I will take any excuse to make gingerbread baked goods. Like, it’s December. Or it’s cold outside. Or it’s Tuesday.
Yes, you can eat caramel year-round but there’s something about caramel that pairs so well with fall and winter flavors.
To make this cheesecake, I started with my great-grandfather’s recipe. We knew him as Grandpa Chuck, but when he was cooking, he preferred Chowhound Charlie, making the official title of this recipe “Chowhound Charlie’s New York Cheesecake.”
The reason Robb loves this cake, beyond the fond childhood memories, is that it is not too rich. It actually has quite a mild chocolate flavor, and a perfectly amazing dense and moist texture.
When the Hippie Chick asked for vanilla cake for her birthday (again!), I totally talked her out of it. After some back and forth, we finally agreed on this Mint Cake. Mission accomplished.
I decided to share Coke with my family. We each put two tablespoons of Coke in our jar cakes, and when they were done baking, we had a quiet little moment at the picnic table in the shade.
I’m having a chunk of coffee cake right now, as a matter of fact. I’d tell you it helps me think, but honestly, the only thing I’m thinking about is crumb topping. And lots of it.
Your St. Patricks / Birthday / Rainbow party is going to be such a huge success with these cute jar cakes in your party plan!
My awesome brother gave me a brand new 12-inch skillet as a gift recently. I was so excited to get it seasoned and start using it. I couldn’t decide what to make in it first!
I love a good pumpkin roll. This year, I’m making my pumpkin roll into bars. This way, I can still get all the pumpkin-and-cream-cheese goodness without the rolling.
Nothing against boxed cake mixes, I think they occupy a wonderful place in this world, but I really prefer to doctor them up a bit. Add some buttermilk and sour cream and make them even tastier with a nice heavy texture. Maybe throw in some sprinkles.
The Lizard finally settled on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for his birthday, which is just fine with me. My family’s love of chocolate and peanut butter is practically legend. As if chocolate peanut butter cake and peanut butter frosting weren’t enough, I covered the top with chocolate ganache and threw some chopped peanut butter cups on top.
At any rate, it was time for chocolate at my house, in a big way. Not light and fluffy tiny bits of chocolate, but heavy, dense, serious amounts of chocolate. Even with all that, I still had to resist the urge to cover it with chocolate syrup and Oreo cookies.