Cuisine: Cake

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake

I happen to have a ton of bananas. I stumbled upon this recipe for Sticky Toffee Banana Cake, which is an excellent way of using them. This cake has amazing banana flavor and is topped with a rich, sticky and creamy toffee sauce. It's just too good to be true!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 10 - 12 Servings

Bourbon Apple Cake

This Bourbon Apple Cake is a great alternative to apple pie. It has a crunchy, crispy texture because it contains grits and the apples are cut into large chunks. It’s baked in a springform pan which makes it easy to remove the cake from the pan in one piece.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

This Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake is deliciously lemony and moist and topped with a zesty lemon glaze.  The aromatic rosemary​ really enhances this rustic cake.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 10 Servings

Triple-Citrus Pound Cake

I made this Triple-Citrus Pound Cake because we just moved to a new house that has huge orange and grapefruit trees in the backyard. It's a delicious and easy cake to make.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 16 Servings

Cherry Dump Cake

In an effort to use up things in my pantry.... This Cherry Dump Cake is very similar to my Cherry Cherry recipe. It's ridiculously easy to dump it all together!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Lisette’s Pear Torte

This recipe was first published in 1983, Marian Burros’s plum torte (which my cousin Lisette changed to Pear) has become one of the most popular recipes in the history of The Times, and it’s no mystery why. There are so many things to love: It’s easy, it’s practically no-fail and it’s endlessly adaptable.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Chocolate and Orange Mousse Cake

My daughter Zoe made this decadent flourless Chocolate and Orange Mousse Cake. The cake is topped with a rich mousse. She also added candied oranges to the top.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 10 Servings

Jamaican Pound Cake

This Jamaican Pound Cake is an old recipe I found in my mother-in-law's cupboard. It's made from a boxed pound cake mix with the addition of rum, bananas, sour cream and almonds. It's super simple and so good!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 loaf cake

Chocolate Cloud Cake

This Chocolate Cloud Cake from Nigella Lawson is light as a feather! It's a rich flourless (gluten-free) chocolate cake that is topped with fluffy whipped cream.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

You've got to try this Cranberry Upside-Down Cake. It's very simple and deliciously tangy. Great for the holidays or any time of the year.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings