Category: Cake
Fall Harvest Upside-Down Layer Cake

Earlier this year I made this Gingerbread Pear Upside-Down Cake. The cake was flavorful, the pear-sugar layer was delicious. It was a lovely combo.  After picking pears recently this Fall I had memories of this cake and wanted to revisit it. I decided to use the same basic recipe, but to turn it into a layer cake. This recipe is [...]

By Becky with 5 comments
Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake {Gluten Free}

How could a dessert with the word “cheese” in it, possibly be dairy free? I know, it seems counter intuitive.  But, seeing as how cheesecake is always the birthday dessert I want each year, I wanted to try making it {dairy free} so that I could actually eat said favorite birthday dessert.   Honestly, it wasn’t hard.  And, it was [...]

By Becky with 4 comments
S’mores Whoopie Pies {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

You kinda need these.  I’m just sayin. I usually can show some level of restraint against the goodies in my kitchen…but not this time. Not only do these whoopie pies scream summer campfire, they also are just crazy good. I brought these little cuties to a food swap recently, and I almost hated to see them go.  I nibbled on [...]

By Becky with 6 comments
Train Birthday Cake {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

My daughter turned 3 today and the one thing she asked for was a purple train cake. I asked her if she wanted to do something fun for her birthday. She said, “I want to eat cake.” Train Birthday Cake {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

By Becky with 12 comments
Easter Chick Cupcake {Gluten Free,Dairy Free}

These are the “Easter Chick Cupcakes” I made. And these {below} are real chicks that my mom is raising. I can’t decide which is cuter. The cupcakes have a slight advantage, because they are cake. But….those baby chicks really are cute and fluffy. I will let you decide Easter Chick Cupcakes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

By Becky with 13 comments
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Maple Syrup {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

I am still celebrating Maple Syrup season {although it is shortly to come to an end}. The jug of pure Maple Syrup is taunting me from the fridge. Most days, I waver between three things: 1) wanting to drink spoonfuls of syrup 2) wanting to eat stacks of pancakes with puddles of syrup 3.) wanting to bake something with syrup [...]

By Becky with 12 comments
Brown Sugar Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Last weekend we went to a few maple syrup houses {sugar shacks} to soak up the smells, drink up the syrup, and support some local farmers. The “shacks” that the maple syrup is made in are not really shacks most of the time. Many are outfitted with tables and kitchens so that they can host pancake breakfasts.  This one {below} [...]

By Becky with 14 comments
Gingerbread Pear Upside-Down Cake {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Normally I steer towards chocolaty desserts, but every once in a while I get a craving for something fruity. I had in mind something with pear, something with gingerbread, and something that I could flip!  So what did I craft for this very specific craving: Gingerbread Pear Upside-Down Cake {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

By Becky with 16 comments
Hi Hats Cupcakes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

I made Hi Hat Cupcakes for my Valentine {ok, for my 3 Valentines}.  No idea what “Hi Hat Cupcakes” are? Imagine a chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow cream frosting, then dipped in chocolate.  Reminds me of the soft serve ice cream that has the hard chocolate shell.  But, instead of an ice cream cone you get a chocolate cupcake underneath [...]

By Becky with 27 comments
Pumpkin Cake with Sweet Apples and Cream {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

One night I had a craving for a GF/DF pumpkin cake, layered with sweat cinnamony apples and dollops of cream.  Sometimes my cravings are easy to satisfy {read: chocolate, read: popcorn}. Once in a while I manage to stump even myself by wanting something that doesn’t really exist.  I searched in my cookbooks, browsed good ole’ Google, and was left: [...]

By Becky with 14 comments