Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

White Chocolate Mousse Cake and Blessings

Italians know how to make a good cake! If you have had an Italian cake, you know what I'm talking about! if not, take this cake as an example.

Scottish Scones

A lazy Saturday morning deserves a scone fresh out of the oven slathered with your favorite jam. Any morning deserves a scone fresh out of the oven!

Filled Meringue Coffee Cake-Daring Bakers Challenge


I don’t think I’ve ever met a coffee cake that I didn’t like. A cake invented just to eat with a hot cup of coffee-brilliant idea! A cake filled with gorgeous fluffy meringue, chocolate chunks, and chopped nut-VERY brilliant!


Scallops with Caramel-Orange Sauce-French Fridays with Dorie

I was intrigued immediately by this recipe when I saw it involved a caramel sauce. I have never made scallops with a sweet orange sauce. Food that are aigre-doux, agro-dolce, sweet-sour…doesn’t matter what language you want to say it in…I’m a lover!

Savory Tart with Potatoes, Feta, Onions and Thyme- for Kelly Confidential

Foodbuzz and Electrolux have teamed up together for a Top 9 Tea Party Takeover. Featured Publishers were asked to create a tea party themed recipe before March 23rd and for every recipe created, Electrolux will donate $50 towards Ovarian Cancer Research.

Orangette’s Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Sometimes you get hid with a craving. It hits you like a freight train. Well, it hits me like a freight train. I’m relaxing with a good book, food blog, or cooking magazine. I see a recipe. I bolt in the kitchen and immediately start to make the recipe. That’s what happened with this cake.

Kumquat Ricotta Cupcakes

I’ve been dreaming of doing something with these crazy little kumquats I keep buying. I find them crazy because they look like mini tangerines. You take a bite and it’s immediately bitter. You take another bite and it’s gorgeous sweetness. Crazy, I tell you!

Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Could I possibly love a donut that wasn’t fried? IS a donut a REAL donut if it isn’t fried in oil? I am like almost every other person that walks on this planet: I adore DONUTS!

Sake Strawberry-Apple Bars and My Friend Masaki

Juicy strawberries with sweet apples get even better with a little sake. A moist and juicy filling topped with  a salty pretzel-oat crust makes it difficult to eat just one bar!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart with Caramel Drizzle

It’s time to get back to business! Serious baking business! Peanut butter cream on top of a pretzel crust. That’s what kind of business I mean!

Fat Witch Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips and My Cheetah Blood

Today is Mardi Gras-Fat Tuesday! How about some delicious Fat Witch Brownies?! I could never tire of trying brownie recipes. I could bake brownies every day and not be remotely bored. Fat Witch Bakery is in NYC. Oprah likes their brownies. I had to try them out!

Creamy Chicken and Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits-Vintage Recipe Swap

There is something about Southern food. It makes me happy. Buckets of butter and creamy sauces. Not that good for your hips, but does wonders for your soul.

The Winner of A World of Cake Giveaway!

This was a FABULOUS giveaway! I know everyone really wanted a copy of the incredible A World of Cake and I wish I could offer one to each of you sweet readers.

The winner of the giveaway is:

DIONNE from Try Any Thing Once !!

Congratulations Dionne! Email me at cakeduchess @ wtih your information:)

Thank you again to all of you for participating!!

Savory Cheese and Chive Bread–French Fridays with Dorie

I couldn’t wait to try this week’s French Fridays with Dorie Recipe! There is nothing like the smell of a fresh bread baking in the oven. Stuffed with cheeses and chives-even better!

Tres Leches Cupcakes and A World of Cake Giveaway!

Tres Leches. Three milks. Ripples of soft whipped cream on top of a milky cake. That sensual cherry on top...mmm!