Olallieberry Pound Cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this  olallieberry pound cake! It is super easy to make and fun to decorate. Have your kids help you decorate the cake by adding the whip cream and then putting different berries on top. If you don't have olallieberries  on hand, use frozen blueberries or blackberries as a substitute. The cake takes about 15 minutes … [Read more...]

Common Denominator Cupcakes

I am happy to present this guest post by Ann McCallum author of Eat Your Math Homework. Ann inspired me to incorporate the math and science angle during mealtime and cooking. Here is her guest post and a bonus cupcake recipe! Pop quiz: Would you rather a) do an unappetizing worksheet to learn about shapes and patterns, or b) bake up a batch … [Read more...]

Kefir Lemon Pound Cake

I picked up a bottle of Kefir Greek Style the other day at Whole Foods. I was planning on making a pound cake and wanted to add a nutritional boost without compromising texture or flavor. I originally found a good lemon cake recipe by Ina Garten here and wanted to modify it to decrease the sugar and increase the nutrition content. The pound cake … [Read more...]

Maple Pound Cake

Do you love maple? Do you love pound cake? I have been making this maple pound cake for many years. I originally found the recipe here on cookinglight. I modified the recipe by adding maple extract and replacing the milk with low fat buttermilk. I also reduced the flour which increased the moisture of the pound cake.  No matter what you do to this … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Nothing feels like Fall more to me than pumpkin. What better way to add pumpkin than in donuts?! These baked donut holes are a cinch to make and are a real hit with the kids. They are easily modified to accommodate different dietary needs and have a healthy ingredient as the star ingredient. For healthy tips and the recipe, visit my guest post … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Your kids will never know that they are getting their veggie intake when eating this Chocolate Zucchini Cake. The cake is moist, sweet and rich. I discovered this recipe when looking for a good dairy free brownie recipe. I found this recipe and modified it to my preferences. I decided to add some canola oil and swap out the whole wheat with white … [Read more...]

Almond Apple Cake

This almond apple cake is to die for! After our annual apple picking day, my mother in law was craving apple cake. We decided to make this cake together. I remembered seeing this amazing recipe for apple cake on The Kitchn. I thought for sure that I had yogurt at home but all I had was almond yogurt and almond milk. I have known from my past … [Read more...]

Ginger Scake (a cross between a cake and a scone)

Do you like scones? Do you like cake? If you like both, you will like my scake. What is a scake? It's something that is a cross between a scone and a cake (I made up this word). I love ginger so I loaded it up with both ground ginger and grated ginger.  When watching Rachael Ray once, she mentioned that after you cut and peel your ginger root, you … [Read more...]

Butter Bean Cake

Have a can of butter beans in your cabinet? I picked up a can at my market this past week and thought, "Why not?" If I can add some goodness to a treat for my kids, why not experiment? My daughter and I created this recipe based all on instinct. I didn't know what to expect but surprisingly the cake came out sweet, fluffy and moist. What a nice … [Read more...]

Rustic Apple Tart

I wanted to make something special for the holidays and decided to make this rustic apple tart. I didn't want to make a standard apple pie and loved the rustic look of this apple tart. I made it the day before and warmed it the day of the holiday. The apple tart was sweet, satisfying and light all at the same time. It wasn't overly filling which … [Read more...]

Marbled Cupcake with Ganache Glaze

I wanted to try a marble cupcake simply because I couldn't decide between vanilla or chocolate. What I like most about these cupcakes is that you can easily make them whenever you want because you don't need to wait for the butter to soften. Also, it can easily be modified to make them have a peanut butter flavor by adding peanut butter or toasted … [Read more...]

Apple Coffee Cake

I love cinnamon coffee cake with a nice crumb topping. This cake is sweet, moist and great for a crowd since it doesn't take very long to make and is easily doubled for a lot of people. You can change this up by adding blueberries instead of apple. Hope you enjoy it! [tabs] [tab title="Ingredients"] 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcake with Fake out PB frosting

I made these cupcakes to satisfy a peanut butter craving I was having. Since my son is allergic to peanuts, I decided to use the fake out peanut butter in my frosting. My son and I went to Fairway and picked out chocolate sprinkles so we used them on top. I also wanted to make the cupcakes lower in fat since I do tend to bake a lot and wanted to … [Read more...]

Brownie Cake Pops

I made these delicious brownie pops after an issue with my brownies sticking to my pan. The brownies tasted great but they had stuck to the pan and didn't look presentable. At first I was really disappointed but then thought, "What can I do with this?". "Cake Pop!". The brownie pops looked fun, neat and inviting. They taste sweet and decadent. They … [Read more...]

Bran Cake Pops

I made these one morning after my daughter requested that I make my bran pancakes (which I will post soon). I was not in the mood to make the pancakes so I thought it would be fun to make these into cake pops. For kids, eating lollipops for breakfast is always a good thing! These cake pops are really healthy so it's a good thing for everybody. I … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Sprinkle Brownie

I recently began experimenting with gluten free baking. The brownie is sweet, moist and has a nice consistency. The sprinkles add color and fun to the brownie. My kids and my husband ate these up! Here is the recipe: [tabs] [tab title="Ingredients"] 1 cup of unsalted butter 1 cup of sweetened cocoa 1.5 cups of sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla … [Read more...]

Doughnut Pops

My husband told me that I cheated by making these because I basically just bought Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts and used them for my Doughnut Pop. I thought maybe I did cheat, but you really can't go wrong with a Munchkin, can you? They are already baked, delicious and just the right size! I wanted to focus on just getting it right with the … [Read more...]