, French: October 16, 2015

Apple Galette: October 15, 2010
This was a spur-of-the-moment-use-up-extra-dough recipe, so I didn’t have
any traditional ‘pie’ apples on hand; but the Jazz apples I did have worked
surprisingly well.
Parfait! Apple Galette and One Fine Crust: August 31, 2012
I made pâte à foncer – a French take on your basic pie dough, and added some ground cloves to make up for a bland batch of apples.
Parfait! (again) Apple Galette: December 19, 2014

Apple Pie Bars: October 6, 2016
Parfait! Better Apple Pie Bars: October 21, 2016

Apple Torte, Bavarian, The Doris Project, Week 23: June 18, 2014

Bacon Chocolate: December 31, 2011

Blueberry Clafoutis: October 29, 2010

Blueberry Scones: April 21, 2011

Buttermilk Cobbler: May 2, 2011
Just another example of the myriad uses for the hardest working liquid in
the dairy case.

Brownies, Orange: September 29, 2016

Brownies, Outrageous(ly) AWESOME: November 19, 2013

Brownies, Pecan Pie: December 9, 2013

BuzzyBrownies: December 11, 2010
Parfait! Buzzy’s (CreamCheeseChocolateOrangeEspresso) Brownies: August 1, 2013

Brownies, Shortbread Truffle, Topped With Caramel and Chocolate: February 2, 2015

Cake, Carrot: April 10, 2011
With all apologies to everyone else who has ever made me a carrot cake –
THIS RECIPE RULES!
Parfait! Best! Carrot Cake: October 23, 2013
I’ma tell you, Bobby Flay’s carrot cake is terrific, but adding a bit of ground ginger to the spice mix is a very good thing.

Cake, Caramelita: October 27, 2014
Yeh, this recipe is meant to be cookie bars, but it’s so good, and so crumbly anyway, why not turn it into a cake?

Cake, Cherry and Coke: November 17, 2016

Cake, Chocolate: October 2, 2015
Parfait! Cake, Chocolate, Mayonnaise: May 20, 2016

Cake, Chocolate and Orange: November 10, 2014

Cake, Chocolate Stout: June 13, 2013
Parfait! Chocolate Stout Cake: November 8, 2013

Cake, Coca Cola (The Doris Project, Week 3): January 22, 2014

Cake, the contessa’s Pound Cake: January 26, 2011

Cake, Date with Sticky Toffee Sauce: June 1, 2011

Cake, Dr. Pepper: May 27, 2016

Cake, Dr. Pepper Cherry: July 14, 2016

Cake, Dr. Pepper Cherry Chip: August 18, 2016

Cake, Dr. Pepper Dark Chocolate Espresso: November 11, 2016

Cake, Figgy Pudding: November 28, 2011
A classic holiday dessert.

Cake, Gingerbeer Spice: February 9, 2017

Cake, Ginger Pound Cake: March 4, 2013
Not too, too sweet, and just a bit on the fussy side to make; still and all, one fine cake.

Cake, Grapefruit and Cream Cheese Pound Cake: February 19, 2013

Cake, Lemon Cream Cheese Bundt: May 21, 2015

Cake, Irish Cream: March 18, 2014

Cake, Lemon Tres Leches: June 30, 2016

Cake, Mango Chutney: August 11, 2011

Cake, Milky Way: December 31, 2012
No, this cake doesn’t just taste like Milky Way bars, it’s made from them; and is pretty darned tasty. Don’t let the egg separating and whisking and candy bar melting worry you, it may all look a bit fussy, but this recipe comes together quickly and easily.

Cake, Orange Cream: January 19, 2016
A boxed yellow cake mix and a can of orange soda combine to make one fine cake.
Parfait! Cake, Orange Cream: January 6, 2017

Cake, Orange Sour Cream: December 3, 2010

Cake, Pineapple Upside Down: March 24, 2016

Cake Pops, Salted Caramel with White and Dark Chocolate: May 28, 2013
Plan for an hour’s cooling time in the fridge after each dipping, but these tasty treats will be worth the wait.
Parfait! Salted Caramel Cake Pops: December 27, 2013
These are mebbe better than the first batch in three ways: I just made the cake according to package directions (the really lovely extra egg and mayonnaise version makes a great cake, but is mebbe a tad too rich for all that is then added to make cake pops). Next, I eliminated the pop sticks. My cake balls were too big for them anyway, and kept falling off. Lastly, instead of searching out a jar of salted caramel sauce at Trader Joe’s or some pricey specialty shoppe, I made my own (easy) dulce de leche and added sea salt and a drop of brandy. YUM.

Cake, Red Velvet Coca Cola: December 9, 2016

Cake, Root Beer Float: June 25, 2015

Cake, Salted Caramel Spiced Apple: November 12, 2015

Cake, Snickers: February 7, 2013

Cake, Snickerdoodle Poke: July 21, 2016
This cake is pretty terrific on its own. Add the salted caramel bourbon sauce made with the leftover sweetened condensed milk, and you have a total winner!

Cake, Spice: October 1, 2011
A small-ish cake from scratch – and don’t forget the Penuche Icing.

Cake, Spice, Great Canadian: June 18, 2013

Cake, Greek Spice Cake: October 25, 2012

Cake, Spiced Pear Upside Down: June 7, 2011

Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies: November 16, 2010

Carrot Cake: April 10, 2011
With all apologies to everyone else who has ever made me a carrot cake –
THIS RECIPE RULES!
Parfait! Best! Carrot Cake: October 23, 2013
I’ma tell you, Bobby Flay’s carrot cake is terrific, but adding a bit of ground ginger to the spice mix is a very good thing.

Carrot Cake Cookies: January 22, 2011
Not QUITE a whoopie pie – but certainly in the family.

Cheesecake Cups, Cherry: August 11, 2016

Cheesecake Cups, Mint Oreo: August 25, 2016

Cheesecake Ice Cream: December 5, 2012
Rich, tasty cheesecake in ice cream form, and not too tough to make. Think about firming the ice cream in a mold and serve it like that; but don’t forget the brandied cherry sauce!

Chess Bars, Orange, Chocolate, and Espresso: August 4, 2016

Cherry Almond Tart: January 31, 2011

Cherry Cobbler: July 9, 2012
The filling RULES! – but the overall cobbler was, ermmm, too darned sweet! Oh well, I will just have to try again… without the sugar cookies.

Cherry Cobbler: September 15, 2016
This was – at the end – a perfect cherry cobbler!

Cherry Pastry Bars: February 27, 2014
THIS dough, with the bourbon filling from cherry pie is the way to go.

Cherry Pie Bars: October 28, 2016
Cream cheese and butter pastry filled with almond cherry crisp. Hard to beat.

Chocolate Stout Cake: June 13, 2013
Parfait! Chocolate Stout Cake: November 8, 2013

Chocolate Frozen Dessert: July 18, 2013
Can’t really call this ice cream, because it’s dairy-free. Sugar-free, too, for that matter; but still all natural and made with five, pretty basic ingredients in a blender and ice cream machine. You do want to check this out…

Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee: September 22, 2010

Chocolate Mousse: September 27, 2010
This recipe tasted great, but never really set correctly, tho’ that may well
have been user error. I will have to experiment some more.
Parfait! Chocolate Mousse: December 2, 2011
Nice!
Parfait! Chocolate Mousse: July 3, 2015

Chocolate Mousse Ladyfinger Cake: June 10, 2015

Clementine Chess Pie: February 28, 2012
The addition of citrus cuts some of the sweet from this variation on custard pie.

Cobbler, Apple and Berry: February 24, 2015

Cobbler, Cherry: July 9, 2012
The filling RULES! – but the overall cobbler was, ermmm, too darned sweet! Use the biscuit topping from the Apple and Berry Cobbler instead.

Cobbler, Peach, The Doris Project, Week 22: June 11, 2014

Coca Cola Cake (The Doris Project, Week 3): January 22, 2014

the contessa’s Pound Cake: January 26, 2011

Creamy Fruit Mold: February 26, 2011
Yes, it’s a Jell-O mold! Let’s see how it turns out…

Crème Brûlée, Maple Syrup: November 16, 2015

Cupcakes, Lemon Crunch: June 8, 2016

Date Cake with Sticky Toffee Sauce: June 1, 2011

Espresso Chocolate Mousse: October 25, 2011
I added a bit of orange zest as well – nice!

Figgy Pudding Cake: November 28, 2011
A classic holiday dessert.

Fruit Basket Pie: June 10, 2010
The Crisco crust is kind of cool

Fruit Basket Pie, Parfait!: July 1, 2011

Fruit Salad With Limoncello: March 11, 2015

Gingerbread, Guinness: March 3, 2016

Ginger Pound Cake: March 4, 2013
Not too, too sweet, and just a bit on the fussy side to make; still and all, one fine cake.

Gold Rush Brownies: July 7, 2010

Golnaz’ Fruit Tart Cream: July 15, 2010

Grapefruit and Cream Cheese Pound Cake: February 19, 2013

Green Stuff: April 27, 2011
Pistachio pudding an’ stuff, all whipped together and poured over Ritz
crackers crushed with melted butter – don’t judge – try it!
Parfait! Green Stuff: May 11, 2012

Hallowe’en Whoopie Pies: October 31, 2010
‘Orange Velvet’ Pies with chocolate cream cheese filling.

Hazelnuts, Roasted: September 6, 2011

Ice Cream, Cow-B-Gone Vanilla: August 8, 2012
Soy milk makes for one fine home-made treat in just a few hours with the help of a blender and a small ice cream machine.

Ice Cream, Root Beer: September 24, 2012
Still with the soy milk, but with an intense root beer flavor; I would recommend serving this scoop-for-scoop with the vanilla ice cream above.

Irish Cream Cake: March 18, 2014

Jello Mousse: June 16, 2016

Key Lime Pie Bars: March 23, 2017

Lemon(ish) Sorbet: March 11, 2013
I was a few lemons short of what I needed to make this, but Clementines happen to make a fine substitute.

Lemon Tart, Brûléed: April 6, 2016

Mango Chutney Cake: August 11, 2011

Marshmallow Fluff: April 9, 2011
This is good on its own – but also needed for frosting carrot cake.

Milky Way Cake: December 31, 2012
No, this cake doesn’t just taste like Milky Way bars, it’s made from them; and is pretty darned tasty. Don’t let the egg separating and whisking and candy bar melting worry you, it may all look a bit fussy, but this recipe comes together quickly and easily.

Mousse, Jello: June 16, 2016

Nut Pie, The Doris Project, Week 32: August 20, 2014

Oatmeal Pie: July 27, 2011

Orange Sour Cream Cake: December 3, 2010

Peach Cobbler, The Doris Project, Week 22: June 11, 2014

Peach Galette: August 24, 2011
Parfait! Peach Tart with Shortcrust Pastry: July 13, 2012
Same great peach and ginger filling, but now with a new and improved shortcrust pâte à foncer and baked in a tart pan.

Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Cake: February 12, 2015

Pear Custard Impossible Pie: October 26, 2011
It begins with Bisquick and ends as a surprisingly custard-y pie.

Pecan Pie: November 22, 2010

Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake: March 24, 2016

Plum Crêpes: August 12, 2014

Pound Cake, Old School Lemon: July 28, 2016

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: October 23, 2010
Tangy, red cake filled cream cheese filling.
Parfait! Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: October 18, 2013

Rice Krispie Bars: July 19, 2011

Saltine Toffee: December 6, 2010
Chocolate, salt, nuts; what more could you want?

Snickers Cake: February 7, 2013

Spice Cake, Dinette: October 1, 2011
A small-ish cake from scratch – and don’t forget the Penuche Icing.

Spice Cake, Great Canadian: June 18, 2013

Spice Cake, Greek: October 25, 2012

Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake: June 7, 2011

Strawberry Cream Cake: September 8, 2015

Sweetened Condensed Milk: October 12, 2016
Yeh, I know it mebbe doesn’t belong here; but some recipes call for this stuff so…

Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: October 31, 2010
A customized, orange version of red velvet for Hallowe’en.

Whoopie Pies: October 5, 2010
Two mini chocolate cakes sandwiched around a creamy vanilla filling.
Parfait!: June 17, 2011
Parfait! Now Dairy-Free: September 28, 2012

Wine Pie: April 20, 2010

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