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I baked this cake a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to dedicate a lot of time to frosting the cake. This sucker was gone in less than 2 days. Gotta love family.

Three of my co-workers are requesting this cake. Plus a very belated request for cream puffs. (I don’t get to bake as often as I’d like to…) So I’ll be busy this weekend. I might do cupcakes instead. I’ll post pics and their recipes later.

June 8th, 2011 3 notes #red #velvet #cake #cream #cheese #frosting


Medieval Lemon Cake Recipe


Take fine flowre and good Damaske water you must have no other liquor but that, then take sweet butter, two or three yolkes of egges and a good quantity of Suger, and a fewe cloues, and mace, as your Cookes mouth shall serue him, and a lyttle saffron, and a little Gods good about a sponfull if you put in too much they shall arise, cutte them in squares lyke vnto trenchers, and pricke them well, and let your ouen be well swept and lay them vppon papers and so set them into the ouen. Do not burne them if they be three or foure dayes olde they bee the better.

- Dawson, Thomas. The good huswifes Iewell. London: Edward White, 1596.

Our Changes: To make these lemony cakes, we added lemon zest to the dough, and basted the finished cookies in a lemon-honey sauce.  We also took out the rosewater to eliminated possible flavor rivalry.


  • 3 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 1/4 heaping cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. hartshorn (or baking soda), dissolved in 1 tsp. of hot water
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt, cloves and mace
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 tbs honey

Cream together the butter & sugar until smooth; beat in the egg yolks. Blend in the dissolved hartshorn or baking soda, then the zest, salt & spices. Stir in the flour and work until a ball of dough is formed. Knead gently until smooth, working in more flour if necessary.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a 1/4 ” thickness. With a floured butter knife, cut the dough into small squares or rectangles. Make decorative vent holes on the cakes by pricking with a fork, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake in a preheated 300° F oven for 14-15 minutes until just done. Be sure that they do not brown on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack.  While they are cooling, mix the lemon juice and honey together in a pan on the stove, over low heat.  Let cool slightly before brushing onto cakes, and store in an air-tight container.

Cook’s Notes: Fun fact!  Hartshorn, an early predecessor of baking soda, was literally made from reindeer antlers, or “hart’s horns”.  It can still be purchased today, and gives baked goods an extra crispness.


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Reblogged from September 2nd, 2011 261 notes #DIY #cake #cookies #cooking #dessert #history #kitchen #lemon #receipt #food









No wonder these cakes cost hundreds of dollars.

i fucking lost it at the water beads

jesus fucking fuck

are you shitting me with this


Lol at the dramatically epic music.


at some point in my life I will take a cake decorating class. and then shit will get REAL.

This is riveting!

Reblogged from caztus December 23rd, 2011 87,940 notes #cake #decorating #art #food #dessert #frosting #skills

Moniquilliloquies.: Recipe: Crazy Cake for Lazy People Link post


This is an excellent, super easy chocolate cake recipe. It doesn’t require eggs or butter or milk, but you still get a light, moist, chocolatey (but not sugary-sweet) cake. According to the OP, this recipe was popular during the Great Depression.

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I’m not a…

Reblogged from January 4th, 2012 78 notes #cake #baking #dessert


I want to know who made this cake so I can jump them! lol

Look, I am so not into Harry Potter, but this cake is unbelievably awesome! 

Reblogged from veritostitos January 12th, 2012 31 notes #baking #harry potter #gryffindor #cake

Tiramisu: Genuinely Italian Link post

Back in the day, about 5 months ago, when I had a job, my friend and I would go to certain Italian restaurants for tiramisu. We learned to have a discriminatory palate, because some the tiramisu in some places…it was a mess, ya’ll. 

People forget that the most important components of a great tiramisu is the amaretto liqueur and the mascarpone cheese. Tiramisu is nothing without these.


January 22nd, 2012 6 notes #tiramisu #italian #dessert #cake #food #delicious #decadent


Afternoon Tea by sailorbabe80 on Flickr.

Why did I just think of Eddie Izzard while looking at this picture? LOL!

Tea and cake or death! Tea and cake or death! Little red cookbook! Little red cookbook! 

Reblogged from fyomnomnom February 28th, 2012 18 notes #cake #chocolate #ship #aurora #tea #cup #plate #cruise