Four Layer Peanut Butter Cake for $3.29!

If you’re in the mood for peanut butter cups and manage to scrape together another dollar, head over to Whole Foods and get their peanut butter cake instead. This cake has four layers: a top later of a thick, smooth chocolate mousse, a layer of yellow cake, a later of peanut butter filling, and another…

Pinterest + America’s Test Kitchen = FTW

For your daily dose of dessert eye candy, you can’t wrong with the Pinterest boards from America’s Test Kitchen: Bake it Better Just Desserts Great American Cakes Even French Toast – French Toast!! Pick and choose more here!

Cakes Throughout U.S. History [INFOGRAPHIC]

Folks, still writing that dissertation but wanted to share this post on Cakes Throughout U.S. History [INFOGRAPHIC] from the folks over at America’s Test Kitchen. This infographic makes me happy:

Prepping for Maine Blueberry Season

Image courtesy of cmckna While it’s a bit early for Maine blueberry season in August (see previous posts here, resources here), there’s a fun article on filled with blueberry recipes: Best blueberry cake springs from The Recipe Box Project – The Boston Globe My personal favorite comes from my first trip to Maine back…

Kelly Ripa’s Cake Off for a Cause

Vote daily! From the site:On February 9th, 5 teams of baking enthusiasts rolled up their sleeves, and with the help of Kelly and the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, they decorated cakes in the name of making a difference for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.Vote for your favorite. Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF for each…

Local Bakery Featured on Cake Wrecks

Holy bad Super Bowl cakes, Batman.  As first pointed out by eeka and ever-so-unfortunate for Stop & Shop.  Perhaps Dan Quayle can give them some spelling lessons? Cake Wrecks: What’s That Spell?

Karen Got a Big Ole Bundt

Ed Note: The following recipe for Aphrodisiac Cherry Vanilla Almond Cake has officially been entered in the Bon Appétit Blog Envy Bake-Off Contest!  Please vote here (registration may be required) – voting will be over soon! Recently I was fortunate to receive and test-drive a recipe from Chrysta Wilson and Amy Reiley’s upcoming book, Kiss My Bundt,…

Sportello: Come for Dinner, Stay for Dessert

I was eager to try Sportello, a new Italian counter cafe in South Boston (Fort Point area) after hearing Barbara Lynch speak at the Boston Book Festival (full presentation description and other presenters here). In fact, there was a special Zagat guide printed just for the event: The more I hear about her and read…

A Photo Tour of Renovated River St. Whole Foods

I guess it had been awhile since I visited the River St. Whole Foods. Not long ago I went there hoping for some Blue Ribbon BBQ but the entire place was renovated! Alas, one can no longer find Blue Ribbon BBQ there which makes me sad because it was a lot closer than other locations….

Dessert au Chocolat – C’est Magnifique!

Feast your eyes upon the, ahem, partially eaten chocolaty goodness! Recently I was treated to a fabulous birthday meal at Hamersley’s Bistro in the South End. While I sampled their legendary roasted chicken in a delicate bath of yummy gravy, I managed to save enough room for dessert. The treat pictured at left was a…