Plum Custard Cake

Time: 90 minutes It is Fall and I love to eat stone fruit in cobblers, crisps and cakes. For Thanksgiving, I made this very simple and delicious cake, with typical Fall flavors – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom! The perfect symphony… Great music and great food. Music Selection: Ed Sheeran (including Andrea Bocelli) –…

Unicorn Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey – Endless Love This cake is one that you will fall endlessly in love with as it is unique, light and summery! It is always a surprise to your guests and family when you cut into it and they see the beautiful patterns. Enjoy…

Zebra Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory Vanilla, Chocolate or both? This cake is a bit of work, but definitely worth the effort. If you prefer more of a fruit flavor, with a similar cake effect, try the Unicorn Cake. This cake stacks up pretty high, so…

Darkened Cardamom Pear Upside Down Cake

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Joji – Head In the Clouds My 14 YO introduced me to Joji’s music this week. It is so calming and soulful and DARK! I had a hard time picking a song with lyrics that were ok (but I LOVE his music). I also found this interesting recipe that I…

Skillet Raspberry & Lemon Curd Shortcake

Time: 60 minutes How does anyone live without this shortcake recipe? What kind of life would that be? I just don’t know… This recipe is simple, failproof and fast! As well, it is loaded with the delicious pairing of lemon curd, fresh raspberries and vanilla whipped cream. Try it for afternoon tea, brunch with mimosas…

Favorite Southern Banana Pudding

Time: 30 minutes plus 6 hours to set Lately, the news has been filled with events that show the importance of supporting each other, despite our differences. One great way to break down walls, is to get to know each other and in most cultures, food is a great way to meet your neighbors and…

Spiced Apple, Pear and Pecan Dump Cake

I just discovered dump cake recipes and this is the first that I have tried! So easy, so fast, so delicious! Since these make me happy, I decided to pair it with a “dumped” song to pick up anyone going through a broken heart… I hope it passes and you are happy again – this…