Category Archives: cakes

Seriously Good Grain-Free Brownie Bites

These little brownies are one hundred times better than those store-bought brownie bites in the brown paper bag. One hundred. And they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free as well! Not only that, but they take less than five minutes to make … Continue reading

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake–(gluten-free)

His first taste of chocolate. Need I say more? I’ve been conspicuously absent from this blog for two months. Changes in my diet left me uninspired to collect and hang on to recipes and new food combos to post here. … Continue reading

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A Birthday Cheesecake

Deb Perlman’s recipe for Almond-Crisped Peaches left me salivating. I read her blog regularly and refer to her Smitten Kitchen cookbook frequently. If you’re not familiar with her blog, you’ve been living under a rock, you really must swing on … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese Cake with Summer Berries

It’s raspberry season here in the Cowichan Valley. What’s your favourite way to serve them (besides eating them in the car on the way home from the farm . . .)? My ambitious plans to have my own raspberry crop … Continue reading

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Apple Cake with Warm Salted Caramel Sauce

So . . . what happened to “The Party’s Over“? Definitely wintertime comfort food! It’s worth baking this cake simply for the way it will make your kitchen smell of apples and cinnamon. This recipe comes from Deb Perelman’s new … Continue reading

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Cherry Almond Polenta Cake

I don’t often cook with polenta. Actually, I never use it. Well, I did once years ago, and I did not like the results. So when I saw that this week’s Food Matters Project recipe chosen by Jen of Prairie … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

(adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours) This recipe makes delicious dense little cakes to devour. They are not light and fluffy like a chiffon cake, but they are not as dense as a brownie. The balsamic … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Coffee Cake

1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream 1 cup Saskatoon berries Filling: 3 tbsp. … Continue reading

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Almond Coffee Cake with Raspberries

Still warm! Good cold, fabulous warm, particularly if you love that almond flavour as much as I do. 2 cups fresh (or frozen, thawed and drained) raspberries 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup … Continue reading

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