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pumpkin pound cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

During the cold winter days, I find myself making more of the comforting coffee cakes and less of the fancy cream versions which takes much more time and effort, the pumpkin pound cake is a very good option of this genre of cakes, delicious and easy, what else can you ask of your coffee cake? […]

panforte

Panforte

My first impressions of the panforte cake were its unusual texture. It is different than what we have been accustomed to when taking a bite out of a cake. Today, in the bakery scene everything is all about airy and soft texture, I really can’t think of a cake or pie which will resist a […]

chocolate babka

Chocolate babka

Chocolate babka is one of those legendary cakes you’re forcing yourself to stop eating because it’s so good. The perfect coffee cake, my wife calls it, can’t argue there, it is one of the best. The dough of this cake is a buttery rich yeasted dough, the butter is not layered as the Danish dough, […]

Grandma's cheesecake

Grandma’s cheesecake

I’ve made quite a few cheesecakes over the years, starting from the heavy New York cheesecake, light baked cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake etc. however I always go back to my simple grandma’s cheesecake, because for me this is the winner cheesecake recipe of them all. The idea in this recipe is simple, low-medium fat cheese of […]

Apple and Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil and Apple cake

I’m always on the look for new apple cakes, I love apples in cakes in every form, size and shape, that’s why this apple and Olive oil and Apple cake (which is available in a few versions on the web) was so appealing to me. There is a very imitated version of Ottolenghi in his: The Cookbook which incorporates […]

chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana bread

When it comes to coffee cakes, the simple pound cakes are my favorite pick, it just comes naturally with coffee rather than the heavy cream cakes, that’s why this chocolate banana bread is my pick for the morning coffee. Although the title is chocolate banana bread, the texture and flavors are definitely towards the pound […]

Pear Frangipane Tart

Pear Frangipane Tart

There are some ingredients that just work great together like almond (frangipane) and pears, a French classic that comes on a sweet tart dough to make a heaven pie. When it comes to almond and pear tart I have to say it’s one of my all-time favorites, can’t really put my finger on it but the delicate combination […]

opera cake

Opera cake (gâteau opéra)

I have to admit this cake is extravagant and complicated, when I first looked at the multiple stages I just wanted to change to a different cake recipe but only while you try to understand the complexity of different flavors and textures you understand that the opera cake is the essence of the French baking, rich surprising […]

carrot cake

Ultimate Carrot cake with Sour Cream Frosting

When it comes down to cakes I always go back to, the carrot cake is one of my kitchen stars, It’s just a great cake, so simple so good. There is something about pound cakes that are just a perfect pair for me by a good cup of coffee or tea. carrot cake is a light dessert cake […]

Coconut Cream pie

Coconut Cream pie Recipe

There is something about coconut flavor that is just so good when incorporated into a cake and the coconut cream pie is the best of them all. Coconut flavor to me is all about vacation, drinking Pina colada on a Caribbean beach so there is something about this pie that brings me back to these […]

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