Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Cakes'

Bobby Flay's Throwdown Toasted Coconut Cake

I spent much of Saturday making the components for Bobby Flay's Throwdown Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Filling and Coconut Buttercream: It is worth it! Ingredients Toasted Coconut: 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut Coconut Simple Syrup: 1 1/2 cups...

How About THESE Apples?

Make your favorite cupcake recipe in red cupcake papers. Spread a little red frosting on top. Add half a mini donut on top (sliced horizontally) to add height and a rounded top. Frost over the donut. The stems are...

Blueberry Coffee Cake

I saw this recipe on my friend, Janie's blog, Panini Girl. Give it a try while you can still find fresh blueberries! Crumb Topping 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon...

American Flag Cake

I saw this idea online around the 4th of July, and thought it would be fun to make to celebrate Federico's birthday. Here is how to do it: You'll start with TWO vanilla cake mixes. Make the first box...

I Let Them Eat Cake!

Yesterday I had my interns over for Group Supervision and lunch in honor of our two trainees who have finished their Masters Degree practicum hours.We discussed cases, made Altoid mini-scrapbooks, and then celebrated Laura and Karla's upcoming graduation with lunch...

Peanut Butter-Oreo Brownie Cakes

Another intern's birthday meant another reason to bake treats for work! These were fun and easy to make. I found the recipe at Foodsnots.com. Begin by making brownie batter. Use your favorite recipe or a Brownie Mix. Spoon one Tablespoon...

Little Lamb Cupcakes

There's a black sheep in every family! Here are four white cupcakes and their little chocolate friend. (Heads are chocolate dipped Milano cookies with jelly bean ears. Lambs are grazing in a field of green coconut.)...

Leprechaun Cupcakes

These turned out just as I hoped! They make me laugh! We're getting ready for tomorrow with lots of fun St. Patrick's Day food! Frost the regular size cupcakes green. Frost the same number of mini-muffin tin cupcakes a...

Sweet Heart Petit Fours

This is the LAST of the leftover pound cake! I cut 1" slices, and got 2 hearts from each. Icing: 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1/4 c. light corn syrup 1/4 c. water 1 t. clear vanilla 1/2 t....

Going Bananas

This week on the FLAVORS blog, the ingredient is BANANAS. I have been doing a TON of cooking and baking for the upcoming Slow Bowl weekend (LOTS more on that soon), so I needed something simple for my banana recipe....

Life's a Beach Cupcakes

I am insane! I leave for Italy in a day, and I am decorating cupcakes for my group and the September staff meeting at work! Well, when you are going to Italy, life IS a beach! It's the last of...

Book Club Peeps

I hosted my book club lunch this month, and we read the new mystery, Think of a Number, by John Verdon. It had many twists, turns and a surprising ending that no one predicted. We enjoyed the book, but...

Italian Dinner Party Part 2

The garganelli were finished, the water was boiling, and my sausage sauce was simmering. That chef hat did a great job of covering my gauze turban! In 7 minutes, we had a huge bowl of pasta, and were ready...

Lemon Pound Cake

One of my favorite baking cookbooks is The Secrets of Baking by award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. LEMON POUND CAKE: This makes TWO 9x5x3" loaves: 1 1/2 c. flour 1 1/2 c. cake flour 1 t. baking powder 1/4...

Cupcakes! The Recipes

Don't forget to have some fun decorating! Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes 1 1/2 c. cake flour 1 t. baking powder 1/4 t. salt 1/3 c. unsalted butter, room temp 2/3 c. plus 3 T. sugar 1 large egg 2/3 c....

Happy New Year Cake

Tonight, Thursday, was my Book Club Holiday Party. We decided to have dinner and include our husbands. Brad and I hosted. I am too tired to blog, as it has been a LONG day of cooking, but here is one...

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

I wanted to try this new coffee cake for our Christmas morning brunch. I made it on the 24th. It is definitely a keeper! Coffee Cake: 2 1/2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. butter 1/2 tsp. baking powder...

Jam Crumb Cake

Try this very simple, quick and delicious recipe for Jam Crumb Cake from Epicurious.com. In the time it takes to heat the oven, you can mix this delicious batter and the topping. Use any flavor of jam you have...

New York Style Crumb Coffee Cake

I am posting this today for two reasons. I made it 2 weeks ago when we had house guests and it was great for breakfast. Half is now in my freezer. The second reason is I am STARVING this...

Little Lemon Cakes

We had an abundance of guests last week and weekend, which means some baking. I made a simple lemon cake. You can use your favorite lemon cake recipe, or even a mix, but bake it in one thin layer in...

Pot of Gold

Make a Smilebox greeting...

Caramel Cake

Make a Smilebox recipe...

Pecan-Fig-Bourbon Cake

Pecan-Fig-Bourbon Cake Cake 1 lb. dried Black Mission figs, tips discarded 2 c. water 1/2 c. bourbon 1 t. vanilla 3 c. sifted cake flour (sift before measuring) 2 t. baking powder 3/4 t. baking soda 3/4 t. salt...

Cake for a Queen: Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake

I needed a dessert for my book club's dinner discussion of The White Queen. My first thought was to garnish something with a white rose, the York symbol. However, rain was pouring and plummeting my roses that day, so...

Photo Hunt: FAST

These Red Velvet cupcakes went FAST! Red Velvet Cupcakes: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature...

Girasole Pound Cake

I needed to celebrate the new ceramics, right? So I baked a cream cheese pound cake. I am giving you the WHOLE pound cake recipe that is usually baked in a regular bundt pan. I used TWO THIRDS of...

Fuji Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious and moist cake from Bon Appetit, October, 2009, uses Fuji apples as well as applesauce. The only change I made in the recipe was to substitute raisins for the walnuts. I garnished with candy corn pumpkins. Try...

Chocolate and Caramel Cake

I wanted a showstopping dessert, and was craving something "caramely". Of course, Brad's preference is always chocolate, and most of my recent baking offerings have involved fresh fruit, berries or lemons. I decided to concoct something that would please...

Passionfruit Poundcake

This cake is creamy, buttery and juicy with a delicious lilikoi flavor! Passionfruit (Lilikoi) Pound Cake 12 tablespoons butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 cups sugar 6 eggs, at room temperature 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt...

Room for Dessert?

Saturday's bridal shower got Sarah and Casey in the mood for their Maui honeymoon. Sarah's sister, Beth, was the gracious co-hostess. I took over her kitchen, and she managed decorations, drinks, and all of us in her home with her...

Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day! These cupcakes have an extra treat inside, with a bite of Irish Cream filling, and are topped with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting. Here is what I did: 1. Bake 18 cupcakes using your favorite cake recipe,...

Persimmon-Rum Pudding Cake

This was my contribution to this month's book club. I really sort of made this up after reading lots of recipes for persimmon puddings and persimmon cakes. The cup of rum and ripe persimmons would have probably made any...

Holiday Guests: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our weekend guests are appreciative eaters! They love food, but do not spend much time in the kitchen, so they love to visit at the holidays, when I have been known to "keep the goodies coming"! Saturday's breakfast was easy...

Persimmon Ice Cream and Cake

I LOVE persimmons! I am lucky to know someone with a huge persimmon tree who gives me persimmon pulp to freeze each year around the holidays. I realized I still had two tubs from last year in my freezer....

Easy Fat-free Apple Cake

Apple cake always feels like fall. I have several good ones, but this is quick, easy, and has no butter or oil. I dug around for this old recipe I hadn't made in ages. Preheat oven to 350 degrees....

All About Caramel Cake

If you want the caramel equivalent of a "death by chocolate" experience, this is the cake for you. In fact, this may be the BEST cake I have ever made! (chocoholics may disagree) I may have to make it...

Citrus-Glazed Polenta Cake

The Sunday Slow Bakers, besides being a group of wonderful Slow Travel people who love to cook and bake, are also an amazing group of caring and generous friends. Gina, our inspiration, is sick, and we wanted to do...

Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I tasted this at Lady and Son's in Savannah, and promptly bought Paula's cookbook: I needed a quick dessert to take to a Good-bye party at work, SO.......... Sweet, rich, tastes like butter, cream cheese and sugar (it IS butter,...

Easter Food

There was plenty of good food on our Easter Sunday. We started the morning with some fresh buttermilk biscuits. They soon became Prosciutto Benedict. We had Easter dinner at Fiona and Steve's: pork roast, lots of great salads and fruit....

Dinner with Kim and Chris

We had a lovely evening last night with Slow Travel friends, Kim and Chris, who are visiting from New Jersey. Glad to share our sunny temperatures in the 80's! It was a balmy night, so we enjoyed appetizers and prosecco...

Pretty in Pink

I baked these buttermilk vanilla cupcakes last night. This morning, I made vanilla buttercream frosting, and decorated the cupcakes. I used grapefruit-flavored jelly candies I found at Trader Joe's, and gumdrop spearmint leaves. I sliced the triangular grapefruit candies...

Meyer Lemon Cake

I've been "forced" to endure chocolate desserts since before Valentine's Day! I have been a good girl and baked chocolate treats for others. I don't eat them! I've been craving a light, springy dessert that I will LIKE! I decided...

Oscar Night Cake

We're going to an Oscar Night Party, and I'm bringing dessert! I made the Mile High Chocolate Cake from January '08 Gourmet Magazine. Hope dinner is good, as I KNOW I'm not interested in all that chocolate! I've been "crazy...

Apple Crumble Cake

Crust: 1/3 c. butter 1 c. flour 1/3 c. sugar 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ginger powder Heat oven to 350. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, stirring until it just begins to foam and turn golden. Remove...

Raspberry Sweetheart Cake

This is a pretty pink-swirled cake for Valentine's Day (especially if there are any other non-chocolate lovers out there). I used THIS recipe from Williams-Sonoma. I don't have that cute little rose cupcake pan, so I made it in a...

The Last Cake of 2007

I had to try out my new Santa cake pan. Here he is. It was kind of fun!...

More Cake

Here is an Eggnog Pound Cake (from one of Williams-Sonoma seasonal mixes). This is for dessert with eggnog ice cream and optional caramel sauce! OK, just one more CAKE this year...I promise! (I said nothing about any other desserts!) The...

Cream Cheese Cherry-Vanilla Pound Cake

Yes, I'm still baking. Our "family" arrives soon, so the eating frenzy is not QUITE over until New Years! The good news is that while I LOVE to bake, I do not have a sweet tooth. I have actually LOST...

Cream Cheese Almond Cake

Cream Cheese Almond Cake with Almond Pastry Cream Cake: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 8 oz. cream cheese 3 c. sugar 6 eggs 3 c. flour 1t. almond extract 1 T. Amaretto 1 recipe of Almond Pastry Cream (for...

Let Them Eat Cake!

Bittersweet Cheesecake Torte (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Baking 2007) 2/3 c. whipping cream 8 oz. dark chocolate (chopped) Nonstick cooking spray 2 boxes of your favorite brownie mix 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese (softened to...

Butterscotch Cake

Thankful Butterscotch Cake Recipe from: Inspired by Ingredients by Bill Telepan, Andrew Friedman, Cookbook Heaven at Recipelink.com Servings: 16 to 20 BUTTERSCOTCH FILLING: (* I one and a halfed the filling recipe from past experience.) 1 1/4 cups dark brown...

Just Peachy

I love peaches. I have been thinking about a peach dessert since I got the August Cucina Italiana. They had a beautifully presented "Meringata with Peaches in Syrup" that was my inspiration for this recipe. Mine looks a lot...

Cool off with a Mojito...cupcake!

It was 108 degrees yesterday, and after some pool time, I had an uncontrollable urge to bake. This requires turning on the oven in my otherwise cool and air-conditioned kitchen! I wanted to make something that at least SOUNDED...

"Southern Cake"

Today is my monthly bookclub luncheon. I am bringing dessert. I haven't baked anything for a month, during the pseudo-diet. Our book this month was "Beach Music", by Pat Conroy. I really enjoyed the family saga, which takes place in...

The Train Cake

In ANOTHER moment of insanity, I bought the train cake pan at Williams-Sonoma. I decided to launch it for my houseguests after Christmas. The recipe is a simple vanilla cake batter, and the pan does the rest. I made the...

Chocolate Ganache Cake

I dislike chocolate. Call me crazy, call me lucky, but I am a caramel or vanilla or lemon girl! However, I do live with a chocoholic, and my friends Joy and Roxanne cannot get through a day without the dark...