Harvey Wallbanger Cake

by kara on March 15, 2012

I love this cake.  It has sentimental value.  As a kid, my mom made it for dessert when we had dinner parties at our house.  Yeah, it has cake mix in it. . .and pudding mix.  So what.  Just go with it. I decided to make Harvey Wallbanger Bundt Cake as our dessert for a dinner party […]


Best Ever Carrot Cake

by kara on August 30, 2011

My husband, Courtland, and his brother, Ben often celebrate their birthdays together since the dates are close.  Once again, they both requested Carrot Cake.  I made these cupcakes last year.  I think this recipe outdid the cupcakes.  In fact, I brought the leftover cake to work the next day, and my co-workers claimed it the Best […]


Cole’s Raspberry and Fig Cake

by kara on January 27, 2011

Hi! I am Cole, Kara’s guest blogger for the week while her kitchen is undergoing an Extreme Makeover! Since it’s cold outside and we live in Minnesota, I figured I should make a dessert that represents the great Scandinavian culture that surrounds us 9 months out of the year. This Raspberry and Fig Cake is […]


Black Russian Cake

by kara on December 23, 2010

This really should be called Booze Cake.  I love it.  My mom introduced this recipe to me years ago. It’s a regular menu item at our house during the holidays.  It just seems to compliment so many different kinds of meals.  I especially like it because it doesn’t have a thick frosting to it. . .just […]


Bundt Cake

by kara on August 22, 2010

I am not the biggest fan of baking cakes. . .particularly the kind with multiple layers and loads of crisco laden frosting.   I do love baking bundt cakes though.  They are easy and have a nostalgic sort of appeal. One favorite is my mom’s recipe for Better than Sex Cake.  I know what you’re thinking. . .chocolate cake with caramel, toffee bits, […]