Burnt Sugar Cake

So far, this is my favorite recipe from these little Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbooks. It’s amazing. Why it didn’t win first prize is baffling. The Burnt Sugar Cake from Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National Bake-Off Contest, 1952 was developed by Dolores H. Schlesser, Junior winner from Iowa. I’ve made this cake a few times & every time I change […]

Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

  Another recipe from Grandma’s recipe box. A tasty home-style-comfort-food-potluck cake. I mix my own gluten-free flours and have put the recipe for fluffy flour in my E-BOOK. My fluffy flour mix works well for cakes, but any all-purpose gluten free flour should also work. Cake ingredients: 2 1/3 cups flour 1 2/3 cups sugar […]

Apple Cider Cake

Fall is apple season in Michigan. Our apple tree seems to be on strike this year, so I’ve been buying up as many apples as I could from the local farmers’ markets. Now is the best time to stock-up on fresh apple cider too. Sure, they have apple cider in the stores, but read the […]

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I’m breaking out the Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook today. I don’t know what year this one is. It’s missing half the pages. But, it still has the recipe for chocolate cake & that’s the most important anyway.

Frickin’ 40 Chocolate Birthday Cake

Anyone else out there have to bake her own birthday cake? I do. Can’t say I’m always happy about it, but at least I can put whatever the hell I want in there. I usually choose chocolate and rum. It makes old age a little more bearable. Plus, I have trust issues. I’m the only […]


Applesauce Cake with Lemon Frosting

Ingredients ½ cup coconut oil 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 ¾ cup gluten free cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves ½ teaspoon salt I didn’t have any applesauce, so I just peeled, cored and chopped a few […]