Apple Cider Doughnut Bundt Cake

Hello friends! As Autumn arrives, the air gets crisp with cooler temperatures, the beautiful red and yellow hues color the trees, and that quintessential seasonal activity becomes a popular weekend event: apple picking. Farmers markets and orchards make use of the season’s apple bounty by brewing apple cider and baking crowd-pleasing apple cider doughnuts.  Inspired…

Chocolate Orange Swirl Buns

Hello friends! These buns are: Fluffy Tender Sweet Chocolate-y Citrus-y Fun & Satisfying In other words, Perfection! Looking for something with chocolate?  Here it is, two of America’s favorite complementary flavors happily married in a tender, buttery dough that’s smeared with a decadent chocolate filling with a hint of orange, and drizzled with more rich…

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Hello friends! I have been trying my hands at frangipane ever since I purchased a bag of almond meal from my local market this week. When I was younger, I had this idea that a frangipane tart is hard work and that only experienced pastry chefs could pull them off.  How silly I was.  I…

Apple Blondies with Apple Cider Caramel

  Hello friends!   The end of summer isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Leaves will be changing colors as cool weather approaches but, summer’s departure means fall is up next, along with apple season baking! Since it’s officially apple season, and I love apples. Craving for these crisp, rosy apples made it easy to develop…

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Chocolate Crumbs

Hello friends! Autumn is almost here! Taste a delicious autumn twist on doughnuts in my Pumpkin Spice Doughnut with Chocolate Crumbs. These irresistible pumpkin spice doughnuts are pleasingly moist, tender, and baked not fried. Packed with pumpkin flavor by using pumpkin puree for moistness along with a wonderful swirl of warming spices, then topped with…

Zucchini Coffeecake with Cinnamon Nuggets

Hello friends! Summer may be gone, but not my zucchini! If you have ever grown your own zucchini, you probably have in your possession more zucchini than friends on Facebook!   Having said that, I’m always on the lookout for creative tasty zucchini recipes.  This long green versatile vegetable has endless possibilities.  It’s super easy…

Carmalized Tangerine Ricotta Upside-Down Cake

Hello, friends! Don’t cry because summer is over, smile because it happened! I can’t believe it’s near the end of summer already! I can keep baking all summer long with all of my favorite summer desserts. However, the end of summer still brings us wonderful seasonal ingredients like berries, fruits, and citrus that shouldn’t be…

Strawberry Cream Puff Cake with White Chocolate Cream Filling

  Hello Gorgeous!   Pate a Choux dough is a fancy French name for the cream puff pastry used to make the base or shell for this tender, light, cream puff cake.  Easily baked using a springform pan, ensures the tender light classic taste and it’s choux pillow texture. This light dreamy soft pastry is filled with…

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Bars

Hello friends! I love summer fruits! These tasty fruit cobbler bars showcase summer’s luscious abundance.  Taste the sweet buttery dough, the mix of succulent and sweet ripe peaches, and firm plump blueberries topped perfectly with a crunchy nut, buttery oatmeal crisp topping, that’s fabulous. Easy to make! It comes together quickly because the crust and the…

Peach Muffins with Maple Streusel

  Hello friends! There’s nothing so soul-satisfying, so comfortingly familiar as a warm muffin, spread with sweet butter or preserves, enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea. Muffins are versatile players in the baking field.  Sweet or savory, adding nuts; fruits; cinnamon; chocolate, ginger or cheese, fresh vegetables or even bacon! These light, tender…

Lemon Drop Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Pistachio Crumb

Hello friends! This light, lip-smacking, lemony sheet cake with a lush lemon filling is super easy, moist and perfect for serving on warm summer days. You will love the cooling, sweet, and tangy drops of lemon pudding, hidden throughout this tender, rich cake.  It’s all topped off by a perfect combination of brown sugar, butter,…

Blueberry Bliss Lemon Loaf

Hello friends! Lucky for us, the beloved blueberry is the official state fruit of New Jersey.  Giving us plenty of blueberries for eating pies, cobblers, crisps, and making bread. One of my favorite recipes for blueberries is my Blueberry Bliss Lemon Loaf.  Every bite of this delicious, moist loaf is studded with fresh juicy blueberries,…