Category Archives: CAKES

Carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting

Carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting

Carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting is incredibly moist and light and forgiving whether you make it with or without nuts and raisins or extra spices, and a great little recipe to tuck away in your files come January when the entire world is on a diet but somehow thinks that three cups of grated carrots makes these babies “health” food.  Choose firm carrots and avoid those that are flabby with wilted green tops. Go for small carrots if you can, as they are more tender than large ones and need very little cooking.

Halloween Creepy Sweet Creations

Halloween Creepy Sweet Creations

Making Halloween cakes is a fun way to help your children learn how to read and follow step-by-step directions. The ability to read sequential directions is required in nearly every aspect of our children’s lives.

Here are some creepy creations to make for a spooky soiree:

Moon cake

For this dessert, you can enhance your normal cake mix with some extra ingredients.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

To make occasions memorable and to intensify the depth of festive feel, it is time that you start blending ingredients to give form to the special red velvet cupcakes. These are special yet easy to make cakes and with the perfect cheese toppings, you are made to think that Santa is on the way. The cakes would be just perfect to commemorate the onset of the Christmas month. So, it is time to feel happy with Christmas cupcakes. Yummy is the word which comes to mind when you sit to rejoice with your red velvet cupcake in hand. Just a bite will tell you the making of the desert. It is all buttering and smearing down the way.

Carrot and orange cake

Carrot and orange cake

Carrot and orange cake  with cinnamon and vanilla flavour mix, baked to perfection and generously frosted can  be served as week-day afternoon or lazy Sunday morning treat with coffee or tea.  Nothing too serious, nothing too complicated, just a cup of coffee and a piece of cake are all it takes for the good start of the day. Carrot cake closely resembles a quick bread in method of preparation (all the wet ingredients, such as the eggs and sugar, are mixed, all the dry ingredients are mixed, and the wet are then added to the dry) and final consistency (which is usually denser than a traditional cake and has a coarser crumb). Many carrot cake recipes include optional ingredients, such as nuts, raisin, pineapple, or coconut. The most common icing on carrot cake is a cream cheese icing (icing sugar, butter and cream cheese).

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding is amazingly delicious and cheap old-fashioned sweet dish. Everyone can do it in no time. The earliest bread and butter puddings were called whitepot and used either bone marrow or butter. Whitepots could also be made using rice instead of bread, giving rise to the rice pudding in British cuisine. One of the earliest recipes for a bread and butter pudding was written down by John Nott in 1723. The method is the same whichever bread you use. If you want to be really decadent, then smear the buttered bread with a little marmalade or jam.