All posts tagged: Birthday Cake

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: Easter Cake or Any Occasion

There’s always a reason for a home-baked cake, even if its simply a Saturday afternoon project you’ve set yourself to accomplish, cake is in. And considering the upcoming Easter festivities, I can’t imagine a better suited cake then this recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 cup canola oil 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 3 large eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup high quality strawberry jam 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced honey, for drizzling CHAMOMILE CREAM 2 cups heavy cream 6 chamomile tea bags 8 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar {more}