Category Archives: Cakes, Bars, & Squares

Feuerwehrkuchen (Fire Brigade Cake)

Feuerwehrkuchen is a special German cake – buttery base, luscious sour cherry filling, nutty crumble, topped with fluffy whipped cream. What a grand way to celebrate an important occasion or just coffee with friends. (Skip to recipe) Life is short. Celebrate … Continue reading

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Evans Cherry Ginger Oat Crumble Bars

Use up some of your abundant Evans cherry harvest or raid your freezer stash for these delectable Oat Crumble Bars. The ruby red sour cherry filling peeks out between crumbly layers of sweet buttery oats. Warm ginger sings harmony, a … Continue reading

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Flourless Blender Brownies

Ooey gooey blender brownies – 5 minutes to mix up and loaded with a secret healthy ingredient! How easy is that? (You won’t feel too guilty feeding these to your crowd.) Okay, so if chocolate is actually a vegetable then … Continue reading

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German Lebkuchen Loaf

The traditional flavours of German Lebkuchen in a delicious tender loaf. Slather a slice with butter for a taste of an Old World German Christmas. Oh, the smells of Christmas are starting to curl around the corners and waft through the … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Classic Seven Minute Frosting for a Birthday Cake

Seven Minute Frosting is a classic. Basically sugar and egg whites heated and beaten together for seven minutes to form a soft fluffy, marshmallowy icing that turns any cake into a special occasion masterpiece.  Cooking with Meredith and Lara Two … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova Cake and It’s Been Five Years (Five Years!)

Time to celebrate with a luscious Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova Layer Cake, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or Mother’s Day. This stunning dessert layers sweet meringue with tart rhubarb curd, strawberries, and cream. My little blog is five years old today! … Continue reading

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Strawberry Velvet Cake

The luscious red colour and fruity flavour of this strawberry velvet cake comes from a hit of strawberry jam and vibrant pureed beet. Love should be celebrated every day of the year, but since one big non-stop party isn’t a … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly Squares (Slightly Healthier)

You don’t even need to dirty a bowl to make these rich, fudgey, delectable Hello Dolly Squares. Just layer everything in the pan and bake! They are fantastic! I’m having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I’m not … Continue reading

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Mom’s Rhubarb Cake, with a Custardy Center and Crumble Topping

Cut yourself a big slab of tangy rhubarb cake with its creamy center and sweet crumble topping – it’s the heady taste of summer on your fork.   I think I have baked this cake well over a hundred times … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Loaf | Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free

This rich-tasting, moist, light, chocolate banana loaf hits all the right notes to complement your afternoon tea or a cold glass of milk. (You’d never know it’s made with no gluten, dairy, or eggs!) Everyone needs a basic chocolate banana … Continue reading

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