Our Olive Oil Cornmeal Cake is perfect when you’re looking for something that’s just a little bit different than the usual cake made with a lot of butter. Whenever we can, we like baking with olive oil as a healthier alternative. It not only adds a moist richness to this cake, but it’s also a heart-healthy fat […]
This blackberry orange quick bread is so good it can almost double as a dessert. It’s made with extra virgin olive oil for a healthy alternative to classic butter recipes. The addition of orange zest helps balance the flavor of the olive oil and complements the sweet taste of the berries.
Made with extra virgin olive oil, this quick bread not only tastes delicious, but it has the added health benefits associated with olive oil. The blueberries and zucchini have their own list of vitamins and antioxidants as well. It’s easy to make and tastes even better the next day, assuming that there’s any left the next day.
This mocha gingerbread cake is one of our favorite holiday desserts. It has the classic gingerbread flavor, but with a deep intensity that comes from chocolate and espresso. Cocoa and molasses make a great combination, but it’s the espresso that enhances all the flavors. If you haven’t used instant espresso powder before, it’s very easy […]
This moist pumpkin cake makes a great casual dessert when it’s baked in a 9-x-13-inch pan. It’s perfect for family get-togethers, potlucks, or just about any time you want something that tastes really good, but without a lot of work. For this two-layer version, I used a naked cake finish. Not only does this method […]
Several years ago, my husband brought a piece of carrot cake to work as part of his lunch. Called away from his desk, he naively left his slice of cake unprotected. Waiting for him when he returned was an empty plate and a one-word note that read: “Excellent.” I found this recipe for carrot cake […]