Posts Tagged ‘Cake’

Yellow Banana Cake with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Yellow Banana Cake with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

Let’s talk birthday cake for a quick minute.

Do you have the same cake every year, or do you switch it up? (more…)

5-Minute Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake {Paleo}

Monday, March 17th, 2014

5-Minute Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake {Paleo}

Like I mentioned here, I’m kind-of particular about my cake. (As Mike likes to tell me, I’m kind-of particular about a lot of food-related stuff, but that remains to be proven and is an entirely different discussion for another day.)

Anyway. I don’t think there is anything more disappointing than seeing an absolutely stunning cake and then sinking your teeth into what you think will be pure bliss, and realizing that it tastes like rubbery-textured cardboard.

Such a bummer. (more…)

Cinnamon + Orange-Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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When I was dreaming up this cake I had a decadent chocolate cake in mind.

Something really indulgent…sinful, even.

Then I looked in my fridge and found three pretty zucchinis that needed to be used up (even despite making a few zucchini recipes lately, like Roasted Vegetable Crustless Quiche with Basil & Pine Nuts and Cinnamon + Nutmeg Zucchini “Applesauce”).

Seeing the zucchini I got an idea and I knew sinful would have to wait. (more…)

Tropical Papaya-Coconut Cake

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

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Oh boy is this cake good – a little too good to just have chilling in my fridge on a random weekday. Despite how delicious it is, this cake is actually quite unsightly; it doesn’t rise much and the top is craggy. But as far as looks go, not to worry because all will be well; a craggy top is nothing a little glaze can’t fix. (more…)

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake {Happy New Year!}

Monday, December 31st, 2012

DSC_6722(small)Ok, so I have to tell you right now: this cake has salad dressing in it.

Don’t leave. I promise there’s a method to my madness.

Have you ever had mayonnaise cake? If you have, this cake won’t seem so strange to you.

Actually, my mom’s recipe for Crazy Cake (which I know just about every family has their own version of) calls for vinegar and oil – the two main components of vinaigrette – so using a vinaigrette-style salad dressing in a cake didn’t sound completely off the wall to me. (more…)

Dark Chocolate-Coated Cranberry Cake Bites {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I have a stock-pile of recipes building up. I’m not quite sure how that happened since I’ve been posting much more than normal lately, but I’m definitely not going to complain! However, I’ve noticed quite a few treat recipes that are fall-ish and/or perfect for festive holiday gatherings, and I wanted to get them all posted before this holiday season has come and gone. (more…)

Coconut Semolina Cake {A Mid-East Feast}

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Photo (taken by yours truly) of Coconut Semolina Cake from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.

This cake is one of my hubby’s favorites, and along with Knafeh bil Jiben (a Middle Eastern sweet cheese pastry), it is something he always seeks out to sample. The cake is made with semolina so it has a very unique, rustic texture. Similar to cornmeal, semolina absorbs a lot of moisture so the cake itself is very dry, and then a simple sugar syrup that’s scented with rose water and/or orange blossom water is poured onto the hot cake once it’s removed from the oven. It results in a sticky-sweet, moist, dense, and very rich cake. (more…)

Autumnal Afternoon Tea

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A couple weeks ago I hosted a cozy afternoon tea with an autumnal flair. It was so much fun and there was talk of making it seasonal affair, which I think is a wonderful idea! I’m going to be sharing the recipes I made throughout the next month or so, but for now I’m going to let the photos do the talking.

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Butter-Rum Brown Sugar Cake

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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Does anyone remember butter rum flavored Life Savers candy? (By the way, what happened to those? I haven’t seen them in years.) When I was a kid, my grandmother always used to have a roll (or two) tucked away in her purse, and they made an exceptional (albeit, very rare) treat when my sister and I could convince my mom to let my grandmother give us one! (I guess my mom ran a pretty tight ship, lol.) (more…)

Chai-Spiced Ricotta Cake {With Nutmeg-Scented Glaze} & Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

I love ricotta cheese.  So much, in fact, that I could (and do) eat it with a spoon.  Sounds weird, but it really isn’t so different from cottage cheese.  (Which I know, a lot of you out there probably don’t like…if you can get past the way it looks, it really is delicious, lol!) (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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