Lemon Pudding Cake

Shades of the 1960s!  I used to love Betty Crocker Box version of this! Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 teaspoons cornstarch1 1/4 cups sugar5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons grated zest and 1/2 cup juice from 4 lemons 5 large eggs, separated 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature 2 quarts boiling water Instructions […]

Tall, Dark and Simple Chocolate Cake

One 9-inch  cake This cake is extremely rich, and tastes like the most delicious, silkiest, most supremely-chocolate ganache you’ve ever had. As mentioned, it’s equally good a few days later, and it is virtually impossible to mess it up. You don’t need to use ScharffenBerger chocolate for this cake, but use a good one—you’ll appreciate […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

While you can bake and serve this cake the same day, the texture is more lusciously fudgy if you bake it a day ahead and let it rest, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. Give it about 15 minutes at room temperature before serving, and add the hazelnuts to the top just before serving so they […]

Tony’s Lemon Cake

Serves 10-12 7 T. unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for pan 1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour, plus more for pan 1 ½ t. double-acting baking powder 1 c. granulated sugar zest of 2 lemons, very finely chopped 4 large eggs, room temperature 3 T. milk, room temperature 1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Cake

MY FAVORITE CAKE!! This cake is SO good – – BUT it has to be made early in the day or the night before as it has an 8 hour chilling time after baking. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the recipe – – it’s very easy to make. Trisha Because it is available […]

Mom’s Rum Cake

Mom’s Rum Cake 1/2 c. vegetable oil                              4 eggs 1/2 cup rum                                       1 pkg. yellow butter cake mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding          1/2 c. water 1/2 cup pecans, choppedGrease and flour a bundt pna.  Combine all ingredients except nut, and beat for4 minutes on medium speed.  Sprinkle nuts in the bottom of the pan.  […]

Winter-Spiced Molten Chocolate Cakes with Rum Ginger Ice Cream

These cakes are great for parties because they can be completely assembled the day before and then quickly baked before serving, for the all-important “ooze” factor. I had these at Mark and Tony’s.  Delicious — and impressive looking!!!  Trisha Ice cream 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger 1 tablespoon dark […]

Chunky Apple Walnut Cake

Dark, moist, and chunky with a delicious glaze Cake 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground mace 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted 1 1/4 cups […]

Texas Sheet Cake

Cake 2 sticks butter 1 c. water 4 T. cocoa Combine in a medium saucepan and heat slowly until boiling, stirring occasionally. 2 c. flour 2 c. sugar ½ t. salt 1 t. baking soda Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add chocolate mixture, and stir well. ½ c. buttermilk or sour cream […]