Happy baking and decorating!
As you may have seen from some of our recent posts, Joanna had a Hocus Pocus themed birthday party this year. She put a special request in for me to make a cake that looked like the spell book from the movie. She also wanted it to be a peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting, her favorite. This took a bit of time but I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and it is SUPER tasty too!
Happy baking and decorating!
We love to eat cake batter and cookie dough, so when we find a recipe we love, we can't help but make a partial batch when we our sweet teeth are acting up. This cake batter is hands down the absolute best I've ever had. It is thick, full of flavor and amazing.
Happy baking and save a scoop of batter for me!
It's blueberry season and blueberries are my favorite fruit. And, being summertime, the lemon-blueberry combination just made my mouth water! I also don't bake too much in summer and it seemed fun to try something new.
I actually had to make it twice since I mistakenly put one cup of whipping cream in the batter instead of the buttermilk! It turned out to have the consistency of a cheesecake... which was tasty but definitely not what it should be. The second time around I made it correctly and it was delicious. Everyone really enjoyed this cake!
One more thing, I added some homemade limoncello to the frosting! Yummy!
Kathy (Joanna's Mom)
When we started our blog we told our families, our kitchen mentors, that they were welcome to guest blog. What better first guest post than the cake that my mom made to be enjoyed with the Cocuzzi's after a wonderful Studecuzzi dinner. Even better, a major ingredient in this treat was limoncello, a staple in the Cocuzzi household, especially when they make it themselves! Joanna and I are thrilled to share with you our first guest post, enjoy!
Last year we were on our way back from a trip to Alaska and stopped in Seattle to visit our friends Tina and Jake. Tina prepared an outstanding meal that was served with casual elegance on their patio overlooking Lake Washington. The grand finale of the evening was this delicious Limoncello Cake.
Tina is a natural cook and simply rattled off the recipe. I made notes and then looked online until I found a frosting recipe that confirmed the quantities of each ingredient. I added the raspberry jam to the layers to compliment the raspberries served on the side. I do love raspberries!
This cake has become one of my go-to recipes for summer company. Typically I make the cake layers earlier in the week and pop them into the freezer, glaze and all. That way all I have to do on serving day is make the frosting and frost it. The cake keeps well for several days in the refrigerator and I have even frozen slices to have at a later date. As with most cakes you can serve at least 10 from this recipe; more with careful slicing!
Susan Studebaker (Colin's Mom)
Colin and his mom made this for the Studebaker holiday party. She pre-made the cake and cheesecake layers which lasted in the fridge a few days before I was home to assemble and decorate with her.
After layering with a very thin layer of frosting between layers, we used a textured spatula to create the wavy lines see on the side of the cake. To give an added bit of holiday flare, we made some white chocolate trees and a little snowman. These were surprisingly easy because we drew the trees on wax paper, flipped it over and piped on the melted chocolate over our pre-planned shapes.
After a little bit of cooling in the fridge, we were able to gently place onto the cake to create a winter wonderland.