Category: Nut Free

Triple Coconut Macaroon Cake

Triple Coconut Macaroon Cake Recipe

There’s no ambivalence when it comes to coconut, either you’re a lover, or a hater.  I’m a lover.  My love affair with coconut began way back in my childhood, somewhere between my first Mounds Bar and my Dad’s German Chocolate … Continue reading




Wellesley Fudge Cake Re-Visited

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Wellesley Fudge Cake Recipe

I have been so absent here on the blog, and my apologies to all.  Life has been crazy busy, and with so many good things happening.  One very exciting piece of news will have to wait for an upcoming post … Continue reading




Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Spiced Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I’ll admit, I’m a bit tardy getting this recipe to you.  As apparent from the warm colors and Fall leaves on the background linen, I shot these photos pre-Thanksgiving.  Ignoring the seasonal feel of the photos, this recipe easily transitions … Continue reading




Espresso Gingerbread Cake

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Espresso Gingerbread Cake Recipe

The Santa Ana winds were gusting Sunday night,  and just as I had predicted, the power went out.  Likely to find myself in the dark before the evening was over, I had lit candles throughout the house and tucked a … Continue reading




Dark Chocolate ‘Beer’ Cake with Sour Cream Caramel Frosting

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Chocolate 'Beer' Cake w Sour Cream Caramel Frosting Recipe

It’s official!  I finally had my first beer –  in a cake that is.  😉  In all the hundreds of cakes I have eaten to date, not one had beer in it.  My Dad was an incredible cake baker, and … Continue reading