Molasses Coffee Cake

This cake was perfect for the holiday season; warm spices, molasses and coffee. My husband loved the smell as it was baking in the oven. I had to make one change to the glaze, I could not find white chocolate so I had to substitute. The next best thing I could find was salted blond…

Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake

This posting of Tuesdays with Dorie is bittersweet; we have come to the end of Baking Chez Moi. My husband said, “well start from the beginning again” which does sound like a good idea. I am not sure who has had more fun in this journey, me or my husband. This is the first Dorie…

Blueberry-buttermilk Bundt Cake

With the heat of the summer, blueberries are in season every where so this was the perfect summer cake. It was painful to turn on my oven, we were having a heatwave in California, but I did it any way. I had most of the ingredients for this bundt cake but picked up fresh blueberries,…

Semolina Citrus Cake with Creamy Yogurt Frosting

In the spirit of COVID-19 baking, I am using up what ingredients I have on hand. I noticed an almost full bag of semolina flour, bought for Moroccan Semolina and Almond Cookies , and wondered what I could bake with it. I came across this recipe for a semolina cake and I was intrigued. I…

Last-of-the-Bunch Banana Bundt

Keep calm and bake, my new motto. I had all the ingredients for this week’s assignment for Every Day Dorie. The plan was to take this to a dinner party but it was cancelled due to the coronovirus outbreak. No matter I baked it anyway and shared it with my in-laws. Now comes the funny…

Touch-of-Crunch Chocolate Cake

When I told my husband what our next baking assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie he said, “I don’t think I can eat a cake made in a pie plate”. He was kidding of course. It is a chocolate month for us and this one more chocolaty than the last. This is a flourless chocolate cake…

Worst Baking Disaster

This is by far my worst baking disaster. It is supposed to be a Tennessee Jam Cake with Caramel Frosting. This is my husband’s birthday cake. If he didn’t know me better, he would think I was out to get revenge or something. I warned my husband when I was done. I said things like…

Double-Chocolate Marble Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi This double chocolate cake contains both white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. This is a very decadent cake with butter, eggs, whole milk, and two kinds of chocolate. My husband could not stop eating it. I think this is another winner in our house. I got thumbs up from my…

Dorie Recipe Round-Up

Tuesdays with Dorie I had wanted to make rugelach this past holiday season so I made Friendship Cookies from Dories Cookies (page 270). I love rugelach and I love chocolate, enough said. I made this Tiramisu Cake from Baking From My Home to Yours (page 266) for my mother-in-law’s birthday. I thought it was great…

Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi I was glad our first recipe for the year for Baking Chez Moi was an easy one. This loaf cake came together with minimal fuss. You really need to love poppy seeds for this one, it packs a punch of poppy seed crunch. This is also a rich cake…