Posts Tagged ‘classic desserts’

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

 

a classic coffee cake by Preppy Kitchen

 

Coffee cake is one of life’s little pleasures. Simple, humble, sweet but not overly cloying, it manages to be hearty and delicate at the same time. And it freezes beautifully – so you can have some on hand whenever the craving strikes. Continue »



Retro Classics: Pineapple Upside-down Cake

 

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The recent cold snap has had many of us scrambling to the kitchen for any excuse to turn on the oven and daydream of sandy beaches and pineapple palms. So the next time you turn on the oven, why not take a trip in the time machine back to the fifties and sixties, the golden age of pineapple upside-down cake, a retro classic that is great any time of year. Continue »



Baking 101: Carrot Cake

 

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This is a fantastic time of year for gardeners, growers and all those who love just-harvested, fresh produce. Our friends who have gardens are dropping by with little cornucopias of fruits and veggies, and it must have been a good summer for carrots because they seem to be front and centre and taking over. Happily for us all, carrots are an essential ingredient in one of the most beloved of all cakes, and, as the average cake will use up about 3 cups of grated carrots, what better way to use up a bunch than to make this classic dessert? Continue »