Cakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! Following a wheat free diet can mean that you have…

Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

orange bundt cake

,My husband loves any type of dessert that is made with fruit.  Lemon meringue pies, orange cheesecakes, apple crumble – you name it, if it has fruit in it, he’ll love it.  This Orange Bundt Cake with a light orange glaze is my latest attempt at pleasing his sweet tooth. There is something just amazing…

Pumpkin Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting

This pumpkin cake is moist and delicious and has a crunchy toasted coconut frosting.

My mother died a year ago so she missed out on our last Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of her time honored traditions was to serve a pumpkin cake each year, for both of these holidays, with her special toasted coconut frosting.  She is not here this year, but that does not mean the cake will…

15 Tips for Making the Perfect Gingerbread House

Making the perfect Gingerbread house is easier than you might think! See my 15 tips to make sure yours is the best one yet. thegardningcook.com

Making the Perfect Gingerbread House is Easy with these 15 tips. We love to make Gingerbread houses each year. It has been a tradition ever since Jess was a little girl.  And even though she is grown and living away, she comes home for the holidays and we always take the time to make a…

Pumpkin Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

These pumpkin swirl mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for your Thanksgiving guests. They are a delicious blend of cream cheese, pumpkin puree and seasonal spices. thegardeningcook.com

One of my mother’s favorite desserts at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie. I’ve never been much of a fan of a whole pie, (I usually eat just the filling of the pie and leave the crust – I’m quirky that way…) and my husband doesn’t like pumpkin pie all at so I have to improvise a bit.…

Apple Cake with Caramel Honey Glaze – Perfect for Fall

Apple cake with caramel honey glaze

Make the most of fall by treating your family to apple cake with caramel honey glaze. What do all these have in common:  falling leaves, hoodies, carving a pumpkin, corn stalks, decorating, apples?  Of course!  It’s fall.  My favorite time of the year. And what could make it more perfect than this honey apple cake…

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

I am being compensated by DOLE Canned Fruit for this recipe.  All opinions are those of The Gardening Cook. #DoleCannedFruit AD Delight your Family with This Delicious Mandarin Orange Cake. Summer time, for me, is all about recipes using fruits and vegetables.  I love the light, fresh taste that they give to recipes.  This mandarin…

Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes

silicone baking cups make clean up easy

Treat Your Family To These Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes. My friend Regina, at Molly Mel, has been baking up some sweets for the upcoming Easter holiday. Aren’t they cute? These Easter coconut and cheese cupcakes will be a nice finishing touch to your Easter dinner, and the kiddies will love them.This recipe has…

Savory Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

These Banana Chocolate Cupcakes Won’t Break the Calorie Bank. My husband and I are both trying to lose weight right now, but we also have a sweet tooth that we don’t want to deny.  These banana chocolate cupcakes give us the sweet treat we are looking for without a lot of calories. The secret to…

Snowman Christmas Cake

Sweet Snowman Christmas take - picture tutorial!

Your kids will love to make this sweet snowman Christmas cake.  The cake will be the hit of your Christmas buffet.   He is made of a chocolate base and covered in butter cream frosting and then decorated. Amazon.com Widgets Make your cake by following the recipe below.  While the cake is cooling make the butter…

Easy Pistachio and Almond Cake Recipe

Pistachioalmondbundtcake

Remember the old Mounds saying:  Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t?  Well, sometimes I feel like home made cooking and sometimes I don’t.  On those days I will make recipes by the semi home made cooking method. (as in taking short cuts ’cause I am pressed for time.) This recipe for…

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake with Cream cheese frosting

Printable Recipe:  Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I love carrot cake.  Not only does it taste great, especially with a cream cheese frosting, but it also has at least a semblance of healthiness to it with the carrots.  Who would have thought that something that grows down into the ground could end up becoming…

That’s a Cake? Cakes that don’t look like Food

Round up of creative cakes - hard to believe these are all cakes!

I spent a short period of my life, when my daughter was young decorating cakes.  I had a set of Wilton cake decorating tips and a few magazines and made a fancy cake each year for her birthday.  But never once did someone say “That’s a cake?” in astonishment. Cakes that don’t look like food…

Cheesecake Recipe Roundup – The best of the best

Round up of 6 Delicious Cheesecake Recipes

What is not to like about cheesecake recipes?  The are rich and decadent, can be made with so many different ingredients and is sure to please the most critical sweet tooth.  Here is a cheesecake recipe roundup to tempt all taste buds. Cheesecake Recipe Roundup If you find one that appeals to you, just click on the…