Lemon Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Lemon Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

This velvet lemon cake contains the richness of eggs and buttermilk. The silky, light sponge cake has homemade sweet raspberry filling in between the layers. Then, the cake tops off with a rich, yet airy lemon mascarpone whipped cream frosting. So, who could ask for…

Toasted Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

Toasted Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

Sometimes I resist the urge to extract family recipes, regional Croatian favorites, new and old Turkish discoveries, and French fare for a good, sweet American style layer cake. I grew up licking frosting off of my chubby fingers, after all. This is one of those…

Berry Guinness Chocolate Cake

Berry Guinness Chocolate Cake

Black, White, & Red I’m a big White Stripes fan. In addition to the guitar, piano, bass, mandolin, etc. stylings of Mr Jack White, and his childlike wife/”sister” Meg, I loved the absolutes they focused on: anger, joy, and passion, in the form of the…

Spiced Rum Carrot Cake

Spiced Rum Carrot Cake

Brown Betties in Dublin Town The first time I had carrot cake was in the Bewley’s Cafe on Westmoreland Street in Dublin, Ireland. Bewley’s was a Dublin institution, founded in 1840 with various locations, including the one I frequented on Westmoreland. It was dark wood…

The Torta of Split

The Torta of Split

Spalata My father’s family moved from the Dalmatian town of Drnis to seaside Split, Croatia in the late 1960’s. My grandfather built a home there, just up the main hill from the Riva waterfront, less than 10 minutes from the Diocletian Palace, a summer/retirement home…