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Disclosure: Nordic Ware sent me the free product (Nordic Ware Non-Stick Cast Aluminum Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan) to try out - I love my new bundt pan and will be describing my experience with this pan in this post. I was not compensated for this post other than receiving the bundt pan for free! All opinions are […] Read More

Peach Coffee Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Peach Coffee Cake with Vanilla Glaze - light and fluffy Greek yogurt cake baked with lots of peaches on top (mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg), and topped with creamy vanilla glaze. One of the best peach coffee cakes you'll ever taste! Pour the vanilla glaze over the still warm cake for best results […] Read More

Peach Cream Cheese Cake

Peach Cream Cheese Cake

Peach Cream Cheese Cake made in a springform pan - the light and fluffy cake (made with Greek yogurt), creamy cheesecake filling, delicious peaches, and a crunchy streusel topping! I love baking with Greek yogurt and avoiding using as much butter as I can get away with. There isn't too much butter in this cake, yet […] Read More

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake Bars with Chocolate Chips

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake Bars with Chocolate Chips - delicious Spring and Summer dessert! The texture is very light and fluffy, and chocolate chip covered strawberries on top take this sour cream cake to the next level! If you have too many strawberries and don't know what to do with them - use the strawberries […] Read More

Pumpkin Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin apple spice bundt cake

Today's recipe is an amazing Pumpkin Apple Spice Bundt Cake: flavorful, moist, light and fluffy! It’s everything you will want in a holiday cake! Perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, all year around, really! By the way, today I’m guest posting over at Oh Sweet Basil - a wonderful blog that you will love to follow! Please […] Read More

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake made in a springform pan - you couldn't find an easier recipe for such a colorful, beautiful cake! I love baking with Greek yogurt and avoiding using as much butter as I can get away with. In this recipe, you'll be using 1/2 stick of softened butter and 1/2 […] Read More

Peach yogurt cake (gluten free)

Peach yogurt cake (gluten free)

I am so excited about this recipe! As I am slowly eating a second slice of this gluten free cake, I still can't believe that it tastes just like regular, everyday gluten/wheat based cake. So good! I am so happy about this cake: the flavor, the texture, the softness! And, because I am the only […] Read More

Oreo truffles

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Creme Oreo Truffles

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Creme Oreo truffles made from crushed Oreos (with peanut butter creme filling) and crushed Butterfinger candy mixed in with softened cream cheese, coated in white almond bark.   Delicious little Oreo balls that are easy to make at home, and are very popular with kids and adults alike! I've always wanted to make […] Read More

Blueberry Greek yogurt cake

Blueberry Greek yogurt cake

Delicious blueberry Greek yogurt cake made in a springform baking pan. I love using Greek yogurt in baking, as it gives a richer texture to the cake batter. You can use either a 9x3 springform pan (like I did) or a 9 inch round cake pan. The cake comes out just of the right height […] Read More

Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate chips and strawberry shortcakes go together amazingly well, as I discovered with this recipe! Chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness to the biscuits, which have a delicious crunch on the outside while being soft inside. These shortcakes are so good, I almost ate 2 of them right out of the oven, without […] Read More

Apple, Blueberry, Peach Coffee Cake

Apple, Blueberry, Peach Coffee Cake

If you want to turn a simple coffee cake into something more colorful and Summer-ish, this recipe is perfect for you! This is the best coffee cake for the Summer: with generous amounts of blueberries, apples, and peaches - all together in one cake! The top of the cake is richly covered with crunchy cinnamon […] Read More

Strawberry chocolate chip cake

Strawberry chocolate chip cake

I made this strawberry chocolate chip cake last week, and it quickly became my new favorite strawberry dessert: delicious, colorful, pretty-looking, and perfect for the Summer! This cake is a winner in a lot of ways: it's extremely easy to prepare; the cake texture is light and fluffy; I use only 3 tablespoons of butter […] Read More

Chocolate pear cake

Chocolate pear cake

I made this chocolate pear cake quite a while ago and really liked it, even though never before have I combined chocolate cake batter and pears. As I luckily discovered, pears and chocolate cake work really well together in this easy-to-prepare, everyday cake. Especially if you have a couple of very ripe pears that you […] Read More

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

This is a very basic everyday cake I've been making a lot lately.  Just a good simple apple crumb coffee cake.  I drizzle it with the caramel sauce (or dulce de leche), but it doesn't have to be - it's good on its own.  And, I want to clarify right away: there is no coffee […] Read More

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

You will fall in love with this apple pumpkin bundt cake and will be making it over and over again! The cake is so moist and fluffy, so very flavorful - it's like having Autumn on your plate! It will make a great addition to your dessert menu for Thanksgiving as an alternative or a […] Read More

Easy apple cake

Easy apple cake

An easy apple cake doesn't get any better than this! Tasty and moist, with great texture and flavor, packed with juicy apple slices, this is a perfect every day cake! It has become a regular in my rotation of Fall desserts! So easy to make: it takes literally 15 minutes to prepare, not counting the […] Read More

Super easy apple squares

Apple squares

This is my second apple recipe in a row! If only I could post apple desserts every day from now on until the Fall is over .... Maybe, someday... For now I have a day job I need to attend to - which sort of prevents me from publishing posts about apples every day. :) […] Read More

Strawberry almond cake bars

Strawberry almond blondies

I can't believe the summer is actually over. It seems like just yesterday I started summer baking, enjoying all the fresh berries I could find, and here I am, 3 months later, and I did not even make a dent in the number of recipes I wanted to try when summer started! It's already September, […] Read More

Honey cake - Medovik Tort - торт Медовик

Today is a very special day, my blog's 1-year anniversary, which I am celebrating by baking a very special honey cake with a very special cooked flour frosting that even The Pioneer Woman raved about back in 2010. If The Pioneer Woman herself called it the best frosting she ever had and urged that you […] Read More

Berry clafoutis

Berry clafoutis

The main reason I wanted to make this baked French dessert was that I liked how it sounded - clafoutis. Doesn't it sound very French and sophisticated and refined? Plus, as you can judge from the name, the berry clafoutis is filled with berries (and I love sweets with berries), and it is different from […] Read More

Banana bundt cake

Banana buttermilk bundt cake with lemon glaze

Once again, my husband has purchased bananas to eat along with his work-out routine, and once again he's been forgetting to eat them. Predictably, I was once again left with 3 overly ripe bananas on my hands and one more dilemma in my head. I couldn't make banana bread because I don't have a bread […] Read More

Chocolate cupcakes, with no frosting

Dark chocolate cupcakes recipe, no frosting, topped with powdered sugar

It hasn't been a month since I made a chocolate cake recipe, based on one of the best recipes I've found so far, and I am already craving it again. I also recently purchased lovely brioche molds from Williams-Sonoma and hadn't had a chance to use them yet. I know that with brioche, one has […] Read More

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

Apple cinnamon bundt cake

Want a warm and cozy Fall dessert? Then look no further than this apple and cinnamon coffee cake recipe (made with buttermilk or kefir) that I recently discovered on Martha Stewart's site. This easy-to-make recipe makes abundant use of Fall's fresh sweet (and tart) fruits and flavors, without overwhelming them with too many other flavors. […] Read More

Chocolate bundt cake

The best chocolate bundt cake

I've been looking for a perfect chocolate cake recipe for a long time, and when I found this one on Epicurious.com with over 1,000 rave reviews, I had a strong suspicion that my search was over!   I wasn't disappointed, and you won't be either, if you try this recipe.  I used it to make […] Read More

Berry bundt cake with lemon glaze

Triple berry bundt cake with blueberry, raspberry, blackberry

I discovered this triple berry buttermilk bundt cake recipe on one of my most favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen.  When Deb published that blog post, I found myself coming back to her site even more often, just to look at her pictures of this bundt cake full of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and not being […] Read More