Raspberry Mousse Cakes, Part 1 of 2

by Heather Harris Brady The Story of Two Glazes It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. I had a day off, nothing schedule, and time to go deep down the Pinterest rabbit hole.  Time, in fact, to fall in love with mirror glazes and time to put the plan…

Italian Buttercream, Petit Fours Post 2

by Heather Harris Brady Okay, here we go with finishing these babies up! Brace yourself, this post is going to be a long one. There are a few things to think about in advance – 1) what type of filling you want and 2) if/how you want to cover the outside of each one. Filling…

Almond Butter Sponge Cake – Petit Fours Post 1

by Heather Harris Brady Since we’re heading into a big party time of year with graduations and weddings, I thought I’d post something special. These petit fours are big on WOW factor. These tiny cakes are not a recipe to try when you’re feeling rushed, however! Pick a time when you’re feeling extra zen. We’ll…

Coconut Cream Cake (Harry Met Sally Cake)

by Heather Harris Brady I couldn’t wait to share this cake with you because I came across a tip that is literally life-changing, thanks to Cooks Illustrated. Apparently if you process heavy cream in a food processor you get frosting – that lasts for days! Who knew? This is my “When Harry Met Sally” tribute…

Carrot Cake (with Browned Butter)

By Heather Harris Brady I’ve featured a carrot cake before, with coconut and crushed pineapple, but when I saw this one in Cooking Light I had to give it a try. The browned butter adds a nice depth, and it does get better over the second and third days. I made some adjustments to the…

Pumpkin Cake – Stir and bake!

by Heather Harris Brady Now I like a good four-page recipe probably more than the next girl, but there are times when you have to come up with something FAST. You found a slip at the bottom of the school backpack asking you to bring in something for the bake sale/party, you’ve been invited to…

Gingergold Cake

by Heather Harris-Brady Local apples are starting to come in and I made this cake as a way to use up some of the beautiful Gingergolds I picked up.  Gingergolds are a cross between Golden Delicious and Newton Pippins. They are a lovely golden green: with a gorgeous sweet-tart flavor and crisp bite. These apples…

Cottage Cheesecake

by Heather Harris Brady I came home from a weekend away to a large container of cottage cheese VERY close to its expiration date. It was too much for bread or other uses but just enough for a cheesecake. This makes a nice, different cheesecake with the added bonus of less fat and a lot…

Chocolate Cherry Cake

by Heather Harris Brady The sweet cherries were just in season here. I was thinking about making a black forest cake, but often those can be disappointing with dry cake and not a good ratio of cake to filling. What I was going for was a moister cake, more of a brownie texture. I found…

County Fair Lemon Pound Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This cake got its name from its strong clear lemon flavor, which reminds me of the lemonade you can buy from fair vendors – the kind they make to order with a whole lemon per glass. Because it’s been so hot I baked them in a small size to cut down…

Quick Chocolate Candy Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This cake is something you’re going to want to bookmark for the times you need to throw a dessert together in a hurry. The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax. It’s an amazing book and the fact we lost Richard Sax at such…

Danish Apple Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This is a great recipe from The Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas. I made a small change, adding a cinnamon swirl batter under the apples. It’s quick and easy to make but it looks very finished, it would be great to take to a brunch or tea. It also keeps…