All posts tagged: baking a cake from scratch

Food: Lemon, Coconut (Birthday) Cake In Honor of One of My Favorite Gals

In case you are home today, or are feeling a need for a pick me up – I suggest you bake this cake and then eat a slice with a cup of Jo or Earl Gray, the real kind, not the fabricated flavors some tea makers are using these days – read the label to be sure it is truly Bergamot oils infused tea leaves. Oh and here’s the cake recipe – INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup melted coconut oil, cooled 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup canned full fat coconut milk 3 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, plus more for layering HONEY LEMON SYRUP 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup honey WHIPPED VANILLA BUTTERCREAM 3 sticks (1 ½ cups) salted butter, at room temperature 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or vanilla bean powder  {more} Happy Birthday My Dear MAL – I heart you every day… {recipe and featured image source}

Food: Cakes For Easter or Just Cakes

I am an awful daughter – I didn’t realize it was Palm Sunday yesterday when a few days before my mother asked me to take her to church and I danced around the idea. Still feeling a bit under the weather, I told her I needed more (bed) rest and she graciously nodded without any mention of the religious holiday. But in all reality. Where has time gone? We are midway through April, and although I have a full calendar for the rest of the year, I cannot grasp the idea that the first quarter of the year is done with. Anyway, I promised her church this coming Sunday, which is Easter, and in the middle of it, offered up a cake I wish to make for her from this list of many. The trouble is – I can’t decide which one. I am a fan of carrot cake but that olive oil cake with…. is currently in the lead.