Entries from Baked Alaska tagged with 'Cakes/Tortes'

Black Magic Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

For Christmas this year, Scott asked for a carrot cake or a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. We had 2 packages of cream cheese in our refrigerator that needed to be used, so the search was on...

Almond Cake with Chocolate Chips and Liquor

I had a tube of almond paste that hit its expiration date, so it was time to do some baking. I decided I wanted an almond cake and I began looking through cookbooks for a recipe I wanted to...

Pina Colada Cheesecake

The ingredient this week is Pineapple. I love fresh pineapple, and it's one of my favorite things to eat whenever we visit Hawaii. It's a little more challenging finding good pineapples here in Alaska, but they can be found,...

Apple Spice Cake with Chestnuts

This week our featured ingredient is chestnuts. I've eaten chestnuts a few times, but I never enjoyed them very much. I thought the texture was rather mealy. I liked the flavor, so I figured that I just never had...

Pear Coffee Cake

(Excuse my bad photos. I have got to get a better light to take photos with. Our days are too short to rely on natural light, and my photos are suffering.) Our ingredient this week is pears. For some...

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I've been wanting to make these for a long time. I was browsing through a Cook's Illustrated Magazine last spring, and saw an article for the ultimate chocolate cupcake. I love a lot of the recipes in Cook's Illustrated...

July Daring Bakers - Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

It's the end of July, so time for another Daring Baker's Challenge. The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll...

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

My husband asked me if I'd make a German Chocolate Cake for him to bring to a friend at work. He really didn't need an entire cake, so I decided to make cupcakes so that he could more easily...

DULCE DE LECHE BROWNIES

I love David Lebovitz and all of his wonderful recipes. He has a recipe for Dulce de Leche Brownies in his book "The Sweet Life in Paris". I made these brownies, but instead of Dulce de Leche, I used...

AUGUST DARING BAKERS - DOBOS TORTA

Another month almost gone. August sure did fly by fast (I know, we still have a few days left in the month). I decided to make my Daring Baker's Choice at the beginning of the month this time. No...

SPICED RHUBARB CAKE

It's that time of year when the rhubarb in my garden is turning into a monsterous clump, and I need to find ways to use it. Unfortunately, I often waste a lot of it. In the years where I'm...

PEANUT BUTTER TORTE

Saturday I was attending a baby shower for a friend of mine, and I was also bringing the cake. I knew she liked peanut butter and chocolate, so I decided to make a recipe that I had seen in...

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Last week I talked about the shower I had for a co-worker of mine. I shared a few recipes I made (the ginger scones, and the three-cheese quiche), and now I want to share the last one- German Chocolate...

DARING BAKERS APRIL CHALLENGE - CHEESECAKE!

It's time for another Daring Bakers Challenge. There's always such suspense when waiting to see what the choice for the month will be. I was very happy when I saw the post - Cheesecake! The April 2009 challenge is hosted...

GINGER CRUNCH CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE

Last week was a friend's birthday. A few of us were getting together for a late lunch and I was the one who was going to bring the birthday cake. I couldn't decide what to make. I knew I...

GINGER RICOTTA CHEESECAKE

I made home-made ricotta cheese (that will be posted on April 28th), and was trying to decide what to make with it. I knew that I was going out of town soon, and was trying to use the things...

FEBRUARY DARING BAKERS - CHOCOLATE VALENTINO CAKE

Time for another Daring Bakers challenge. Since February is a month that is often associated with chocolate and Valentine's Day, I thought the challenge might have a chocolate component, and it did- Chocolate Valentino Cake. The February 2009 challenge...

DARING BAKERS DECEMBER CHALLENGE

As you all might know by now, I am a participating member of Daring Bakers. Each month we are given a baking challenge, and sometime during the month we complete the challenge, then post about it on the specified...

NOVEMBER DARING BAKERS CHALLENGE - CARAMEL CAKE WITH CARAMELIZED BUTTER FROSTING

The recipe is courtesy of Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater. The host of this month's challenge is Dolores of culinarycuriosity. Her cohosts are Alex-Brownie of the Brownie and Blondie duo, and Jenny of Foray into Food. And for those...

MILK CHOCOLATE MINI BUNDT CAKES

I was browsing through cookbooks last week to find an accompaniment for my Toasted Coconut Ice Cream. I was hoping to use the mini bundt pan I purchased a while back and had never used. I came across the...

DARING BAKERS CHALLENGE-FILBERT GATEAU WITH PRALINE BUTTERCREAM, A CAROL WALTER RECIPE

Okay, I'm enjoying my cooking and blogging so much I decided to take on a new challenge-Daring Bakers. This is another baking group on the web where a recipe is chosen monthly, then we blog about the results. This...

SUNDAY SLOW BAKERS-CITRUS-GLAZED POLENTA CAKE

Another Sunday, another Sunday Slow Bakers recipe. We're down to our last 3 choices from Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano. This cake uses polenta, giving it a unique texture. I liked the citrusy flavor of this cake, but had some...

Sunday Slow Bakers-Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake

This week's Sunday Slow Baker choice was another recipe from Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano. Gina talks about being obsessed with ricotta cheesecake, and develping this recipe as the ultimate. She says that by adding cream cheese to the ricotta,...

Sunday Slow Bakers: Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Crunch Glaze

This week's selection from Dolce Italiano was Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Crunch Glaze. I grew up eating lots of zucchini bread, and I wondered if the recipe would be similar. I thought it was very similar in taste,...