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CAKES, PIES, TARTS

Financiers with Berries

Financiers with Berries

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    Wonderful Paris cakes got their name from… nobody knows exactly from… According to one version, they look like gold bullions; others say, these little cakes are very rich, as financiers are; and someone will say, that elongated loaves were created and baked especially […]

Berry Tart with Pastry Cream

Berry Tart with Pastry Cream

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    I love a good quality old-fashioned Patriotic sheet cake with creamy homemade frosting, blueberry stars and strawberry strips – yummy and recognizably traditional. How about moving on and changing the dessert slightly? This year I’m going to make a very-berry tart with a […]

Apple Cheesecake

Apple Cheesecake

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  Breaking the rules. It is unusual for me to publish a ‘sweet post’ on Monday. And it is unusual for Mother Nature to have a snowstorm at the end of March. When none of simple and delicious baking ideas come to my mind, I […]

Christmas Cupcake Log

Christmas Cupcake Log

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  Both my son and my husband like cupcakes I bake. Thinking about my loved ones, few years ago I created a ‘contemporary’ Christmas log. And yes, this cake is based on the recipe for a cupcake with a filling. Since then my family always […]

Cranberry Cake with Almonds

Cranberry Cake with Almonds

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  I have been baking this Cranberry cake since I was a student, which means for many-many years. At that joyful time it was just a cranberry cake with no almonds. Now, when the almonds are not a problem and I can buy them in […]

Orange Yogurt Coffee Cake

Orange Yogurt Coffee Cake

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  I like to bake quick breads and coffee cakes. Usually they are easy to prepare and quite versatile. You can serve them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, on weekdays, holidays, or potlucks. These sweet goodies can make a great holiday gift. Orange yogurt coffee cake […]