• Candy corn layer cake

    candy corn cake for Halloween

    I love most candies that are basically just sugar + food coloring, so it’s no surprise that I adore candy corn (mellowcreme pumpkins are the best)! But there’s only so much candy corn one human can eat, and they don’t have it here in Bahrain anyway. They do, however, have butter, sugar, and flour, which […]

  • Pecan praline cake

    pecan praline cake

    I know this time of year is all about cookies, but this cake is too good not to share. It’s impossibly light and fluffy, covered with a delicious caramel-y pecan topping. The idea came from a recipe card included in a Christmas gift we received, but I decided to make cake from scratch instead of […]

  • Summer strawberry cake

    strawberry cake

    Have you ever gone strawberry picking? We lived less than 5 miles from a strawberry field for two years and kept promising ourselves that we would go, but we never did. However, we did manage to at least go and buy some of the freshly picked strawberries, which are approximately nine trillion times better than […]

  • Peach-pecan upside-down cake

    peach pecan upside down cake

    A couple of years ago, I learned that my friend Dan’s favorite dessert is pineapple upside-down cake. I had never made (or even eaten!) pineapple upside-down cake, but it sounded pretty good, so I figured I’d try it. Long story short: It was delicious and really easy to make. Anyway, I saw this recipe when […]

  • Chocolate coconut cake

    Since Melissa was visiting California for her birthday, I HAD to figure out the perfect birthday cake to make for her. Right? I considered the to-die-for coconut rainbow sprinkles cake that I made for my own birthday last year, but thought I should try something a little different. And since I know Melissa loves chocolate […]

  • CakeSpy’s marvelous marble swirl cake

    Since I’m in Afghanistan, a few friends and fellow bloggers agreed to help me out, so you, dear reader, would still have some recipes and other fun stuff to check out while I’m gone! Today, I am linking to a recipe from the delightful, adorable and oh-so-sweet Jessie (aka Cake Spy). Photo by Cake Spy […]

  • Cranberry upside-down cake

    When I was planning my Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner menus, I knew I had to have delicious desserts for both… but I didn’t want anything that would require a lot of work. I decided to make a peppermint ice cream cake for Christmas (which was delicious but also a huge mess, so I need […]

  • Red velvet skull cake (and cupcakes)

    Happy Halloween, y’all! Are you dressing up this year? Toby and I are at the airport, on our way to Kentucky for homecoming festivities at his alma mater, Centre College, so I am not wearing a full-on costume, but I am wearing some leopard-print items and a leopard-ear headband. And I wanted to share a red […]

  • Pumpkin gooey cake

    We’re more than halfway through October and it’s starting to feel a little more like fall… and that means it’s decorative gourd season (don’t click that link if the F-word bothers you) and it’s time for some pumpkin recipes up in here. This pumpkin gooey cake is actually more like a cake-pie hybrid — a […]

  • Bourbon bundt cake

    Rainbow sprinkles and coconut were perfect for my birthday, but for Toby’s birthday? I obviously needed something spiked with bourbon. Luckily, I had just seen a recipe for bourbon cake in a cookbook a few days before, so I decided to try it. It was definitely a good call.   This recipe is super easy, […]