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apple walnut zucchini bread

Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread

Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread ~ if you could pack late summer/early fall into a bundt pan and bake it up, this is what you’d get, a moist cake loaded with shredded zucchini, crunchy walnuts, and chunks of tart Granny…

old fashioned zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting in a glass pan with forks

Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ a classic that’s a classic for a reason, this moist zucchini walnut cake is delicious even without the generous layer of fluffy cream cheese buttercream!…

A piece of plum blitz kuchen cake on a blue and white plate with fork

Plum Blitz Kuchen

Plum Blitz Kuchen, or ‘lightning cake’ is a vintage German snacking cake recipe from the 1931 edition of Joy of Cooking.  It’s a quick and easy, as the name suggests, and really delicious for breakfast, brunch, coffee break or…

a slice of caramelized apricot upside down cake

Caramelized Apricot Upside Down Cake

Caramelized Apricot Upside Down Cake ~ fresh fruit is amazing, for sure, but something magical happens to it when goes in the oven…and just between you and me, if I have to choose, I’d go for the baked stuff…

texas sheet cake

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes ~ from Texas to Maine and back, sheet cakes are a summer staple and I love them!  Whether it’s a birthday, a barbecue, a wedding, or a potluck, you need to have a great sheet…

A slice of peaches and cream breakfast cake with whipped cream

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake ~ a from scratch peach coffee cake loaded with chunks of fresh fruit for a light but indulgent start to the day.  Use white or yellow peaches for this easy peach cake that’s equally…

A slice of old fashioned peanut butter cake with fork

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake is a good old Southern potluck staple that’s reached cult status.  The hot peanutty frosting gets poured right onto the warm cake, and the whole thing gets showered with roasted peanuts.   Just divine.…

Girl holding a slice of Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

The first words out of my daughter’s mouth after she took a bite of this Strawberry Buttermilk Cake?  “Wow ~ this is the best cake I’ve ever had!”  She’s right, this cake is a keeper.  The crust is crisp…

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe ~ this Victoria Sponge, aka Victoria Sandwich, is a British afternoon tea cake made with fresh whipped cream and raspberry jam sandwiched between two layers of fluffy yellow cake.  It’s really hard to resist.…

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb.  Pair it with a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the start to…

Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic, puffed up, fruity snack cake ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky.  It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and it’s officially my favorite way to start the…

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream ~ snack time just got a whole lot more interesting with this unique combination of bananas, poppy seeds, and lemon ~ you can whip up this easy one bowl cake in no…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake

You don’t have to be on a gluten free diet to appreciate Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake ~ this super moist, super decadent pound cake is completely grain free and a must try.…

Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream, and everybody needs a great gluten free chocolate dessert in their recipe repertoire. This easy chocolate cake makes an elegant base for any fancy toppings you might want to…

What to Bake Now: Birthday Cakes!

It’s my birthday, and I’ve got birthday cakes on the brain!  Everybody’s got their own idea about what makes a cake a birthday cake, but first and foremost, it has to be homemade.  Here are some of my favorite…

Gluten Free Tangerine Cake

Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with citrus flavor,  just like biting into a fresh…

Glazed Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Glazed Gingerbread Bundt Cake ~ A tender lightly spiced gingerbread cake iced with a thin sugar glaze ~ this delicious cake is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit.…

What to Make Now: Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes

27 Fabulous Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes ~ whenever anything attains cult status there are bound to be copy cats, and every now and then the copies are even better than the originals.  That’s definitely the case with these amazing…

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake ~ a warm cinnamon apple bundt cake that tastes just like Fall’s iconic apple cider doughnuts.  It’s basically everything you love about the season, baked up in a pan.…

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

If you love pumpkin, or chocolate, you can’t afford to pass up this Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, it’s quite decadently delicious, in a fall sort of way ;)…

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.  This easy loaf cake is guaranteed to become a new favorite.…

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 coffee 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 ~ this easy snack cake 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…

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 dark chocolate cake is topped with a creamy chocolate ganache.…

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!  This dark chocolate dessert never fails to elicit oohs and aahs.…

Tall and luxurious golden yellow Pumpkin Crumb Cake

The Best Pumpkin Crumb Cake

My favorite Pumpkin Crumb Cake is a classic fall coffee cake enriched with pumpkin and perfectly spiced.  It has become a holiday breakfast tradition in our house! Wow, I sensed from the aroma coming out of my oven that…

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

The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake ~ this easy one bowl Depression era ‘wacky cake’ is made without butter or eggs, and yet it’s rich, moist, and incredibly delicious! I have no resistance to a great chocolate cake, it’s…

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

Cardamom Crumb Cake ~ this moist and pillowy New York style crumb cake takes coffee cake to a whole new level with the subtle warmth of cardamom. I grew up in a suburb just outside New York City, and…

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!  If you love banana bread you’re going to flip for this easy banana snack cake.…

Irish Apple Cale

Authentic 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…

THE BEST Cramel Frosted Zucchini Bars 6

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 moist and nutty banana snack cake topped with a decadent chocolatey frosting is definitely a step above the rest! This little cake deserves a recurring spot on your fall baking schedule…

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!…

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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Triple Coconut Pound Cake

My Triple Coconut Pound Cake is a triple threat coconut cake for serious coconut lovers only ~ this moist loaf cake goes from breakfast to dessert!…

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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!…

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.…

Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake

Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake

Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake ~ an simple vintage style cake that’s quick to make with any variety of fresh plums.  Serve it for brunch, afternoon tea, or dessert, with a scoop of ice cream, of course!…

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 of warm cardamom spice and crunchy pistachios — it’s an unusual and delicious cake perfect with coffee or tea.…

Banana Cake with Nutella Buttercream

Banana Cake with Nutella Buttercream ~ a fabulously moist banana cake made with toasted hazelnuts and topped with a thick layer of chocolatey hazelnut buttercream ~ oooh la la!…