Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Category: cake

Oreo Birthday Cake

Oreo Birthday Cake

If you’d rather indulge in Oreo truffle brownies, go here. In May, my family and I celebrated my cousin’s birthday. I love making sweet treats for him because he fully enjoys them, and I heard he sneaks in the kitchen to eat more of my […]

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Many adults have fond, childhood memories of being awakened on Saturday mornings by comforting smells of a special, homemade breakfast lovingly made by a parent or caregiver. In the southern part of the United States, a special breakfast may be comprised of bacon, buttermilk biscuits […]

Buttermilk Pound Cake & Big News

Buttermilk Pound Cake & Big News

The photos in this post were taken a day after I made this cake. BIG NEWS: I’m moving back to Los Angeles in fewer than 10 days. I have applied for a leave of absence from graduate school, so I hope to return to school […]

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – Life and Food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I did complete the DB challenge this month, but I have been too lazy to take it out of the freezer for photos. I will try to do it tomorrow. Anyway, here are some cupcakes I made while my mom was here. I normally stick […]

Chocolate Sybil Cake

Chocolate Sybil Cake

I don’t know who Sybil is, but she gave Paula Deen a fantastic recipe for Texas Sheet Cake. It is easier to make than another version I’ve made, yet tastes the same, if not better. I halved this recipe, and baked it in an 8×8 […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 6

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 6

Don’t forget to sign up for the GIVEAWAY! The deadline is Monday, July 5th! I think we found THE cake so far. The recipe comes from the baker at Cake Love, Warren Brown.You may have seen him a long time ago on Food Network’s Sugar […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 5

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 5

This cake was my favorite so far, but it still has a long way to go. It comes from Martha Stewart. I baked it in my oven, so it wasn’t fully done in the middle, but it still had the prettiest, external color out of […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 3 “and 4”

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 3 “and 4”

The “diet” cake Okay, so on Friday Lydia and I decided to make one cake each. She made a “diet” version of a yellow cake from her grandmother that ironically called for a pint of heavy cream but no butter. I don’t really know what […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

Okay, here is the second attempt. Click here for the first cake we made. I didn’t get any good photos of this cake because it kept sliding. Someone impatient forced me to ice the cake after waiting 40 minutes for the cake to cool. Needless […]

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