Spring Pea and Ricotta Tart {torta salata alle verdure di primavera}

June 8, 2015
spring pea and ricotta tart

 This spring pea and ricotta tart is packed with green vegetables and herbs and could be the most perfect beginning of spring.  There is even a little bit of whole-wheat flour in the amazing homemade crust (nobody noticed it was there!). This tart looks and tastes like spring to me! What is wrong with me? […]

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Nocatole {Calabrian Sweet Fritters} – #TwelveLoaves

June 2, 2015
nocatole -Calabrian sweet fritters | Cake Duchess

  My in-laws and some other family members were here from Italy for a month. Most days with my mother-in-law, we discussed what to make for lunch or dinner and talked about food in general. Just before Memorial Day, she decided to make these nocatole (Calabrian sweet fritters). She asked me that weekend if my […]

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Tortino al Cioccolato Caldo (Warm Mini Chocolate Puddings)

May 26, 2015
tortino al cioccolato caldo | cake duchess

Where has the time gone? When you have a houseful of Italians visiting, it goes by quickly and it involves a lot of incredible food! Today we are sharing a guest post for luscious tortino al cioccolato caldo (warm mini chocolate puddings) and a podcast with Jasmine Mah from the gorgeous blog: Questa Dolce Vita. […]

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Blueberry Bars #bloggersCLUE

May 13, 2015
blueberry bars | cakeduchess

I recently had the chance to go on a sort of scavenger hunt on a blog I’m not very familiar with.  Why was I inspired to bake with blueberries and make these fun blueberry bars and what does it have to do with bloggers C.L.U.E? The hunt was for a group I just became a […]

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Conchas de Pan Dulce- #TwelveLoaves

May 5, 2015
conchas de pan dulce | cakeduchess

  There has been so much going on lately, I couldn’t wait to take a pause and bake these conchas de pan dulce. I couldn’t wait, but I just couldn’t seem to find the time! When you make a yeast bread, you have to set aside time. Really, that’s all. Time and patience. Lots of […]

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Lemon Ricotta Cake

April 28, 2015
lemon ricotta cake | cakeduchess

There are so many wonderful things to cook and bake with ricotta cheese. Like this fantastic lemon ricotta cake. It is a cake that is loved by all and it is a cake that can be changed up in so many ways. This is actually originally a pound cake recipe. What is a pound cake? […]

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Making Orecchiette in Puglia

April 27, 2015
orecchiette | cake duchess

Making Orecchiette in Puglia-a guest post with Victoria de Maio. Join us in the cucina as we try our hand at making Puglia’s signature pasta, orecchiette, with Mamma Giulia. Pasta from Puglia! “No dish in history has as many variations, colors, motifs, tastes, textures and subtleties as a dish of pasta.” ― Marc Vetri Foodie […]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

April 22, 2015
Pineapple Upside-down Cake | Cake Duchess

It’s so much fun to bake for friends. Especially when they request something and it turns out as they expected. Sort of like this upside-down pineapple cake. I know it doesn’t look like the typical upside-down pineapple cake that you maybe grew up eating at parties or that your mom made sometimes on a special […]

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Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

April 13, 2015
chocolate espresso layer cake | cakeduchess

Where there is a special occasion around here, you can bet there will be a at least 2 different cakes. If it’s one of the kids’ birthday (when I say kids, I mean even neighbor’s kids), there is a request for a layer cake. If it is one of the adults birthdays, most likely, it […]

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Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots #bloggersCLUE

April 8, 2015
maple soy glzed carrots | cakeduchess

  Carrots so sweet and tender, they almost could be mistaken for candy! Did I say candy? Yes, even after all the candy we had around here during Easter, I was craving a different and sweet way to show off gorgeous spring carrots. Craving spring sweetness? You’ll love these maple soy glazed carrots. I recently […]

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