Archive of ‘Cakes and Pies’ category

Banana Crumb Cake

A lot of people make banana bread when their bananas begin to over-ripen. I love banana bread, but sometimes it can be just a bit boring. So if you’re like me, looking for a bit more of a sweet treat, try this super amazing and delicious banana crumb cake!

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As you can see in this little diagram I have going in the picture above, this banana cake contains apple sauce bits baked right into it, a delicious, buttery crumble topping, and a sweet glaze to top it all off. 

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I’m honestly not sure if banana cake can get better than this.  (more…)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Woohoo! Cupcake Friday! Treat yourself to these delicious treats this weekend. 

red velvet cupcakes.4This is a super amazing red velvet cupcake recipe. They’re soft and spongey, flavorful and delicious. Plus, they’re topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting. This is honestly one of the best, simplest cupcake recipe you can get.  (more…)

Strawberry Dessert Pancake

Looking for an excuse to have breakfast for dinner? Want another sweet twist on the classic pancake? 

Strawberry dessert pancake.3Well then you have to make this recipe. And making a pancake cake is actually a great idea for any type of pancake recipe you have, however I would definitely recommend you try this one. These pancakes aren’t your average. They’re light, sweet, buttery, and just a melt-in-your-mouth kind of delicious. 

Strawberry dessert pancake.2And this strawberry filling truly is a great match for the pancakes as it is also light and sweet.  (more…)

Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Yes, I realize that it’s January and by now many people have grown tired of pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon in all their desserts, but this is a must-have recipe throughout your winter. 

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Plus, with all the terribly cold weather we’ve been getting in the midwest and east coast, lightly spiced desserts like this one really do seem to warm you up. 

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And this has been one of the best coffee cakes I’ve made in a while (though I’m not quite sure this one has topped the Apple Crumble Cake I made this past fall).  (more…)

Spiked Pumpkin Pie

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I know that Thanksgiving has long been over, but pumpkin pie is definitely a wintery treat that can definitely be made all season long. 

pumpkin pie.2If you’ve never made pumpkin pie from scratch, this recipe is definitely a great place to start. It is rich, creamy, and has just a slight kick to it (thanks to the rum).  (more…)

Dutch Apple Pie

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Thanksgiving is a great time for pies. It seems like normally people have pumpkin pie, but at my house we have all kinds of pies for Thanksgiving, including this delicious apple one. 

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This Dutch Apple Pie was very well received within my family, so I’m guessing that I will be making it again come Thanksgiving. What is really great about it is the sweet crunch, due to both the apples and the cookie-like topping.  (more…)

Oreo Cake

If you’re looking for a tasty twist on the classic vanilla cake, this oreo cake recipe is definitely the way to go. 

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I made this cake on Halloween, hence the orange, white and black sprinkles. You can just top your cake with oreo crumbles, or simply cover it with icing to keep the inside a surprise. 

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Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

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Yet another apple recipe, but in all honesty, this is probably the best one yet. This cake has just the right amount of fluffiness, a perfect balance of sweet and salty crumbles, it topped with a light cinnamony glaze, and has a delicious apple crunch! 

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This cake is great for any occasion too: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert. Bring it to a picnic or bake it for a formal dinner: everyone will be sure to wipe their plates clean!  (more…)

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