Category Archives: Cakes

Raspberry Fig Almond Cake

During the months of September and October our yard is loaded with ripe raspberries, and this year we also have an abundance of figs from our almost 20-year old tree. Raspberries and figs are a delicious dessert combination. This cake … Continue reading

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Apricot Cheesecake

One of my good friends has a beautiful old apricot tree. It was loaded with sweet fruit this year and she was kind enough to let us have all we could use. I made several batches of jam, plus I … Continue reading

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Blueberry Apricot Cornmeal Cake

Blueberries and apricots are both in season now and they work well together in desserts. This moist cake has cornmeal in the batter and is studded with fresh blueberries and apricots. I particularly love the crunchy, sugary nut topping. You … Continue reading

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Chocolate Fruit Bombe

My mom and sister both have June birthdays. We gather as a family to celebrate and every year they request this bombe cake, layers of chocolate cake with strawberries, bananas, peaches, and whipped cream. The original recipe came from my … Continue reading

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Lemon Custard Sheet Cake

When I was growing up my mother often made sheet cake when she needed to feed a crowd. They were either yellow cakes with pudding, pineapple, and cream or else chocolate with pudding, cherries, and cream. This lemon sheet cake … Continue reading

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Ricotta Cake with Chocolate and Cherries

Years ago when we lived in Upstate New York I belonged to a monthly gourmet luncheon club. We rotated homes with the hostess chosing the food theme. It was potluck with each guest bringing a dish to share. One Christmas … Continue reading

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Sfingi (Ricotta Fritters)

Sfingi are ricotta fritters typically served in Italy and Sicily for St. Joseph’s Day on March 19th. They are sometimes called zeppole. I have several family recipes for them, but the one I like best is adapted from my aunt … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

I have been blogging for almost five years and have never posted a chocolate cake recipe. It is time to add one. I love the flavor of chocolate combined with caramel. It works particularly well in these cupcakes. My children … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cake

This is my favorite gingerbread cake recipe. It has a streusel topping with some turbinado sugar mixed in so you get a little crunch with your spice cake. It is flavorful, moist and a great dessert for a holiday gathering. … Continue reading

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Summer Cinnamon Peach Cake

Each summer I try a new recipe for peach cake. Most of the time the results are mediocre, but I recently came across this recipe on the blog Italian Food Forever, and modified it to suit my taste. It is wonderful. … Continue reading

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