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Olive Oil and Orange Cake

Olive Oil and Orange Cake

This is an exquisite cake, simple on style yet full on flavor with notes of orange swirling through a luscious egg batter. And instead of butter, extra-virgin olive oil is added for a lovely richness. Making an olive oil cake has been on my “to […]

Pecan and Raisin Coffee Cake

Pecan and Raisin Coffee Cake

Take a rich, buttery vanilla cake, layer it inside and out with plump golden raisins, toasted pecans along with a generous dusting of cinnamon and dark brown sugar. Now you’ve got a delightful partner for your morning coffee. Coffee cakes have been around in various […]

Coconut Pecan Cake

Coconut Pecan Cake

This is an unbelievably decadent sweet treat to start your week! This cake is rich with butter and loaded with vanilla wafers, coconut and toasted pecans. It’s an old recipe, a bit unusual and oh, so wonderful! Vintage recipes are some of the best. This […]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Layers of creamy bananas, sweet pineapple and toasted pecans with a wisp of cinnamon topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting – whipped with more toasted pecans. Hello spring! Celebrating a birthday is always a great reason for cake! I’ve celebrated birthdays with two very […]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s really not spring until a carrot cake has passed through the kitchen. Though this dessert has been around for decades, carrot cake was enormously popular in the 70s and it’s still a recipe worth keeping on hand. It’s a cake loaded with freshly grated […]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Have you ever had something so good it brought tears to your eyes and left you at a loss for words? This classic Southern cake might fall into that category. It wasn’t unusual to find a freshly baked banana cake sitting on my Grandmother’s kitchen […]


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