Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake

One of our aunts makes an olive oil cake that is truly excellent. She’s made a rosemary lemon cake and a fennel cake with a berry compote on top. Each time she’s made it, Leah and I have told ourselves to find a good recipe and make one on our own! Because an olive oil…

Oatmeal Snack Cake

Despite our lack of posting over the past couple of weeks, we have done a good amount of baking over Christmas. We’ve been making some repeat recipes (such as chocolate chip cookies and brownies) but a few new recipes as well, including pecan crescent cookies and this oatmeal snack cake. This cake is pretty wonderful….

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

I meant to blog about these cupcakes this morning, but they were for a yearbook meeting this afternoon (I know, we had to go to school during break) and I ran out of time to write a post before leaving. I still wanted to blog about them today, because I have some muffins to blog…

Lemon Madeleines

We had been wanting to make madeleines for so long before we finally bought the pans and made a batch. They are one of those elegant treats that we admired from afar, but never attempted to make. They are cute, but don’t quite look worth the time to make. I mean, you might as well…

Strawberry Cake

Hi, everyone! We’re sorry about the week off from posting-we were very busy this past week with activities and homework, so we ran out of time to post. But we have some great recipes for you this week, including this cake: Our 18th birthday was on Thursday! The only wild and crazy thing we plan…

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Let’s talk about things that are ugly. Some things that come into my (Celine) mind are suburban strip malls, rainy slush in the middle of winter, gum on the sidewalk, and the mood inside Congress on a normal day. All bad things, inside and out! But then there are ugly things that are actually good,…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

Just as a public service to anyone out there who might not know, fall does not begin for a couple more weeks- unless you live in the southern hemisphere. Summer produce is still lingering, and at least during the day, it has been pretty warm. So, to celebrate the coming end of summer, we made…

Banana Cake with Brown Butter Icing

This cake may not look like much, but it’s one of the best cakes ever. We’ve been making this banana cake for a while, and usually top it with cream cheese or chocolate frosting, but this time, we made a quick brown butter frosting and it was amazing! (Side note: I just realized we’ve never…

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Let me start off by saying that there is nothing that I love in the dessert world more than a warm chocolate chip cookie. But chocolate as a whole? I just don’t love it the way some people do. It’s good, of course, and I would never pass up a chocolate dessert, but I have…

Raspberry Black and White Cake

This cake is a miracle, and I will tell you why. We had grand plans of making a raspberry mousse filling but ended up with chocolate sour cream frosting. This was unintentional. See, the whipped cream was stabilized with gelatin, which never thickened properly. We went along with the directions, however, but after only a…