Pineapple Upside Down Coconut Cake

Buy or borrow books In which category do you fall? All my life I have been an avid reader. My home is filled with books. But (insert the current crime-scene music that everyone is adding to their Instagram stories and a horrified emoji), the truth is I have actually bought very few books. Mainly because I…

Coconut Cake

Want to bake something different? Coconut cake is delicious but I find it needs to be eaten a few hours after it has been taken out of the oven—at its moistest. The next day though, even though it is still delicious, it is a bit dry. What’s with the weird designs in the cake pictures?…

Marble Cake for a Crowd!

Why? You promised a bunch of boys cake—big boys, small boys, it doesn’t matter. Or for a family gathering. Basically you need a huge cake. And you are not in the mood to bake two different cakes, or double recipes. Awatif’s recipe to the rescue. It is delicious and does not sacrifice moistness because of…

Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread

What shall we name this cake? Courgette cake somehow doesn’t sound as delicious so we will stick with the above. You call it bread but it looks like cake The concept of courgette/zucchini cake is very similar to carrot cake. It is an oil cake but slightly denser (hence its being called a bread and…

Date Cake

Family traditions For our Sunday suppers I almost always bake dessert, and then have the leftover cake or cookies with tea the next day. I photographed this cake on Tuesday evening, that’s why there’s only a third of it left. Which recipe? It had been awhile since I baked a date cake and found two…

Easy Lemon Cake!

This French lemon cake ni mambo yote (is everything!). I came across it two weeks ago on the blog Dinner a Love Story. I tried it and have since baked it four times in two weeks. Some lemon oil cake recipes I made in the past for me hit the same notes as lemon mandazis (beignets).  And that’s alright,…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Creative cooks Rita is a genius at gluten-free baking. And not just gluten-free baking, but gluten-free on a budget. Major problem—she is a truly creative cook and so almost never makes the same thing twice. I have been forcing her to write down her recipes so that I can copy and post them here (more…

One Minute Lemon Mug Cake.

The only thing that stands between you and satisfying that sugar craving is a mug, a few minutes prep time, a microwave and one minute cook time.  Mug cakes are excellent since they are quick and you can make different flavours if you have picky eaters. That having been said, some people have success on…

Friday Night Chocolate Cake

Searching for the perfect chocolate cake recipe is like searching for that classic white shirt or that amazing pair of jeans. You’ve got to try many before you get to (drumroll please …) the one! This cake does not disappoint and has been my go to recipe for the last 4 years. I am not…

It’s Salad…It’s Cake…It’s Carrot Cake!

In the beginning Was a carrot salad. The salad was made of carrots, raisins, chopped apples and crushed macadamia nuts (dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and black pepper). In between As good as the salad was, there are leftovers. And your mother brought you up to never throw food. She traumatized you…