Upside Down Nectarine Cake

Time: 1 hour I wonder as I wander…. how great is this cake for brunch, high noon tea or just as a dessert! Music Selection: Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder as I Wander Ingredients: 4 – 6 nectarines, skin on 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 3 tsp vanilla ½ cup…

12 Layer Honey Cake

Time: 4 hours plus a day to let cake rest While this is a super delicious, tasty cake, it does take time and patience to make. If it had not been for my son, asking me to make it for his 20th birthday, I am not sure that I would have, but he is a…

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Time: 45 minutes plus at least 6 hours to set Turn it up, dance, dance, dance, repeat – you will definitely want to dance after you try this cheesecake and then turn it up, dance some more and repeat… Music Selection: Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm Ingredients: Crust: 24 whole Golden Oreo cookies…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Time: 1 hour This cake is a bit of a mystery considering the ingredients (zucchini and cloves) and how delicious and moist it is (and healthy). My mom made this every year with the zucchini she grew in the garden… in my opinion the best way to eat zucchini (and cake). You can sneak zucchini…

Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Cheese Cake

Time: 90 minutes You will be guaranteed to smile while enjoying this lovely dessert with family and friends! Enjoy. Music Selection: Kat McPhee, Celine Dion, Josh Groban – Smile Ingredients: Crust: ½ cup butter 1 egg yolk 2 ½ Tbsp heavy cream 2 Cups flour 2 Tbsp cocoa 3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp baking soda…

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

Time: 2 hours plus cooling time (make the day before) This is a recipe that my mom makes and is one of my favorites. It is a very flavorful, colorful, decadent (and filling) cheesecake! It is great for any celebration, however, to our US friends and neighbors, this cheesecake always makes me think of you!…

Devil’s Food Bundt Cake with Chocolate Mint Ganache

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia This is a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! It is a super easy recipe and it turns our perfect every time. Ingredients: 1 ½ c. flour  2 tsp coffee instant dried ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ¼…

Banana Foster Cheesecake

Time: 6 – 12 hours (long cooling and set time) Music Selection: David Foster & Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra – Flight of the Snowbird & Winter Olympics Theme Song This dessert is divine, much like this amazing composition by Canada’s David Foster. This dessert does take some time to make, although it is an easy recipe…

Christmas Steamed Plum Pudding

Time: 7 hours plus several days to soak fruit Music Selection: Yo-Yo Ma & Alison Kraus – Wexford Carol Although this dish uses fruit that would not have been in a traditional pudding, the flavours remain true to a traditional steamed fruit pudding. “With thankful heart and joyful mind”, I think you will find that…

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Time: 1 hour I have paired two absolute classics! Banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate chips with a hint of cloves smothered in peanut butter frosting AND BTO!!! You really ain’t seen nothin’ yet… baby! This is perfect for a potluck or high noon tea! Music Selection: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen…