I am a huge fan of The Great British Bake-Off, and one of the desserts that frequently appears on the show - and, as a result, is on my To-Bake List - is a Swiss roll. Also known as a jelly-roll cake, a Swiss roll is a type of roulade. Basically, a fat-less sponge cake is … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 61: Chocolate Swiss Roll
For my birthday a few months ago, my sister got me a beautiful bundt pan from King Arthur Flour! I've been waiting for an occasion to use it, which presented itself last Friday when I was invited to a party! After browsing possible bundt cake options on King Arthur Flour's website, I settled on the Black … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 37: Black and White Pound Cake!
Making birthday cake is always an exciting and fun event! (Mainly because birthday cake is an amazing dessert, regardless of the type, so baking it practically guarantees a fantastic treat.) So for my dad's birthday, I made him (per his request) a chocolate cake filled with cherry jam and topped with fudge icing! (My tendency to … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 26: Birthday Cake!
On Sunday I had my friend (whose alias shall henceforth be Sophronia Snicket, per her request) over to watch movies and, of course, bake! For dessert, we decided to make molten chocolate cake from How to Bake Everything, since neither of us had ever had molten chocolate cake before. Unfortunately, our adventure didn't go swimmingly. The … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 17: Molten Chocolate Cake
For the Fourth of July, I decided to make festive cupcakes to share with friends! First, a note. I am not a huge fan of cupcakes. When it comes to cake, I view the baked good as the blank canvas upon which I paint beautiful flavors using frosting. In short, frosting is everything. Don't get me … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 11: Cupcakes
Yesterday I invited a friend of mine over to bake with my sister and I (because baking parties are the best kinds of parties!) and we decided to make Sweet Tea Cake, a layer cake recipe from Tessa Huff's 2016 cookbook titled Layered. This cake was made (at least, according to the recipe) of lemon cake, … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 2: Sweet Tea Cake