Oven-Baked Strawberry Pancake

July 25, 2014
Oven-Baked Strawberry Pancake | Cake Duchess

I’m having some blogging issues these days. I’m trying to get back into a sort of rhythm with my blog. My blog didn’t start out as a business for me. It was a hobby and I made a little bit of money with it. I always knew there were ways to make my blog more […]

click to continue reading →

Apricot Summer Bread – #TwelveLoaves

July 11, 2014
Apricot Flat Bread | Cake Duchess

Summer I tend to bake a little less. Not that I don’t LOVE to bake. Not that I don’t have little customers complaining at my lack of baking activity. But you see, we were just in Italy for the first part of the summer and I didn’t do much in the kitchen, other than help […]

click to continue reading →

Cherry-Almond Focaccia – #TwelveLoaves

June 3, 2014
Cherry Almond Focaccia | Cake Duchess

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I have been dreaming of cakes and cookies to share with all of you! My children are noticing the lack of sweets around here these days! My daughter mentioned she’s pretty bored with my different versions of banana breads, apple cakes and crostatas. I even […]

click to continue reading →

Caramelized Vidalia Onion Rolls – #TwelveLoaves

May 6, 2014
Caramelized Vidalia Onion Rolls | Cake Duchess

Spring seemed to take forever to arrive and now it’s almost summer again! I am always looking forward to a new #TwelveLoaves bread baking challenge. I chose caramelized vidalia onion rolls for this month! Sometimes our baking group likes to explore the savory side of breads! #TwelveLoaves May: Onions May: Onions. The month of April […]

click to continue reading →

Ham, Goat Cheese and Vidalia Onion Tart {torta salata}

April 28, 2014
Ham, Goat Cheese and Vidalia Onion Tart | Cake Duchess

Planning for dinner is not always so easy. Some days I feel I have a good handle on it. Some days I just want to eat a sandwich or a bowl of soup! Some days I’m just graving a tart like this ham, goat cheese and Vidalia onion tart! When caramelized onions are involved, everything […]

click to continue reading →

Vanilla Gelato – Guest Post with Karen’s Kitchen Stories #FoodMemory

April 23, 2014
Vanilla Gelato | Cake Duchess

It’s been so wonderful to share these #FoodMemory stories with my readers. Each friend that has participated is talented in so many different ways. We all share a common bond that is a love of food. It’s been incredible reading the stories that have been shared with me for this #FoodMemory series. Losing my father […]

click to continue reading →

Torta Pasqualina {Italian Easter Pie}

April 21, 2014
Torta Pasqualina | Cake Duchess

I enjoy baking for the holidays. Christmas is the holiday for which I bake the most. But Easter comes in a close second! I love to bake typical Italian breads and pies. The kids help me out and it is a big mess in my kitchen. I’m not complaining. I wouldn’t have it any other […]

click to continue reading →

Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

April 14, 2014
Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips|  Cake Duchess

It is Easter week and we are getting prepared to bake incredible Easter breads and Italian desserts. I love to bake layers cakes, yeast bread recipes and pies. Especially special breads and pies for the holidays. For the rest of the days when I’m craving a not too sweet dessert, you will find me baking […]

click to continue reading →

Black and White Sunday-Taormina, Sicily

April 13, 2014
Taormina, Sicily | Cake Duchess
click to continue reading →

Orange Poppy-Seed Cake- {Ciambella ai Semi di Papavero all’Arancia}

April 7, 2014

Way back when I didn’t know any thing about food blogs, I used to only refer to my cooking magazines for inspiration and ideas. This orange poppy-seed cake is one of those early recipes that was just a staple in my kitchen. I normally made the lemon version. It just had this tangy sweetness that […]

click to continue reading →