Category: Cakes

Cakes of all kinds are always a hit with a group. From easy, one-bowl cakes to more tricky chiffon and sponge cakes, all of my favorites are here.

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Lemon Filled Cupcakes

A while ago, I got a good deal on a big bag of lemons. So, I had to scramble to come up with recipes that used lemon so I could use these up. These filled lemon cupcakes were a bit...

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Tres Leches Cake

“Tres Leches” literally means “three milks”. A mixture of three different kinds of milk are poured over a baked cake to create this signature dessert from Mexico. I like to flavour the milk mixture with Amaretto and drizzle chocolate syrup...

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Gingerbread Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Sauce

This cake brings all of the flavours of your favourite gingerbread cookie to a cake. Darker and spicier than a typical spice cake, something about this cake reminds me of home. Maybe because my Mom loved these spices and used...

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Light Carrot Cake

This recipe is a lightened-up version of a favorite old recipe, and I have been making both for many years (depending on whether or not I was dieting or not).  Truthfully, I have been on and off of diets for...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

It was my daughter’s birthday this past week, and she asked for lemon poppy seed cake with fresh raspberries.  Not lemon pound cake, but lemon cake.  She said I’d make it once before for her, and she would like the...

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Light Fruit Cake

This recipe was originally published in a 1965 Robin Hood calendar. The cake is flavoured with pineapple juice and coconut and the fruit used contains no candied peel, giving it a lighter, cleaner taste and texture than other fruit cakes....

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Cherry Almond Cake

  Cherry Almond Cake Fresh cherry and almond flavors come together in this delicious cake – adapted from The Joy of Baking. Serves: 8 Ingredients ½ cup butter or margarine – melted 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved...

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Rhubarb Chiffon Cake

Rhubarb Chiffon Cake This recipe uses stewed rhubarb, so make sure to have some made up and cooled before you begin.  It should be thick, not watery for use in this recipe. Mom only made this in the early summer...

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Rhubarb Streusel Cake

This is one of my Mom’s rhubarb cake recipes that we both used for many years.  As you can see, we have made notes and changed it to our liking.  I just made it again yesterday, and everyone raved about...

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Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day Cake is super simple to make. Make your favorite cake in a 9×13 pan. Make a large batch of icing. Dye half of the icing red.  (Use the paste food color available at specialty cake decorating shops...

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Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Combine in large bowl: 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups flour ¾ cup cocoa 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Add: 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup strong black coffee ½...