Raspberry Coffee Cake

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Coffee cakes are so versatile and show off seasonal fruit so nicely. This one is full of raspberries and is made extra moist with the addition of ricotta. Enjoy!

Apple Gooey Cake

Apple Gooey Cake

This cake is a family fav and so worth the trouble. It’s got two steps, but otherwise is very straight forward. It feeds a lot of people, mostly because it is quite rich. A small portion goes a long way!

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

This is my rendition of Boston Cream Pie. It was first created for the grand opening of Boston’s Parker House, now known as the Omni Parker House. As you can see it’s not a pie. It’s a vanilla cake filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache. At the Omni they spread some of the pastry cream on the sides and press almonds onto it. My hubs loves this dessert, so he usually gets it for his birthday or Father’s Day. Enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

My mom used to have her friends over all the time for a “kaffeeklatsch” and she would serve all kinds of coffee cake. This is one of my favs. It’s moist and bursting with blueberries. Enjoy!

Lemon Buttermilk Pie

Lemon Buttermilk Pie

I tweaked my Rustic Buttermilk Pie recipe to make it lemony. Turned out awesome! I just love tart lemon desserts, and this one hits the mark. The dusting of powdered sugar is a nice added touch.

Banana Split Pie

Banana Split Pie

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My family asks for this dessert for every birthday and special occasion. It really is good, but sometimes I cringe when they ask for it – I think I make it at least 20 times a year. Be careful if you make it – you might find yourself in the same position I’m in – Making it over and over!

Cherry Pound Cake

Cherry Pound Cake

This is one of my favorite recipes from my collection of Southern Living Cookbooks. I just love the cherry flavor and pink color. The original recipe calls for cream cheese frosting, but I think that’s just too rich. I prefer a little icing made from powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice and milk. This is such a cute cake to make for Valentines Day or Easter.

Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova

This basic Pavlova recipe is easy! It gets its Christmas feel from the berries and fruit I selected to top it. A perfect sweet treat for a special celebration.

Chocolate Mousse Ice Box Cake

Chocolate Mousse Ice Box Cake

My mom made this dessert every year for Christmas as far back as I can remember. According to her notes, it’s a Betty Crocker recipe from the 1970s. The title of the recipe talks about it being a “make ahead dazzler.” Don’t you just love that?! Believe or not, I’ve never made it. Until, this year… When I served it the other night, both my son & my husband said it was just like they remember it from when my mom would make it. I hope you try it and make your own memories.

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

I’ve been making this cake ever since my mom gave me Pillsbury’s Kitchen Family Cookbook (1979), when I moved into my first apartment. I have even tripled the recipe to make the groom’s cake for our backyard wedding in August of 1991. Don’t try and calculate my age; you’ll just hurt my feelings. My real point is that this cake is money, and you have got to try it. My hubs asks for this darn thing all the time.

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