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Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

Gluten free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Amazing Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Chocolate Cake ~ naturally gluten free and one of the moistest, fluffiest, most delicious desserts I’ve ever had ~ and it’s all due to an unlikely ingredient.  This super food cake also happens to be super easy, just…

Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcakes ~ easy-peasy tender moist coco-nutty cupcakes topped with the most insanely delicious coconut cream cheese frosting ~ these are perfect for spring flings!

Ina Garten’s Coconut Cupcakes

Ina Garten’s Coconut Cupcakes ~ these easy-peasy tender cupcakes are topped with the most insanely delicious coconut cream cheese frosting ~ it’s no wonder they were super popular at her famous Barefoot Contessa shop, and they’re perfect for all…

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze ~ this one bowl recipe makes the Southern classic cake so much easier but every bit as delicious.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze ~ this one bowl recipe makes the Southern classic cake so much easier  ~ but don’t worry, it’s every bit as decadently delicious!…

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake ~ not one, not two, but three layers of intense vanilla flavor to excite even the most serious vanilla fans.…

Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high crumb cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it's made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up the citrus flavor in your favorite recipes!

Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake

Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high crumb cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it’s made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up the citrus flavor in your favorite recipes!…

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer! Tangerines are in season, keep an eye out for these juiciest of citrus…

Gingerbread Crumb Cake ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Gingerbread Crumb Cake

Gingerbread Crumb Cake is a warm spiced coffee cake made super moist and tender with molasses and sour cream ~ it’s the perfect way to start a chilly morning, or treat your overnight guests during the holidays! save the…

Praline Pumpkin Snack Cake is the ultimate fall treat, with a moist, slightly spiced pumpkin cake topped with a to-die-for praline caramel frosting ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake

Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake is my favorite new pumpkin recipe, and that’s saying a lot.  This cake has the perfect tender crumb, a lightly spiced pumpkin flavor, and an out of this world pecan praline frosting — get ready…

Death By Chocolate Zucchini Cake ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Beware ~ this Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread is addicting in the worst way.  It’s shamelessly all about the (bittersweet) chocolate, with a bunch of fresh zucchini thrown in to keep it legal.  If you’re planning to make it for…

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream combines the best of summer into one delicious treat, and since blueberries, zucchini, and lemons are available all year round, you never have to go without this yummy cake! When it comes…

Beautifully rich and dense Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Everyone should have a rich Chocolate Pound Cake in their recipe file, preferably right up front — this one is deep, dark, and topped with a creamy chocolate ganache. A frosted chocolate pound cake is every bit as luscious…

An easy and impressive molten chocolate dessert

Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake

Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake is a voluptuous dessert with the surprise kick of chocolate chile liqueur! Thank you Patrón for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailers to pick up your own bottle of Patrón XO Cafe Incendio…

Tall and luxurious golden yellow Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake is a classic coffee cake enriched with pumpkin and spice, you need this in your life! Wow, I sensed from the aroma coming out of my oven that I was in for a treat with this…

Decadent Zucchini Blondies with caramel frosting

Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting

Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting ~ these moist and tender zucchini blondies are decadent and delicious with an old time penuche fudge frosting, but watch out ~ they’re irresistible! Got zucchini?  In between all your zoodles and ratatouilles,…

vegan chocolate cake with coconut frosting

The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake

I have no resistance to a great chocolate cake, it’s one of my trigger foods, and things quickly go south if I’m left alone in a room with one.  When I heard about this recipe I thought I’d be…

a delicious desseert mashup between classic tiramisu and ice box cake

Icebox Tiramisu

Icebox Tiramisu is a mash-up between classic tiramisu and a good old fashioned ice box cake. Did your mom ever make the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer cake? The recipe dates all the way back to the 1920s, pretty much…

chunky carrot and pineapple cake with a berry icing

Carrot Pineapple Cake with Blackberry Icing

Carrot Pineapple Cake with Blackberry Icing has to be one of the more unique cakes on the blog, the moist and chunky cake is chocked full of fruit and nuts, while the thick layer of icing is an unusual…

Glazed Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake…can’t you just taste it now? It’s packed to the gills with the essence of fresh grapefruit and positively loaded with poppy seeds. That’s white grapefruit, by the way, the most under appreciated citrus fruit.  Those…

New York Style Crumb Cake

Cardamom Crumb Cake

I grew up in a suburb just outside New York City, and I have a pretty good dose of German heritage on my dad’s side.  If you put those two things together in a hat and shake them up…

Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple Banana Bread

This Pineapple Banana Bread is an unexpected treat ~ ripe bananas, crushed pineapple, and shredded coconut make for a dreamy cake, and don’t forget that sweet/tangy pineapple glaze! My loaf pan gets more of a workout in my kitchen…

Peanut Butter and Jam Shortbread Bars

Peanut Butter and {boysenberry} Jam Bars

Peanut Butter and (Boysenberry) Jam Bars are a delicious shortbread crumble bar with the flavors of everybody’s favorite sandwich! Can I just say that the awkward ‘reconstruction’ period between Christmas and the New Year is not my favorite?  Like…

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies ~ These are deep rich gingery butterscotch-y blondies studded with lots of white chocolate ~ guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit! I’ve got an early case of runaway holiday spirit — I’m already…

Banana snack cake with spiced vanilla frosting

Banana Cake with Spiced Vanilla Buttercream

Banana Cake with Spiced Vanilla Buttercream is probably the most luxurious  outcome imaginable for those over ripe bananas on your counter… Most of us who love to cook have our own quirky, sometimes random, obsessions.  One of mine is…

Irish Apple Cale

Irish Apple Cake

This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe.  The heat wave in California…

how to decorated a cake with a lace doily

How to: Decorate a Cake With Lace

You’re going to want to keep this tutorial in your back pocket for the next time you’re stuck with a Plain Jane cake that might be delicious, but doesn’t quite cut it in the looks department.  This is one…

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Caramel Frosted Zucchini Pecan Bars

Caramel Frosted Zucchini Pecan Bars ~ These caramel topped zucchini bars are the richest and most decadent in my arsenal of  zucchini breads and desserts ~ the cake is super moist and the frosting is dense and delicious, almost…

Banana Snack Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream ~ this little banana snack cake is definitely a step above the rest! This little cake deserves a recurring spot on your fall baking schedule for sure.   You don’t need a special occasion…

Slab Tiramisu | The View From Great Island 3

No-Bake Slab Tiramisu

No-Bake Slab Tiramisu ~ this cool and creamy tiramisu cake recipe is an effortless way to satisfy a crowd ~ layer it up, and let it hang out in the refrigerator, it’ll get better as it sits! I couldn’t…

Hummingbird Cake Bars

One Bowl Hummingbird Cake Bars

One Bowl Hummingbird Cake Bars ~ these little bars have all the bells and whistles of the classic Southern hummingbird layer cake, but in a snack-able bar form. Who could resist something called a hummingbird cake?  I think it…

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is a remake of Sara Lee's chocolate pound cake and it's irresistable! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is cool, dark, moist, and decadent — keep a batch in the fridge at all times!  It’s a copy cat version of the famous Sara Lee chocolate cake, and it’s utterly irresistible. Do any of…

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Vanilla Bean Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

You know how they say dogs and their masters start to look alike after a while?  I have a feeling it’s that way with food bloggers and their food.   Like, I really think I bake the way I dress…

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Fresh Tangerine Cake

This sunny Fresh Tangerine Cake is guaranteed to get your morning off to a better start — the cake is moist and buttery and the icing bursts with fresh tangerine flavor! This has to be a quick post — …

Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

My Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting is moist, rich with nuts, and crowned with the most decadent frosting —- zucchini never had it so good! This is a luscious little zucchini cake.  And you can take that to…

Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon Cake

This naturally gluten free Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon cake is made with the entire lemon, peel and all, in the Mediterranean tradition, it has a tender texture and an explosive lemon flavor. I spent the day before we left…

Flourless Nutella Cake

Flourless Nutella Cake ~ If you’re a Nutella fan this is pretty tempting ~ an amazing 2 ingredient recipe that makes the creamiest, chocolatiest dessert imaginable! The 2 ingredients are Nutella and eggs.  That’s it.  It’s almost like a…

Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake

Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake features a classic Middle Eastern flavor pairing — it’s an unusual and delicious cake perfect with coffee or tea. My last pistachio cardamom pairing was in a granola, and I’ve been plotting another way to…

Happy National Coffee Cake Day!

Grab your favorite mug and hold on to your bathrobe…here’s a lightening round-up of delicious treats made especially for the am hours… Whole Grain Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Bourbon Glaze Roasted Cardamom and Coffee Pound Cake Coffee Walnut and…

Blood Orange Pound Cake

I made this Blood Orange Pound Cake at dawn, while my daughter slept.  I picked her up at the airport last night.  It’s funny, but baking definitely takes on a different vibe when there are children, no matter how…

Flourless Vanilla Bean Cake

The timing couldn’t have been more awful.  I haven’t had so much as a sniffle in 3 years and then I came down with a whopper of a flu right in the middle of our short visit with our…

Gingerbread with Spiced Rum Buttercream

Gingerbread with Spiced Rum Buttercream ~ a holiday dessert with all the bells and whistles of the old time ginger molasses cake, brought up to speed with a to-die-for spiced rum frosting. My mother used to make a square…

Chocolate Cake for One | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Minimal Monday: 30 Second Cake for One (or two)

Instant gratification, in the form of a quick single microwave cake, cake-in-a-mug, or cupcake has been flitting around the Internets and Pinterest for a while now.  I thought it was a cute idea, but kind of silly and definitely…

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Squares

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Squares ~ this little dessert is a cross between a brownie and a blondie, with a good dose of peanut butter frosting thrown in for good measure!   I had two (not one, but two)…

Roasted Cardamom and Coffee Pound Cake

Roasted Cardamom and Coffee Pound Cake ~ this unique pound cake is infused with the fragrant and exotic flavors of Turkish coffee ~ it’s perfect for breakfast, coffee breaks, afternoon tea, or dessert. The flavors of coffee and cardamom…

Almond Lovers Amaretto Poppy Seed Cake

Almond Lovers Amaretto Poppy Seed Cake ~ this is the moist, almondy, coffee cake of your dreams! Every once in a while I can’t decide what I want to make.  I’ve got too many sticky notes plastering my desk,…

Coffee Walnut and Hazelnut Cake

Coffee Walnut and Hazelnut Cake is a simple, richly flavored, nutty cake in the European tradition.  Pair it with a great cup of coffee and the morning paper. The dominant flavors in this cake are the hazelnuts, espresso, and…

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cake

This Dark Chocolate Walnut Cake has a sophisticated European vibe with ground walnuts and dark chocolate, it’s moist, not too sweet, and super delicious! I have a definite contrary streak in me, a tendency to go against the grain,…

Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake

This Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake is love at first bite.  It’s moist and citrusy, and the poppy seeds give it this amazing light crunchy texture.  Then there’s the glaze, it’s sweet and tangy.  And best of all, this cake…

Chocolate & Zucchini Cake

Chocolate and Zucchini Cake comes to us from Clotilde Dusoulier, the pioneering French blogger and cookbook author whose started her site Chocolate & Zucchini back in 2003. Cotilde Dusoulier was one of the earliest food bloggers, and one of…

The Silver Palate Apple Cake

Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso are the dynamic duo that wrote the definitive cookbook of the 1980s, The Silver Palate.   The Silver Palate Apple Cake is one of the most beloved recipes from the book, and it just screams…