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Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Sour-Cream-Rhubarb-Coffee-Cake

Adapted from AllRecipes A lovely moist, tender and sweet whole wheat coffee cake laced with light bits of soft, tart rhubarb and a crunchy brown sugar pecan topping. Happy Mother’s Day my foodie friends! I belatedly decided, at the last minute, that we needed to go visit my mom this weekend. The rest of the family […]


Chocolate Irish Cream Mini Cupcakes

Chocolate Irish Cream Mini Cupcakes with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #cake #recipe #StPatricksDay

with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting … recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour and Family Fresh Meals I made these cupcakes for a yoga sleepover party that we’re having tonight, by request from the hostess, who posted the recipe from King Arthur Flour on facebook and asked me to make them for her. And because she’s a […]


Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Cake #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #choctoberfest #cake #recipe

Inspired by Epicurious This post was created for #Choctoberfest … an awesome annual blogger event where many bloggers team up with some great sponsors to share our love of chocolate. Oh, and there’s a fabulous giveaway involved! Run over and enter now. Sooo … on to the recipe. I went to visit my parents last weekend […]


Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fresh #strawberry #cupcakes #recipe

I made these cupcakes ages ago for my niece ages ago for her birthday, but I didn’t take any pictures. They were so popular with everyone that they disappeared in a flash. My kids secured a promise from me that I would make them for them again. My son asked me to make them again […]


Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake

Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #plum #dessert #cobbler #recipe

  Visiting my parents last weekend, my dad mentioned that the plums on his plum tree were ready. There was a HUGE wind that night and sooo many of the plums were blown off the tree. In the morning, we went out and sorted through all the plums on the ground and then we picked […]


Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #cake #zucchini #lemon #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Lil Luna This is not really a zucchini “bread” … it is a cake. It is made with cake flour and a good amount of oil, just like a cake. It has a light, cakey, white texture and a light crumb. The glaze is added shortly after taking the loaves from the oven […]


Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake

Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from The Luna Cafe I was smitten with this cake the instant I saw it … especially since mom and dad still have bunches of fresh apricots from their tree that need using. The Luna Cafe describes this cake as “a simple, earthy cake in the clafouti tradition and a delicious vehicle for late summer fruit […]


Gluten Free Berry Rum Cake

Gluten Free Berry Rum Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #rum #cake #recipe

Adapted from Gluten Free on a Shoestring My gluten free friend Kelly recently had a birthday. I wanted to make her something special for her birthday and at the time, I was swimming in mulberries. I asked her if she would like a mulberry rum cake for her birthday. She said she wasn’t sure … […]


Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #cake

Recipe adapted slightly from my friend Dor of Dorlicious and La Difference Catering A moist cake bursting with that amazing tart sweet rhubarb taste, with a tender, soft crumb and light hint of almonds. The other day I was just perusing through some of my foodie friends’ recipes on facebook and I ran across this […]


Flourless Fudgy Brownies {Gluten Free}

Flourless Fudgy Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #glutenfree #brownie #recipe

Recipe from Sweet Box Treats. Rich, decadent, moist, fudgy and yes, gluten free. I wouldn’t call this one “healthy” by any means, but for those who have gone gluten free who need a treat that isn’t going to trigger their allergies, it’s heaven. For the rest of us, it’s a bit of decadent goodness, and, […]


Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #flourless #cake #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from The Daring Gourmet As soon as I saw the photos of this gorgeous cake from The Daring Gourmet, I wanted it. I decided this would be my birthday cake this year. Since I was sick on my birthday, it was a week later before I finally had enough energy to […]


Jack Daniel’s Carrot Cake w Heavenly Frosting

Jack Daniel's Carrot Cake with Heavenly Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #recipe

Adapted from Jack Daniels: The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook A long, long time ago in a different lifetime it seems now, back before I was married, before I had children, I was a working woman who travelled a lot for work. One of my trips took me to Tennessee, fairly close to the Jack Daniels […]


Pistachio Zucchini Lime Cake

Zucchini Lime Cake with Pistachios ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #cake #recipe

Slightly adapted from La Difference Catering I’m re-posting this recipe from last summer because it is another one of those recipes that got messed up in the move from free wordpress to here. Ignore the part about today being the last day of the A-Z health challenge and it’s not really my parents’ 50th … that […]


Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #cake #recipe

My daughter loves apples … and caramel. When I returned from my work trip to Colorado, I got to see my boy the next morning after I returned … and then we had a quick lunch together before he had to be out on the soccer fields, but my girl was staying with her grandparents. I hadn’t […]


Amy’s Savory Sandwich Cake (Smorgastarta)

Savory Sandwich Cake {Smorgastarta} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Inspired by Panini Happy It’s a sandwich that looks like a cake … bread makes the “cake layers”, egg and salmon salad make the “fillings” and the “frosting” is a mix of light cream cheese and Greek yogurt (and incidentally, the easiest frosting I’ve ever worked with!) …  The idea of making something savory that […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #recipe

with strawberry rhubarb rum sauce A lower-fat cake made with yogurt in place of some of the fat and laced with strawberry, rhubarb, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Top it with vanilla ice cream and strawberry rhubarb rum sauce. It’s a dessert that just screams summer. The strawberry rhubarb rum sauce is my sister’s “fault”  … […]


Fresh Lemon Berry Yogurt Cake

Fresh Lemon Berry Yogurt Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Manila Spoon. When I saw Manila Spoon’s beautiful strawberry cake, I immediately wanted to make it. The morning that I saw the recipe, it just so happened that I needed to stop at the store and the store I had stopped at just happened to be having a sale on strawberries. So […]


Gluten-free Dark Chocolate “Hummus” Cake

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate "Hummus" Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #cake #gluten-free #recipe

This recipe is from my friend Carol the Pampered Chef Consultant. If you haven’t met Carol yet, I highly encourage you to like her on facebook. She has such wonderful recipes! This is a rich, dark chocolate, totally luscious cake … and it really tastes like a CAKE! I really seriously cannot believe there is […]


Country Cranberry Kumquat Coffeecake

Country Cranberry Kumquat Coffeecake ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #coffeecake #recipe

Adapted from Lark’s Country Heart It’s funny how things happen. Today I woke up and was checking my facebook. I stumbled across this lovely cranberry coffee cake from my sweet foodie friend Lark (at Lark’s Country Heart) and I felt this strong urge to make it. Today is supposed to be soup and bread day, […]


Whiskey Green Tomato Cake {Again}

Whiskey Green Tomato Cake

I’m re-sharing this post from July 2012 because it got screwed up in the move from the old blog to the new one … and it’s a really good cake, with a good story … Last week my aunt from Florida came to visit. I don’t know how many stops she had planned on her […]


Zucchini Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

Zucchini Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

After the Zucchini Lime Cake went over so well and I came home from Mom and Dad’s house with a zucchini the size of a baseball bat (only fatter), I thought I might try a lemon version of that cake … but with poppy seeds because lemon and poppy seeds are just sooo yummy togehter. […]


1,2,3 Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Lowfat}

1234 Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Lowfat}

This is a luscious, moist and healthy chocolatey cake that takes only takes a few minutes to put together (most of that time is grating the zucchini) and it’s so yummy! I made it years ago when my daughter-in-law first came to visit and we topped it with strawberries (or was it raspberries?) and whipped […]


Whiskey Green Tomato Cake

Whiskey Green Tomato Cake

Last week my aunt from Florida came to visit. I don’t know how many stops she had planned on her trip, but one of them was to visit my parents … I suspected she would go see mom, but I didn’t really know until it was my turn to see my aunt. My daughter and […]


Ginger Rhubarb Rum Cake

Ginger Rhubarb Rum Cake {Lowfat}

A while ago, I spent a day playing with rhubarb and one of the things I made was ginger rhubarb sauce … the reason I made that sauce was for this idea for a rhubarb rum cake I had floating around in my head. The first time I made the cake, I was really unhappy […]

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