Nothing says Valentines Day like coffee cake right? Well for me, it’s a simple equation, COFFEE = LOVE, so when my girlfriend Megan (The Microwave Master) had to figure out what to get me for Valentines Day, she settled on baking me a coffee cake! Given that she has only baked for me once during our nearly three year relationship, it was sure to be an undertaking! Initially she was going to make it as a surprise, but since I was in charge of supper, and already at her house, we made it together, which was 100% better, because i’m always bugging her to cook with me! It was a wonderful gift, and while I didn’t have my camera on me at the time, I made sure to get some photos the next day so I could document this beautiful cake, and create Megan’s FIRST BLOG POST! YAAAA! Maybe she will become a food blogger too! (Pig’s can fly right?).
Anyways, here is the recipe, slightly modified from The Tasty Bite’s Buttermilk Coffee Cake.
Posted in breakfast, cake, Dessert, Fruit
Tagged baking, blueberry, breakfast, buttermilk, cake, Coffee, coffee cake, dessert, morning, recipe, streusel
I’ve always really liked carrot cake, but I’ve never actually made it before. This is likely because it’s one of my grandma’s specialities. However the calling came for a traditional dessert for a family dinner, I decided to give it a whirl and I’m quite happy with the results! It’s a classic homemade carrot cake that’s promised to make everyone happy. Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Easy
Tagged bean, cake, carrot, cheese, cinnamon, cream, frosting, homemade, icing, Vanilla
One of my good friends Lauren just celebrated her 30th birthday. Now, Lauren is one of the hardest working women I know. She works an office job and is also a professional photographer (and voted as our city’s best in 2012), so I knew she needed an extra special cake to help celebrate this milestone birthday! After seeing an ombre cake on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to give one whirl. Now, don’t fret if you are thinking “that is way too detailed and complicated for me”. It’s not. It’s actually way easier than you think. Let’s get to the recipe, so I can show you how to make your own ombre cake! Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Easy, How To
Tagged birthday, butter, buttercream, cake, cream, easy, happy, how, ombre, rose, thirtieth, thirty, to, tutorial, Vanilla
Ladies and gentleman…I have a very important update in the culinary world of Bob.
I present REINE DE SABA i.e. my very FIRST time baking for the blog!
Going into the Julia Child 100 year celebration, I knew I wanted to be involved as a way to improve my cooking skills and repertoire. What I didn’t know, is that I would be improving my baking skills too! Naturally, the first week we receive a baking assignment, Carlene is out of town, leaving it in MY HANDS! Not one to back down from a challenge, I committed myself to this recipe and ended up with a successfully baked cake!
Posted in cake, Dessert, JC100
Tagged almond, art, au, butter, cake, child, chocolat, chocolate, Coffee, de, easy, french, glacage, icing, jc100, julia, mastering, reine, saba, the, week 6
While lots of dessert trends seem to come and go, I think cupcakes are just one of those things that will stick around forever (like the Little Black Dress of the baking world). After rave reviews of my Dr. Pepper Cupcakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes & Mancakes (bacon chocolate cupcakes) from BS’ers, I decided to continue on the trend of non-traditional, brand-name treats inspired cupcakes and made these Fruit Loop Cupcakes! These little babies have a sweet, fruity-tuity touch to them and bring back tons of childhood memories. Let’s get to the recipe…. Continue reading
Posted in breakfast, cake, Candy, cupcake, Dessert
Tagged breakfast, buttercream, cereal, cupcake, cupcakes, frosting, fruit, icing, kellogs, loop
Red velvet is one of my favourite cakes. Everyone thinks it’s really fancy, but let’s get real here – it’s super easy. Just think of it as a mellowed chocolate cake with some kick (all thanks to our buddy vinegar). In the past, I religiously used the Magnolia Bakery Red Velvet cake from their great cookbook, but found it to be a tad dry and dense, so I decided to switch it this time to Chef Cake Man Raven
‘s Red Velvet Cake recipe. WOW. I’m happy I switched! These cupcakes were perfectly moist, melt in your mouth delicious and nice and light. Continue reading
Posted in cake, Cheese, cupcake, Dessert, Easy
Tagged cake, cakes, chef, chocolate, cupcake, cupcakes, easy, Man, moist, raven, recipe, red, southern, velvet
Well I must be honest… I tried to make an angel food cake from scratch last week and I failed… like not even failed a little bit… failed miserably. The whole thing didn’t even rise – but I blame the recipe since it said to combine the flour right to the eggs – and I shouldn’t have known better but hey…. learn from your mistakes right? So if you don’t find success, try, try, try again…and then made this beautiful recipe for angel food cake from the liner from the Wilton Angel Food Cake Pan.
Posted in cake, Dessert
Tagged angel, berry, cake, citrus, food, frosting, Lemon, scratch, strawberry, topping, Whipped Cream
A few weeks ago I got a call from one of my best friend’s since elementary school, Natasha. She needed some help making a birthday cake for her boyfriend and my fellow friend, Sean. So off to the kitchen we went! Sean is a big golfer, so we both agreed that a Titleist golf cake would be the best thing to make. Continue reading
At work we have an Iron Chef Challenge once a month where a group of people cook off and have their dishes judged by a panel of fellow employees. This month’s secret ingredient is…. PESTO! Right away I knew I didn’t want to do something traditional with pesto, so I ventured off to what I know best: Dessert. I made a Basil Chocolate Cake with a Parmesan Sour Cream Cheese Icing and topped it off with some pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese. This is also one of the best things I’ve ever eaten – SERIOUS FOODGASM. Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Fresh herbs, Just for Fun
Tagged basil. pesto, cake, chef, chocolate, cream, foodgasm, icing, iron, parmesan, Sour