King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten during Mardi Gras each year in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In fact, a Mardi Gras party would not be authentic without the traditional … Continued

Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake Recipe

Peach Upside-Down Cake is the perfect dessert to showcase the delicious sweet fresh peaches of summer. You will love this new twist on the classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that features … Continued

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe and History

The Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which was so popular in the 1950s and 1960s, is again gaining in popularity.  No wonder – it is still delicious and wonderful!  Use your … Continued

pound cake history

Pound Cake History

Pound Cake History – The name (Pound Cake) comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.  No leaveners were … Continued

Robert E. Lee Cake

Robert E. Lee Cake History and Recipe

Also called General Robert E. Lee Cake.  One of the most famous Southern American cakes of all times.  Making this cake is definitely a labor of love because it is … Continued

Sachertorte Cake

Sachertorte Cake History

Sachertorte Cake, also know as Sacher Cake and Eduard Sacher Torte is a famous classic Viennese cake.  Probably the most famous chocolate cake of all-time.  It consists of chocolate sponge … Continued

sponge cake history

Sponge Cake History

 Sponge Cake History Sponge Cakes are similar to Angel Food Cakes in that they use many eggs and no shortening or leavening.  A traditional sponge cake is very easy to … Continued

Tarte Tatin History

  Photo from Grand Hotel du Lion d’O   Tarte Tatin (tart tah-TAN) – A famous French upside-down apple tart (actually a sweet upside-down cake) made by covering the bottom … Continued

Tiramisu History

Tiramisu History and Recipe

Tiramisu (tih-ruh-mee-SOO) – The Italian translation for tiramisu is “carry me up.”  Also known as Tuscan Trifle.  Tradition tiramisu is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or … Continued

Tres Leches Cake History and Recipe

Also called Three-Milk Cake and Tres Leches Cake.  A dense, moist “three milks” cake topped with a cloud of vanilla whipped cream.  What makes it unusual is that after baked, it … Continued

Trifle History

Trifle History

  Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence.  A proper English trifle is made with … Continued

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake History

  Victoria Sponge Cake is a two-layer sponge-like airy cake that is filled with a layer of jam and whipped cream.  It is cut into small “sandwiches” and served in … Continued