4th of July Flag Cake

4th of July Flag Cake

I think this is the first time that I made a 4th of July dessert in time for the actual holiday! I’m not good at planning blog posts in advance. Since it’s my first 4th of July being back in the US I thought a special cake was in order :)


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Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

I made my first ever baked cheesecake! I love cheesecake but I’m the only one in the house that can eat it. I’ve made a cheesecake cake and an English style cheesecake that sets with gelatin when I was living in London to take to 4th of July parties.


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Nutella Swiss Roll

Chocolate Almond Swiss Roll

This post definitely reinforces that I am a terrible blogger. I made this a few weeks ago as an experiment but didn’t actually write down any notes. Not really possible for me to improve on it if I didn’t write down the recipe.


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Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical Banana Bread

After something crazy like almost 800 posts I feel what could I possibly do to keep the flavor alive on the blog? It certainly makes me think harder about new combinations and flavors. A bowl of brown bananas has to be used for banana bread, and luckily the variations for banana bread are pretty endless!


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Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

I’m still having a love affair with curds. Now that it’s summer the zingy sweetness is so refreshing and irresistible. The lemon curd here isn’t paired with just any plain cake but an almond based cake that has a more dense crumb and a fluffy “fast” meringue made with marshmallows.


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Captain Crunch Strawberry Shortcake

I think this is my favorite layer cake that I have ever made. Seriously! It appeals to both my adult and childhood palate. I had the best parents. I was allowed to have Pop Tarts and sugary cereal in moderation. Thanks Mom and Dad.


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