August 2000 – When I was growing up, we usually had a cake in the house. It was no big deal. These days, it seems like a homemade “from scratch” cake is a delicacy!
Making a cake from scratch isn’t that difficult, just a bit more difficult than preparing a cake mix, but the results are well worth it.
Cakes come in all shapes and sizes. Simple cakes baked and iced (or not) in a square cake pan are great for “every day”. Fancier cakes, like layer cakes, seem kind of like special occasion cakes – they take a little more time to prepare. Of course layer cakes are traditional birthday party fare. But there’s no reason you can’t invent a special occasion either!
Delight your family – bake a cake.
Rich dark chocolate cake that uses cocoa in place of flour.
Tasty orange filling for cake or cupcakes.
Buttercream frosting with white chocolate goes great with white or chocolate cake.
A lovely festive holiday dessert, features chocolate cake roll with whipped cream filling and chocolate frosting.
Carrot cake with apple, raisins and walnuts, frosted with cream cheese icing.
Tasty date cake topped with walnuts and butterscotch chips.
Large apple cake baked in a tube pan, incudes frozen orange juice concentrate for extra flavor.
Banana layer cake with cream cheese frosting.
Bundt cake made with cream cheese, and topped with lemon glaze.
Tasty spice cake made with boiled raisins and flavored with the raisin water.
Brown sugar and coconut cake with rich caramel frosting.
A semi-sponge cake recipe broiled coconut topping. You can also make the cake without topping as a base for other desserts (like strawberries and cream).
If you like graham wafers, you will like this cake made with graham wafer crumbs.
Oatmeal cake with a broiled nut and coconut topping.
Tasty spice cake – frost it with your favorite vanilla frosting, or serve plain (maybe with a bit of ice cream!)
Recipe for an 8 inch square chocolate cake with creamy nut icing.
Chocolate sheet cake recipe has a hint of cinnamon.
Moist and delicious chocolate cake with fluffy 7 minute frosting.
Decadent dessert recipe features chocolate cake with caramel filling baked in, and topped with pecans.
Tasty dessert recipe with a chocolate cake layer topped with Amaretto flavored whip cream/cream cheese topping and toasted almonds.
Recipe for banana bread sweetened with honey.