Recipe #28: Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I don’t think I have ever made a carrot cake but after making this one, I will definitely be making it again. If you are looking for a beginner recipe, this is it. What makes it even better is the cream cheese frosting. Yum. It’s also one of those cakes that seems like it can’t…

Recipe #22: Lemony Almond Blueberry Cake

This was my first cake from this cookbook. Almond, citrus and berry sound like quite a good combination so I was excited to make it. I’ve also never done any gluten-free baking so I wanted to see how that turned out too. As you can see from the picture, my slice is not very tall…

Honey Cake

Wow September is pretty much over. A new month is about to start which is aligning with the start of a new jewish year. It is the holiday called rosh hashanah (“head of the year”). Jewish people like to celebrate by eating lots of sweet foods because we want to have a happy and sweet…

Lemon Cucumber Cupcakes

I know my first 2 cucumber recipes were a little more traditional, this last one was definitely out of the box. I really wanted to see if there were any recipes that used cucumber in desserts. There were surprisingly more recipes than I thought there would be. I ended up choosing this cucumber and lemon…

Recipe #46: Pumpkin Banana Zucchini Loaf

I was really looking forward to this recipe because I love each of those ingredients on their own, and I figured a cake with all three would be even better. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as well as I hoped. Don’t get me wrong, this cake tasted delicious, but the cooking time was so off….

Recipe #23: Banana Walnut Snack Cake

Banana bread is one of my favourite cakes. I was super excited to make this recipe because it was really simple and much healthier than typical recipes I’ve seen. 1) I love that it calls for greek yogurt to reduce the amount of oil required. 2) There was a lot of leavening agent (baking powder…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

The key to good banana bread is lots of overripe bananas and sour cream. You get a super banana-ey cake that is very moist. You also need key baking ingredients like flour, sugar and butter, but everything together makes for a delicious result. I made this cake about 2 weeks ago, then made it again…

Mango Bread

I made this cake/bread this morning and am currently eating my second piece right now (shhh, don’t tell anyone). It is a really good cake. I’ve made a banana-mango bread before with white chocolate chips, but the only ingredient I had today was mango, so I had to find another recipe. I found this mango…

Mother’s Day Cupcakes

I spent some time today making these cupcakes for my mom, I’m gonna surprise her tomorrow morning. So I made lemon coconut cupcakes and a simple buttercream frosting that I coloured with food dye. I tried making a flower design on top but it didn’t look too great and the icing was a little weird….