September 19, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
“Baking” this icebox cake was a lesson in reading directions, not just skimming them, but reading them carefully. I didn’t do that when I made this cake.
I have to go off on a tangent for a moment here. When I was growing up, Charles in Charge was one of my favorite shows. On one episode in particular, Charles, played by Scott Baio, exclaims when referring to a bowl of unbaked cake batter sitting in the kitchen:
GREAT! This is just great. Welcome home, Commander Powell! Would you like a sip of cake?
I just thought it was the funniest thing in the world. I burst out laughing every time I saw it, which was often in the days before DVRs and cable television. The episode, titled “Piece of Cake,” is available on YouTube and embedded below. Go to 05:33 for the moment I’m referring to.
Category 52 Cakes | Tags: icebox cake,pineapple,pudding,vanilla pudding,vanilla wafers | 1 Comment
July 1, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
This is my Piña Colada Cake, or as a friend renamed it – Niña Colada Cake. =) I think I like the latter name better. (more…)
Category 52 Cakes | Tags: bundt,coconut,pina colada,pineapple,strawberry | 6 Comments
March 22, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
Don’t make this cake. I know it looks good. I’ll explain. I love carrot cake. It’s one of the only non-chocolate cakes that really gets me jazzed. But carrot cake, despite it’s name, is not very healthy. Great carrot cake is loaded with calories, mostly due to the rich cream cheese frosting it’s typically served with. I was hoping to create a lightened up version. I found a recipe on Skinny Taste, which is a fantastic skinny recipe site. I highly recommend her healthy baked chicken nuggets. I once ate a pound in one sitting. (more…)
Category 52 Cakes | Tags: carrot cake,cream cheese,pecans,pineapple | 5 Comments